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Spot the warning signs of sexual exploitation this Christmas

With the festive season approaching, people are reminded to be aware of the key warning signs of child sexual exploitation (CSE). The See Me, Hear Me partnership led by West Midlands Police and councils across the West Midlands, including the City of Wolverhampton Council, is highlighting the signs of this hidden crime in the run up to Christmas, t...
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Free Reducing Parental Conflict training available in February 2020.

The local authority are offering Reducing Parental Conflict training to professionals. Research has found that children exposed to parental conflict experience a decline in their mental health and poorer long-term outcomes. Practitioners or agencies that have contact with parents either directly, or by working with their children, play an important...
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Learning Lessons Conference

Thank you to everyone who attended the event on the 14/11/19. Sally Roberts, Chief Nurse, Quality of Director, Wolverhampton CCG Wolverhampton Safeguarding Executive Group Chair opened the event and spoke about the recent changes and the move from a Safeguarding Board to Wolverhampton Safeguarding Together partnership. Dawn Williams, Head of Safegu...
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Young Minds Crisis cards resource

  Young Minds Crisis helpline, ChildLine and the Police  resource, a useful card to hand out so that young people  can get help if they're struggling with their mental health. Download the Young Minds crisis cards here: https://youngminds.org.uk/media/3391/crisis-cards-sheet.pdf   Download PDF File Here
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Working with families affected by domestic abuse (Family Rights Group)

The goal of the Family Rights Group is to enable children to be raised safely and thrive within their family and community. The charity works with parents whose children are in need, at risk or are in the care system and with members of the wider family who are raising children unable to remain at home. As part of a wide-range of resources, the gro...
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Safeguarding Adults Week 2019 18-24 November ann craft trust resources .

You can take part in National Safeguarding Adults Week which runs from 18-24 November 2019. Download and print your Safeguarding Adults Week Poster !  Click here to visit Ann Craft trust and download resources Each day of the week will focus on a different safeguarding theme. To help you prepare for the event, a number of resources h...
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West Midland Forced Marriage & Honour Based Abuse 24HR Multi Lingual Helpline 0800 953 9777

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NEW - Learning Lessons Briefings

Wolverhampton Safeguarding Together have published two Learning Lessons Briefings into the deaths of Adult Z and JIM​, neither death met the criteria for a Safeguarding Adult Review (SAR) but it was clear that lessons could be learnt from both deaths. Click here  and scroll down to the Non-statutory reviews section.
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Free online CPD CSA/CSE Course (DoH/Children's Society)

  Free Online CPD about child sexual abuse and child sexual exploitation (DoH/Children's Society) The Department of Health and The Children's Society have a free one hour online CPD course about CSA and CSE.  Free registration is needed to start the course, : https://learning.seenandheard.org.uk/
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Learning from Reviews of Serious Cases and Domestic Homicides

This conference will focus on the learning from recent Serious Case Reviews, Domestic Homicide Reviews and Safeguarding Adults Reviews. It is open to frontline staff and managers who work in Wolverhampton with: children / young people adults with care and support needs parents / carers victims of domestic abuse in Wolverhampton. Places are limited ...
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LGfl County Lines Video Resources

LGfL has released a series of videos featuring a recently retired London police officer, Peter Wilson.  The 14 videos help people understand the nature of County Lines including:  What is county lines? Why is it vital that ALL school support staff attend county lines training? Why are even 8-10 year olds at risk? My borough doesn't have m...
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KCSIE Update 1/10/19

Keeping children safe in education: update taken from the NSPCC Safeguarding in Education e-bulletin  Source: Department for Education Date : 01 October 2019 The Department for Education (DfE) has updated the statutory guidance Keeping children safe in education for England. The updates relate to paragraphs 164 and 165 on schools' and colleges...
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Multi-agency VAWG training sessions for the current quarter.

Domestic Violence: Risk Assessment, MARAC, Safety Planning and Support: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/domestic-violence-risk-assessment-marac-safety-planning-and-support-for-professionals-in-registration-35917860287?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing A 3 ho...
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Publication of Serious Case Review for Child N

The Serous Case Review for Child N is published today. Click here for a press statement to accompany today's publication. Click here for the report from the Serious Case Review  (or download from the image below).   Download PDF File Here
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The New Ofsted Inspection Framework and bullying.

The Education Inspection Framework sets out how Ofsted will inspect state schools, further education and skills providers, non-association independent schools and registered early years settings in England.  Preventing and responding appropriately to bullying is a key component of school inspections. After consultation, Ofsted have launched th...
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Helping adults respond to children disclosing abuse NSPCC

Helping adults respond to children disclosing abuse - includes a useful video, poster and briefing for anyone working with children.   learning.nspcc.org.uk/research-resources/2019/let-children-know-you-re-listening We've created a poster to help professionals remember these skills and embed them in their practice. It's free to download so you...
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Workforce Survey

Wolverhampton's Safeguarding Children and Adults Boards wish to understand the impact and reach of their work and are conducting a survey with frontline workers and managers. The aim of this survey is to identify any improvements which will support paid and volunteer staff to fulfil their safeguarding responsibilities for adults with care and suppo...
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Growing up in Wolverhampton - Stakeholder Event

Dear Colleague The City of Wolverhampton are working on a youth strategy and wish to focus on three areas for children and young people: Being Healthy, Being Connected and Being Aspirational. We have organised a stakeholder event for your chance to tell us what your experience of supporting children and young people in Wolverhampton is like. The ev...
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Learning from Serious and Fatal Fires 1/2 day event

This is a continuing professional development opportunity for managers and frontline practitioners. It aims to promote the lessons learned from serious and fatal fires, for the benefit of the citizens you work with. As a reflective event this will focus on: • Serious incident data  • Case studies  • Safe and Well referral mechanisms ...
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Learning from case review briefings NSPCC

Our thematic briefings highlight the learning from case reviews that are conducted when a child dies or is seriously injured and abuse or neglect are suspected. Each briefing focuses on a different topic, pulling together key risk factors and practice recommendations to help practitioners understand and act upon the learning from case reviews. Down...
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