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Keep up to date with the latest news from Wolverhampton Safeguarding.

New HSB Multi-Agency Practice Guidance released

​The Children and Young People Harmful Sexual Behaviour (HSB) Practice Guidance is now live.

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GDPR and Consent

The new version of Working Together and the DfE Information sharing for safeguarding children guidance were published on 4 th July 2018.. Both publications state that consent should always be used to share information, except in certain circumstances in CP cases. Working Together page 20:  (myth-busting guide to information sharing) Consent is...
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Free training from the Alzheimer’s society on 6th August

  Get involved to raise awareness of dementia; become a volunteer Dementia Champion A Dementia Friends Champion is a volunteer who encourages others to become "Dementia Friends" and make a positive difference to people living with dementia in their community. They do this by giving them information about the personal impact of dementia, and si...
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Day of Memory for victims of honour killings - 14th July

The 14th July would have been the birthday of Shafilea Ahmed a 17 year old student killed by her parents 14 years ago for rejecting a forced marriage and being 'too westernised'. Her birthday is now a national day of memory for all victims of so-called 'honour killings'. Wolverhampton Safeguarding Boards support this national Day of Memor...
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Information Sharing Guidance 2018

 This HM Government advice is non-statutory, and has been produced to support practitioners in the decisions they take to share information, which reduces the risk of harm to children and young people and promotes their well-being. This guidance does not deal in detail with arrangements for bulk or pre-agreed sharing of personal information be...
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Child Trafficking Awareness Week 2nd - 6th July

In line with national law enforcement activity planned for 2 nd - 6 th July 2018, Barnardo's West Midlands Panel for the Protection of Trafficked Children (PPTC) and our partners, want YOU to increase your understanding and awareness of Child Trafficking. Children are being trafficked into, within and out of the West Midlands and we need your eyes ...
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Working Together 2018 - updated guidance

Click here for Working Together July 2018 Children at risk of abuse or neglect will now be protected through improved partnerships between local police, councils and health services. Strengthened guidance published  (4 July) sets new legal requirements for the three safeguarding partners, who will be required to make joint safeguarding de...
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ChildNet Smartie the Penguin

​ An online safety story for 3 to 7 year olds. Join in with Mummy Penguin's song and follow the adventures of Smartie the Penguin as he learns how to be safe on the internet. The story covers the following 3 themes; Pop ups and in app purchasing Inappropriate websites for older children Cyberbullying  Click here for ChildNet website - Smartie ...
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NSPCC How safe are our children? 2018

This year's report sets out what the available data tells us about the current child protection landscape, and takes a closer look at how safe children are online. Our annual report compiles and analyses the most robust and up-to-date child protection data that exists across the 4 nations in the UK.  Click here for - How safe are our chil...
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What is COUNTY LINES exploitation?

  County lines is a national issue, which involves the use of dedicated phone 'lines', usually mobile phones to facilitate drug dealing to locations outside of the group or gangs home town, usually to smaller towns and rural locations. In almost all cases the enterprise will involve and rely on the exploitation of vulnerable people, to move dr...
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FREE Loudmouth theatre performances during Safeguarding Week 11th -17th June

As part of Wolverhampton Safeguarding Week (11th -17th June) Loudmouth Theatre Company will be doing two evening performances at The Way Youth Zone, School Street Wolverhampton, WV3 0NR as follows: Tues 12th June - 'Helping Hands' Helping Hands is a sensitive theatre in education performance aimed at children and young people aged 9-...
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Stand Up, Speak Out! - Safeguarding Week is 11th - 17th June

All resources for Wolverhampton Safeguarding Week are now available from our Safeguarding Week campaign page . There are lots of ways for you to be involved: ​* Complete our short survey to order your resources and tell us what you will be doing to raise awareness * Use the email signature, screensavers and facebook / Twitter ba...
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Keeping children safe in education - revised guidance 3rd Sept 2018

The new guidance is for information only    REVISED GUIDANCE WILL COMMENCE 3 SEPTEMBER 2018.  UNTIL THAT POINT  SCHOOLS AND COLLEGE MUST CONTINUE TO HAVE REGARD TO THE 2016 KCSIE Click here to view - Revised guidance 
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BOOK YOUR PLACE - Wton Safeguarding conference (June)

As part of Safeguarding Week 2018 (11th - 17th June), Wolverhampton Safeguarding Boards and the Safer Wolverhampton Partnership are hosting a conference "Learning from Serious Case Reviews, Domestic Homicide Reviews and Safeguarding Adults Reviews". See the poster below for full details. Hover your mouse arrow over the poster below, and then c...
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Home Office Disrespect NoBody Campaign - Teaching Resources

The PSHE Association and the Home Office have launched new and improved teaching resources which support the government's Disrespect NoBody campaign. The campaign aims to help young people: • understand what a healthy relationship is and; • re-think their views of controlling behaviour, violence, abuse, sexual abuse and what consent means within th...
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Lunch and Learn sessions - learning from the death of Child G

There are two remaining opportunities to hear about and discuss the learning from the Serious Case Review into the tragic death of Child G. You can come to either of these remaining two sessions which take place on: • 25th May from 12.30 to 1.30  at the Gem Centre – click here to book a place or • 25th June from 12.30 ...
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Upcoming Multi-Agency Safeguarding Events

  There is currently capacity on the following courses: - • Domestic Abuse and the Impact on Adults, Families and Children • Engaging Families and Working with resistance • Working with Children who display Harmful Sexualised Behaviour • Abuse Linked to Faith and Belief • Forced Marriage and Honour based Violence • Making Safeguarding Personal...
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GOV.UK Guidance - Charities: how to protect children and adults at risk

This guidance is aimed at charity trustees and highlights important sources of information to help you protect at risk groups. How to get checks and assessments on volunteers, employees and trustees if your charity works with children and adults at risk. Safeguarding is a key governance priority for all charities, not just those working with groups...
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Young people's guide to 'Getting help to overcome abuse and neglect'

NICE and SCIE have published a new quick guide for young people–  Getting help to overcome abuse: a quick guide for young people receiving support . The guide (which is also downloadable as a pdf from the above link) helps young people to understand what is meant by abuse and neglect and describes how they might feel because of their...
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Become a Dementia Friend - Alzheimer's Society

The City of Wolverhampton was awarded Dementia Friendly Community status (DFC) by the Alzheimer's Society for 2018 on 5 December 2017. The Alzheimer's Society 'status' is a recognition of all the good work done by partners in the Dementia Action Alliance who have undertaken actions to become dementia friendly. The intention is to retain the status ...
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