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Wolverhampton Safeguarding Blog

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

Safeguarding children from sexual violence, child sexual exploitation and harmful practices (Metropolitan Police)

  The Metropolitan Police has published new guidance for schools and colleges to help them safeguard children from sexual violence, child sexual exploitation and harmful practices. In a forward to the guidance, former police officer and National National Leader of Governance Advocate, Matt Miller MBE says, 'Safeguarding is never far from our t...
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Updated County Lines Guidance

  Click here - Updated County Lines Guidance Criminal exploitation of children and vulnerable adults is a geographically widespread form of harm that is a typical feature of county lines activity. It is a harm which is relatively little known about or recognised by those best placed to spot its potential victims. This guidance is intended to e...
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New digital portal to strengthen safeguarding guidance for charities

The Government has launched a new online portal today that will strengthen its support to charities handling safeguarding concerns or allegations. Click here for the portal , based on Gov.uk, offers a step by step guide to help charities correctly manage their concerns, identify the right people to contact if needed and access helpful resources and...
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IMO - a website for young people in care or leaving care

 A great website for children in the care system, or young people leaving it, is IMO - write, speak, share.  IMO was created by the Children's Commissioner for England in collaboration with an advisory network of teens with care experience. IMO is a voice for teenagers in care and for care leavers. It is somewhere to  share stories, ...
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Mental Health Week - 3rd - 9th February 2020 (Place2be)

  Children's Mental Health Week is now in its sixth year. The theme of this year's Children's Mental Health Week is 'Find your Brave'. Life is all about taking small brave steps every day. Bravery could be about sharing worries and asking for help when you need it, trying something new or making the right choices. Life often throws us challeng...
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Black Country Sexual Abuse Forum

 The Black Country Sexual Abuse Forum has been re-established by NHS Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group and First Person Plural (FPP). It is a multi-agency network for statutory and voluntary sector agencies and survivors.  Who can attend? Membership is open to representatives from statutory sector health, social care, education a...
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Much awaited FGM Clinic has opened in Sandwell

A clinic for women (18 years+) who have undergone Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) has opened in Sandwell.  A range of support and care will be delivered by an all femal team including: Physical assessments and treatment Emotional support and counselling General information  See the poster below for more information   Download PDF Fil...
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NSPCC Learning from Serious Case Reviews update

Research and resources Child protection and safeguarding information, advice and research Search our directory for our latest research, child protection statistics, leaflets, practical guidance, briefings and evaluations that share what we've learned from our services for children and families.  https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/research-resources...
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Safeguarding and Private Tuition

  People are often surprised to find that private tutors are not required to have an Enhanced DBS check to work with children and young people, even in 1:1 situations. The tutoring industry is largely unregulated and given that 27% of 11 - 16 year olds have had private tuition in the last 12-months (41% in London)*, this is of concern. The Tut...
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Keeping children safe online over the holidays CEOP

No doubt you'll be working with a young person who has asked for some form of internet-enabled tech for Christmas. Check out our blog for tips on how you can make sure that young people are safer online, over the Christmas period and beyond.  What parents can do: The Internet of Things: 9 ways of making your connected home more secure Seasonal...
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Safer Internet Day Feb 11th 2020 - Resources

 With two months to go until Safer Internet Day, we are delighted to announce that we have launched the Safer Internet Day Educational resources as well as the theme! This year our educational resources are focusing on the theme of identity online and whether young people are #freetobe themselves online. The free resources explore how young pe...
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Safeguarding for Voluntary Organisations

 The National Council For Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) have created a number of 'KnowHow pages' which outline simple steps that voluntary organisations in England can take to ensure that they are run in a way that actively prevents staff, volunteers and everyone they come into contact with from suffering harm, harassment, bullying, abuse and...
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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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