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Update from Kooth - 'Whats on in May 2022'

 What's on Kooth in May: Please see attached 'What's on Kooth... in May' poster highlighting the upcoming Live Forums and Discussion Boards. The upcoming Live Forums on Kooth for young people to access during May are as follows:- ØFriday 6th May – Emotions - Alternative ways to explore and manage Ø Wednesday 11th May – Support Friends - After ...
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The Myth of Invisible Men - National Review

This is the third national review commissioned by the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel.  It focusses on the circumstances of babies under 1 years old who have been harmed or killed by their father or other males in a caring role.  The specific questions this review seeks to answer are:  Looking at cases of non-accidental...
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Suicide Prevention Day - 10th September 2021

Wolverhampton Safeguarding Together are offering four training sessions to introduce suicide prevention skills. The sessions are aimed at those who work directly with children and young people and are delivered by Papyrus, https://www.papyrus-uk.org/ They will cover the following consider the attitudes, myths and stigma that surround suiciderecogni...
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World Suicide Prevention Day - 10th September

Black Country Healthcare are hosting a National Suicide Prevention & Well-being Webinar on Friday 10th September.   This event will run from 10am - 12pm and is free of charge.  There will be key speakers, grass root voices and associated materials, workshops, Mindfulness and Well-being sessions.  You can register for th...
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Contextual Safeguarding Newsletter

Contextual Safeguarding Newsletter Follow the link below to view the newsletter in full.. https://mailchi.mp/9ab615a76c04/contextual-safeguarding-newsletter-5004254?e=aaca55c066 Enter your text here ...
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Child Employment Awareness Month

Employers and parents are being advised of the rules regarding the employment of children who are still of compulsory school age. April is Child Employment Awareness Month, and the City of Wolverhampton Council is reminding people who employ children aged between 13 and 16 that they need permits to comply with employment laws. These permits are fre...
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Exploitation Awareness Week 15th - 21st March 2021

The West Midlands Violence Reduction Unit (WM VRU) has created a communications pack for #WMExploitationWeek. Co-ordinated by the WM VRU, Exploitation Awareness Week (15th – 21st March) is a regional campaign coinciding with National Exploitation Awareness Day on 18th March. The campaign aims to raise awareness of all forms of exploitation, how to ...
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NSPCC - Case Reviews Update

The NSPCC Library hosts the National collection of case reviews. This update highlights case reviews recently added to the collection and features one of our Learning from case reviews briefings. NSPCC have added six case reviews to the collection this month featuring a number of issues including child criminal exploitation, drug misuse, physi...
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Trauma Informed Training

 Trauma Informed Training The West Midlands Violence Reduction Unit has launched the new Trauma Informed section of the website which includes access to FREE ONLINE WEBINARS. These webinars offer training in Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Trauma-Informed Practice. The training is designed to help professionals instil a more human cen...
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Kooth - Latest Resources

 Latest Resources: For our March Kooth update I would like to share our latest resources including our new posters for Eating Disorders Week (1st-7th March 2021) and Self-Injury Awareness Day (1st March 2021). Please see below links to both resources: Eating Disorders Awareness Week: Eating Disorders Awareness Week - VIEW HERE Self-Injury Awar...
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Tackling Exploitation in Wolverhampton

Exploitation can come in many forms and our children and young people deserve to receive support and protection from the right agencies at the right time.In order to ensure that this happens, safeguarding agencies have been working together to improve the way they individually and collectively identify and support children, young people and familie...
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Exploitation Awareness for Parents & Carers - PowerPoint

In March 2021 we will be offering Exploitation Awareness sessions for parents and carers.  Download the PowerPoint below for further information on what you can expect from the sessions.  File Name: Exploitation-Powerpoint File Size: 663 kb Download File Keep an eye on our Latest News and Social Media for the dates and how to register.&nb...
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National Trading Standards Campaign - Scamnesty

Throughout December 2020, the Friends Against Scams Team are running a Scamnesty (a scam mail amnesty) campaign aiming to encourage everyone in the UK to send in any unwanted scam and nuisance mail that they receive into the National Trading Standards (NTS) Scams Team completely free of charge - to get involved use the PDF attached and share messag...
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Whole System Approach to Contextual Safeguarding and Exploitation Briefings

Exploitation Briefing workshops will commence on the 14th of December. The purpose is to promote the revised practice, processes and different ways of working that have been outlined in this report that was presented to WST Exec on the 5th November . The workshops are targeted at Safeguarding Leads (the person/s who takes the lead responsibility in...
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'Making Research Count' - a series of webinars to disseminate the findings from recent research into Contextual Safeguarding

Making Research Count is a national collaborative research dissemination initiative, established by a consortium of universities (including the University of Bedfordshire) and developed by regional centres. This particular webinar series will be organised by MRC as part of their wider overarching programme. Team members from the Contextual Safeguar...
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Bright Sky - Mobile App for Women experiencing Domestic Abuse

Hestia have developed an app to support women who are being subjected to domestic abuse.   The app is also designed to be used by specialist and non-specialist practitioners and other employers, and for anyone looking for information about issues around domestic abuse such as online safety, stalking and harassment and sexual consent Featu...
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Flu Jab posters for people with Learning Disabilities - Easy Read

Below you can download three easy read posters for people with learning difficulties - please circulate and display within your agencies to encourage those with LD to get their free Flu Jab.  Flu Easy Read - Winter 2019-2020... https://www.wolverhamptonsafeguarding.org.uk/images/flu_Easy_Read_version_Winter_2019_2020_A4_.pdf Flu Easy...
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Friends Against Scams - Scam Awareness Campaign

The National Trading Standards, Friends Against Scams initiative  has been running for 4 years, and there is a push to encourage as many friends, family and colleagues to take part in the on-line training on offer via their website. The initiative aims to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of scams by empowering people to ta...
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West Midlands Anti-Slavery Network - Acknowledging Anti Slavery Webinar - 8 Oct 2020

 The West Midlands Anti-Slavery Network, supported by PHE are hosting a webinar to acknowledge Anti-Slavery Day 2020. This year, the webinar will take place on Thursday 8th October, 09:30 to 15:30 and will be a series of panel discussions followed by question and answer sessions. You can either join us for the whole day or dip in and out for i...
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Operation Encompass Information for Schools

Operation Encompass is a nationwide initiative that promotes a timely referral of Domestic Abuse cases to schools to ensure that children and young people exposed to or involved in domestic abuse within the home are offered support in a timely manner. The aim of the Operation is to provide early support and intervention for children and young peopl...
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