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Children who go missing

In advance of forthcoming Regional Guidance on 'Children who go Missing' our local Partnership guidance on 'Children who go Missing' in Wolverhampton is given below. This should be read in conjunction with your own agency's pathways.

‘Children running away and going missing from home, care or view' is a safeguarding issue. The DfE published statutory guidance in January 2014 which primarily addressed the responsibilities on Local Authorities to children who run away or go missing from home care.


The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) recently reviewed the definition of Missing Children as follows:

‘Anyone whose whereabouts cannot be established will be considered as missing until located, and their well-being (or otherwise) confirmed.’

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Kayleigh’s Love Story - Leicester Police Resource

A short video highlighting the risks of grooming and sexual exploitation Read More...

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New Seen & Heard E-learning resource

Seen and Heard e-learning resource Read More..

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New domestic abuse campaign - Control isn't love

West Midlands Police is running its ‘Control isn’t love’ campaign throughout December and into the New Year Read More...

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National action plan to tackle child abuse linked to faith or belief

The National Working Group on Child Abuse Linked to Faith or Belief Read More ...

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Safeguarding in sport

The board and its partners are fully aware of allegations of historical sexual abuse being made within the world of football. Read More....

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Allegations of abuse in fooball

Recent media coverage has highlighted abuse that has taken place, and that is alleged to have taken place, in football clubs across the country.

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Tragic death of two year old in Wolverhampton

WSCB outlines its role to learn lessons from the recent tragic death of a 2 year old from Wednesfield.

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November update

Feedback on a recent event for schools and a forum for listening to the views and experiences of front-line staff from WSCB's partner agencies. Read more ....

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Keeping Children Safe In Education Conference Nov 2016

Held on 24th November, this event was extremely well received by staff from primary, secondary and special schools, and PRUs in the city.  Read More ...

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FGM and Forced Marriage e-learning training packages

Only one week to go to Orange Day (25th Nov) and you can now access two free e-learning courses: one on Female Genital Mutilation and a second on Forced Marriage. Read More....

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Pathway for Raising Concerns about radicalisation

Safeguarding Children - Prevent Concerns Read More ...

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Child Protection Case Conferences

The Safeguarding Service is changing the way Initial and Review Child Protection Conferences are conducted. Read More ...

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'Orange' Wolverhampton resources

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Orange Wolverhampton is our local awareness-raising campaign that is part of the United Nations' international 16 Days of Action to End Violence Against Women and Girls campaign.

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The term Violence Against Women and Girls covers 5 specific violent crimes for which the vast majority of victims are female. These 5 crimes are:

However, it cannot be over-emphasised that both locally and nationally all organisations and services recognise that there are female and male victims and perpetrators, and that support is available for women, men, girls and boys.

Key campaign messages are:

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Keith's Story - helping us to understand hoarding

Birmingham Safeguarding Adults Board has produced a film about hoarding – Keith’s story Read More..

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Wolverhampton Safeguarding Children Board Annual Report 2015 – 2016

The latest WSCB annual report has now been published. Read More...

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Understanding Hoarding

Hoarding is the persistent difficulty in discarding or parting with possessions, regardless of their actual value.

Commonly hoarded items can include newspapers, magazines, paper and plastic bags, photographs, household supplies, food and clothing.

Such behaviour can often have harmful effects – emotional, physical, social, financial and even legal – for a hoarder, their family, friends and those who may care for them in a professional capacity.

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Understanding Hoarding

Hoarding can seriously affect a person's wellbeing and safety. Hoarding can lead to a fire starting which could put lives at risk.

Commonly hoarded items can include newspapers, magazines, paper and plastic bags, photographs, household supplies, food and clothing.

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Join the campaign to 'Orange' Wolverhampton!

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Residents, businesses and other organisations across Wolverhampton are being encouraged to "Go Orange" and support an international campaign to end violence against women and girls. Read more ....

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Wolverhampton Safeguarding Adults Board Annual Report 2015 – 2016

 Welcome to the Annual Report of Wolverhampton Safeguarding Adults Board (WSAB) for 2015/16. Read More ..

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