NEW Domestic Abuse training dates for Jan to March 2019

Wolverhampton Domestic Violence Forum has announced new training dates - their 2019 quarter 1 (January to March) schedule is now LIVE on EVENTBRITE ! Once again, training is completely FREE, practical and can be applied to your practice. Trainers are also on hand to support with cases following training. Spaces fill very quickly...
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Wolverhampton Safeguarding News - winter 2018 now available

You can find all the latest safeguarding news, updates and resources from Wolverhampton Safeguarding in the winter 2018 e-newsletter ​. To view, just click on this link  http://bit.ly/WS-News-winter-2018 . Please forward this link to all colleagues. The  link can also be used to promote the newsletter in your own staff newsletters, on int...
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Join the#orangewolves campaign

​The Orange Wolverhampton campaign is now well underway but you can still join us in raising awareness of help and support for women and girls in respect of fears about or experience of Violence Against Women and Girls crimes (Domestic Abuse, Female Genital Mutilation, Forced Marriage, so-called Honour-Based Violence, and Sexual Violence....
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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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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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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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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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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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Reminder - Spring edition of Wolverhampton Safeguarding newsletter now available!

The first edition of Wolverhampton Safeguarding News (Spring 2018) was published one month ago but just in case you didn't get round to see it first time around - here it is! It covers both adults and children's safeguarding and is one more example of close joint working between Wolverhampton Safeguarding Children and Safeguarding Ad...
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Spring edition of Wolverhampton Safeguarding newsletter now available!

The first edition of Wolverhampton Safeguarding News (Spring 2018) has now been published. It is yet another example of the joined up work between the city's Adults' and Children's Safeguarding Boards, and covers both adults and children's safeguarding. It is packed with news, opportunities and resources. Please share it wi...
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Identifying Unregistered or Illegal Schools, and notifying the Safeguarding Service of their existence

In recent weeks the issue of unregistered schools has been in the national headlines as concerns have arisen regarding children attending illegal 'schools' which are not teaching the national curriculum and are not protecting children. Any organisation that provides full time education to five or more pupils of compulsory school age should be regis...
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New 'TOGETHER WE CAN TACKLE CHILD ABUSE' campaign resources

A new campaign has been launched urging people to play their part so that, "Together, we can tackle child abuse". It encourages members of the public to help protect children and young people by reporting any concerns they may have about the possible abuse or neglect of a child to the City of Wolverhampton Council, the NSPCC or West Midlands Police...
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Serious Case Review published today into the death of Child 'G'

Wolverhampton Safeguarding Children's Board has today (Friday 5 January) published the findings of a Serious Case Review into the murder of a child by his mother's partner. The toddler, who was two years and nine months old and is referred to as Child G in the review, died on 22 November 2016. ​The Serious Case Review was commissioned by Wolverhamp...
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#spotthesigns - youth suicide prevention resources from Papyrus

PAPYRUS  is the national charity for the prevention of young suicide. They have a new campaign film which shows that we can all make a difference to a young person having thoughts of suicide. The film shows reactions from members of the public when they see young people wearing large signs such as: 'Death is my only option', 'I want ...
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Violence Against Women and Girls training (Jan - March 2018)

Wolverhampton Domestic Violence Forum are holding the below FREE training sessions between Jan and March 2018 for professionals in Wolverhampton ONLY . This suite of training opportunities includes a a new session on Rape and Sexual Violence. Details of all courses including dates and times can be found by clicking on the l...
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Safeguarding Board Annual Reports published

Both Wolverhampton Safeguarding Adults Board (WSAB) and Wolverhampton Safeguarding Children Board (WSCB) have published their annual reports. These are now available from the following links: WSAB Annual Report 2016-17 WSCB Annual Report 2016-17
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How to avoid a common problem when submitting the new online MARF ....

As one or two glitches have come to light in the first week of use of the new online Multi-Agency Referral Form (MARF), a few amendments have been made to the online MARF. To avoid any problems submitting the form  if you have previously accessed the online MARF  you will need to  press CTRL and F5 together ​ before startin...
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Revised Thresholds of Need and Support and online MARF now live

​Thresholds of Need and Support in Wolverhampton The revised document is now live.and available to download by clicking on this link . The thresholds themselves haven't changed but the document has been updated to take account of: ​ t he introduction of the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) in January 2016. the creation of a triage system a...
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Orange Wolverhampton campaign is back for 2017

Find out how you can get involved in 16 days of ORANGE activities to raise awareness of Violence Against Women and Girls, and the help and support available in Wolverhampton.

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