Removal of online sexual images - with help from Childline and the YOTI app

Childline and the Internet ​​ Watch Foundation have come together to provide a confidential service where children and young people can request the removal of sexual images of themselves which have been shared online. As part of that process the child / young person will be asked to: (a) provide a link to where the image is stored on...
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Unregistered Independent Schools and their duties to safeguard children

Independent Schools Document This document is intended as a brief overview of the safeguarding roles and responsibilities of all educational establishments in Wolverhampton, whether they are maintained or independent. Further information can be obtained by contacting the following: Dawn Williams Head of Strategic Safeguarding   Dawn.williams@w...
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Safer Internet Day 6th Feb 2018 - Education Packs

To help schools, youth groups, police services, libraries and wider run activities for Safer Internet Day on the 6 Feb 2018, we have created Education Packs and complementary SID TV films tailored for 3-7s, 7-11s, 11-14s, 14-18s and parents and carers, along with some guidance for educators. Click here for UK Safer Internet Centre Education Packs A...
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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 you will need to  press CTRL and F5 together ​ before starting to complete the form   if you have previously ac...
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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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Making Safeguarding Personal & WMFS Updated Guidance

Making Safeguarding Personal - Person Centred Safeguarding Section 14.4 of The Care Act Guidance states that interventions must adhere to Making Safeguarding Personal (MSP) principles. "We all have different preferences, histories, circumstances and life-styles, so it is unhelpful to prescribe a process that must be followed whenever a concern is r...
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Thinkuknow launches new educational materials on live streaming #LiveSkills

Live streaming is increasingly becoming one of the most popular online activities for children and young people. Apps such as Musical.ly, Live.me, Periscope and YouNow are all soaring in popularity, which has seen other well established apps such as Facebook adding live streaming functions. With this in mind it's important that professionals are ab...
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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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Government consultation on Working together guidance

The NSPCC briefing outlines the main changes set out in the Department for Education consultation on significant revisions to Working together to safeguard children – the statutory guidance which sets out what is expected of organisations, individually and jointly, to safeguard and promote the welfare of children in England. These revisions ar...
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'Thresholds to Support' workshops November 2017

Wolverhampton Safeguarding Children Board (WSCB) has refreshed the 'Thresholds to Support' in line with recent developments such as the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub, Wolverhampton's Early Help offer and the creation of Strengthening Families Hubs. The revised documentation, alongside the NEW electronic Multi-Agency Referral Form (MARF) and new Con...
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Child Abuse & Neglect NICE guidance October 2017

This guideline covers recognising and responding to abuse and neglect in children and young people aged under 18. It covers physical, sexual and emotional abuse, and neglect. The guideline aims to help anyone whose work brings them into contact with children and young people to spot signs of abuse and neglect and to know how to respond. It also sup...
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New Thinkuknow website for professionals launched & Youth produced sexual images survey

The site has been built and designed with help from our Thinkuknow network and aims to support professionals working across a diverse range of sectors within the children's workforce. The new site offers a more streamlined approach to accessing our free resources, as well as up to date guidance, articles and training opportunities. There is also a ...
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Safeguarding Week 2017

This year, Safeguarding week is focusing on raising awareness about 'What is Safeguarding?'  amongst the public and encouraging children and young people, adults with care and support needs, their families, parents /carers, friends and neighbours to find out more from the Wolverhampton Safeguarding website. Organisations and their staff a...
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NSPCC advice for parents on how to talk to your child about the risks of online porn.

​NSPCC advice on how to talk to your child  As a parent, it is important to understand the risks associated with watching porn at a young age so that you can talk to your child about how to stay safe and what to do if they ever feel concerned or uncomfortable about something they've seen. Click here to view NSPCC advice for parents Click here ...
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For sports groups - NSPCC's latest Child Protection in Sport news

The NSPCC's Child Protection in Sports Unit (CPSU) have issued the August edition of their Relay: newsletter for sports groups.
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Forced Marriage and Honour Based Violence Training - August

Training and development opportunity – Suitable for refreshing knowledge in the subject area The WDVF are running sessions on Forced Marriage and Honour Based Violence over August and from then onwards on a monthly rolling basis. Please click onto the below link to book onto the training sessions remaining for August: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e...
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