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Compton Care – Atlas Programme: Childhood Bereavement

It is estimated that over 12,000 11-16 year old pupils in Wolverhampton were affected by a significant bereavement in 2017. The Atlas programme, run by Compton Care, aims to equip all professionals working with children (or whose work involves an interface with children) with the knowledge, skills and confidence to help them to navigate their way t...
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New Childline website for under 12s

Childline has launched a website aimed at children under the age of 12.  This provides age appropriate content on topics including: bullying, family, friends, feelings, school, abuse and staying safe. It also includes games and therapeutic tools for young visitors to play and express how they are feeling.  It will be promoted through the ...
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Timpson, Attachment, Trauma and 'Looked After Children' Books

Most of you will know Timpson across the UK, for its shoe repairs and key cutting, but you might not know how much they put into support vulnerable people. Looking after looked after children A guide to Attachment and how it can affect people's lives How to create a positive future, Despite a difficult start; and A guide to attachment awareness in ...
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West Midlands Victim Support Hate Crime Project

 West Midlands Victim Support Hate Crime Project, which will be operating in Wolverhampton and Solihull is a  three year National Lottery funded project. The project will be  -  Supporting families who have victims of Hate Crime,  Delivering sessions in schools,  Training fellow professionals  Raising awareness in...
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Core Working Together - Refresher Training

Aim – to update/refresh knowledge of the key issues in safeguarding Children and Young people Objectives Identify the key changes in Working Togther 2018 Recognise and know how to respond appropriatelyto a range of emerging/current issues Considered the changes in Information Sharing 2018. Discussed Lessons Learned via Serious Case Reviews, includi...
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Standards for safeguarding and protecting children in sport - Update

These Standards provide a framework for all those involved in sport to help them create a safe sporting environment for children and young people and protect them from harm. The Standards for safeguarding and protecting children in sport (PDF) also seek to provide a benchmark to help those involved in sport make informed decisions, and to promote g...
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Know warning signs of grooming and CSE, urges campaign

Knowing the warning signs of grooming and child sexual exploitation (CSE) is the focus of the latest phase of the regional See Me, Hear Me, awareness campaign launched  (Monday 17 September). Children and young people, parents, carers and professionals are being urged to make themselves aware of how grooming can develop and the key warning sig...
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Children's Commissioner's Office has published 'Are they shouting because of me?' July 2018

The Children's Commissioner's Office has published ' Are they shouting because of me?' - children's own descriptions of what it's like to grow up in  a 'toxic trio' household. It includes reflections on how they felt towards the adult and how it affected their life. Click here for 'Are they shouting because of me?' report  
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Disqualification under the Childcare Act 2006 - September 2018

 Statutory guidance for schools about employing staff who have been disqualified from providing childcare. Click here to view guidance The guidance is for : local authorities governing bodies of all schools, including: maintained schools academies free schools independent schools boarding and residential schools faith schools special schools n...
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Fixers - young people using their past to fix the future

Fixers are young people using their past to fix the future. They are motivated by personal experience to make positive change for themselves and those around them. Real people, real stories, real change  Fixers are tackling a huge range of issues by creating an enormous variety of resources, including short films and documentaries, animat...
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Family Members in Prison - Resources

  Download PDF File Here Action for Prisoners' and Offenders' Families merged with Family Lives in 2014 and works for the benefit of prisoners' and offenders' families by supporting families who are affected by imprisonment. You can find information here about resources for families and professionals, and  training for professionals worki...
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New HSB Multi-Agency Practice Guidance released

​The Children and Young People Harmful Sexual Behaviour (HSB) Practice Guidance is now live.

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GDPR and Consent

The new version of Working Together and the DfE Information sharing for safeguarding children guidance were published on 4 th July 2018.. Both publications state that consent should always be used to share information, except in certain circumstances in CP cases. Working Together page 20:  (myth-busting guide to information sharing) Consent is...
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Free training from the Alzheimer’s society on 6th August

  Get involved to raise awareness of dementia; become a volunteer Dementia Champion A Dementia Friends Champion is a volunteer who encourages others to become "Dementia Friends" and make a positive difference to people living with dementia in their community. They do this by giving them information about the personal impact of dementia, and si...
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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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Information Sharing Guidance 2018

 This HM Government advice is non-statutory, and has been produced to support practitioners in the decisions they take to share information, which reduces the risk of harm to children and young people and promotes their well-being. This guidance does not deal in detail with arrangements for bulk or pre-agreed sharing of personal information be...
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Child Trafficking Awareness Week 2nd - 6th July

In line with national law enforcement activity planned for 2 nd - 6 th July 2018, Barnardo's West Midlands Panel for the Protection of Trafficked Children (PPTC) and our partners, want YOU to increase your understanding and awareness of Child Trafficking. Children are being trafficked into, within and out of the West Midlands and we need your eyes ...
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Working Together 2018 - updated guidance

Click here for Working Together July 2018 Children at risk of abuse or neglect will now be protected through improved partnerships between local police, councils and health services. Strengthened guidance published  (4 July) sets new legal requirements for the three safeguarding partners, who will be required to make joint safeguarding de...
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ChildNet Smartie the Penguin

​ An online safety story for 3 to 7 year olds. Join in with Mummy Penguin's song and follow the adventures of Smartie the Penguin as he learns how to be safe on the internet. The story covers the following 3 themes; Pop ups and in app purchasing Inappropriate websites for older children Cyberbullying  Click here for ChildNet website - Smartie ...
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NSPCC How safe are our children? 2018

This year's report sets out what the available data tells us about the current child protection landscape, and takes a closer look at how safe children are online. Our annual report compiles and analyses the most robust and up-to-date child protection data that exists across the 4 nations in the UK.  Click here for - How safe are our chil...
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