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Domestic Abuse Bill 2020 - Overarching Factsheet

There are some 2.3 million victims of domestic abuse a year aged 16 to 74 (two-thirds of whom are women) and more than one in ten of all offences recorded by the police are domestic abuse related. In December 2019 the Government was elected with a manifesto commitment to "support all victims of domestic abuse and pass the Domestic Abuse Bill" origi...
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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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7 Minute Briefing - Safeguarding Adult Review

Lewisham have published a 7 minute briefing in relation to an adult with Autism, Learning Difficulties and OCD.  You can view the briefing below: Download PDF File Here
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MARAC and DASH basic training

 Extra spaces have been made available for the MARAC and DASH basic training course.  The dates are as follows: You can book a space on the course here:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/112124485354
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(SCIE) webinar -Co-production and communities: How to make it real for commissioners

Social Care Institue of Excellence (SCIE) have been holding some useful, informative webinars.  The latest webinar focuses on Co-Production and communties. Below you can find a recording of the webinar and supporting presentation slides. SCIE Webinar - Presentation Slides
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New Centralised Hub for info on Safeguarding Children is now available for Parents, Carers and the Community

A new centralised hub of information on child safeguarding is now available online for parents, carers and the wider community to make use of to keep children safe from risk and harm. Led by HM Government, it includes information on safeguarding risks and harms children may be particularly vulnerable to during coronavirus (COVID-19). These include ...
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