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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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Real Love Rocks Resource - Barnardos

  Barnardo's has launched free lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) resources to help teachers better educate children about same sex relationships and gender and sexual identities.  The Real Love Rocks Resources are about helping all children and young people to think and chat about relationships, what they are, an...
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MindEd is a free educational resource on children and young people's mental health for all adults.

MindEd for Families Are you a parent or carer who is concerned about your child? Or perhaps you just want some hints and tips on parenting? MindEd for Families has online advice and information from trusted sources and will help you to understand and identify early issues and best support your child. MindEd for Professionals & Volunteers This i...
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Home Office Disrespect NoBody Campaign 2018

The third phase of the Home Office Disrespect Nobody campaign has recently been launched, and runs throughout April 2018. The aim of the campaign is to prevent young people, both boys and girls aged 12 to 18 years old, from becoming perpetrators and victims of abusive relationships. For 2018, the focus of the campaign will be consent, sex...
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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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Rethinking recording of 'Did Not Attends'

A number of Serious Case Reviews nationally have highlighted that recording the fact that children haven't been brought to appointments as 'Did Not Attend' has led to there being no follow up about the reasons for this with tragic consequences. Nottingham City Council, Nottingham City CCG and the Nottingham City Safeguarding Children Board hav...
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Launch of Lunch and Learn Events

An opportunity to look at the learning from Child G Serious Case Review ​Time ​March 26th 12.30-1.30pm ​Location ​Low Hill Community Centre Click on Lunch & learn to book your place Lunch & Learn Facilitated on this occasion by the Head of Safeguarding Dawn Williams and the Board Manager Sian Jones, the focus will be on the recently publish...
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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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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

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. Click here for the Unregistered Independent School Safeguarding Duties document . Further information can be obtained by contacting the following people: ​ Dawn ...
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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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