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Keep up to date with the latest news from Wolverhampton Safeguarding.

#ThinkModernSlavery - Free awareness training sessions

Transforming Communities Together have arranged some free online Modern Slavery awareness training sessions: Monday 1st June 2020 – 13:00pm to 14:30pm Thursday 11th June 2020 – 19:00pm to 20:30pm Monday 15th June 2020 – 19:00pm to 20:30pm Thursday 25th June – 13:00pm to 14:30pm Booking is via https://tctogether.org.uk/events
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SCIE Training - Webinar Series

SCIE is hosting a series of webinars covering the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA), helping you to understand protecting and restoring power to individuals who may lack capacity to make certain decisions. Each week SCIE explore specific aspects of the MCA For more information visit SCIE   Please note actual webinar sessions are all full, however...
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NSPCC - Case Reviews

The NSPCC have added seven case reviews to the collection this month featuring a number of issues including self-harm, child criminal exploitation, domestic abuse and home education. To view these new case reviews click here
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WDVF Domestic Abuse training continues online

Wolverhampton Domestic Violence Forum have developed some shortened versions (1 hour) of their fantastic training programme in order to help and support families and professionals in the current situation. These sessions are being delivered using Microsoft Teams and Skype. Being aware of domestic abuse and being able to respond safely to victims is...
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Section 42 Webinar

Safeguarding adults training webinar series Safeguarding is everyone's business and it is now more important than ever that those entering or returning to practice as well as those already in frontline roles understand the basics. The Department of Health and Social Care has asked SCIE to develop a series of webinars to support you and your team to...
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WEBINAR INVITATION - Holding onto principles - the MCA and Covid-19

DATE & TIME: Thursday, 16th April 2020 15:30 - 17:00 VENUE: WEBINAR In this webinar, Neil Allen and Alex Ruck Keene, assisted by Rachel Sullivan, will discuss: Capacity assessment under adverse conditions Best interests and public health restrictions Best interests and scarce resources Advance care planning DoLS dilemmas To register for this ev...
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WST Multi-Agency Training

In response to the Coronavirus and in order to keep people safe we are cancelling all multi-agency training until the 31 st May 2020. If you are booked to attend any training during this period you will receive an email cancelling your place. All bookings will be reallocated to new dates once WST are in a position to reschedule. WST are keeping the...
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Response to Covid-19 from The Haven Wolverhampton

We have been asked to stay home to save lives. For women who are subjected to domestic abuse, social distancing is # justasSCARY . The Haven have created a safety planning toolkit for those at risk of Domestic Abuse during the outbreak.  Their 24 Hour helpline and online chat services are still up and running. The COVID-19 outbreak and all tha...
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Covid - 19, Advice from Women's Aid

​Covid-19 will have a serious impact on the lives of women and children.  Womens aid have published three information documents for victims and survivors. To download the information, click the followng links: Covid advice from Womens Aid Economic Abuse and the Coronavirus Outbreak Safety Planning Guide for Victims and Survivors
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Information for Children and Young People about Coronavirus

Childline has created a new webpage with information for children and young people about coronavirus. The page includes information about: what coronavirus is; where children and young people can find help if they are worried; coping if they are staying at home; and what to do if they are feeling unwell. for more information, click here: https://ww...
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NEW - Learning Lessons Briefings

  Wolverhampton Safeguarding Together have published five new Learning Lessons Briefings.  To read them, please follow the links below. LLB - Child H LLB - Child N LLB - Child K LLB - Adult C LLB - Edith(Adult)  
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Event Save the Date - Monday 20th April

 The MARAC team will be launching a Controlling and Coercive Behaviour awareness campaign in April called "See the Cs". The aim of the campaign is to increase the basic understanding of the dynamics of this behaviour within our partner agencies with a view to enabling them to better support victims both from an emotional and practical perspect...
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Report A Nude Image Online - Childline

If you're under 18 and a nude image or video of you has been shared online, you can report it and get it removed from the internet. Click here for more information To use our Report Remove tool, you'll need to: create a Childline account or have an existing account confirm your age to show that you're under 18 upload your image or a url of where it...
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Consultation - Keeping children safe in education: proposed revisions 2020

We are seeking views about proposed changes to Keeping children safe in education (KCSIE) statutory guidance. Why We Are Consulting  We are consulting on a wide variety of proposed changes to KCSIE. The aim is to help schools and colleges to better understand what they are required to do by law and what we strongly advise they should do in ord...
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Safeguarding children from sexual violence, child sexual exploitation and harmful practices (Metropolitan Police)

  The Metropolitan Police has published new guidance for schools and colleges to help them safeguard children from sexual violence, child sexual exploitation and harmful practices. In a forward to the guidance, former police officer and National National Leader of Governance Advocate, Matt Miller MBE says, 'Safeguarding is never far from our t...
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Updated County Lines Guidance

  Click here - Updated County Lines Guidance Criminal exploitation of children and vulnerable adults is a geographically widespread form of harm that is a typical feature of county lines activity. It is a harm which is relatively little known about or recognised by those best placed to spot its potential victims. This guidance is intended to e...
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New digital portal to strengthen safeguarding guidance for charities

The Government has launched a new online portal today that will strengthen its support to charities handling safeguarding concerns or allegations. Click here for the portal , based on Gov.uk, offers a step by step guide to help charities correctly manage their concerns, identify the right people to contact if needed and access helpful resources and...
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IMO - a website for young people in care or leaving care

 A great website for children in the care system, or young people leaving it, is IMO - write, speak, share.  IMO was created by the Children's Commissioner for England in collaboration with an advisory network of teens with care experience. IMO is a voice for teenagers in care and for care leavers. It is somewhere to  share stories, ...
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Mental Health Week - 3rd - 9th February 2020 (Place2be)

  Children's Mental Health Week is now in its sixth year. The theme of this year's Children's Mental Health Week is 'Find your Brave'. Life is all about taking small brave steps every day. Bravery could be about sharing worries and asking for help when you need it, trying something new or making the right choices. Life often throws us challeng...
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Black Country Sexual Abuse Forum

 The Black Country Sexual Abuse Forum has been re-established by NHS Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group and First Person Plural (FPP). It is a multi-agency network for statutory and voluntary sector agencies and survivors.  Who can attend? Membership is open to representatives from statutory sector health, social care, education a...
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