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Multi Agency Focus Group Report

You Said – We Did The WSCB hosted a Multi-Agency Practitioners Forum in November 2016. The theme for discussion was 'application of thresholds'. The Report has been considered by both the WSCB Executive and the WSCB. The following Report outlines the issues that were discussed and actions that have followed. Please look out for future forums as WSC...
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NEW Freedom App - the 999 App for FGM and Forced Marriage

Downloaded for free  from the Freedom Charity website at:  https://www.freedomcharity.org.uk/resources/freedom-mobile-app The App targets 3 groups. The first are potential victims of forced marriage, or other abuse. The second are the closest friends of the victim. They are in the best position to help, as they see the signs of abuse. The...
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New Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Screening Tool Launch

The new CSE screening tool launches August 1st. Drop-in training sessions are available July 19th, 20th and 21st.

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Vigil as City says "no" to honour-based violence

Wolverhampton will be joining a national day of remembrance for victims of honour-based violence this week.

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Snapchat & Musical.ly apps - advice for parents

Information and advice for parents on safe use of social media including snapchat, musical.ly, and raising awareness of Netaware.

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NEW Regional Safeguarding Children procedures now in use in Wolverhampton

WSCB Safeguarding Children Procedures (formerly hosted by Tri-X) are now available via a new West Midlands Safeguarding Children procedures portal.

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Wolverhampton will be switching to new West Midlands Regional Safeguarding Children Procedures on 1st July 2017

​ADVANCE NOTICE OF A CHANGE TAKING PLACE ON 1st JULY 2017 THE NEW WEST MIDLANDS SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN PROCEDURES AND WHERE TO FIND THEM From 1st July 2017, Wolverhampton will be adopting the new West Midlands regional safeguarding children procedures. These can be found on the new West Midlands Safeguarding Children pr...
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Two new resources for your work with children and young people

  Mermaids - This factsheet is for professional people who are supporting a young person who may be gender variant, questioning their gender, or may identify as being transgender.  Click here to view the factsheet , containing information and links to resources ​​ BBC teach - Primary Mental Health Resources  Click here to view -...
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Hoteliers and Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)

Wolverhampton Safeguarding Service are keen to work closely with Hoteliers in the City to reduce the risk of CSE for young people. This work is replicated in other Local Authorities, who like Wolverhampton, have signed up to a Regional CSE Framework which seeks to involve professionals from a range of backgrounds in the CSE agenda. Click here to re...
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Fantastic information and resources on Domestic Abuse and Stalking from The Hollie Gazzard Trust inc.

The Trust was created following the murder of 20-year-old Hollie Gazzard in 2014 by an ex-partner. HGT helps reduce domestic violence through creating and delivering programmes on domestic abuse and promoting healthy relationships to schools and colleges. In addition, it funds hairdressing training for young people who may not otherwise have the fu...
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Ofsted Inspection - Report March 2017

Following a 4 week visit to Wolverhampton, Ofsted Inspectors found the Council's Children's Services to be 'Good' and that Wolverhampton Safeguarding Children Board 'Requires Improvement to be Good'.  

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Adult Safeguarding posters - free to download

Wolverhampton has a range of new Adult Safeguarding posters to help you raise awareness of adult safeguarding and how concerns can be raised.

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'It's time to Unite against Dementia!'

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Ofsted guidance for Local Authority social care 'Whistleblowers'

On 21-01-16 Ofsted published revised policy and guidance for whistleblowers in local authority social care called Whistleblowing to Ofsted about children's social care services'. You can access the policy here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/whistleblowing-about-childrens-social-care-services-to-ofsted The new policy and guidance outlin...
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3rd March - Learning from serious incidents

This important event for front line staff in partner agencies provided an opportunity to share and discuss the learning from local and national Domestic Homicide Reviews (DHRs), children's Serious Case Reviews (SCRs), and Safeguarding Adult Reviews (SARs). This important event was for front line staff in all partner agencies that work with children...
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Recruitment of Ambassador and B-Safe Members. February 2017 / February 2018

During February 2017, we created the opportunity for young people to apply to become members of the B-Safe Team. Young people were given the opportunity to apply to become a member and were asked to complete an application form, in total we had 56 application forms from young people across the City and other strategic groups. The young people were ...
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