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

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  if you have previously accessed the online MARF  you will need to  press CTRL and F5 together ​ before startin...
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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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Orange Wolverhampton campaign is back for 2017

Find out how you can get involved in 16 days of ORANGE activities to raise awareness of Violence Against Women and Girls, and the help and support available in Wolverhampton.

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Government consultation on Working together guidance

The NSPCC briefing outlines the main changes set out in the Department for Education consultation on significant revisions to Working together to safeguard children – the statutory guidance which sets out what is expected of organisations, individually and jointly, to safeguard and promote the welfare of children in England. These revisions ar...
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'Thresholds to Support' workshops November 2017

Wolverhampton Safeguarding Children Board (WSCB) has refreshed the 'Thresholds to Support' in line with recent developments such as the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub, Wolverhampton's Early Help offer and the creation of Strengthening Families Hubs. The revised documentation, alongside the NEW electronic Multi-Agency Referral Form (MARF) and new Con...
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Child Abuse & Neglect NICE guidance October 2017

This guideline covers recognising and responding to abuse and neglect in children and young people aged under 18. It covers physical, sexual and emotional abuse, and neglect. The guideline aims to help anyone whose work brings them into contact with children and young people to spot signs of abuse and neglect and to know how to respond. It also sup...
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New Thinkuknow website for professionals launched & Youth produced sexual images survey

The site has been built and designed with help from our Thinkuknow network and aims to support professionals working across a diverse range of sectors within the children's workforce. The new site offers a more streamlined approach to accessing our free resources, as well as up to date guidance, articles and training opportunities. There is also a ...
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Safeguarding Week 2017

This year, Safeguarding week is focusing on raising awareness about 'What is Safeguarding?'  amongst the public and encouraging children and young people, adults with care and support needs, their families, parents /carers, friends and neighbours to find out more from the Wolverhampton Safeguarding website. Organisations and their staff a...
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NSPCC advice for parents on how to talk to your child about the risks of online porn.

​NSPCC advice on how to talk to your child  As a parent, it is important to understand the risks associated with watching porn at a young age so that you can talk to your child about how to stay safe and what to do if they ever feel concerned or uncomfortable about something they've seen. Click here to view NSPCC advice for parents Click here ...
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For sports groups - NSPCC's latest Child Protection in Sport news

The NSPCC's Child Protection in Sports Unit (CPSU) have issued the August edition of their Relay: newsletter for sports groups.
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Forced Marriage and Honour Based Violence Training - August

Training and development opportunity – Suitable for refreshing knowledge in the subject area The WDVF are running sessions on Forced Marriage and Honour Based Violence over August and from then onwards on a monthly rolling basis. Please click onto the below link to book onto the training sessions remaining for August: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e...
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B-Safe Residential – August 2017

In August 2017, the B-Safe Team, the Youth Council and the Children in Care Council, went on a three-day residential to Woodlands Residential Outdoor Educational Activity Centre. The residential aimed to build relationships between the three strategic groups through several outdoor activities, as well as unstructured social time. The relationship b...
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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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