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No Recourse To Public Funds (NRPF) Protocol

Wolverhampton Health and Wellbeing Together asked for a Forum to be established to look at how we as a city work with people who have 'No Recourse to Public Funds'. This was as a result of the recommendations made in the Serious Case Review of Child G. The aim was to bring a range of agencies together to strengthen our approach to safeguarding the ...
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Wolverhampton Tackling Violence and Exploitation Strategy

Wolverhampton's new  strategy aims  to tackle violence and exploitation in a more holistic way, bringing together work to address child sexual exploitation, child criminal exploitation, modern slavery, gangs and youth violence.  Click here to view or download WTV Strategy
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Keep eye out for signs of child sexual exploitation

People are being reminded to keep a look out for the signs of grooming and child sexual exploitation (CSE). The latest phase of the region-wide See Me, Hear Me awareness campaign has gone live, encouraging adults to make themselves aware of how grooming can develop and the key warning signs to help safeguard youngsters from this hidden crime. A sho...
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Summer Squad new website promoting activities for young people

 Summer Squad is an exciting programme of hundreds of events designed to keep children and young people across Wolverhampton active, engaged and entertained during the summer holidays. The activities are being provided by a wide range of organisations at more than 50 different venues across the city. Activities being promoted already include: ...
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Shafilea Ahmed - Day of Remembrance 14th July

The annual day of remembrance is held each year on July 14 th to remember those lost to honour killings.  The Day of Memory was inspired by Bradford-born Shafilea Ahmed who was murdered by her parents in 2003 after suffering years of abuse for becoming 'too westernised'.  There are an estimated 12 honour killings each year in the UK altho...
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Safer Recruitment for Non School Organisations - Expression of Interest

We are asking those working or Volunteering in non-school organisations to let us know if they would be interested in attending this this training, details of course content below.  Click here to express your interest and  indicate in the access section of the form if you would prefer an evening or Saturday course.  As a result of th...
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Draft Keeping Children safe in Education Sept 2019

The government has published a draft of the statutory guidance, Keeping Children Safe in Education, to come into force in September 2019. This update is simply to ensure that the guidance is consistent with other areas of government policy. There are no core changes or new expectations. The changes are to be found on pages 108 and 109, and include:...
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Wolverhampton's New Safeguarding Arrangements

​Working Together 2018 requires all Local Safeguarding Children Boards to publish their new Children's Safeguarding Partnership Arrangements. These will take effect from September 2019.  Click here for the new arrangements.
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Child Death Arrangements

Working Together 2018 requires Child Death Review Partners (CCG and Local Authority) to make arrangements to carry out child death reviews. New arrangements will come into place from 30 June. Click here for the new arrangements .
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Adult Multi-Agency Pathway: new guidance on convening 'Concerns Meetings'

Wolverhampton Safeguarding Boards and its partner agencies have recently approved new guidance relating to the convening of 'Concerns meetings'.  This multi-agency good practice guidance aims to: 1. Encourage partners, professionals and services to deliver co-ordinated, early responses  to issues and concerns about adults, in a proac...
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Share your views on Sexting in Schools and Colleges - ThinkuKnow

The UK Council for Internet Safety (UKCIS) is gathering views on its guidance Sexting in Schools and Colleges: Responding to incidents and safeguarding young people (English and Welsh versions). Your feedback will help UKCIS to make further improvements to the guidance. If you would like to take part, the survey should take no longer than 15 minute...
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Wolverhampton Tackling Interpersonal Violence & Abuse 2019-2022

The Safer Wolverhampton Partnership (SWP) is the strategic lead for addressing Interpersonal Violence (IPV) and Violence Against Women & Girls ( VAWG) in Wolverhampton. The Partnership is committed to:  • Addressing the root cause of IPV, including VAWG  • Challenging perpetrator behaviour and holding them to account  • Alleviati...
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Parental alcohol misuse resources and guidance- Childrens Society

 CAPE (children of alcoholic parents engagement), a new, national capacity building programme for professionals who work with and support children affected by parental alcohol misuse Our work with children and young people has helped us create a number of booklets. These can help you start discussions about the impact of a parent's drinking. T...
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Updated Guidance For Safer Working Practice May 2019

This document is an update by the Safer Recruitment Consortium of a document previously published for schools by the Department for Education and Skills (DfES). It was initially issued as those working with children had expressed concern about their vulnerability and requested clearer advice about what constitutes illegal behaviour and what might b...
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Stop Hate Crime WLV Website

What is Hate Crime? Hate crimes and incidents come in many different forms. It can be because of hatred on the grounds of your: race religion sexual orientation transgender identity disability It doesn't always include physical violence. Someone using offensive language towards you or harassing you because of who you are, or who they think you are,...
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Updated Escalation Policy

Occasionally situations arise when workers within one agency feel that the actions, inaction or decisions of another agency do not adequately safeguard a child or an adult with care and support needs.  The purpose of this protocol is to ensure that in such situations issues between agencies are resolved in a timely manner. Click here for the W...
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Image sharing: resources for teens and parents (Thinkuknow)

New for teens: When nudes get shared We know that professionals often have to deal with cases of nude or semi-nude images being shared amongst schools and groups of friends. We want young people to understand that it's unacceptable for anyone to share an image in this way. Share our new article with secondary-aged pupils to help them understand tha...
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Myth vs Reality: Online Pornography Toolkit (Childnet)

 Childnet have published a new  toolkit to explore online issues with young people aged 11-14.  Myth vs Reality, explores the topics of online pornography, healthy relationships and body image. This toolkit is an extension of their successful practical PSHE toolkit 'Crossing the Line', which aims to generate discussions amongst young...
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The NSPCC Library hosts the National collection of case reviews.

NSPCC  have added eight case reviews to the Collection this month featuring a number of issues including child sexual abuse, foster parents, professional curiosity, risk assessment. Read the new reviews  ​ ​ Subscribe to NSPCC monthly case reviews update   Click here to view WSB Serious Case Reviews ​
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Get free help to tackle violent or controlling behaviour

Free places are now available on a behaviour change programme for men who want help to learn non-abusive ways of behaving in their relationships. The programme has been commissioned by the Safer Wolverhampton Partnership and is delivered by My Time, an organisation with a wealth of experience working to help men change their controlling or violent ...
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