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

Multi-agency VAWG training sessions for the current quarter.

Domestic Violence: Risk Assessment, MARAC, Safety Planning and Support: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/domestic-violence-risk-assessment-marac-safety-planning-and-support-for-professionals-in-registration-35917860287?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing A 3 ho...
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Publication of Serious Case Review for Child N

The Serous Case Review for Child N is published today. Click here for a press statement to accompany today's publication. Click here for the report from the Serious Case Review  (or download from the image below).   Download PDF File Here
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The New Ofsted Inspection Framework and bullying.

The Education Inspection Framework sets out how Ofsted will inspect state schools, further education and skills providers, non-association independent schools and registered early years settings in England.  Preventing and responding appropriately to bullying is a key component of school inspections. After consultation, Ofsted have launched th...
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Helping adults respond to children disclosing abuse NSPCC

Helping adults respond to children disclosing abuse - includes a useful video, poster and briefing for anyone working with children.   learning.nspcc.org.uk/research-resources/2019/let-children-know-you-re-listening We've created a poster to help professionals remember these skills and embed them in their practice. It's free to download so you...
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Workforce Survey

Wolverhampton's Safeguarding Children and Adults Boards wish to understand the impact and reach of their work and are conducting a survey with frontline workers and managers. The aim of this survey is to identify any improvements which will support paid and volunteer staff to fulfil their safeguarding responsibilities for adults with care and suppo...
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Growing up in Wolverhampton - Stakeholder Event

Dear Colleague The City of Wolverhampton are working on a youth strategy and wish to focus on three areas for children and young people: Being Healthy, Being Connected and Being Aspirational. We have organised a stakeholder event for your chance to tell us what your experience of supporting children and young people in Wolverhampton is like. The ev...
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Learning from Serious and Fatal Fires 1/2 day event

This is a continuing professional development opportunity for managers and frontline practitioners. It aims to promote the lessons learned from serious and fatal fires, for the benefit of the citizens you work with. As a reflective event this will focus on: • Serious incident data  • Case studies  • Safe and Well referral mechanisms ...
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Learning from case review briefings NSPCC

Our thematic briefings highlight the learning from case reviews that are conducted when a child dies or is seriously injured and abuse or neglect are suspected. Each briefing focuses on a different topic, pulling together key risk factors and practice recommendations to help practitioners understand and act upon the learning from case reviews. Down...
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Free safeguarding training - loan sharks - October dates

A loan shark is someone who lends money, they rarely give any paperwork and if repayments are missed they often use violence and intimidation to get their money back. Faced with this problem would you or your staff know what to do? A national, dedicated team is cracking down on loan sharks and we'd like to tell you more. The free training will give...
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Multi-agency Safeguarding Training Update

A number of new dates for courses have recently been added to the training calendar. In addition many of the courses already planned have spaces available, including Safeguarding Children and Young People from Sexual Exploitation, Contributing to Multi-agency Case Conferences ,  No Recourse to Public Funds and Safer Recruitment. A reminder to ...
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New Adverse Childhood Experiences - free online training

The West Midlands Violence Prevention Alliance (funded by the West Midlands PCC) has developed an e-learning course around Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Anyone can access and complete the course, so please share with your teams/contacts and do it yourself - it only can be found at the following web address: https://www.acesonlinelearning.co...
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Five articles for parents and online safety ThinkUKnow.co.uk CE OP

1. Gaming: what parents and carers need to know Many children will be spending time gaming online over the summer holidays. This article explores the different elements of gaming with a particular focus on how it can be used by offenders, but focusing on what parents can do to support their child while gaming. 2. Sharing pictures of your child onli...
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Growing Up in Wolverhampton - Consultation

City of Wolverhampton Council would like to  invite young people and parents to share their experiences  Click here to complete the survey Focussing on three areas: Being Healthy, Being Connected and Being Aspirational. Being Healthy: We are interested in knowing what keeps young people happy and well. Being Connected: We would like to kn...
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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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