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Domestic Violence and Abuse (Young People)

If you are under 18 and an explicit or nude image of you has been shared online, Childline can confidentially help you to get it removed, click here for more information

It’s always a really good idea to talk to someone that you trust like a parent / carer, family member, youth worker or teacher.

If you would like to talk to someone in confidence you can contact:

  • Childline - You can call them free on 0800 1111 and this number won’ t appear on a telephone bill. Available 24 hours a day by phone or on the internet http://www.childline.org.uk/
  • Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre the national site that looks after children and young people's online safety. Anyone can report any online activty or sites which make them feel uncomfortable or worried, or if they are worried about someone they are chatting to online.

 Other really good video and written information can be found at:

 

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Duty to refer

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Hello, we are the B-Safe Team.

The B-Safe Team is Wolverhampton's Junior Safeguarding Children Board, made up of local young people who get involved with safeguarding activities and decisions across the city.

The board enables the voice of Wolverhampton’ s young people to be heard and reflected in safeguarding business and activities, empowering young people to contribute to the processes and methods to keep them safe, a nd to increase awareness of safeguarding amongst parents and professionals.

The B-Safe Team has been finding out about issues that matter to young people in this city around staying safe, such as extremism and terrorism, bullying, drugs and alcohol, violence in relationships and mental health.

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Covid-19

Safeguarding children in Wolverhampton is everyone's business!

The Local Authority has a statutory duty to regulate, supervise and enforce legislation with respect to all aspects of the employment of children of compulsory school age within the City.

A child assisting in any trade or occupation carried out for profit or gain is deemed to be employed even if he/she receives no reward for his/her labour. This includes working for a parent's business.

No child under the age of 13 shall be employed.

A child having attained the age of 13 up until ceasing to be of compulsory school age may be employed providing such employment is within the law and that such employment will not be prejudicial to the health and well-being of the child or cause of the child's education to suffer.

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VCS Safeguarding Forum

 
 Welcome to Wolverhampton Safeguarding Children & Adults Together Website
 
Wolverhampton’s statutory key partners (the Local Authority, Clinical Commissioning Group and West Midlands Police) met in October 2018 to consider ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018’ guidance and agreed that an independent review should be commissioned to support Wolverhampton in implementing the new arrangements, whilst maintaining distinct links between the Children’s Partnership and the Adult Safeguarding Board.
 

 Download our new framework - Wolverhampton Safeguarding Together

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Adult safeguarding policies and procedures

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Bullying

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Children at Eastfield Primary School took part in an anti-bullying project and wrote and performed their own video to share what they found out with others.

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No-one has the right to make you feel bad or unsafe, and no-one deserves to be bullied.

 Bullying is anything that others do to you Several Times On Purpose and which makes you feel upset, scared, or hurt.

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I'm worried about the care my relative is receiving

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Getting extra help

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If you think that you would like to talk to someone about your self-harm and what else might be going on in your life that you are finding difficult, there are lots of different people who can help.

You can go to Accident and Emergency (A&E) at the Royal Wolverhampton Hospital, Wednesfield Road.

Talk to your doctor (GP). They can help you to get any professional help you might need.

Other services that can help if you area worried about self harm, talk to a teacher, youth worker or trusted adult.

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Safer Recruitment

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WHAT IS PRIVATE FOSTERING?

If you are under 16 (or 18 if you have a disability) and live with an adult who is not a close relative, such as your mum or dad, a brother, a sister, an aunt or uncle, a step parent or grandparent then you are privately fostered. Your mum or dad will have agreed that the other person can take care of you and they may be paying some money to help the person do this.

WHY DOES IT HAPPEN?

Your mum and dad might be experiencing some difficulties and may have asked another adult to care for you. This could be for a number of reasons.

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What is child sexual exploitation?

Child Sexual Exploitation is where someone is taking advantage of you (or someone you know) sexually for their own benefit.  Sexual exploitation can happen to boys and young men as well as girls and young women. It can happen to anyone and people who exploit you can be any age, male or female.

How does it happen?

Sexual exploitation can be hard to recognise because often it feels like that you are in a good relationship with the person – or people – who 

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Domestic Abuse

Getting sucked into extremist activity

Social media, the news and websites are all places where young people can be exposed to information about radical groups and terrorism. You may look out of curiosity, or because you want to find out the truth behind the news stories. But there are online radical and terrorist groups which want to recruit young people to their cause.

They use the same techniques as other online abusers. They:

  • Lie and tell you not to trust anyone else
  • Try and separate you from friends and family
  • Make promises and tell you are special and unique

Anyone is potentially vulnerable to becoming radicalised. You need to know how to protect yourself and your friends.

Extremism, radicalisation and terrorism come sin many shapes and sizes and includes:

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Think before you send

If you share an image of yourself online by photo, text or video, via your phone, tablet or computer always think first,

“would I be ok with anyone and everyone seeing this?”

Any image of yourself that you send, can and might be shared by the person you sent it to. Once you press send, it is no longer in your control.

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Who are you really talking to?

Being online makes it easy for people to lie and pretend to be someone else. Some people use social media to make contact with children and young people with the intention of “grooming” them. To groom someone is to prepare someone to do something sexual for the benefit of the person making contact.

Groomers might try to gain your trust by using a fake profile picture and by pretending to have similar interests as you. They might pretend to be your age and have similar interests to you.

People who try to groom children and young people want you to believe their lies so that they can get information about you:

  • your age
  • where you live
  • who else might use the computer that you use or
  • who else has access to your mobile phone

Once they have lots of information about you and have got your trust and friendship, they often move conversations towards sexual experiences and interests, even asking you to send sexual photographs or videos of yourself.

Some might move towards wanting to meet up, others might try to blackmail you by threatening to share any images/pictures or videos you might have sent them already with your friends and family, if you don’ t carry on doing what they ask you to do.

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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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Self-Assessment Toolkit

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 event please click here. There is no cost for the webinar.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

PLEASE NOTE: This webinar is hosted by Zoom. Please visit the Zoom website for their Terms & Conditions.



 
 
 
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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 31st 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 that ...
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