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Safeguarding Training Pathway for School staff and Governors

New Safeguarding Training Pathway for School staff and Governors Read More ....

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Private Fostering

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Do you know a child being looked after by someone who is not a close relative?
If you do this is known as private fostering. Private fostering is defined as:

"when a child or young person under 16 years old (or 18 if they have a disability) is looked after by someone who is not a parent, close relative, guardian or person with parental responsibility for 28 days or more without the involvement of City of Wolverhampton Council."

Close relatives are defined as:

  • Brothers and sisters     
  • Aunts and uncles
  • Grandparents
  • Step-parents

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FGM and Forced Marriage e-learning training packages

Only one week to go to Orange Day (25th Nov) and you can now access two free e-learning courses: one on Female Genital Mutilation and a second on Forced Marriage. Read More....

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Keeping Children Safe In Education Conference Nov 2016

Held on 24th November, this event was extremely well received by staff from primary, secondary and special schools, and PRUs in the city.  Read More ...

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Allegations of abuse in fooball

Recent media coverage has highlighted abuse that has taken place, and that is alleged to have taken place, in football clubs across the country.

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November update

Feedback on a recent event for schools and a forum for listening to the views and experiences of front-line staff from WSCB's partner agencies. Read more ....

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Tragic death of two year old in Wolverhampton

WSCB outlines its role to learn lessons from the recent tragic death of a 2 year old from Wednesfield.

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Safeguarding in sport

The board and its partners are fully aware of allegations of historical sexual abuse being made within the world of football. Read More....

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National action plan to tackle child abuse linked to faith or belief

The National Working Group on Child Abuse Linked to Faith or Belief Read More ...

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New domestic abuse campaign - Control isn't love

West Midlands Police is running its ‘Control isn’t love’ campaign throughout December and into the New Year Read More...

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New Seen & Heard E-learning resource

Seen and Heard e-learning resource Read More..

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Understanding Hoarding

Hoarding is the persistent difficulty in discarding or parting with possessions, regardless of their actual value.

Commonly hoarded items can include newspapers, magazines, paper and plastic bags, photographs, household supplies, food and clothing.

Such behaviour can often have harmful effects – emotional, physical, social, financial and even legal – for a hoarder, their family, friends and those who may care for them in a professional capacity.

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Wolverhampton Safeguarding Children Board Annual Report 2015 – 2016

The latest WSCB annual report has now been published. Read More...

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Understanding Hoarding

Hoarding can seriously affect a person's wellbeing and safety. Hoarding can lead to a fire starting which could put lives at risk.

Commonly hoarded items can include newspapers, magazines, paper and plastic bags, photographs, household supplies, food and clothing.

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Keith's Story - helping us to understand hoarding

Birmingham Safeguarding Adults Board has produced a film about hoarding – Keith’s story Read More..

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'Orange' Wolverhampton resources

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Orange Wolverhampton is our local awareness-raising campaign that is part of the United Nations' international 16 Days of Action to End Violence Against Women and Girls campaign.

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The term Violence Against Women and Girls covers 5 specific violent crimes for which the vast majority of victims are female. These 5 crimes are:

However, it cannot be over-emphasised that both locally and nationally all organisations and services recognise that there are female and male victims and perpetrators, and that support is available for women, men, girls and boys.

Key campaign messages are:

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Child Protection Case Conferences

The Safeguarding Service is changing the way Initial and Review Child Protection Conferences are conducted. Read More ...

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Pathway for Raising Concerns about radicalisation

Safeguarding Children - Prevent Concerns Read More ...

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Adult Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub goes live

Wolverhampton Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub will be responding to adult safeguarding referrals from Tuesday 30 August 2016. Read more ....

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Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

What is the MASH?

Launched in January 2016 and initially focused on safeguarding issues involving children and young people, the MASH (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub) acts as a central, single point for early help and safeguarding referrals, enabling agencies to carry out timely, joint assessments and agree the most appropriate course of action for the individuals and families concerned.

The contact details for the MASH are as follows:

Adult MASH: 01902 551199.

In an emergency, always dial 999.

All referrals to the MASH are processed and added to the secure Guardian system within an hour of receipt. These are then triaged by MASH managers who will RAG rate them for action.

Click here for the Safeguarding Adult Concern and Notification form.

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