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ChildNet Smartie the Penguin

​ An online safety story for 3 to 7 year olds. Join in with Mummy Penguin's song and follow the adventures of Smartie the Penguin as he learns how to be safe on the internet. The story covers the following 3 themes; Pop ups and in app purchasing Inappropriate websites for older children Cyberbullying  Click here for ChildNet website - Smartie ...
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NSPCC How safe are our children? 2018

This year's report sets out what the available data tells us about the current child protection landscape, and takes a closer look at how safe children are online. Our annual report compiles and analyses the most robust and up-to-date child protection data that exists across the 4 nations in the UK.  Click here for - How safe are our chil...
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What is COUNTY LINES exploitation?

  County lines is a national issue, which involves the use of dedicated phone 'lines', usually mobile phones to facilitate drug dealing to locations outside of the group or gangs home town, usually to smaller towns and rural locations. In almost all cases the enterprise will involve and rely on the exploitation of vulnerable people, to move dr...
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FREE Loudmouth theatre performances during Safeguarding Week 11th -17th June

As part of Wolverhampton Safeguarding Week (11th -17th June) Loudmouth Theatre Company will be doing two evening performances at The Way Youth Zone, School Street Wolverhampton, WV3 0NR as follows: Tues 12th June - 'Helping Hands' Helping Hands is a sensitive theatre in education performance aimed at children and young people aged 9-...
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Stand Up, Speak Out! - Safeguarding Week is 11th - 17th June

All resources for Wolverhampton Safeguarding Week are now available from our Safeguarding Week campaign page . There are lots of ways for you to be involved: ​* Complete our short survey to order your resources and tell us what you will be doing to raise awareness * Use the email signature, screensavers and facebook / Twitter ba...
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Keeping children safe in education - revised guidance 3rd Sept 2018

The new guidance is for information only    REVISED GUIDANCE WILL COMMENCE 3 SEPTEMBER 2018.  UNTIL THAT POINT  SCHOOLS AND COLLEGE MUST CONTINUE TO HAVE REGARD TO THE 2016 KCSIE Click here to view - Revised guidance 
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BOOK YOUR PLACE - Wton Safeguarding conference (June)

As part of Safeguarding Week 2018 (11th - 17th June), Wolverhampton Safeguarding Boards and the Safer Wolverhampton Partnership are hosting a conference "Learning from Serious Case Reviews, Domestic Homicide Reviews and Safeguarding Adults Reviews". See the poster below for full details. Hover your mouse arrow over the poster below, and then c...
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Home Office Disrespect NoBody Campaign - Teaching Resources

The PSHE Association and the Home Office have launched new and improved teaching resources which support the government's Disrespect NoBody campaign. The campaign aims to help young people: • understand what a healthy relationship is and; • re-think their views of controlling behaviour, violence, abuse, sexual abuse and what consent means within th...
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Lunch and Learn sessions - learning from the death of Child G

There are two remaining opportunities to hear about and discuss the learning from the Serious Case Review into the tragic death of Child G. You can come to either of these remaining two sessions which take place on: • 25th May from 12.30 to 1.30  at the Gem Centre – click here to book a place or • 25th June from 12.30 ...
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Upcoming Multi-Agency Safeguarding Events

  There is currently capacity on the following courses: - • Domestic Abuse and the Impact on Adults, Families and Children • Engaging Families and Working with resistance • Working with Children who display Harmful Sexualised Behaviour • Abuse Linked to Faith and Belief • Forced Marriage and Honour based Violence • Making Safeguarding Personal...
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GOV.UK Guidance - Charities: how to protect children and adults at risk

This guidance is aimed at charity trustees and highlights important sources of information to help you protect at risk groups. How to get checks and assessments on volunteers, employees and trustees if your charity works with children and adults at risk. Safeguarding is a key governance priority for all charities, not just those working with groups...
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Young people's guide to 'Getting help to overcome abuse and neglect'

NICE and SCIE have published a new quick guide for young people–  Getting help to overcome abuse: a quick guide for young people receiving support . The guide (which is also downloadable as a pdf from the above link) helps young people to understand what is meant by abuse and neglect and describes how they might feel because of their...
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Become a Dementia Friend - Alzheimer's Society

The City of Wolverhampton was awarded Dementia Friendly Community status (DFC) by the Alzheimer's Society for 2018 on 5 December 2017. The Alzheimer's Society 'status' is a recognition of all the good work done by partners in the Dementia Action Alliance who have undertaken actions to become dementia friendly. The intention is to retain the status ...
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Reminder - Spring edition of Wolverhampton Safeguarding newsletter now available!

The first edition of Wolverhampton Safeguarding News (Spring 2018) was published one month ago but just in case you didn't get round to see it first time around - here it is! It covers both adults and children's safeguarding and is one more example of close joint working between Wolverhampton Safeguarding Children and Safeguarding Ad...
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Real Love Rocks Resource - Barnardos

  Barnardo's has launched free lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) resources to help teachers better educate children about same sex relationships and gender and sexual identities.  The Real Love Rocks Resources are about helping all children and young people to think and chat about relationships, what they are, an...
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MindEd is a free educational resource on children and young people's mental health for all adults.

MindEd for Families Are you a parent or carer who is concerned about your child? Or perhaps you just want some hints and tips on parenting? MindEd for Families has online advice and information from trusted sources and will help you to understand and identify early issues and best support your child. MindEd for Professionals & Volunteers This i...
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Home Office Disrespect NoBody Campaign 2018

The third phase of the Home Office Disrespect Nobody campaign has recently been launched, and runs throughout April 2018. The aim of the campaign is to prevent young people, both boys and girls aged 12 to 18 years old, from becoming perpetrators and victims of abusive relationships. For 2018, the focus of the campaign will be consent, sex...
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Spring edition of Wolverhampton Safeguarding newsletter now available!

The first edition of Wolverhampton Safeguarding News (Spring 2018) has now been published. It is yet another example of the joined up work between the city's Adults' and Children's Safeguarding Boards, and covers both adults and children's safeguarding. It is packed with news, opportunities and resources. Please share it wi...
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Identifying Unregistered or Illegal Schools, and notifying the Safeguarding Service of their existence

In recent weeks the issue of unregistered schools has been in the national headlines as concerns have arisen regarding children attending illegal 'schools' which are not teaching the national curriculum and are not protecting children. Any organisation that provides full time education to five or more pupils of compulsory school age should be regis...
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Rethinking recording of 'Did Not Attends'

A number of Serious Case Reviews nationally have highlighted that recording the fact that children haven't been brought to appointments as 'Did Not Attend' has led to there being no follow up about the reasons for this with tragic consequences. Nottingham City Council, Nottingham City CCG and the Nottingham City Safeguarding Children Board hav...
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