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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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Life Or Knife Prevention and Advice West Midlands Police

Life Or Knife Prevention and Advice; Young men aged 15-19 are the most likely group to be in possession of knifes. Knives and weapons have been used in a variety of crimes to threaten and injure victims. The most likely weapons to be used are kitchen knifes. Mothers of teenage boys are being encouraged to look out for the signs that their son may b...
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New MARAC form and email address

From 1 April 2019 MARAC referrals will only be accepted by West Midlands Police if you use new MARAC form and email address : Click here for the new MARAC referral form  available on Voilence Against Women and Girls page  The new MARAC email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
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Parents guide:Supporting Your Child During Exam Time (Young Minds)

 Young Minds have launched advice for parents about supporting their children. Tips include: Encourage your child to take revision breaks and find a balance between studying and doing things they find enjoyable and relaxing. Make sure they are eating and drinking at regular intervals. Reassure them – reinforce that you are and will be proud of...
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GIVE A HELPING HAND - Support CSE Awareness Day 18-03-19

National  Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day is on Monday 18 March, 2019. Show your support by writing a personal pledge on your hand and posting a photo on social media using the hashtag #CSEDay19 making sure to tag in your organisation and @WVsafeguarding.  ​The pledge can be anything from speaking out about CSE to educat...
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Childline 0800 1111

You can talk to us about anything. No problem is too big or too small. Call us free on 0800 1111 or get in touch online. However you choose to contact us, you're in control. It's confidential and you don't have to give your name if you don't want to. When you call us on 0800 1111 you'll come through to our switchboard.  This is where someone f...
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Peer-on-peer abuse toolkit (Farrer & Co)

  Click here Peer-on-Peer abuse toolkit The guidance has been written by Dr Carlene Firmin from the Contextual Safeguarding Unit, lawyers Farrer & Co, and other experts including: Professor Andy Phippen, Dr Jonty Clark OBE, Judith Azzopardi, Cathy Wood, Julie Dugdale, Dr Jenny Lloyd, and Katie Rigg. 
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MOMO Challenge

Following a flurry of scare stories, some schools have warned parents about the "momo challenge" - but fact-checkers say it is a hoax. The character, shown with bulging eyes, supposedly appears on WhatsApp and sets children dangerous "challenges" such as harming themselves. But charities say there have been no reports of anybody receiving messages ...
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Runaway Helpline call - txt 116 000 free - 24/7 - confidential

Runaway Helpline. It's your call. If you've run away, been forced to leave home, are thinking about it or are worried about someone, Runaway Helpline is here for you. We'll listen and offer support. Not judge or tell you what to do. It's your call.  Whatever you tell us at Runaway Helpline we'll listen and offer support. Not judge or tell you ...
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Emotional Mental Health & Wellbeing support for children / young people

Two services were commissioned last year to support children and young people around their emotional, and mental health wellbeing. They are: 1. KOOTH - provides free, safe and anonymous online counselling and support including online chat with friendly professionally qualified counsellors; a wealth of articles and resources written and / or suggest...
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NSPCC Resources and Research: Protecting children from abuse by someone in a position of trust or authority

'Position of trust' is a legal term that refers to certain roles and settings where an adult has regular and direct contact with children. Examples of positions of trust include: teachers care workers youth justice workers social workers doctors. It's against the law for someone in a position of trust to engage in sexual activity with a child in th...
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Steering Clear of Indecent Images: No Ifs No buts!' campaign

Helping young men to navigate responsibly online - Protecting child victims from harm In the United Kingdom taking, making, sharing and possessing indecent photographs [and pseudo-photographs ] of under-18s is illegal. KNOW THE LAW - HELP US TO PROTECT VICTIMS Can you be sure the person in the pictures you're viewing online is over-18?. If you've c...
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First FGM conviction nationally

The courts in London have just convicted a mother in court for FGM on her daughter.  This is the first conviction nationally and shows that FGM is happening here in the UK as we have suspected for some time. Please spread the word amongst your networks and partner agencies. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/fgm-first-uk-conviction-mo...
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Children's Mental Health Week Feb 4-10th Resources

Place2Be launched the first ever Children's Mental Health Week in 2015 to shine a spotlight on the importance of children and young people's mental health.  Now in its fifth year, Place2Be hope to encourage more people than ever to get involved and spread the word. For Children's Mental Health Week 2019 (4-10 February), we're taking steps to b...
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Safeguarding people with SEN and Disabilities Resources

Safeguarding Autistic children and young people (National Autistic Society) The guide aims to complement existing policies and procedures and will provide specific information and guidance in relation to children and young people with autism. https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/6282/The-protection-of-children-and-young-people-with-autism-from-violen...
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Safer Wolverhampton Partnership consultation

Violence against Women and Girls Please take the time to give us your thoughts on the Safer Wolverhampton Partnership draft Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy 2019-2022.  You can access the consultation here .  Consultation closes on 12 March 2019.
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Online Safety Live

The UK Safer Internet Centre are delivering a FREE 2 hour Online Safety update in Wolverhampton on Feb 12th 9-11.30.  Open to all who work with children and young people, this event will give you the latest in research, legislation, technology, tools and resources along with exclusive access to the presentation and resource materials. Click on...
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Children and Young People's Safeguarding Website Consultation

Do you know a young person that may wish to take part ?  This event is aimed at young people aged 10 - 18 from Wolverhampton, who would like to take part in a consultation looking at the layout and design of their section of the Safeguarding Board Website. If you have an eye for detail and enjoy being creative you are very welcome to attend th...
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