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

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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Training - places available

Places are available on the following courses - Attending Multi agency case conferences Faith and belief Engaging Families, working with resistance Making Safeguarding Personal Modern Slavery Click here to book your place and view other courses available  
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NSPCC Case Reviews

Case reviews When a child dies, or is seriously harmed, as a result of abuse or neglect, a case review is conducted to identify ways that local professionals and organisations can improve the way they work together to safeguard children. Click here to view NSPCC Case Review page -   and  subscribe to receive a monthly update alerting you ...
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NEW Domestic Abuse training dates for Jan to March 2019

Wolverhampton Domestic Violence Forum has announced new training dates - their 2019 quarter 1 (January to March) schedule is now LIVE on EVENTBRITE ! Once again, training is completely FREE, practical and can be applied to your practice. Trainers are also on hand to support with cases following training. Spaces fill very quickly...
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Wolverhampton Safeguarding News - winter 2018 now available

You can find all the latest safeguarding news, updates and resources from Wolverhampton Safeguarding in the winter 2018 e-newsletter ​. To view, just click on this link  http://bit.ly/WS-News-winter-2018 . Please forward this link to all colleagues. The  link can also be used to promote the newsletter in your own staff newsletters, on int...
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Serious Violence and Exploitation Strategy 2019-2022 consultation

Dear all The draft Safer Wolverhampton Partnership Serious Violence and Exploitation Strategy is now out for consultation, the link to access the draft document and consultation can be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/TSWGSDC Please could you use this link to record any comments or feedback on the strategy and circulate amongst your net...
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Briefing Paper on the Home Office Government Consultation: Preventing and Tackling Forced Marriage

Dear All, In November 2018, the Home Secretary announced the government's consultation on preventing and tackling forced marriage . The consultation is open to everyone, with particular interest in hearing from victims and survivors of forced marriage, those with expertise in the area of forced marriage, and relevant professionals, including those ...
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New dates released for training

New dates have been released for  multi agency training,  Modern Slavery  Making safeguarding personal with adults and positive risks  Core Working Together  Contributing to Multi Agency Child Protection Conferences Prevent Thresholds  Shared Responsibility  Safeguarding children and young people from sexual explo...
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Media Release - Spot the warning signs of sexual exploitation this Christmas

As the festive season approaches, people are urged to be aware of the key warning signs of child sexual exploitation (CSE). The See Me, Hear Me partnership, led by West Midlands Police and councils across the region including the City of Wolverhampton Council, is highlighting this hidden crime in the run up to Christmas so that people can spot the ...
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