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

Child Death Arrangements

Working Together 2018 requires Child Death Review Partners (CCG and Local Authority) to make arrangements to carry out child death reviews. New arrangements will come into place from 30 June. Click here for the new arrangements .
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Adult Multi-Agency Pathway: new guidance on convening 'Concerns Meetings'

Wolverhampton Safeguarding Boards and its partner agencies have recently approved new guidance relating to the convening of 'Concerns meetings'.  This multi-agency good practice guidance aims to: 1. Encourage partners, professionals and services to deliver co-ordinated, early responses  to issues and concerns about adults, in a proac...
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Share your views on Sexting in Schools and Colleges - ThinkuKnow

The UK Council for Internet Safety (UKCIS) is gathering views on its guidance Sexting in Schools and Colleges: Responding to incidents and safeguarding young people (English and Welsh versions). Your feedback will help UKCIS to make further improvements to the guidance. If you would like to take part, the survey should take no longer than 15 minute...
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Wolverhampton Tackling Interpersonal Violence & Abuse 2019-2022

The Safer Wolverhampton Partnership (SWP) is the strategic lead for addressing Interpersonal Violence (IPV) and Violence Against Women & Girls ( VAWG) in Wolverhampton. The Partnership is committed to:  • Addressing the root cause of IPV, including VAWG  • Challenging perpetrator behaviour and holding them to account  • Alleviati...
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Parental alcohol misuse resources and guidance- Childrens Society

 CAPE (children of alcoholic parents engagement), a new, national capacity building programme for professionals who work with and support children affected by parental alcohol misuse Our work with children and young people has helped us create a number of booklets. These can help you start discussions about the impact of a parent's drinking. T...
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Updated Guidance For Safer Working Practice May 2019

This document is an update by the Safer Recruitment Consortium of a document previously published for schools by the Department for Education and Skills (DfES). It was initially issued as those working with children had expressed concern about their vulnerability and requested clearer advice about what constitutes illegal behaviour and what might b...
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Stop Hate Crime WLV Website

What is Hate Crime? Hate crimes and incidents come in many different forms. It can be because of hatred on the grounds of your: race religion sexual orientation transgender identity disability It doesn't always include physical violence. Someone using offensive language towards you or harassing you because of who you are, or who they think you are,...
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Updated Escalation Policy

Occasionally situations arise when workers within one agency feel that the actions, inaction or decisions of another agency do not adequately safeguard a child or an adult with care and support needs.  The purpose of this protocol is to ensure that in such situations issues between agencies are resolved in a timely manner. Click here for the W...
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Image sharing: resources for teens and parents (Thinkuknow)

New for teens: When nudes get shared We know that professionals often have to deal with cases of nude or semi-nude images being shared amongst schools and groups of friends. We want young people to understand that it's unacceptable for anyone to share an image in this way. Share our new article with secondary-aged pupils to help them understand tha...
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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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