LSCB 5 Minute Briefing - Important Update on the Better Together Events

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Important update – Better Together Events rescheduled from October 2017 to January and February 2018

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Due to the current activity in relation to the Early Help Strategy and the current work around developments within the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub a decision has been taken by the LSCB to reschedule the Better Together Events from October 2017 to January and February 2018.

New dates will be as follows, please note you will need to re-book onto a new date:

What will the rescheduled events cover

Using the experience of the child's journey in the safeguarding system, we will be exploring the developments that have taken place since the 2016 'Better Together' events.

When these events are held we will be able to present the revised LSCB Early Help Strategy and work with you to look at the implications of this. We will also be in a position to share with you changes that will have occurred in the safeguarding hub over the preceding months.

The LSCB use these opportunities to find out what your experiences are of the safeguarding system to drive out developments into 2018.

Feedback from and responses since the Better Together 2016 Events

A total of 349 professionals from across the partnership attended the 2016 events.  Key messages included;

  • The Right help, for the Right child, at the Right time…..ways to improve the response we provide for children, when they need it.
  • The operating model for Cumbria Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub
  • Developments around the Early Help offer , including Early Help and Family Support panels,
  • Revised Threshold guidance
  • Single contact form
  • Changing needs and the role of Team Around Child/ Team around Family

176 people completed evaluations form these events. Responses from attendees was positive:

  • ‘How would you rate your level of knowledge and skill after having completed the course?' 96% of attendees were either fully or fairly informed.
  • 91% rated the event to be either excellent or good overall.

Following feedback from attendees some changes within the safeguarding system have been made:

  • Submissions of a single contact form and/or early hep registration forms now result in an electronic receipt
  • Changes to the single contact form now allow the referrer to save and print their referral
  • Single contact form submissions can now also include attachments such as risk assessments or existing Early Help Assessments
  • The telephone options in the Safeguarding Hub have been revised
  • Information sharing is incorporated into our safeguarding training
  • The Early Help training has been extended to include how to coordinate a Team around the Family.