Safeguarding Update Jan 2018

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Safeguarding update

Safeguarding Update - Jan 2018

New annual reports published

Annual report

Our new Bradford Safeguarding Children Board annual report for 2016-17 has been published along with the Bradford Safeguarding Children Board Child Death Overview Panel (CDOP) Annual Report 2016-17.

New Safe Sleep training available

Our Safe Sleep e learning has been reviewed and updated.  The training has been specifically designed for professionals whose role involves advising parents about sleeping and the care of babies.  The course is free and can be accessed through the BSCB website e learning section.

Issues around Safe Sleeping remain an important area of concern within the potentially preventable child deaths which have been reviewed by the Child Death Overview Panel in Bradford in recent years. 

Preventing child sexual abuse online

Internet Safety Day 2018

The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) and CEOP have recently published, ‘Everyone deserves to be happy and safe’ – A mixed methods study exploring how online and offline child sexual abuse impact young people and how professionals respond to it.  Please take time to have a look at the report’s findings and share it with your colleagues.

A reminder also that Safer Internet Day 2018 will be celebrated globally on Tuesday 6 February 2018 with the slogan Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you. More details as sell as resources are available at the UK safer internet centre website

Non-engaging pathway

The multi-agency non-engaging pathway is a tool for professionals who are working with families who are failing to engage with services. This can lead to a professional concern about an unknown or emerging risk to children and young people. The pathway, which was developed following a serious case review, is clearly laid out and using a flow chart to give practitioners clear guidance. 

Please take time to have a look at the pathway and make sure all staff are aware that this can be used when they are struggling to engage with a family.

Children’s Voices – on being involved in gangs

The children’s commissioner for England, Anne Longfield, has published a series of reports summarising the first hand experiences and accounts of children leading vulnerable lives.  The most recent is A Review of Evidence on the Subjective Wellbeing of Children Involved in Gangs in England.

The commissioner also writes about this in her latest blog.

Cafcass shares learning on serious case reviews

The Child and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) has published new research from its submissions to serious case reviews. 

Data was analysed from the 15 most recent SCRs to which the service contributed between December 2015 and 2016; and a further 97 for which submissions were made between 2009 and 2016. It looks into the children and families involved, the serious incident, the risks known at the time the case was open to Cafcass and practice learning.