Safeguarding Update - June 2018

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Safeguarding Update - June 2018

Safeguarding Week 2018

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This year’s safeguarding week starts on Monday 25 June. There is a wide range of events and workshops that practitioners can attend. These include events for those working with children, adults and those working with victims of domestic violence.  There are also events for the public.

More information about safeguarding week is available on the Bradford Safeguarding Children Board website. You can read the full programme here which has details of booking information. You can keep up to date on twitter using the hashtag #BradfordSafeguardingWeek.

Child Safety Week 2018

Child Safety Week 2018

Child Safety Week takes place between 4th and the 10th of June. The week is run by Child Accident Prevention Trust to raise awareness of the risks of child accidents and how they can be prevented. The trust provides a range of resources to help practitioners run local activities and events and promote safety messages in a fun and engaging way.

The Child Accident Prevention Trust website has a range of support material for professionals as well as a Child Safety Week Parents’ Pack aimed at helping parents identify the key risks of accidents. 

Have your say on education safeguarding

Parents, young people and education professionals will get the opportunity to discuss education safeguarding at the district’s next Public Forum for Education. The forum will look at the successes and the challenges that both primary and secondary schools face. Speakers will talk about Bradford’s priorities, what schools do well in education safeguarding, and share examples of safeguarding good practice from primary and secondary schools.

The forum takes place on Wednesday, 20 June 2018 from 4.30pm to 6.30 pm in the Hockney Room, Margaret McMillan Tower, Princes Way, Bradford BD1 1NN. Email to book a place.  

Forced marriage prosecution

The first successful prosecution for forced marriage in England has taken place. The mother involved was sentenced to four years in prison. The law on forced marriage has been in place since 2014

There is multi-agency statutory guidance to assist all professionals dealing with cases of forced marriage. With holidays approaching, we're asking for everyone, especially  safeguarding leads, to be review this information.   

The Bradford Safeguarding Children Board and the Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Board jointly deliver training on this topic. 

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Find out more

You can keep up to date with safeguarding news in the Bradford District by following the @bsafebradford twitter feed.

More information is available on the BSCB wesbite and the Safeguarding Adults Board web page