Safeguarding Update January 2018

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Safeguarding Update 

1 February 2019


Safer Internet Day is on Tuesday 5 February

Safer Internet Day

Safer  Internet Day (SID) is an annual, worldwide event will be held on Tuesday 5 February 2019 to help encourage a better internet.
This year's theme is 'Together for a better internet' and encourages individuals to create a better internet by developing four, critical skills.

Find out about educational resource and how you can spread the word by visiting their website.

Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation


International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation is a United Nations-sponsored annual awareness day as part of the UN's efforts to eradicate female genital mutilation. This year it takes place on 6 February. 

"With the dignity, health and well-being of millions of girls at stake, there is no time to waste. Together, we can and must end this harmful practice."  UN Secretary-General AntónioGuterres

Find out more about how you can support the day.

Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse awareness campaign

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has launched an awareness campaign to ensure victims and survivors of child sexual abuse in England and Wales have the opportunity to be heard at the Truth Project. The campaign includes a TV advertisement and social media activity and runs until the end of February 2019.

Read more on NSPCC Learning on protecting children from sexual abuse.

Safeguarding during adolescence

Research in Practice (RiP) has published a briefing on the relationship between contextual, complex and transitional safeguarding during adolescence. The briefing outlines what is meant by the terms ‘complex safeguarding’, ‘contextual safeguarding’ and ‘transitional safeguarding’ and how these approaches overlap and complement each other.

For further information read Safeguarding during adolescence – the relationship between contextual safeguarding, complex safeguarding and transitional safeguarding (PDF)

Read NSPCC Learning about Safeguarding children and child protection

Bradford Working Together –thresholds, consent and the Front Door

These half day sessions are for multi-agency practitioners and front line managers working across the partnership to help them develop:

  1. A consistent understanding and application of the continuum of need and thresholds.
  2. A shared understanding of the progress made around Early Help and Prevention and the integrated Front Door.

There are 4 sessions to choose from. You will be able to select to attend 09.30–12.30 or 13.30–16.30 from the following dates:

  • Tuesday 26th February 2019 - Hockney Room, Margaret McMillan Tower, BD1 1NN
  • Wednesday 27th February 2019 - Banqueting Suite, City Hall, BD1 1UH

Apply through the following links for

Bradford Council Employees or Non-Council Employees