LSCB Newsletter - August 2016

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LSCB Training and Learning Events

Childs Hands

Better together....getting it right for children and families roadshows

Cumbria LSCB is holding a series of multi-agency events across the County for professionals who work with Children and Young People. The aim of the events is to provide support and information to all professionals who have safeguarding responsibilities.

  • Hear more about the key role that you play in safeguarding children and young people in Cumbria
  • Learn about the thresholds for access to services
  • Understand more about your role and responsibilities, both individually and collectively to work together to keep children safe
  • Be provided with practical tips to take away and use in your day to day practice
  • Learn more about the work of the safeguarding hub

More details are on the training page of the LSCB website

Safeguarding Responsibilities, Threshold Guidance and Referral Processes (formerly Level 2)

This course is designed to help participants understand safeguarding responsibilities, thresholds and referral procedures.

  • 09/09/16  Workington Fire Station
  • 14/09/16  Kendal Town Hall
  • 07/12/16  Oval Centre, Workington
  • 28/10/16  Harraby Community Centre, Carlisle
  • 11/11/16  Eden Room, Newton Rigg, Penrith
  • 11/01/17  Large Room, Penrith Rugby Club
  • 07/02/17  Oval Centre, Workington

Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Training

This course aims to provide participants with the understanding of the complex nature of Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence; the roles that everyone has to play in identifying, supporting and signposting those affected by it and to promote positive and effective outcomes through partnership working and good practice.

Courses delivered across the County, all of the details about the courses and how to book on are on the training page of the LSCB website

Self-Harm & Suicide Alertness Training

In the last decade the total number of teenagers in the UK who are self- harming has trebled (HBSC 2015). Also, self- harm in our primary school aged children is on the increase.

Anyone working with children or young people is invited to attend a free workshop on Self Harm and Suicide Alertness.  The training will cover the local/national context of suicide and self-harm relating to young people, the 'Pathway and Guidance for professionals working with children and young people who Self-Harm' and how to relate it to our work.

  • Tuesday 30/08/16 9.30am–1pm, Carlisle East Fire Station
  • Monday 12/09/16 9.30am–1pm, Carlisle East Fire Station
  • Tuesday 27/09/16 12.30pm4pm, Workington (Moorclose) Fire Station
  • Monday 31/10/16 9.30am–1pm, Penrith Fire Station

Courses delivered across the County, all of the details about the courses and how to book on are on the training page of the LSCB website


Parental Substance Misuse Training

The LSCB is running a series of training events around Substance Misuse and Parenting across the county.  The aim of the training is to provide staff who work with families affected by substance use, additional insight into the impact substance use can have on parenting.

Courses delivered across the County, all of the details about the courses and how to book on are on the training page of the LSCB website

Multi-Agency MARAC Training Workshops

The MARAC Coordinators within Cumbria Constabulary are running a series of three hour workshops in districts on the MARAC process.  This course has been designed to give an overview of the MARAC process and to develop awareness of risk and how to assess it.  It is suitable for frontline practitioners and managers.

Child Sexual Exploitation Workshops

Cumbria LSCB are providing FREE Child Sexual Exploitation Workshops across the county.

Participants must have completed the CSE Awareness Training eLearning (or equivalent) before being accepted on either of the courses.

Which CSE training is appropriate for my role?

Train the Trainer (2 day course)

This course is designed to enable members of the Multi-Agency Training Pool to be able to delivery multi-agency training in line with the expected standards of the LSCB.  It will provide both the theoretical and practical skills required to meet these standards.

Early Help Training

The LSCB is running a series of two hour workshops in districts on the Early Help Assessment Process.

  • Early Help Assessment Training
  • How to Write and Early Help Assessment

Courses delivered across the County, all of the details about the courses and how to book on are on the training page of the LSCB website

Safe Sleeping

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In Cumbria, the LSCB Child Death Overview Panel analyses the historical deaths to establish the demographic issues and identifies any key themes.

One of these keys is the risk factors for Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI).  Despite public health campaigns and involvement of universal services in parental education, the following risk factors are still identified in cases categorised as SUDI.

  1. Co-sleeping,
  2. Parental smoking,
  3. Prop feeding.

It is important that all practitioners working with families in Cumbria promote 'safe sleeping'. 

More information has been published on the LSCB website

Pokémon Go : A Parent's Guide


Tips and advice for keeping children safe on Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go is a game where you collect and trade cute creatures called Pokémon (Pocket Monsters).

It's one of the first popular games to use "augmented reality" - a kind of cross between real life and an online world.  The game makes it look like Pokémon appear in real life places by using the GPS and camera on your mobile phone.

It's already become a craze in Australia and America, and has made its way into the news across the world.  Here, we'll take you through what you need to know about the game and how you can help children using the app safe.

Let's Talk PANTS!


NSPCC launches PANTS song and animation to help protect children from sexual abuse

The latest NSPCC guidance, which was launched at the end of last week, is the PANTS song and animation, which is available to view on the NSPCC website -