Cumbria LSCB Newsletter - January 2019 edition

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Take Action Today, Put Them Away Campaign


‘Take Action Today, Put Them Away’ is a campaign that aims to raise awareness of how to prevent household poisoning among children under five years old. This programme is now being rolled out across the North West.

Briefing Note

Safeguarding During Adolescence

A new briefing note by the Contextual Safeguarding Network at University of BedfordshireRochdale Borough Council and Research in Practice outlines what is meant by the terms ‘complex safeguarding’, ‘contextual safeguarding’ and ‘transitional safeguarding’ and how these approaches overlap and complement each other. The Safeguarding during adolescence – the relationship between Contextual Safeguarding, Complex Safeguarding and Transitional Safeguarding briefing note details how these areas engage with some of the challenges and risks associated with adolescence. The note is aimed at anyone interested in understanding more about new concepts and/or approaches to safeguarding young people and how they relate to each other. 

Safer Internet Day 2019 - 5 February2019

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Safer Internet Day 2019 will be celebrated globally on Tuesday 5th February 2019 with the theme “Together for a better internet”.

Last year Safer Internet Day was the biggest yet! With more than a thousand organisations and schools across the UK getting involved to help inspire a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively. 

Education Packs  |  SID TV  | Register as a supporter  |  Spread the word

Young Peoples' Forum - 2 February 2019


Cumbria's Young People's Forum are holding a Youth Crime : A Young Persons Perspective event for young people aged 11+ on Saturday 2 February 2019 (11am) at Penrith Methodist Church.

Full details fo the event and to a book place please visit the LSCB website here

Invitation to Youth Crime: A Young Persons Perspective (pdf)

BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme

The Children Trust Board’s Strategic Child Poverty Group recently received a presentation from BBC Children In Need’s Emergency Essentials Programme. This is a targeted, referral  programme which supports those in poverty and at risk of homelessness with the cost of buying household equipment or furniture. This can help to reduce the financial pressure these families may be facing. 

A short leaflet has been produced which provides further information on the programme and how to make a referral.

BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme Leaflet

Teaching resources about positive relationships

The NSPCC, in partnership with the School of performance and media production at York St John University, has developed teaching resources to help children and young people recognise concerning behaviour and identify characteristics of positive relationships. It's Not OK includes lesson plans, short films and accompanying activities about topics such as: harmful sexual behaviour; child sexual abuse; child sexual exploitation; sexting; and grooming. The resources are designed to be used with children and young people aged 11+.

It's Not OK: teaching resources about positive relationships

Read more on NSPCC Learning : Safeguarding and child protection in schools

Draft Domestic Abuse Bill

The Home Office has published its response to the domestic abuse consultation carried out in March 2018 along with a draft Domestic Abuse Bill for England and Wales. The statutory definition of domestic abuse in the draft Bill includes economic abuse and controlling and coercive behaviour. The NSPCC has responded to the Domestic Abuse Bill in Children and Young People Now, calling it a missed opportunity to recognise children as victims in law. Key points from the consultation response include: recognition of the impact of being exposed to domestic abuse on children; provision for including teaching about domestic abuse in relationships education in schools; and support for children exposed to domestic abuse. The Home Office has published a research report looking at economic and social costs of domestic abuse which includes a literature review on the impacts of witnessing domestic abuse on children in England and Wales.

Further information : Transforming the response to domestic abuse: consultation response and draft Bill (pdf)

The economic and social costs of domestic abuse (pdf)

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Read more on NSPCC Learning : Protecting children from domestic abuse

Further information : Mapping research into child sexual abuse : findings from an initial survey