Cumbria LSCB Newsletter - September 2019

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Cumbria SEND Improvement Programme


The Cumbria SEND Improvement Programme, created to respond to the recent Ofsted/CQC local area SEND inspection, has published its first e-newsletter. It contains information about the programme, the progress that’s been made so far and the plans for how parents/carers and children/young adults can get involved. It is also includes the draft Written Statement of Action, the plan that sets out how Cumbria is responding to the inspection recommendations.

Find out more: Cumbria SEND Improvement Programme

The Cumbria Pupil Premium Plus Awards


Schools can win up to £2,5000 in The Cumbria Pupil Premium Plus Awards.

Enter The Cumbria Pupil Premium Plus Awards and tell us how you're using Pupil Premium Plus (PP+) to support children and young people who are looked after.

Don’t miss out, submit your entry before Friday 20 September.

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Safeguarding in Education


The updated statutory guidance for safeguarding in schools and colleges, Keeping children safe in education 2019, has come into force. The guidance includes information on changes to local safeguarding children’s boards (LSCBs) arrangements, the new relationships and sex education curriculum and schools' responsibilities regarding pupils at risk of engaging in serious crime. The NSPCC has updated their briefing outlining the changes introduced in the updated guidance.

Read the guidance: Keeping children safe in education

See also on NSPCC Learning - Keeping children safe in education: CASPAR briefing

Places still available - Youth Mental Health First Aid Training


There are places still available on the  One Day and Two Day Youth Mental Health First Aid Training courses for schools.

Please visit the LSCB website for further details and to book your place.


CSCP Consultation


From 29 September 2019, The Cumbria Safeguarding Children Partnership (CSCP) will replace the current Cumbria Local Safeguarding Children Board. The new arrangements are set out in the CSCP plan which is published on our website.

For more information on the new arrangements you can access a more detailed briefing note here

We are now seeking your views on the changes and asking what you think the priorities should be for the new Board in the next year. We have created a questionnaire for you to fill in to tell us your views. Please follow this link

The consultation will also involve a series of workshops at our practitioner forums in September 2019. Dates are below:

  • 18 September 2019, 10am-12pm, Oval Centre, Salterbeck, Workington, CA14 5HA
  • 24 September 2019, 1-3pm, Committee Room 2, County Offices, Kendal
  • 27 September 2019, 10am-12pm, Youth Centre, Birks Road, Cleator Moor
  • 30 September 2019, 1-3pm, Millom Children's Centre, Lapstone Road, Millom, LA18 4LP