CSCP Newsletter - April 2021

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New NSPCC Helpline to Report Sexual Abuse in Education

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The Department for Education has commissioned the NSPCC to establish a dedicated independent helpline for people who have experienced abuse in education. The Report Abuse in Education helpline comes after a high number of anonymous testimonials were submitted to the Everyone’s Invited website, documenting abuse in all types of schools, colleges, and universities.

The helpline went live on 1 April 2021, and will provide both children and adults who have experienced sexual abuse in schools with support and advice, including onward action such as contacting the police if they wish to.

The helpline will also provide support to parents and professionals. 

Anyone who gets in touch through this dedicated helpline will also be signposted to other relevant support services available, including Childline, which provides ongoing support and counselling to children and young people.

The dedicated and confidential NSPCC helpline – Report Abuse in Education can be reached on 0800 136 663 or by email at

Please share these details with children, young people, parents and carers, schools and other partner organisations in your area:

All audiences, including parents and professionals – please share these posts through your own social media platforms:

Children and young people – please our Instagram posts with the children and young people you work with:

Schools and other professionals:

  • You can also follow @NSPCCLearning on Twitter which will share information and resources to support practitioners to tackle sexual abuse in education.

The Big Ask launch

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The Children's Commissioner has launched the biggest ever consultation with children.

Dame Rachel De Souza, Children's Commissioner for England, is today launching The Big Ask, the largest ever consultation with children undertaken in England.

The survey will be live from today until Monday 19 May and asks children across England to set out their priorities for improving childhood post-Covid. 

Children and young people can take part in the survey at

The CSCP are asking people to promote the survey and encourage the children and young people they work with to take part and have their say. 

If you are a teacher, or work with children and young people there are lots of resources to support you implementing the survey with them. 

Watch Rachel De Souza introduce and explain the survey with the help of footballer Marcus Rashford.  

Find answers to common questions about The Big Ask.

If you want to talk to the team behind the survey you can contact them at 



Modern Slavery Business Supply Chains FREE webinar

modern slavery webinar

Slave-Free Alliance and Cumbria PCC are holding their final FREE webinar via Eventbrite, on Tuesday 27 April 2021 (10:00 - 11:00am), with a focus on modern slavery and businesses.  

Whether you are employing people, or ordering stock from another company, it is worth attending the webinar just to see how Modern Slavery can affect your business. 

To register for the event please click on the link below

Safety Happiness and Health Toolkit

safety happiness and health toolkit

Cumbria Safeguarding Youth Voices were asked to develop a young people’s version of the early help strategy, however we talked it through and we decided that we didn’t want to do this as no young people would read it. Instead we wanted to develop a toolkit that would support young people to get help. We made a conscious decision not to call it an Early Help toolkit, because when you mention the word help it can seem intimidating and put young people off.

We decided that we wanted it to have lots of drawings to make it less intimating, more visually interesting and accessible. Better than lists of names and resources. Because of that we decided that we wouldn’t completely fill it with writing and we would make it concise. Please can you share our Toolkit with young people so they that whatever they’re worried about its okay to ask for help.

Thank you Chloe and Liza.

Safety Happiness and Health Toolkit

Understanding attachment in children

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NSPCC Learning has published new content on understanding attachment in children. The content looks at: why attachment is important; how children develop attachment; attachment and behaviours to look out for; how trauma can affect attachment; and ways to support parents and carers to develop a bond with their child.

Read the content: Understanding attachment in children