CSCP Newsletter - November 2021

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Signs of Safety


It is important in our work with children and families that we are using a consistent language across all services and thresholds. One of the Signs of Safety practice principles is easy to understand family friendly language. Therefore, to support there being a consistent language, a Signs of Something glossary has been created to highlight commonly used phrases and detail what these phrases mean.

As the Signs of Safety practice model was originally created for child protection work, there is a pre-conceived idea that Signs of Safety is just for child protection. However, the practice approached has evolved over time and the principles for Signs of Safety can be used in any piece of work and at any level of our service.  

Signs of Something - A Glossary of language across Signs of Safety, Signs of Wellbeing and Signs of Success 

Signs of Safety across children and young people services - This document has been created on the back of feedback from workers, who have questioned where Signs of Safety fits in service areas other than child protection. The document provides an overview of the tools and the practice that sits behind these, along with examples shared of how the approach has been used in various parts of the service.

Further resources and practice guidance can be found on the Signs Of Safety share point

Update - Safeguarding Week 14-18 March 2022

Previously we had advertised the CSCP will be holdingSafeguarding Week in January 2022. Please note the Safeguarding Week has been moved to the spring and will be Monday 14th March - Friday 18th March 2022.

safeguarding week

During Safeguarding Week we will be holding a series of learning events, if you have anything specific you would like us to cover, then drop us a line

Anti-bullying free online training

anti-bullying alliance

Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA) have launched a free online CPD training course, 'Bullying and Gypsy, Roma and Traveller young people', which ABS has developed with Friends, Families and Travellers, after speaking with children and young people from Gypsy, Roma & Traveller communities about bullying.

Find out about all free CPD online courses available from ABA here

New referral forms for North Cumbria CAMHS and ADHD


The is some extensive work being undertaken around the Children’s ADHD and Core CAMHS Pathway in North Cumbria.

A pathway document has been developed that explains CAMHS and ADHD criteria to support professionals when making referrals. It gives a description of the difficulties, where to access support in the first instance and then when it would be appropriate to make a referral to these services.

You can access the information here

One of the changes that has been made is that CAMHS and the ADHD services have developed new referral forms with prompts to support the completion of these.

CAMHS Referral Form

To access the referral form click on the link below and then via either the west or east team link. 

North Cumbria Community Children and Young People’s Services - Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (

We have a duty worker on Monday-Friday 9am-5pm on 01900 705800 or 01228 603017. Please give us a ring if you would like to talk through any potential referrals or queries.

CAMHS Referral forms can be returned to;


Hopegill Centre, Anne Burrow Thomas Health Centre, Workington, CA28 8EW


Fairfield Centre, Carleton Clinic, Cumwhinton Drive, Carlisle, CA1 3SX

ADHD Referral Form

From the 1st December 2021 North Cumbria ADHD will have a separate referral route for referrals in North Cumbria and the form can be accessed at the link below and returned to

North Cumbria Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Children and Young People's Service (East) - CNTW270 - Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust

North Cumbria Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Children and Young People's Service (West) - CNTW270 - Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust

Any queries please contact the ADHD Team on 01228 603810 or on the email address above.

Together Not Alone - resource

together not alone

Together Not Alone is a free-to-all resource designed to provide Children and Adults with a gentle and imaginative way to explore key themes in grief and loss. The completed animation and Toolkit are available here, Together Not Alone.

Harmful sexual behaviour

NSPCC harmful sexual behaviour

NSPCC Learning has reviewed and updated its information and resources to help professionals working with children and young people who have displayed problematic or harmful sexual behaviour, including peer-on-peer sexual abuse. Topics covered include: how to recognise what sexual behaviours are harmful, how to manage incidents of problematic or harmful sexual behaviour and support children involved, and how to ensure safeguarding policies and procedures include information about problematic and harmful sexual behaviour.

Harmful sexual behaviour