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July 2022

Salford Safeguarding Children Partnership circulate monthly E-Bulletins; if you would like to be included on the distribution list, please email sscp@salford.gov.uk.

News items are available by month of publication from the menu on the right.

Salford Ukraine safeguarding guide for sponsors and guests

Safeguarding information for Ukrainian sponsors and guests arriving in the UK, have been produced and are available for download from the Salford City Council guides for Ukrainian sponsors and guests page.  Leaflets are available in English, Ukrainian and Russian.

Salford Adolescent Strategy Consultation 

An Adolescent Strategy for Salford is currently being developed, to set out how partnership agencies can best work together to support young people in the City.  The SSCP would like to hear from a range of young people to help inform the strategy.  A short survey has been developed to gather these views.  The deadline for completing the survey is 24th July 2022.  

New non-fatal strangulation offence

A new offence came into force on 7 June 2022, meaning that those who strangle their partners, in an attempt to control or induce fear, will face up to 5 years imprisonment.  A government press release was issued detailing that Non-fatal strangulation was made a specific offence as part of the government’s landmark Domestic Abuse Act. 

There is help and support available in Salford for those experiencing domestic abuse.  A list of contacts and relevant services can be found via the Salford City Council website.

National Review into the murders of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes and Star Hobson

This review sets out recommendations and findings for national government and local safeguarding partners to protect children at risk of serious harm.

It examines the circumstances leading up to the deaths of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes and Star Hobson and considers whether their murders reflect wider national issues in child protection.

Working with unknown males 7MB

Reviews in Salford and the GM area have found that children can be at risk from male carers associated with the family who are not known about by professionals working with the family. This could be for example a father, stepfather, mother’s or grandmother’s partner, or the partner of a babysitter. These local findings are backed up by the findings of a national report called The Myth of Invisible Men. Read a summary of the findings in this new 7 Minute Briefing from the SSCP.

Strategy meetings 7MB

Local reviews have found that the strategy meeting is not always used as an effective way to share information, assess risk and plan further actions to safeguard the child. The strategy meeting is an essential part of child protection procedures and must be attended by statutory partners – health, police and children’s social care.  A reminder about why strategy meetings and the contributions of each partner are so important can be found in this new 7 Minute Briefing from the SSCP.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

Our vision is to make Salford a fair and inclusive city where everyone has an equal voice, access to services and opportunities, and are included and represented in decisions that affect them, irrespective of their age, disability status, ethnicity, faith, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background.  Salford has a strong commitment to tackling inequality which is reflected in The Salford Way, a city-wide approach to ensure partners work together to build a fairer and more inclusive Salford for all.  A key part of this approach is the  Salford Equality Strategy our catalyst for change to ensure we work together to build a fairer and more inclusive Salford for all.

All partners of the SSCP are required to ensure that equality, diversity and inclusion are a thread through all our priorities/activity, as are the views and voices of young people.