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News from June 2019

SSCP Website Update

We will be updating our website to reflect the new changes up until then here’s the latest news. Further information and website details will be available soon. You will still find a number of updates by visiting the SSCP latest news.

Don’t forget we’ve launched a brand new Twitter account for Salford Safeguarding Children Partnership. Make sure you follow us @SalfordSCP

Date added: June 2019

Salford Safeguarding Children Partnership Arrangements went live on 1st April 2019.

The DfE Early Adopter Programme will end on 30th June, but we know that a transitional period between our implementation date of 1st April until our new processes and groups are embedded is likely. The programme has raised the profile of Salford nationally in relation to safeguarding children, and we have provided a number of learning examples as part of the project, including speaking at two DfE safeguarding children events. 

Further information is available about the partnership including a 7 minute briefing on the new safeguarding arrangements in Salford.

Date added: June 2019

Salford Safeguarding Children Partnership Roadshows

There have been a number of roadshows delivered in April and May 2019 accessed by over 200 multi-agency professionals. Professionals were able to find out about the new multi-agency safeguarding arrangements and priorities including Neglect. We also got plenty of views on how well we are safeguarding children in Salford – what is working well, what we are worried about and what can we do differently to improve outcomes for children and families of Salford. There are some further sessions planned. This feedback will be used to inform our ongoing plans. The presentation from the Roadshow is attached

Date added: June 2019

Exam Stress Campaign

Throughout May and June young people in schools, colleges and universities throughout the country have been busy studying, prior to taking exams.

For many this can be an extremely stressful period, which can have an impact on someone’s physical and emotional health and well-being.

We’re supporting @SalfordCCG campaign, encouraging young people to reach out for support during the exam period. This time can be very stressful but help is available. Visit www.salfordccg.nhs.uk/start-well/exam-stress  for more info. #ExamStress

The exam pressure campaign compliments some of the messages from GM’s recently launched Suicide Prevention ‘shining a light on suicide’ campaign, which contains images projected onto Salford lads club and a personal story from a student.

This toolkit can be found at: http://www.shiningalightonsuicide.org.uk/toolkit

Date added: June 2019

Reducing Parental Conflict

The Reducing Parental Conflict Programme is a 12 month project that is being rolled out in all areas of the country.  The aim of the project is to work with partners to review how current strategy and practice supports identification and delivery of support to families where parental conflict is a factor.  Research shows the link between parental conflict and poor outcomes for children. The aim of the project is to help avoid the damage that parental conflict causes to children, by 2020/2021.  The vision is that, parental conflict support will be increasingly embedded in local support for vulnerable families in England.

The strategic lead for this project in Salford is Rachel Shearn and she will working alongside Michelle Warburton from Salford CVS.  They will be speaking with partners, community groups, leads and residents and holding a series of events to work towards developing a plan for the city.  They will also be identifying through partners which staff would be best placed to undertake training on parental conflict.  If you would like to get involved in this work or find out more please call Rachel Shearn on 0161 686 5257. 

If you would like to know about the research and the importance of this work then please visit https://reducingparentalconflict.eif.org.uk/  There is also an upcoming conference. Children, parental conflict and public services conference, Manchester 27 June 2019 in Manchester - https://www.eif.org.uk/events

Date added: June 2019

Knife crime

New anti-knife crime school lessons ahead of summer

The Home Office has been working with the Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Association and teachers to create new and improved school curriculum materials on knife crime ahead of the summer holidays. The lesson plans will help teachers challenge the myths around knife crime and feature real life case studies.

Social media graphics and posters for partners are also available  to share and use in supporting the #knifefree campaign to reduce knife crime among young people

Date added: June 2019 

Child Trafficking

Every Child Protected Against Trafficking (ECPAT) has updated its FAQs on child trafficking publication. The updates reflect emerging trends in child trafficking and changes in legislation, policy and practice.

Training - Join the Independent Child Trafficking Advocacy Service (ICTA)

for an awareness raising session about child trafficking

Date:              Friday 21st June 2019

Time:             9.30am – 12.30pm

Venue:           Broughton Hub (community room 2), 50 Rigby Street, Salford M7 4BQ

The session will cover:

  • Child trafficking definitions
  • Trafficking Indicators
  • Safeguarding & safety planning advice
  • National Referral Mechanism & the role of first responders
  • The role of the Independent Child Trafficking Advocacy Service
  • Current trends & referral within Greater Manchester

Further information about the role & duty of the ICTA service can be found within Home Office Guidance: Child Trafficking Advocates: Guidance For Early Adopter Sites And within S48 of the Modern Slavery Act

To book a place please ring 0161 603 4310 or email Debbie.hulme@salford.gov.uk

Places are offered on a first come, first served basis. Official confirmations will not be given, however a reminder email will be sent to delegates approximately 2 weeks before each seminar.  When booking places please provide details as listed below:

  • Name of delegate
  • Job title
  • Agency
  • Team based with
  • Full address where based with contact telephone number
  • Name of delegate’s manager

The Safeguarding Partnership is now charging agencies for staff who fail to attend if we are not informed of cancellation at least 5 working days before the training session.  This includes participants who arrive late and are not admitted by the trainers as they have missed a section of the training or participants who on the day inform the trainers they need to leave early. The charge would be £20.

Date added: June 2019

Child exploitation disruption toolkit

The Home Office has published a child exploitation disruption toolkit for professionals working with children in the UK. The toolkit sets out key legislation that can be used to disrupt the criminal and sexual exploitation of children and includes best practice guidance on information sharing and multi-agency working.

Date added: June 2019

Independent schools

The Department for Education (DfE) has published new standards guidance for independent schools in England. This includes information on safeguarding provision, including safer recruitment and use of restraint. A regulatory and enforcement action policy statement has also been published.

Date added: June 2019

Online safety

Childnet has launched a new PSHE toolkit to help secondary school teachers talk to 11-14-year-olds about pornography, healthy relationships and body image online. The toolkit includes lesson plan guidance, activities and films for each topic.

Further information: Myth vs. reality: a PSHE toolkit

Date added: June 2019

Hate Crime – National campaign

A nationwide hate crime campaign aimed at increasing awareness and understanding of what constitutes a hate crime has been launched by the government. A hate crime partner pack has also been developed for further information and guidance. 

Date added: June 2019

You may also be interested in the following information:

Date added: June 2019

Other Training and Events in Salford, Greater Manchester and the North West
  • Emotional Health Learning Programme: – Youth Mental Health First Aid, Bereavement Training, Learning from   the Manchester Arena Attack, Supporting those bereaved by suicide and more– booking information
  • Suicide Prevention Support and training – further information

Early Help Assessment Training – June/July availability  booking information

Date added: June 2019

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