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June 2023

The May 2023 news page and previous news items are available by month of publication from the menu on the right.

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.

All enquiries concerning the welfare or safety of a child or requests for information MUST BE SENT DIRECTLY to the Bridge Partnership.   

The Bridge Partnership can be contacted on 0161 603 4500. All referrals and requests for support must be completed on the online referral form. The Bridge Partnership is available Monday to Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm.  If you need to speak to someone outside these times, please contact the Emergency Duty Team (EDT) on 0161 794 8888. If a child is in immediate danger of being harmed or is home alone, call the police on 999.  

For any problems related to the portal contact worriedaboutachild@salford.gov.uk 

If you are worried about an adult - Report abuse or neglect by telephone on: 0161 206 0604. For further information visit the safeguarding adults page on the Salford City Council website.

Positive Fatherhood 7 minute briefing

The SSCP has published a new 7 minute briefing on Positive Fatherhood.  The briefing is a collaboration between Dads Matters, Dadly Does It and the Young Fathers Project.

The briefing highlights how dads can be an underutilised asset when working with children and families and the benefits to children, families, and services when a positive fatherhood approach is used by professionals.  

For this and other themed and case briefings visit the SSCP 7 Minute briefing webpage.

Carers Week

Carers week runs 5th - 11th June.  A carer is anyone (adult or child) who looks after someone (unwaged) due to their illness, disability, or substance misuse, who is unable to cope without their support.  During this week there is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to communities and society throughout the UK.

Salford City Council is supporting Gaddum Salford Carers Centre with their week of events to highlight the work carers do, and to encourage them to seek support.

More information can be found on the Salford City Council Carers week webpage including: 

Drowning Prevention Week

17th - 24th June marks Drowning Prevention Week.  The Royal Life Saving Society UK report that 47% of accidental drownings occur during May to August each year (March 2022).  They have published lots of information and advice on water safety, including summer water safety tipsopen water safety information, and campaign and education resources for drowning prevention week.  

Further information and advice can be found on the Child Accident Prevention Trust website.

It is important for professionals to include water safety messages when discussing other safety advice with children, young people and families. Learn more by reading our new Water Safety 7 Minute Briefing.  A plain text version is also available.

Refugee week

Refugee week runs 19th - 25th June 2023.  This year marks its 25th anniversary.  The week is a celebration of the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees and people seeking sanctuary.  The aims are to enable people from different backgrounds to connect, encourage understanding of why people are displaced, and the challenges they face when seeking safety.  For information and to see what's on visit the Refugee Week website.

How to be a good ally to your LGBTQ child 

June marks national Pride month.  As part of the months events, Kooth are hosting a special LGBTQ webinar for parents and carers across Greater Manchester.  The webinar we will be exploring the umbrella of the LGBTQ community, and the positives and challenges that come with belonging to this community. Voices of experience from the community will be shared with their advice to parents/carers. An overview of wellbeing services and how they can support both parents/carers and their children will be provided.

How to be a Good Ally to your LGBTQ Child will take place 28th June, 6:30-7:30pm.  Book the event on eventbrite.

Dog safety tips

Defra, the Child Accident Prevention Trust, the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities and leading animal welfare organisations have put together a range of resources with practical #DogSafety tips that families can use in their everyday lives.  

Resources include: 

For further information, please download the dog safety resources and visit the Canine and Feline Sector Group website page on dog safety

Salford Household Support Fund

The Household Support Fund, provided by the Department for Work and Pensions, is to support vulnerable households with essentials like food and energy costs.

Phase four of the Household Support Fund launched on Saturday 1 April 2023 and will run to Sunday 31 March 2024. Phase four of the scheme focuses on helping Salford residents with food and energy due to the cost of living crisis.

This scheme is discretionary and the funds will be used to support households in the most need. This particularly includes those who may not be eligible for other support made available by government.

For more information and how to apply visit the Salford City Council Housing Support Fund webpage.

External training:

Trauma informed practice webinar

Trauma Responsive Salford are delighted to offer city wide webinar training, delivered by Clinical Psychologist, Nic Curran.  This is half day (3 hour) training on line.

Dates:

  • 12th July 2023: 09.25 – 12.30
  • 4th October: 09.25 – 12.30
  • 1st November: 09.25 – 12.30

To book your place on this training, please e-mail gaea.catterall@salford.gov.uk

Please include the following: Name, Role, Team, and Organisation.

For SSCP training please visit the SSCP Multi-agency webpage.

Equality and Diversity Statement

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. 

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