May 2022

Salford Thriving Families Assessment of Needs Summary 

A one page summary assessment tool has ben produced to assist the completion of the Thriving Families Assessment.  The Salford Thriving Families Assessment of Needs Summary document allows for a quicker assessment of need across the 5 areas: relationships, physical care, safety, stimulation/education/leisure, and capacity to change.  The tool can be used in multi-agency meetings, assessments, planning, and referrals for support and interventions.  More information and guidance can be found on the Neglect page of the SSCP website. 

Mental Health Awareness

Mental Health Awareness Week will take place from 09-15 May 2022 and is an event hosted by the Mental Health Foundation. The Mental Health Foundation have organised and hosted Mental Health Awareness Week for the last twenty-one years. During this time the event has grown to become one of the biggest awareness weeks across the UK and globally.  The theme this year is raising awareness of the impact of loneliness on mental health and the practical steps we can take to address it.  

Zero Suicide Alliance *free training*

It can be really hard to know how to support someone who you think might be feeling suicidal. Zero Suicide Alliance have created free online training that will give you the skills you need to help someone who is struggling with suicidal thoughts.  They are offering suicide awareness training in addition to a university student addition, a veteran edition and a module on social isolation.  They report that the training launched in November 2017, has now been taken two million times at the start of Mental Health Awareness Week, which runs from 9-15 May.

Exam stress

Tests and exams can be a challenging part of school life for children and young people and their parents or carers.  The NHS website offers advice on how to support a child through this time and Kooth have produced a guide for young people on coping with exam stress.

The Greater Manchester Health and Social Care partnership have also produced a resource pack for working with and supporting young people and their parents and carers. The pack will be updated each year with new resources.

Justice Bills receive Royal Assent 

Four major Bills came into law on April 28th 2022.  These include:  

  • Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act
  • Judicial Review and Courts Act
  • Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) Act
  • Approved Premise (Substance Testing) Act

The Bills are part of the governments pledge to protect the public better and restore confidence in the criminal justice system.  Some of the changes are:

  • More powers to police and tougher sentences for worst offenders
  • Minimum age of marriage in England and Wales raised to 18 to keep children safe
  • New courts measures to reduce delays for victims

A Different Vision: Changing the approach to child sexual abuse

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland is hosting a virtual event looking at the findings and impact from a 2-year project to change the way Cleveland responds to child sexual abuse. The free event takes place 09.30 – 12.30 on Tuesday 17 May 2022.

Book a place and find out more from the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland

International day against homophobia, transphobia and bi-phobia - 17th May 2022

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Transphobia and Lesophobia (IDAHOBIT / IDAHOBLIT) is an annual celebration that takes place on May 17th, to commemorate the day in 1990 when the World Health Organization removed homosexuality from its list of mental disorders. The day is now observed in many countries around the world, to raise awareness of the discrimination and violence faced by LGBTIQ+ people.  It is a day to stand up against hate and to show support for the LGBTIQ+ community.

There are many ways to get involved in IDAHOBIT, including attending events, supporting an LGBTIQ+ organisation, or sharing messages of support on social media.

There are local and national organisations providing advice and support to LGBTIQ+ people and those who wish to know more:

World day for culture diversity for dialogue and development  - 21st May 2022

In 2001, UNESCO adopted the Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity. and in In December 2002, the UN General Assembly declared May 21 to be the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.  This affirmed culture’s contribution to the three dimensions of sustainable development, acknowledging the natural and cultural diversity of the world, and recognising that cultures and civilizations can contribute to, and are crucial enablers of, sustainable development.

The United Nations promote the day as an opportunity to deepen our understanding of the values of cultural diversity and to advance the four goals of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions which are:

  • Support sustainable systems of governance for culture
  • Achieve a balanced flow of cultural goods and services and increase mobility of artists and cultural professionals
  • Integrate culture in sustainable development frameworks
  • Promote human rights and fundamental freedoms

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. 

Hate Crimes sessions 2022

GMP and Salford City Council are offering a number of briefing sessions on the topic of Hate Crime and specific training for hate crime reporting centres. The first of these dates are in May. 

Training for hate crime reporting centres is a two and a half hour training session for those who are or wish to become a reporting centre (or support reporting centres).  The session will cover:

  • A current picture of hate crime in Salford and Greater Manchester
  • The role of the reporting centre
  • Partnership role in hate crime
  • Supporting victims of hate crime and reporting
  • Opportunities to discuss your role and future plan

Dates: Thursday 12 May 2022, 1pm to 3.30pm or
Wednesday 16 November 2022, 10am to 12.30pm.

Hate Crime Briefings will also take place in June.  This is a one-hour overview session that includes:

  • What are hate crimes and incidents?
  • How they affect our community
  • The current picture in Salford / GM
  • How we raise awareness
  • How to report hate crime
  • Support available for victims

Dates: Monday 13 June 2022, 11am to 12pm or
Tuesday 11 October 2022, 10am to 11am.

For more details or to book please email

Upcoming - World Refugee Day June 2022

Salford City Council and Salford CVS are hosting a free networking event to mark World Refugee Day on Monday 20 June.

The week’s theme of ‘healing’ and plans to become an official City of Sanctuary will be shared.

The free event is for service managers and frontline staff across Salford and Greater Manchester within a council or at a voluntary sector organisation, to discuss how to better connect with asylum and refugee support agencies and how services can be improved for those seeking sanctuary.

True life testimonies of sanctuary seekers in Salford will be shared and celebrated.

World Refugee Day 2022 - Salford networking event Tickets, Mon 20 Jun 2022 at 09:30 | Eventbrite


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