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SSCP Seriously Good Outcome Review Learning

We have recently (28th October 2020) published the learning from our 1st Seriously Good Outcome Review (SGOR). 

We have introduced seriously good outcome reviews- partners identify cases where agencies have worked well together and there are positive outcomes for the child. They examine multi-agency success, how it was achieved, impact on the lives of children and what we can learn to better safeguard and promote the welfare of children in Salford.

The SSCP want to celebrate and share the learning from good practice.  Please disseminate the key learning, reflect on the implications for your service and outline the steps your team will take to embed and improve practice in line with the findings and recommendations.

For more information on seriously good outcome reviews, learning from other reviews or to submit a referral to the practice review subgroup visit https://safeguardingchildren.salford.gov.uk/professionals/practice-reviews/

If you have any valuable feedback about the impact this SGOR has had on practice please email: sscp@salford.gov.uk

Threshold of Need and Response 2020 & Survey

The SSCP has refreshed the Threshold of Need and Response Framework as an interim holding document.

This document is the criteria for taking action and providing help across this full continuum to ensure that services are commissioned effectively and that the right help is given to the child at the right time. It should be transparent, accessible and understood by all practitioners and applied consistently.

Key updates include:

  • Aligns to SSCP arrangements e.g. partnership branding and updated website hyperlinks
  • Complies with accessibility regulations
  • Updated Professional Challenge and Escalation Policy
  • New Thriving Families and Neglect tools

Please promote this guidance in your agency and embed into relevant training and policies. For more information visit https://safeguardingchildren.salford.gov.uk/professionals/thresholds-of-need-and-response/

A multi-agency working group is meeting in November to re-write the document. We want the views and experiences from practitioners, parents and young people to shape what it looks like and inform the working group plan. Please complete this short survey by 27 November 2020

For more information email: sscp@salford.gov.uk 

Mean Streets

"We do not feel safe in our communities. We worry about violence on the streets, where knife crime is at a record high"

The Children’s Commissioner’s Office set out to understand more about when, where and why children feel unsafe, and what could be done to address these fears. This report is based on the findings from seven focus groups conducted with children aged 7 to 18 in Sheffield, chosen because it has average levels of crime, poverty and educational provision for England

For more  information download the report: childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/report/mean-st

Something's Not Right Campaign

The Home Office launched a new campaign, 'Something's Not Right', on Tuesday 17th November to help secondary school children in England who suffered a range of harms, such as sexual and physical abuse, during lockdown.  

With schools re-opened and safeguarding channels restored, the campaign aims to build awareness of the support services available to victims and encourage disclosure of abuse to a trusted adult.

The campaign has been developed in close collaboration with the NSPCC, Barnardo’s, The Children’s Society, Internet Watch Foundation and Marie Collins Foundation.

For more information visit the campaign webpage: www.childline.org.uk/somethings-not-right

Papyrus

Papyrus HOPELINEUK opening hours now 9.00am - midnight everyday (Weekends and Bank Holidays included). HOPELINEUK: For young people (up to 35)  who may be having thoughts of suicide or anyone concerned for a young person who might be you contact HOPELINEUK for confidential support and practical advice:

  • Call: 0800 068 4141
  • Text: 07860039967
  • Email: pat@papyrus-uk.org

Bedtime Stories Chapter Two is PAPYRUS’s campaign helping protect children from the nightmare of cyberbullying and harmful online content, by alerting parents and carers of the types of things their children could be accessing on the internet - www.papyrus-uk.org/bedtime-stories/bedtime-stories-chapter-two/

Youtube links for Papyrus Bedtime Stories:

PAPYRUS are also delivering Suicide Awareness Training in Salford -10th and 16th December 10-10:30am - Information and booking

ICON Campaign

During this challenging time stress levels at home may be increased. Please follow the ICON guidance for coping with crying. The advice and support that underpins ICON is available for all health and social care professionals to ensure the message is provided to all families with babies. 

For more information visit or to download the resources visit https://safeguardingchildren.salford.gov.uk/parents-and-carers/infant-crying-and-how-to-cope-icon/

Lullaby Trust—Safer Sleep for babies

Unsafe sleeping is an issue that often is found to be a cause of Sudden Unexpected Death in Children (SUDC).

The Lullaby Trust provides advice on safer sleep for babies and offers emotional support to bereaved families.

Their advice page covers sleep positioning, room temperature, how to share your room with a baby, best mattresses, co-sleeping, swaddling and sleeping products.

This guide contains guidance for parents and guardians on sleeping as well as products such as cots, prams car seats and thermometers.

Safeguarding Adults Awareness Week 16-22nd November 2020 

16-22nd November marks the 2nd national Safeguarding Awareness Week led by the Ann Craft Trust.  Salford Safeguarding Adults Board are planning lots of activities to raise awareness of Adult Safeguarding amongst both the public and professionals. Salford Civic Centre will be lit up purple to mark the start of the week.  There will be a social media campaign so please look out for posts on Facebook and Twitter and please share them (and remember to use the hashtag #SafeguardingAdultsWeek).

We know that many of our partners are also planning activities to raise awareness and to strengthen safeguarding in Salford which is great.  If you are holding events / activities, please send any photos to ssab@salford.gov.uk as we would love to see them.

For more information on Adult Safeguarding, please visit the Safeguarding Adults Board new website.  If anyone is interested in holding activities to promote safeguarding and would like more information or support, please contact the Safeguarding Adults Board at: ssab@salford.gov.uk

16 Days of Action- Domestic Abuse Campaign

No-one should suffer domestic abuse. Broken hearts and mended hearts with messages of hope are being shared across Salford to encourage men and women experiencing domestic abuse to seek help.

The campaign signposts people to organisations which can help them and also shares messages from real survivors.

The messages are part of a global campaign, 16 Days of Action, to raise awareness of the issue and the range of help available. The campaign says 25 per cent of women and 16 per cent of men will experience domestic abuse in their lifetimes.

If you are experiencing domestic abuse and want to speak to someone about it you can contact the 24/7 national helpline (which also has translators for people whose first language is not English) on 0808 2000 247 or see www.salford.gov.uk/domesticabuse

New safeguarding website – Act Early – Prevent Radicalisation

‘Is someone close becoming a stranger?'

It can be hard to know what to do if you’re worried someone close is expressing extreme views or hatred, which could lead to them harming themselves or others. Working with other organisations, the police protect vulnerable people from being exploited by extremists through a Home Office programme called Prevent.

Act early and tell us your concerns in confidence. You won’t be wasting our time and you won’t ruin lives, but you might save them.’

That’s the message from a new safeguarding website www.actearly.uk which has launched, aimed at family and friends to encourage them to act early, share concerns and seek help if they are worried that a loved one is being radicalised.

The website includes case studies, signs to spot, FAQs and details of a new national advice line staffed by trained Prevent officers. They have also provided toolkits with a range of materials, from templates to posters to business cards and tweets, which can be found on the Counter Terrorism website.

Other National Days - November 2020

Anti-Bullying Week (Monday 16th-20th November)

This year’s theme for anti-bullying week is United Against Bullying. It starts on Monday (16/11/2020) with Odds Socks day! So make sure you remember to wear odd socks. For further information, and resources you can visit the anti-bullying alliance website.

https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/anti-bullying-week/anti-bullying-week-2020-united-against-bullying

This year Salford Youth Council young people want to create a very visible statement against bullying. To publicly show the diversity of our community and to make a visible pledge to challenge bullying, we are asking for as many people of all ages to create their own ‘Bitmoji’ and send it to your local Youth Council social media account.  Your image will be added to a growing group of ‘Bitmojis’ in support of anti-bullying.

Bitmojis are cartoons you can make of yourself https://www.bitmoji.com/ using a free app for smart phones, but can also be downloaded on google chrome (see attached image)

BEAT - Coping with Christmas free training for Parents and Carers

Throughout November and December BEAT, the eating disorder charity, will host "Coping with Christmas" training courses.

These sessions are for parents and carers who have been caring for a loved one with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and/or binge eating disorder for less than five years.

For more information:  www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/support-services/someone-else/parents-carers/coping-with-christmas

 

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Useful Links to Training, Information and Resources  

In the absence of face to face training for the foreseeable future the Salford Safeguarding Children Partnership has developed a Virtual Training Programme. In addition to e-learning courses7 minute briefings Learning from Practice Reviews and Learning Events we are now offering webinars, spotlight briefings, practitioner forums and videocasts. We will continue review the possibility of offering face to face training in line with Government advice and local needs.  

Visit also Salford Thrive for further Training, Resources and Events . The Emotional Health Service Directory will help you access useful resources and services available to support children and young people's emotional health and well-being and to provide guidance when making a referral into services. Take part in the GM iThrive workforce survey to help support the development of the Salford training offer for 2021-22.

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