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Listening Hub Logo Competition Winner!

Back in July 2021 we asked for a creative logo to be used for our new listening hub.  Our new listening hub is bringing together, the voices of children, families, and communities.  The aim is to promote their engagement so that their voices, views, and needs are heard.  It is important that they are not only heard but acted upon so that they are at the heart of all that we do alongside a wide range of other organisations and partnerships.

The competition was open to children up to the age of 18. We can proudly announce the winner was FLORI GHOLA (aged 10).  He was given a £100.00 gift voucher and his award winning logo is below!

There were 2 runner ups, and they were each awarded with £50.00 gift tokens.

Thank you to all who promoted and entered this competition.

The award Winning Logo!

The Listening Hub logo

If you are interested in getting in touch to know more or to tell us something important to you, please contact thelisteninghub@salford.gov.uk

Language for engaging with ethnically diverse communities.

Sporting Equals is an organisation that carries out research and provides information about ethnically diverse communities and race equality in sport. They have developed a language resource to support practitioners to build confidence when engaging with diverse communities. It offers some alternative suggestions to outdated terminology and promotes specific communities being described in an individual and not a generic way. Find the link to the resource below:

Terminology Resource.pdf | PDF Host

7 Minute Briefing; What is a Young Person Plan (YPP)?

Learning from recent reviews in Salford has shown that there is a lack of understanding across the Partnership about the purpose and remit of the Young Person Plan. The YPP offers adolescents in Salford an alternative to a traditional Child Protection plan. To find out more download the new thematic young person plan 7 Minute Briefing 

Salford Ethnic Minority and Traveller Achievement Service (EMTAS)

(EMTAS) provides support to all maintained schools in the City and some academy schools who buy into the service. The service helps schools meet the additional needs of their ethnic minority pupils. These may be children who have English as an additional language (EAL), may be of Gypsy Roma Traveller (GRT) heritage or have asylum or refugee status.

We offer a variety of services to schools, including:

  • One to one or group pupil support
  • Training and advice on best practice for ethnic minority achievement including new arrivals, advanced learners, GRT and asylum and refugee pupils 
  • Assessment and tracking of EAL/GRT children
  • Support on whole school policies and provision-creating an enabling environment for all
  • Best use of educational resources
  • Interpreters for new arrival admission meetings
  • Liaison with parents and other agencies
  • Cultural and religious awareness training including the promotion of key events in the Inclusion calendar such as Black History Month, Gypsy Roma Traveller History Month, Refugee Week, Windrush Day and many more. 
  • Support and guidance about how to become a School of Sanctuary
  • Home school liaison for Gypsy and Traveller children living on the Duchy Road Caravan Park and other housed Travellers when known to the service

We take referrals direct from schools. For more information, please visit our website at https://www.salford.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/info-for-parents-students-and-teachers/ethnic-minorities-and-travellers/

Sibling Sexual Abuse

The 'Safeguarding Network' have produced a 20 minute read on the subject of sibling sexual abuse, highlighting that alongside child-on-child or peer sexual abuse, sibling sexual abuse is likely to be the most common form of sexual abuse of children.  

The information provided offers professionals insights into this subject area and to contribute to professional development.  Access the information here.

Learning from Practice Reviews

A recent review has once again highlighted the vulnerability of babies aged under 12 months. Practitioners are encouraged to be extra vigilant where babies are concerned. Key messages include:  be confident to ask difficult questions about males in the household; share information about domestic abuse incidents; make use of opportunities to support and safeguard pregnant women.

Read the Case Review 7 Minute Briefing "Chloe" available on the 7-Minute Briefing page

Safeguarding Babies Under 1

The ‘ICON guidance’ for coping with infant crying has been promoted throughout September and October, following a national review into safeguarding babies under 1 from non-accidentally injury.  The review can be viewed here.

The SSCP will be holding a lunch bowl to raise awareness of the ICON guidance on Friday 1st October 2021.

Further information for parents and professionals can be found on the ICON website ICON - Babies cry you can cope - Advice and Support | ICON (iconcope.org)

Multi-agency lunch bowl sessions

Recordings of the lunch bowl sessions are available on the SSCP YouTube channel

9th September 2021: 'Parental Conflict programme': a national driver aimed at Local Authorities and partner agencies identifying and responding to conflict, below the threshold of domestic abuse, to improve outcomes for children.  

14th September 2021: 'Making a Prevent referral': The session covered How to make a referral, What makes a good referral, What happens after you make a referral and The Channel journey.

30th September 2021: The ‘Seriously Good Outcome’ Lunch bowl:  The session will take a deep dive into a seriously good outcome review and explores the practice that supported a child remaining in the care of their parents, following previous children becoming looked after or adopted.

1st October 2021: ICON- reducing the risk of abusive head trauma in babies: ICON is an initiative designed to reduce abusive head trauma in infants. Delivered in the antenatal period up to the first 6 to 8 weeks of the baby’s life. The message is that babies cry you can cope. Abusive head trauma from child abuse is preventable. It is often triggered by caregiver’s lack of ability to cope with a crying baby. Approximately 70% of babies that are shaken are shaken by a male caregiver/father and can result in catastrophic injuries.

Recordings of previous lunch bowls can be accessed on the Salford Safeguarding Children Partnership You Tube page.

National Events

Prevent Week of Action - 13th September - 17th September

There will be a lunch bowl session on the 14th September at 12:30 on ‘Making a Prevent referral and Channel Panel' in Salford.

The week of action will culminate in the Salford Prevent conference; please click on this link to book: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/salford-prevent-conference-tickets-165771114867

Sexual Health Awareness Week - September 2021

During the month of September sexual health charity Brook, held its national sexual health awareness week, with the focus on increasing understanding of ‘consent’  A toolkit including posters and media resources is available via the Brook website Sexual Health Week 2021 - Consent: Do you get it? (brook.org.uk)

Black History Month - October 2021

During October the UK Celebrates Black History Month. The first Black History Month was celebrated only in London, in 1987 but in the years since, the celebration has spread across the whole UK and is now celebrated annually throughout each October.

The main aims of Black History Month are to celebrate the achievements and contributions of black people not just in the UK, but throughout the world and also to educate all on black history.  This years campaign is titled ‘Proud to be’ and a resource pack to accompany the campaign can be found here Black History Month Resource Pack 2021 - Proud to be - Black History Month 2021

AHDH Awareness Month - October 2021

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is a neurodevelopmental disorder which has for many years been recognised as particularly affecting children.  However, it has only relatively recently been recognised as affecting adults too.  The aim of this international month of awareness is to increase knowledge of ADHD, by providing information that is reliable,  based on research and scientific evidence.

This years theme is 'Reframing ADHD: Discovering New Perspectives'.  Further information and resources can be found here.

Useful Links to Training, Information and Resources

The SSCP has developed a Virtual Training Programme offering webinars, spotlight briefings, lunchbowls, practitioner forums and videocasts. Our training programme is complemented by e-learning courses7 minute briefings Learning from Practice ReviewsLearning Events and by subscribing our SSCP YouTube channel. We will continue to 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 including Psychological First Aid, Mindfulness, Helping young people with anxiety, low mood and depression during Covid 19
  • 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. 
  • To support us to become more aware of trauma and how we can support resilience across the City, take a look at The Salford Way which includes self care resources for taking care of ourselves and our colleagues.

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