September 2022

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'If you think it, report it' campaign

The DFE campaign 'If you think it, report it' highlights that everyone has a role to play in protecting children and young people from abuse.  You can access a number of video clips to help spot the signs of abuse including Physical, Emotional, Sexual abuse, Neglect and Online abuse.  The signs are grouped into 'Appearance', 'Behavior' and 'Communication' and those with concerns are advised to talk to the local council, NSPCC. or the Police.

Listening to children and families

There is great work taking place in Salford to listen to the views and voices of children and families, to influence change, service delivery and provision.  Listening Loop's are a method of demonstrating and show casing this work by summarising how you have listened, taken action and provided feedback.  The SSCP listening hub would love to hear about any consultation work taking place and can help with the completion of listening loops.  A listening loop template and more information can be found on the SSCP listening hub webpage.

If you would like to submit a listening loop to the SSCP listening hub or would like any further information, support, or wish to discuss any projects please contact:

Domestic Abuse – Operation Encompass

A short animation has been produced for schools to place on the Operation Encompass section of their websites.  The animation explains to children what Operation Encompass is and how their school supports them following an incident of Domestic Abuse where the Police have attended. It’s also a useful tool for schools to use with younger children to explain why key adults are supporting them following an Operation Encompass notification.

NSPCC 'Talk Relationships' for schools

From September 2022, the NSPCC are launching a new service designed to support secondary education teachers to:

  • build skills and confidence in delivering inclusive sex and relationships education through an elearning course
  • confidently use our pre-made lesson plans created by subject specialists
  • foster a culture of safety for young people to talk about healthy and unhealthy relationships at your school.

To register your interest in accessing this resource visit the NSPCC webpage on Talk Relationships.

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

A new and updated FGM pre-recorded lunch bowl is now available on the SSCP You Tube Channel.  The session discusses the pathways for adults and children, the FGM toolkit, and the support services available.  Further information including the toolkit and guidance can also be found on the FGM page of the SSCP website.

Embedding anti-racist approaches: Video Learning Resources

Research in Practice has created 5 films highlighting tasks and strategies to enable practitioners to consider how both practice and service development can be designed and delivered more equitably.  These include:

  • Promoting anti-racism in Childrens Social Care
  • Anti-racist approaches to workforce equity
  • Becoming an anti-racist organisation (case study 1)
  • Becoming an anti-racist organisation (case study 2)
  • Making supervision anti-racist

To access these and other resources register with the Research in Practice website.

World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) was established in 2003 by the International Association for Suicide Prevention in conjunction with the World Health Organization (WHO). The 10th of September each year focuses attention on the issue, reduces stigma and raises awareness among organizations, government, and the public, giving a singular message that suicide can be prevented.

Next month - Hate Crime Awareness week

National Hate Crime Awareness week runs from 8th to 15th October.   For ideas and resources to plan activities visit the NationalHCAW website. 

Into the Music Industry event

The Rio Ferdinand Foundation are co-delivering an ‘Into the Music Industry Event’ alongside partners KISS FM, Warner Music and Salford University on Saturday the 1st of October from 10:30am – 4pm at New Adelphi Theatre, University of Salford, University Road, Salford M5 4BR.   This one-off event is a unique opportunity for young people aged 15-25 to meet professionals from across the music industry and take part in themed workshops covering;

  • Broadcasting
  • A&R
  • PR, Media & Events
  • Panel discussion with Artist / Professionals 

Young people will get the chance to hear ‘day in the life’, work examples, practical briefs, challenges and top tips for starting career journeys.  Free lunch, networking, goody bags and further information on volunteering / work placements within these companies will also be shared!  

There are 80 spaces available through Eventbrite.  

Equality and Diversity

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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