Safeguarding Training
 

Here you will find information from County Durham & beyond relating to safeguarding training

 

The Children's Local Safeguarding Website can be accessed HERE

 

The Safeguarding Adults Website for County Durham can be found HERE



Risk, Harm and Decision Making - Child Sexual Abuse - Half Day Training **New**

Risk, Harm and Decision Making - Child Sexual Abuse – Free Half Day Training - Thursday 9 November 2017 XCEL Centre, Newton Aycliffe (AM & PM sessions available) 

Due to demand we have increased the capacity for this training. There is a further 80 places available for the morning session and 150 places available for the PM session. The Child Advocacy Project has developed a free multi-agency half-day conference in consultation with Dr Graham Hill for professionals who work with children, families or perpetrators of child sexual offences. 

This free half-day conference will highlight important information regarding the perpetrators of CSA and attempt to debunk some of the myths surrounding their behaviour. It will also explore risk, harm and decision making in multi-agency working. 

Topics to be covered include: 
 Adult Perpetrators of CSA ‘what you need to know’ 
 Multi-Agency Working: Perspectives of Risk 
 Defensible Decision Making ‘how can we judge a good decision?’
 Defining Harm ‘what is the threshold?’

Please register for the courses via the link: http://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CX95W9Z

LSCB Newsletter Autumn 2017 edition **New**

Please find attached a link to the Autumn edition of the LSCB Newsletter. 

Inside this issue 

· Children’s Services Referral Form · The LSCB Annual Reports · Updated Neglect Practice Guidance · MAPPA Briefings · Risk, Harm and Decision Making Training · Multi Agency Child Protection Procedures · Feedback from Specialist Training · Safeguarding Week 2017 · Various other news items 

The Newsletter can also be downloaded from the LSCB Website www.durham-lscb.org.uk 

Please circulate this update to appropriate staff and partners. 

Thank you Sean Barry Strategy and Development Officer Local Safeguarding Children Board Children and Adults Services Durham County Council, DH1 5UL Tel: 03000 265 434

Risk, Harm and Decision Making A free multi-agency half-day conference **New**

Thursday 9 November 2017 (AM and PM Sessions Available) The Xcel Centre, Aycliffe Business Park, County Durham, DL5 6AP 

What makes the perpetrators of child sexual abuse (CSA) think the way they do? For professionals involved in child protection an answer could provide that important clue, that vital final behavioral indicator that enables intervention before a young life is irreparably damaged. The Child Advocacy Project has developed a multi-agency half-day conference in consultation with Dr Graham Hill for professionals who work with children, families or perpetrators of child sexual offences. 

This half-day conference will highlight important information regarding the perpetrators of CSA and attempt to debunk some of the myths surrounding their behaviour. It will also explore risk, harm and decision making in multi-agency working. 

Dr Graham Hill is a Criminologist and an expert in the behaviour of adults that sexually abuse children and male non-familial child abductors. He is a former senior detective and was the founder and first Head of Behavioural Analysis for the UK Child Exploitation Online Protection Centre (CEOP). Graham’s investigative career and research background gives him a unique perspective of sexual crimes against children and he lectures internationally on a wide range of interrelated subjects. He is a member of the British Society of Criminology and a Visiting Research Fellow at Leeds University. 

Topics to be covered include: 
 Adult Perpetrators of CSA ‘what you need to know’
 Multi-Agency Working: Perspectives of Risk 
 Defensible Decision Making ‘how can we judge a good decision?’ 
 Defining Harm ‘what is the threshold?’ 

Please register your expressions of interest for the courses via the link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CX95W9Z (Places are limited and it is expected that those registering are able to attend the full session) For more information please contact Durham LSCB at lscb@durham.gov.uk

SAB Newsletter Edition 4 **
Current**

Please see the attached SAB Newsletter Edition 4. It has also been added to the Safeguarding Adults Website.


Safeguarding Adults Update **Current**

The Safeguarding Adults Board in its development session of March 2017 identified that its annual event would focus upon Financial Abuse, raising awareness of a range of issues, inclusive of Scams. 
National scams month runs throughout July, please find attached an awareness raising poster that can be printed and displayed to support National Scams month.
 https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/Global/CitizensAdvice/campaigns/SAM17/SAM17%20-%20English%20poster.pdf 

Watch this space for further information on our Financial Abuse Event later in 2017. 

LSCB: Practitioner Survey **Current**

I am writing to you to remind you that the staff survey regarding ‘working together’, exploring various aspects of cooperation and multi-agency safeguarding work, is now available for completion. 

Access to the survey is via the following link, https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/PrcSvyJul17 

This survey has been designed by the Working Together sub group and members of that group are the Lead contacts for partner organisations that have any queries regarding the survey content and process. The survey was highlighted in the LSCB’s Summer newsletter, which has been distributed to all LSCB sub group members. The survey is intended to highlight aspects of multi-agency safeguarding practice that can be developed to assist practitioners. Please promote awareness of the survey and encourage practitioners to complete the survey before the end of August 2017. 

The results of the survey will be available to the LSCB and will help to inform understanding of the safeguarding landscape and partner agency practice. 

If you have any difficulties accessing or completing the survey please contact me for assistance. 
Mark Quinn Quality and Performance Coordinator Durham Local Safeguarding Children Board Tel. 03000 265 772 County Hall Durham DH1 5UJ

 

LSCB Newsletter Summer 2017 edition **Current**

Please find attached the Summer edition of the LSCB Newsletter. 

Inside this issue · LSCB Priorities for 2017/18 · 
Updates to child protection procedures · 
Children and Social Work Act · 
Tackling Neglect Strategy · 
Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements known as MAPPA · 
LSCB marketing and communications activity · 
Various other news items