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


The Children's Local Safeguarding Website can be accessed HERE


The Safeguarding Adults Website for County Durham can be found HERE

Safeguarding Adults Update **New**

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.

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

LSCB: Practitioner Survey **New**

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 

Exploitation, Grooming and Radicalisation Sessions 25 May 2017 **Current**

These free awareness raising sessions are aimed at team managers, frontline staff and practitioners who work with parents, carers, children and young people; who would benefit from an improved understanding of exploitation, grooming and radicalisation. 

Sessions will take place at Green Lane Council Offices. There are up to 70 places per session which are to be booked via Survey Monkey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/LSCB052017 

Please use all communication methods available to you to disseminate this widely. 

Sean Barry Strategy and Development Officer Local Safeguarding Children Board www.durham-lscb.org.uk Tel: 03000 265 434

Durham LSCB Procedures Update - April 2017 **Current**

Please find attached a briefing paper highlighting the sections that have been updated since the procedures were launched in January 2017. These are live now and can be found using the link embedded in the briefing paper.

Forthcoming LSCB Events **Current**

Please find attached flyers for two events for you to disseminate widely using all communication methods available to you. 

 · 3 half-day morning events to be held in June 2017 at venues in East Durham, Derwentside and Durham. · To share the findings from the Serious Case Review in respect of Child M focussing on two key themes from the review: - Disguised Compliance - Child Protection Conference & Core Groups · To book a place apply through Survey Monkey – link on the flyer 

 · 3 two-hour sessions to be held in September/October at venues in Durham · The briefing will cover the following areas: - A general introduction to the principles, purpose and procedures of MAPPA - Lessons learned from MAPPA Serious Case Review - An introduction to MAPPA management of offenders with complex care and criminogenic needs · To book a place apply through Survey Monkey – link on the flyer