Safeguarding
 

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



LSCB Newsletter Summer edition **New**

Please find attached the Summer edition of the LSCB Newsletter. 

Inside this issue · 

Welcome new LSCB Independent Chair Michael Banks 
Safeguarding Partners - Transitional Arrangements 
Durham LSCB Child Protection Procedures Updated 
Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Videos 
Safeguarding Education Toolkit 
Privacy Information — GDPR
LADO FAQs 
Various other news items 

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


Advice for possible sexual exploitation **New**

An issue was noted at the last teenage pregnancy steering group meeting that in the Easington/Peterlee area, girls were accepting lifts and not seeing the dangers in this. I have spoken to Sean Barry from the LSCB with regard to how people feed in CSE concerns. His advice is noted below.

As discussed, my advice would be Report to Police intelligence – This can be ANYTHING from car details, locations, names, even ‘rumour’ information Ring Police 101 or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 You can also submit a Intelligence / Information Form to ERASE@durham.pnn.police.uk (Attached). 


If you are concerned about a child call First Contact on 03000 26 79 79  

Circulation of YOU SAID WE DID Poster **New**

One of the actions from the practitioner survey 2017 was to develop a poster response of what has been actioned as a result of the survey that was completed last year. Could this please be circulated widely.

Click Here for the poster

Safeguarding Week 15/10/18 - 19/10/18 **New**

We are planning to hold events for safeguarding week in the week of 15/10/18-19/10/18. In order to start planning could you please identify anyone you would want to be part of a small planning group which will meet in July.
 
Exploitation, Grooming and Radicalisation Sessions **New**

Please find attached a flyer for some repeat sessions of the Exploitation, Grooming and Radicalisation Sessions on Friday 22 June 2018 9.30 – 11.30am and 1.00 – 3.00pm (two single sessions) at Stanley Education Centre, 5 King Edward VIII Terrace, Stanley, DH9 0HH 

The sessions are open to all partner agencies and will cover information on common forms of sexual exploitation and grooming techniques. The session will also include the importance of highlighting individuals who are at risk of radicalisation and being drawn into extremism or terrorism. 

NOTE – These are a repeat of sessions held in Jan, May and Oct 2017. To book a place please email Amanda.Cook@durham.gov.uk

Durham LSCB Child Protection Procedures Update – April 2018 **New**

The Durham LSCB Child Protection Procedure updates for April 2018 have been released today. 

The changes of note to procedures April 2018 factsheet highlights the significant changes in the Multi-Agency Child Protection Procedures. 


Practitioners should make themselves familiar with the changes. 

The procedures can be found here www.proceduresonline.com/durham/scb 

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

Training Needs Analysis **New**

The LSCB business unit is currently carrying out a Training Needs Analysis. The purpose of this is to ensure that the multi-agency safeguarding training offered to your workforce meets the needs of frontline staff. 

Could you please circulate the survey link (below) through your own agencies communication channels and impress the importance of completing this survey by frontline staff. I would appreciate it if survey returns could be completed by the 13th of April 2018. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/WZ96726

Thank you 
Jacqui Doherty 
LSCB Business Manager County Hall Durham DH1 5UJ 03000 263989 Mobile: 07469402571

LSCB Newsletter Winter Q4 2017/18 edition **Current**

Please see details of the Winter edition of the LSCB Newsletter.

Inside this issue 
Tackling Neglect Conference 
Learning Lessons Events 
Was Not Brought to Appointments 
NHS Safeguarding App 
Children and Social Work Act 2017 
Various other news items 

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

LSCB Briefings and conference dates **Current**

Durham LSCB are holding a number of Threshold Briefings, Learning Lessons events and Neglect Conference in the coming months. The flyers and booking links are also available on the ‘What’s New’ section of the LSCB Website.

  • · Threshold 1hr Briefings: Monday 26 February 2018 Time: 10.00-11.00am / 2.00-3.00pm / 4.30-5.30pm Venue: Council Chamber, County Hall, Durham, DH1 5UJ 
  • · Learning Lessons events: Wednesday 14 March 2018 Time: 9.15am-12.30pm / 1.15pm-4.30pm Venue: Xcel Centre, Newton Aycliffe Date: Friday 23 March 2018 Time: 9.15am-12.30pm / 1.15pm-4.30pm Venue: The Greenhouse, Stanley 
  • · Tackling Neglect Conference: Tuesday 27 March 2018 - Time 9.30am - 4.30pm - Venue: Xcel Centre, Newton Aycliffe 

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

ALSS Safeguarding & Prevent Bulletin **Current**

Please find attached the latest edition of our termly Safeguarding & Prevent Bulletin. We hope you find it both informative and useful.

SAB Website Feedback Survey **Current**

The Safeguarding Adults Board is continually seeking ways to improve how we communicate to and with the public. We are currently seeking feedback on our website. It will help us find out how we can improve our website for all users in future. This short survey below is seeking your views, we would be grateful if you could take a moment to tell us what you think.

Complete the feedback survey

Child Advocacy Centre Newsletter **Current**

Please find attached the Child Advocacy Centre Newsletter for November 2017.

DfE Consultation – Working Together to Safeguard Children: changes to statutory guidance **Current**

The Department for Education have released the consultation documents for the proposed changes to statutory guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children. 

This includes
· the replacement of Local Children Safeguarding Boards (LCSBs) with local safeguarding partners 
· the establishment of a new national Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel 
· the transfer of responsibility for child death reviews from Local Safeguarding Children Boards to new Child Death Review Partners 
· transitional arrangements

To facilitate a Durham LSCB response to the consultation, the LSCB Business Unit have produced the attached word document for partners to complete and return. The business unit will then collate all replies and submit an LSCB response. Please return your completed consultation form to sean.barry@durham.gov.uk To allow a full partnership response can all replies be returned by 01 December 2017. 

The full consultation documents can be viewed here – Consultation - Working Together to Safeguard Children: changes to statutory guidance (DfE Oct 2017). However all the consultation PDF’s are attached to this email for your convenience.

Durham LSCB Child Protection Procedures Update – November 2017 **Current**

The Durham LSCB Child Protection Procedure updates for November 2017 have been released today. 

The changes of note to procedures November 2017 factsheet is attached and highlights the significant changes in the Multi-Agency Child Protection Procedures. 


 Practitioners should make themselves familiar with the changes. The procedures can be found here www.proceduresonline.com/durham/scb

Tri.X Information Circular Oct/November 2017 **Current**

Welcome to the latest tri.x Information Circular, a monthly roundup of information and news from the children's social care sector.

SAB Newsletter Edition 4 **Current**

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