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



Anti-slavery – mobile phone app launched, helping to spot the unseen victims Unseen **New**

UK - a charitable organisation has launched a mobile app to support the spotting of unseen victims of slavery or trafficking. You can download a simple guide to recognising the signs of modern slavery and trafficking through the app. The Modern Slavery helpline is also coordinated and managed by Unseen UK.

To find out more – visit the Unseen UK website pages by clicking here.

Safeguarding Annual Reports 2018 **New**

Please find attached the following Safeguarding Annual Reports 2018: 


Prevent Bulletin **New**

Please find attached the latest Prevent and Safeguarding bulletin for term 1. 

If you have any questions or suggestions please do not hesitate to contact me. 

Kind regards, Tracey Clements Quality Officer Adult Learning & Skills Service Children and Young People’s Services Durham County Council Civic Centre North Terrace Crook Co. Durham DL15 9ES Mobile No: 07500 972902

Child Poverty Plan on a Page **New**

Please find attached the above document for your information. 

Thank you. Emma Maynard Admin Co-ordinator Durham LSCB 4th Floor, County Hall Durham DH1 5UJ 03000 266761 www.durham-lscb.org.uk

Signs Of Safety **New**

Following on from the Signs of Safety paper to the Board from Children and Young People’s Services in April 2018, please find attached a briefing note to agencies to support. The briefing note also provides information and links to book on to information sessions and briefings.

Homeless Reduction Act **New**

April 2018 saw major changes to homeless legislation with the introduction of the Homeless Reduction Act. Join the Housing Solutions Team to learn about the services they offer and help shape our future homeless service. There are sessions on 12th and 24th September 2018. 

To register for this event, please follow the link below. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/6WKFNYG 

These events will be held at the Durham Centre (please ensure you book via the survey link included). Please see address below – The Durham Centre Belmont Industrial Estate, Durham, DH1 1TN 

Anti-slavery Mobile phone app launched, helping to spot the unseen victims **New**

Unseen UK -  a charitable organisation has launched a mobile app to support the spotting of unseen victims of slavery or trafficking. You can download a simple guide to recognising the signs of modern slavery and trafficking through the app. 

The Modern Slavery helpline is also coordinated and managed by Unseen UK. To find out more – visit the Unseen UK website pages by clicking here.

Safeguarding Adults Board Training **New**

Please follow this link to visit the Safeguarding Durham Adults Safeguarding Training page where you will find details of all the training on offer to help raise awareness of Safeguarding, how to spot signs of abuse, and what to do to report concerns. We also have three easy read workbooks available for service users which can help them to understand how to Keep themselves safe, Stop abuse, and What happens when abuse is reported.

Our courses and workbooks are free to attend/download, and you will receive a certificate upon completion.

Safeguarding Adults Board Prevent Training **New**   

Please follow this link to the Prevent e-learning training which was put together in response to the Government’s Prevent Strategy to help people understand what radicalisation is and how people can be targeted by extremist organisations and groomed to join them. Vulnerable adults are particularly at risk of radicalisation, and it is important to understand the methods and processes this can involve. 

Follow the instructions on the website to open and complete the e-learning, and send us your completed assessment forms. We will then send you a certificate to show you have completed this training.

Multi-Agency Safeguarding Arrangements **New**

Please find attached below link as requested by Michael Banks, Independent Chair of Durham LSCB, for your information.

https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/social-care-commentary-multi-agency-safeguarding-arrangements.

Dissemination of the update from TRIX re the changes within working together 2018 **New**

Please find attached briefing notes from TRIX in relation to the changes in Working Together 2018. We will put them on what’s new on the website but can you please disseminate widely. 



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

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.

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.