1. Updates to pan Sussex Safeguarding & Child Protection Procedures

    13 November, 2018

    The pan Sussex Child Protection and Safeguarding Procedures Group met on 30 October 2018 to review the local policies, procedures and guidance for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in Sussex. With the publication of Working Together to Safeguard Children, 2018 it was a busy meeting for the group. Read on […]

  2. 16 Days of Action

    12 November, 2018

    Alongside the LSCB Safeguarding Week, our colleagues at “Safe in the City” are running their 16 Days of Action, this is a comprehensive set of events that concentrate on keeping all those who maybe subject of domestic abuse or violence. It should not be forgotten that children and young people living in these potentially turbulent environments […]

  3. Contextual Safeguarding

    9 November, 2018

    The LSCB has recently reviewed our Exploitation Training offers, as the ever growing aspects of this form of abuse change and alter the way that our children and young people can be drawn into situations where they find themselves exploited and at risk from elements within the criminal societies and gangs operating across our county […]

  4. Serious Case Reviews – Learning for practice

    8 November, 2018

    Neglect Thematic The NSPCC have produced a short summary of risk factors and learning for improved practice around neglect briefing – this reviews all cases featuring neglect published since 2014. It’s a very short, but very good read. https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/research-resources/learning-from-case-reviews/neglect/   Published case reviews The NSPCC have added six case reviews to their review collection this month […]

  5. UPDATED safeguarding training courses

    29 October, 2018

      Over the last couple of months the LSCB Learning & Development Officer has been reviewing  our current multi-agency training offers to make sure they reflect the new expectations of Working Together to Safeguard Children, 2018.   There will need to be some further updates to all our training offers once the local safeguarding arrangements have […]

  6. Vulnerable Babies

    22 October, 2018

    The Children’s Commissioner for England has published a report looking at vulnerable babies. It focuses on babies under 1 and the sorts of risks they are exposed to. There were 19,640 babies under a year old identified by local authorities as being ‘in need’ in March 2017. Of these babies 15,800 were living at home. […]

  7. FGM – Home Office Campaign

    17 October, 2018

    The Home Office is launching a Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) campaign on 5 October and will be running for eight weeks as part of our commitment to tackling this crime and protecting vulnerable women and girls. The campaign will support our ongoing work to tackle FGM, which includes an ongoing programme of outreach by the […]

  8. Unaccompanied (Home Alone) Children

    16 October, 2018

      You attend an address as part of your role, you find three children at the address, the eldest is 11yrs old, and he is looking after his siblings aged 7yrs and 5yrs old. He says that his parents are both working and that their father will be home soon. What would you do to […]

  9. Changes to LSCB Safeguarding Arrangements

    15 October, 2018

    As you will know, new legislation (Children and Social Work Act 2017) dictates that Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs), set up by local authorities, will be replaced. Under the new legislation, the three safeguarding partners (local authorities, police, and clinical commissioning groups) must make arrangements to work together with relevant agencies (as they consider appropriate) […]

  10. Safeguarding Week 2018

    12 October, 2018

    The LSCB in partnership with colleagues from the Safeguarding Adult Board  and Safe in the City, are running a number of training events aimed at supporting staff to protect children and young people and adults with care and support needs.  The week long series of events kicks off on Monday 26th November 2018 with a […]