Follow this link for timetable of activities https://sites.google.com/sutton.gov.uk/ceawareness/awareness-activities
The Children’s Commissioner for England has published the third annual children’s mental health briefing looking at the provision of children and young people’s mental health services in England. The report finds that in 2018/19: an additional 53,000 children entered treatment; around one in four children and young people with a diagnosable mental health condition were referred to services; and children and young people waited an average of 53 days to enter treatment.
Read the news story: The state of children’s mental health services
Read the report: The state of children’s mental health services (PDF)
It's been a year of significant transformation as Sutton LSCP transferred into the new local safeguarding children arrangements in 2019 with a revised constitution . The safeguarding partners also developed an aspirational new 3-year business plan 2019-2022 to support the implementation of the local arrangements with priorities set year by year. The focus for 2019-20 is to take foward contextual safeguarding practice developments to safeguard children from child exploitation. The partnership is also in the process of developing an ambitious Early Help and Protection strategy to be rolled out from 1 April 2020. We also set up a dedicated Children and Young People engagement and participation subgroup to support a co-ordinated approach to listening and finding out about the lived experiences of those who are vulnerable to neglect, abuse and exploitation.
SCR learning from 2019 that relate to Sutton LSCP priorities is available on the NSCPCC portal here
On Friday 1 November Sutton launched its new domestic abuse service, which will be delivered by the Transform Partnership. Transform has a clear, accessible and joined-up approach for people to get help for domestic abuse issues. The service will reduce risk levels for victims/survivors, children and families while effecting real change in the incidence of domestic abuse by perpetrators.
You can find out more information about Transform here.
To take a look at the Transform document outlining the service offer and a PDF version of the leaflet, follow this link
Today marks the launch of the Children's First Contact Service (CFCS) in Sutton! Changes under the CFCS will include a new and simplified safeguarding referral form.
This form will replace the following forms:
You can find the new form, and more information about the CFCS here
You will also be able to contact the CFCS by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 020 8770 6001.