24th October 2019

Sutton Safeguarding Adults Board news item

NHS taskforce to drive improvements in young people’s hospital mental health, learning disability and autism care

NHS chief Simon Stevens has today (Thursday October 10th) announced that a new taskforce will be set up to improve current specialist children and young people’s inpatient mental health, autism and learning disability services in England.

The NHS Long Term Plan sets out an ambitious programme to transform mental health services, autism and learning disability; with a particular focus on boosting community services and reducing the over reliance on inpatient care, with these more intensive services significantly improved and more effectively joined up with schools and councils.

For more information visit NHS England 

18th October 2019

Sutton Safeguarding Adults Board news item

Anti-Slavery Awareness Day

Today is Anti-Slavery day You can make a difference: If you think that slavery only happens in other countries, think again. trafficked adults and children have been found in every county across the UK. Including yours.

Find out more and how to help at


For taining on modern slavery and other human rights violations please visit:

12th October 2019

Sutton Safeguarding Adults Board news item

Update to Keeping Children Safe in Education

The Department for Education (DfE) has updated the statutory guidance Keeping children safe in education for England. The updates relate to paragraphs 164 and 165 on schools' and colleges' legal duty to refer to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) anyone who has harmed, or poses a risk of harm, to a child or vulnerable adult. 

Read the news story: Statutory guidance: keeping children safe in education 
Read the guidance: Keeping children safe in education: statutory guidance for schools and colleges (PDF)

27th June 2019

Sutton Safeguarding Adults Board news item

Sutton Local Safeguarding Partnership arrangements

We are really pleased to announce that we have now published our local arrangements for the Local Safeguarding Children Partnership arrangements in the London Borough of Sutton. The new arrangements will come into effect on 1 July 2019. To find out more click on this link

23rd April 2019

Sutton Safeguarding Adults Board news item

Child exploitation disruption toolkit

The Home Office has published a child exploitation disruption toolkit for professionals working with children in the UK. The toolkit sets out key legislation that can be used to disrupt the criminal and sexual exploitation of children and includes best practice guidance on information sharing and multi-agency working.

Source: Home Office  Date: 15 April 2019

Further information: Child exploitation disruption toolkit (PDF)

Read more on NSPCC Learning: Protecting children from sexual exploitation