15th April 2019

Sutton Safeguarding Adults Board news item

Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel

The government has published practice guidance for working with the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel in England. The guidance should be read by local safeguarding partners and Local Safeguarding Children Boards and may be of interest to frontline practitioners involved in safeguarding children. It explains how the Panel works and gives advice on completing quality rapid reviews and serious case reviews.

Source: Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel  Date: 05 April 2019

Further information: Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel: practice guidance (PDF)

Read more on NSPCC Learning: Child protection system in England

10th April 2019

Sutton Safeguarding Adults Board news item

Sexual abuse support needs

The University of Bedfordshire has published a series of briefings based on a literature review of the mental health and wellbeing needs of young people who have experienced sexual abuse in adolescence. The briefings cover: concepts and frameworks for thinking about the mental health and wellbeing of young people following sexual abuse; the impacts of sexual abuse; identification and assessment of and support for sexual abuse and the methodology used in the literature review. This research was funded by the NSPCC in partnership with the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

Source: University of Bedfordshire  Date: 29 March 2019

Read more on NSPCC Learning: Protecting children from sexual abuse

4th April 2019

Sutton Safeguarding Adults Board news item

Serious violence: new legal duty to support multi-agency action - consultation

On 1 April 2019, the Government commenced a consultation on a new legal duty to support multi-agency action in regards to serious violence; the consultation closes on 28 May 2019.

They want to hear from:

  • Those with expertise in working with young people at risk of criminal involvement and/or re-offending or victimisation;
  • Those involved in law enforcement; and
  • The communities affected by serious violence.

Follow this link to contribute:

18th March 2019

Sutton Safeguarding Adults Board news item

Sutton Child Exploitation Awareness Week 2019

From 18-24 March 2019, Sutton LSCB and partner agencies are undertaking awareness raising activities for Sutton Child Exploitation (CE) Awareness Week.

For more information on child exploitation and the activities being undertaken, click here:

8th March 2019

Sutton Safeguarding Adults Board news item

Best practice about multi-agency working

The NSPCC has pulled together best practice about multi-agency working highlighted in analyses of case reviews across the UK and Ofsted’s analysis of joint targeted area inspection (JTAI) reports in England. Key points include: everyone who works with children has a responsibility to share any information that has a bearing on a child’s welfare as early as possible; put processes in place to make it as easy as possible for frontline practitioners to work together and build trusting relationships; establish a clear language around risk and vulnerability factors.

Further details: NSPCC Learning: multi-agency working