News

25th February 2019

Sutton Safeguarding Adults Board news item

Reporting a serious child safeguarding incident: guidance for local authorities

The government has published guidance on how local authorities in England should report a serious child safeguarding incident to the Child Safeguarding Practice Review panel. The guidance states that local authorities must use the child safeguarding incident notification system to notify the Panel if it’s known or suspected that a child has been abused or neglected. The statutory guidance Working together to safeguard children has been updated to reflect this change.

Source: Gov.uk Date: 21 February 2019

Further information: Child safeguarding incident notification system

Statutory guidance:working together to safeguard children

22nd January 2019

Sutton Safeguarding Adults Board news item

Safeguarding during adolescence

Research in Practice (RiP) has published a briefing on the relationship between contextual, complex and transitional safeguarding during adolescence. The briefing outlines what is meant by the terms ‘complex safeguarding’, ‘contextual safeguarding’ and ‘transitional safeguarding’ and how these approaches overlap and complement each other.

Further information: Safeguarding during adolescence – the relationship between contextual safeguarding, complex safeguarding and transitional safeguarding (PDF)

11th December 2018

Sutton Safeguarding Adults Board news item

Ofsted JTAI findings on child exploitation

Criminal exploitation

Ofsted has published findings from three joint targeted area inspections which investigated the multi-agency response to child exploitation and children missing from home, care or education in spring 2018. Key findings include: all children are vulnerable to exploitation, regardless of perceived vulnerabilities; agencies should learn from past child sexual exploitation cases; children's needs and safety must be prioritised.

Source: Ofsted  Date: 14 November 2018

Further information: Protecting children from criminal exploitation, human trafficking and modern slavery: an addendum (PDF)

20th November 2018

Sutton Safeguarding Adults Board news item

Criminal Exploitation

Criminal exploitation

Ofsted has published findings from three joint targeted area inspections which investigated the multi-agency response to child exploitation and children missing from home, care or education in spring 2018. Key findings include: all children are vulnerable to exploitation, regardless of perceived vulnerabilities; agencies should learn from past child sexual exploitation cases; children's needs and safety must be prioritised.

SourceOfsted  Date: 14 November 2018

Further informationProtecting children from criminal exploitation, human trafficking and modern slavery: an addendum (PDF)

9th October 2018

Sutton Safeguarding Adults Board news item

Perinatal Mental Health Services in Sutton

The Sutton Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Early Help Network have developed a mapping tool detailing all perinatal mental health services in Sutton - https://sites.google.com/sutton.gov.uk/perinatalandinfantmentalhealth/home?authuser=0
 
 
Services include:
  • General Practice
  • Maternity Care
  • Health Visiting
  • Mental Health Services
  • Voluntary Sector Services
  • Children Centres