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22nd January 2019

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

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

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

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

5th September 2018

Keeping children safe in education

The Department for Education (DfE) statutory guidance for schools and colleges in England on Keeping children safe in education comes into force on 3 September 2018. The guidance includes: changes to information for all staff; the management of safeguarding; and a new section covering child on child sexual violence and sexual harassment. Annex H of the guidance provides a table of all changes.

Source: DfE Date: 03 September 2018