Redbridge local safeguarding children board

News:      22 May 2019

New!  LSCB Newsletter Spring Edition 2019

The latest edition of the LSCB Newsletter is available to download below.

New!  Launch of Redbridge Box Up Crime – 6 June 2019

Up Crime, an award-winning organisation passionate about working with young people from all backgrounds, providing free boxing training, mentoring, career opportunities and access to positive role models has started to deliver sessions for young people aged 13 -19 in Redbridge.  They are taking place at 19:00 to 20:30 on Tuesdays  at Hainault Youth Centre, Huntsman Road, Ilford, IG6 3SY and on Thursdays at City Gates Church, Clements Road, Ilford, IG1 1BH.  Find out more by calling 020 8517 4446 or by e-mailing info@boxupcrime.org.  Sessions for pre-teens running in the early evening will commence later in the year.  All are invited to attend the launch event on 6 June from 12:00 to 14:00 outside the Town Hall, High Road, Ilford.  See more information on the invitation below:

Safeguarding Children from Honour Based Abuse and Forced Marriage Training Course – 4 June 2019 – Morning or Afternoon

There are a few places remaining on our upcoming course: Safeguarding Children from Honour Based Abuse and Forced Marriage in the Business Hub at Lynton House.  There are two sessions – one in the morning (09:15-12:30) and one in the afternoon (13:15-16:30).  The concept of ‘honour’ is for some communities deemed to be extremely important. The punishment for bringing dishonour can be emotional abuse, physical abuse, family disownment and in some cases even murder.  Nationally there are approximately 12 -15 reported honour killings per year in the United Kingdom; however, statistics do not take into account the many people and school children who are taken abroad and do not return and whose whereabouts are unknown. Neither do they reflect the nature of the abuse that can often be non-violent but nonetheless threatening and frightening.  This half day course will enable participants to recognise indicators of Honour Based Abuse and understand referral pathways in Redbridge.    To book you place, please use our online booking form.   For notes on training fees and cancellation policy, please click here and visit our website for full details of our training programme.

Listen!  Dr Carlene Firmin on Contextual Safeguarding

Want a concise insight into contextual safeguarding?  Check out Dr Carlene Firmin’s new TED Talk.

Community Meeting – Seven Kings Community Hub – 30 May at 15:00 or 18:00 

A new Community Hub is coming to Seven Kings!  Register for this community meeting to help shape it.  The community hub will be a new building that contains services provided by the council and space for the local community. It will be located on the High Road in Seven Kings, opposite Chester Road and Pembroke Road where the large car park is now.  Exactly what it includes – from a cafe, to a youth centre, to a community kitchen, to space for exercise classes… is up to you.  This is an important opportunity to find out about, share your opinions, discuss the community hub with other local residents and get involved in its development.       Your input will help to shape what services and facilities the Hub will offer; how the local community uses it and gets involved with it; and how it should look and feel.

To find out more about the proposed Seven Kings Community Hub public engagement and to fill in the survey click here.  The catchment area for this Hub is larger than Seven Kings alone. If you live or work in Goodmayes, Chadwell Heath, Newbury Park, Mayfield, Loxford, Clementswood and Ilford Town – this will be your community hub. So come to the meeting and have your say!  The meeting will be facilitated by Involve on behalf of the London Borough of Redbridge.  There are 2 sessions – a daytime (starting at 10.30am) and evening event (starting at 6pm.)  Register for the time that suits you.

Pan London Multi-Agency Safeguarding Adults Policy, Procedures and Data Sharing Agreement

The London Safeguarding Adults Board has published a revised edition of the pan-London Multi-Agency Safeguarding Adults Policy, Procedures and Data Sharing Agreement.  The document can be viewed via the link below:

New!  Launch of Redbridge Box Up Crime – 6 June 2019

Up Crime, an award-winning organisation passionate about working with young people from all backgrounds, providing free boxing training, mentoring, career opportunities and access to positive role models has started to deliver sessions for young people aged 13 -19 in Redbridge.  They are taking place at 19:00 to 20:30 on Tuesdays  at Hainault Youth Centre, Huntsman Road, Ilford, IG6 3SY and on Thursdays at City Gates Church, Clements Road, Ilford, IG1 1BH.  Find out more by calling 020 8517 4446 or by e-mailing info@boxupcrime.org.  Sessions for pre-teens running in the early evening will commence later in the year.  All are invited to attend the launch event on 6 June from 12:00 to 14:00 outside the Town Hall, High Road, Ilford.  See more information on the invitation below:

The Role of Education in Responding to FGM and other Harmful Practices – Free Conference – 18 June 2019

The above conference, hosted by the National FGM Centre in partnership with Education for Development, is taking place in London on 18 June.  The tickets are free.  The event, which has been co-produced with young people, will bring together key experts in the field of harmful practices and education to raise awareness, and inform participants of their duty with regards to the new RSE mandatory guidance. As a result of the conference, delegates will:

– Understand what Harmful Practice’s are

– Be able to apply their knowledge of harmful practices to their role in safeguarding children

– Understand the new statutory guidance for RSE

– Know what teaching requirements have been placed on them in the RSE guidance regarding FGM and other harmful practices

– Know how to engage families to safeguard their children from harmful practices

– Gain an insight in best practice around teaching about harmful practices

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Leethen Bartholomew, Head of the National FGM Centre
  • Inspector Allen Davis of the MET Police,
  • Dr Charlotte Proudman, Barrister and specialist in FGM and Forced Marriage,
  • Louise Williams, Specialist FGM Clinical Nurse, University College Hospital – FGM paediatric clinic
  • Young people

Click here to find out more and book your free place now!  The Redbridge LSCB has a three year multi-agency Redbridge LSCB FGM Strategy 2019 – 2021 [PDF 1MB)and Action Plan.

Suicide Prevention eLearning

Health Education England Public Health England have published a new elearning module on Suicide Prevention called ‘We need to talk about suicide’.  The module aims to provide support for volunteers and health care professionals, enabling them to recognise early warning signs of suicide, support patients and their families, as well as offering additional health services in this time of need.  The module has been developed with support from families who have lived through suicide as well as health care professionals who work in mental health services.  The content includes section on why talking matters, who is at risk and possible warning signs, how to respond and support and wellbeing.  The module is free to access here.

Give us your views on safeguarding children and young people

We have added two surveys onto our website, one for young people and one for parents/carers about their safeguarding concerns in Redbridge for children and young people. This will help to inform the work we do with our partner agencies to improve outcomes.

Government Consultation – Serious Violence

The Government has recently launched two consultations.  The first is on the options to support a multi-agency or public health approach to preventing and tackling serious violence, including knife crime.   The consultation is open until 28 May.  For background information, read the Government’s announcement.

Safeguarding Children & Young People Level 1 Training

Redbridge Council for Voluntary Services (RCVS) has announced it will be providing Level 1 Training for Safeguarding Children & Young People . This is essential training for anyone working with children and young people.  Places can be booked here and are on a first come, first served basis.

Date: Wednesday 19 June 2019

Time: 9.30- 15.00

Venue: RedbridgeCVS Office, 103 Cranbrook Road, Ilford, IG1 4PU