LSCB News: 27 July 2016
Newsletter – Summer Edition!
The LSCB Newsletter – Summer Edition has now been published. This edition includes a useful section on keeping babies and small children safe when outdoors across the summer months, a ‘service highlight’ on our new partners, Barnardo’s, updates on our priorities and training information. Do also read the introduction by our Independent Chair, John Goldup, who shares that he is stepping down from the LSCB for a few months to take up the role of Director of Children’s Services in London Borough of Redbridge. Our Vice Chair, Gladys Xavier, Deputy Director for Public Health, will be covering from August.
Serious Case Reviews (SCRs) – New resource
Research in Practice (RiP), in partnership with the University of East Anglia and Warwick University, has launched a new open-access website which includes resources relating to the DfE Report “Pathways to Harm, Pathways to Protection: The Triennial Analysis of Serious Case Reviews, 2011 – 2014″, published by the DfE in 2014, which analyses nearly 300 SCRs.
The website provides access to the full report, the executive summary, and introductory video, and five individual practice briefings which outline key findings for LSCBs, social workers and family support workers, policy and criminal justice agencies, health practitioners and education practitioners. There is also access via the website to a recorded webinar on the report which took place a few weeks ago, led by Marion Brandon and Peter Sidebotham, report authors.
They have also published guidance for parents on safe use by children of the Pokémon Go app. Potential risks to children include meeting people they don’t know, physical risk, costly purchases and access to personal data that could then be used to exploit.
Safeguarding Children: Effective work with parents who use resistance and disguised compliance
CareKnowledge have published a Working with Parents – Resistance and Disguised Compliance, written by Professor Brian Littlechild, which discussed what is known about parents who use resistantce and disguised complaince and looks at how child protection practitioners and their agencies can best understand and respond to such behaviours in order to improve the safeguarding children who might not otherwise be effectively protected.
LSCB are now on Facebook!
The Redbridge LSCB have joined Facebook. Do visit and ‘like’ our page.
We Are Redbridge Community Day – Save the date!
An exciting free community event, organised by Redbridge CVS, is being held on 25 August from 11:00 to 14:00 in and around the Town Hall in the High Road. More information is available on the poster. Do share with all your contacts in Redbridge. The LSCB will be there with a stall and there will be information and guidance on staying safe on line.
LSCB Job Shadowing Scheme is launched!
As part of taking forward learning and improvement in the area of safeguarding children and young people, the LSCB have launched a new Job Shadowing Scheme, available across partner agencies. For more information, see the relevant page on the website. From here you will be able to request a shadowing experience following approval from your Line Manager. Do find out more about this initiative which will support understanding of the different roles and responsibilities of agencies and professionals working with children, young people and their families and also contribute to your CPD.