LSCB News: 16 January 2016
Identifying and Supporting Victims of Modern Slavery
NHS England have made available through open access an elearning module on identifying and supporting victims of modern slavery. Whilst aimed primarily at health care staff, it includes useful learning on this safeguarding issue for all working with children, young people and vulnerable adults. The duration of the module is approximately 30 minutes and it includes an explanation of modern slavery and trafficking; where victims may be encountered; physical and behavioural signs that someone maybe a victim; rights to healthcare; and what to do if you suspect someone is at risk or a victim of modern slavery. The module includes some interesting and useful case scenarios and interactive learning.
Private Fostering – updated guides and publicity resources
Our guides on Private Fostering, plus poster and flyer, have been updated and are available to download below:
- Private Fostering – Guide for Children and Young People (PDF 1MB)
- Private Fostering – A Guide for Parents & Carers (PDF 1MB)
- Private Fostering – A Guide for Professionals (PDF 1MB)
- What is Private Fostering? Flyer (PDF 551KB)
- What is Private Fostering? Poster (PDF 653KB)
A limited supply of hard copies are also available and can be requested by completing the on-line Contact Form.
Film warning about online grooming
Leicestershire Police has made its film to raise awareness of the dangers of online grooming publicly available. Based on the story of teenager Kayleigh Haywood, the film highlights how quickly and easily children can be groomed online without them or those around them knowing it is happening. Kayleigh’s love story is available to watch online in eight different versions, including a signed version, and audio described version and versions translated into five languages. It has previously been shown to school children aged 11 and above in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland in controlled screenings by specially trained officers. For further information, view Kayleigh’s love story. The film is available in various formats and translations. The NSPCC have also launched new guidance on parental controls.