News: 13 June 2019
New! Redbridge Say ‘No’ to Harmful Practices Conference – Free places
Redbridge is holding its first conference on Harmful Practices on Tuesday 9 July, from 09:00 to 14:30 in central Ilford. Topics covered will include Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and other harmful practices and Honour Based Violence. Speakers include representatives from MOPAC, Redbridge Council and also victims of harmful practices. Find out more by downloading the flyer below and book a place via Eventbrite.
LB Redbridge Children’s Services Ofsted Inspection Report
Ofsted have now published the report of their inspection of LB Redbridge Children’s Services which took place between 29 April and 3 May 2019. We couldn’t be prouder to see that our partners have achieved ‘Outstanding’ – in common with only very few Local Authorities. It is an excellent achievement. Well done to all! Do take the opportunity to read the report and find out more about the ‘outstanding’ leadership and practice in Redbridge.
LSCB Training Programme – Upcoming Courses
The LSCB are running the popular training course – Working Together to Safeguard Children – A Shared Responsibility (Level 2) – on 25 June in central Ilford. This multi-agency course is designed for professionals working with children, young people and their families who have completed basic safeguarding training but need to extend their child protection knowledge in the context of multi-agency working. The course provides more in-depth knowledge on the different forms of abuse, indicators of significant harm and support the development of confidence in identifying and responding to children at risk and how to apply the principles that underpin effective child protection practice. This is a great opportunity to meet professionals and volunteers from different sectors and cement your understanding of each others roles and responsibilities. This really is what working together is all about in terms of safeguarding. Please see the Training Flyer (link below) for more information. Bookings should be made on-line.
The LSCB Training Programme also features a wide range of topic based safeguarding training. A half-day training course on Modern Slavery is taking place on 26 June in central Ilford. Sadly, children and young people are being exploited and trafficked today both in Redbridge and all across London and beyond. We all need to understand this area of child abuse and know how to identify potential victims working in forced labour, such as in factories, nail bars or car washes, or being exploited for sex or drugs. Full information this important course can be found on the Training Flyer (link below) and bookings can be made on-line.
A safeguarding issue that affects many more children and young people than exploitation is that of neglect. Neglect is one of the most common reasons why children become subject to a Child Protection Plan and yet it is often the most difficult of areas to identify, and understand in respect of the long term impact that it can have on children right through the life-course. At our half day Neglect Workshop, taking place next on 26 June, professionals will have the opportunity to reflect and understand their own understanding of neglect, how to assess its significance, the importance of chronologies, and explore the concept of what is referred to as the ‘start again syndrome’. For full details, see the Training Flyer (link below). Bookings should be made on-line.
Learning and Development Needs in the Redbridge Community and Voluntary Sector
Is your organisation part of the community and voluntary sector working with children, young people, and families in Redbridge? If so, we would like to hear from you about the learning and development needs of your staff and volunteers. The Redbridge Local Safeguarding Children’s Board (LSCB) and Redbridge Safeguarding Adults Board (RSAB) is working in partnership with RedbridgeCVS to see how we can support groups in fulfilling their safeguarding role. We do need to know from you what would help most. Please complete our five minute survey via the link below by 30 June. Thank you!
Northamptonshire Safeguarding Children Board publish Serious Case Review (SCR) Reports
You will have seen in the media reports following the deaths of two toddlers, both subject of Serious Cases Reviews carried out by Northamptonshire Safeguarding Children Board. Why not read the Executive Summaries for yourself and see what learning could be implemented in your agency to inform safeguarding services?
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.