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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:

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.

Are you a child or young person?

If something is worrying you or making you scared and you’re not sure if it is abuse, it is important to talk to someone you trust and we can help.

Children and young people may be hurt by an adult or another young person in many ways. Abuse can be any of the following:

  • Physical Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Neglect

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Are you a parent or carer?

We all have a personal responsibility to notice when a child or young person may be being abused and pass our concerns to someone who can act to protect them.

This part of the website is for parents, carers, anyone with parental responsibility, relatives, friends and neighbours who need information or advice.

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Are you a professional working with children and families?

Redbridge Local Safeguarding Children’s Board (LSCB) is a statutory partnership of professionals working together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people. The LSCB has a range of roles and responsibilities including developing local safeguarding policy and procedures, challenging and scrutinising local arrangements, and raising awareness of safeguarding issues in the community.

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What training does Redbridge Local Safeguarding Children Board offer?

The Redbridge Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) Training Programme provides courses, briefings and workshops with a focus on multi-agency training which complements training already available within individual agencies. It not only covers child protection issues but deals with the broad area of safeguarding.  The planning and commissioning of the Training Programme has been informed by the Research in Practice (RiP) – Ensuring effective training – Briefing for LSCBs, 2014, which is available to LB Redbridge via the RiP website and to LSCB partners via the LSCB.

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