Redbridge local safeguarding children board

News:       25 April 2017 

LSCB Business Plan 2017 – 2018

The new Business Plan 2017 – 2018, based on eight safeguarding priorities for the Board, has now been published.

Revised Draft London CSE Operating Protocol

A draft 3rd Edition of the London CSE Operating Protocol is now out for consultation.  The closing date for comments has now been extended to 12 May 2017.  These should be sent to Zena.Marshall@met.pnn.police.uk and Ivon.Beer@met.pnn.police.uk.  A copy of the draft can be requested from the LSCB by completing a Contact Form.

Letter to Sports Clubs and Coaches from the Independent Chair of the LSCB

As summer approaches, our Independent Chair, John Goldup, has taken the opportunity to write to local sports clubs and coaches in Redbridge to provide a timely reminder of the need for groups to have in place robust safeguarding arrangements.  The letter includes signposting to the Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU), a link to the LSCB Training Programme which is available free of charge to staff and volunteers in voluntary and community groups, and contact details for making a safeguarding referral or seeking guidance on managing allegations against staff.  The letter can be downloaded via the link below:

TriX Briefing – Body Image

TriX have published a new Briefing (No. 204) which explores the issue of body image and anxieties that young people may have about their body. It draws on material from Someone Like Me, a report by the YMCA.

Department for Education (DfE) ‘Together, we can tackle child abuse’ campaign

Redbridge LSCB are taking part in Phase 2 of the DfE campaign to raise awareness of child abuse and to encourage members of the public to report concerns that they may have that a child or young person is suffering from abuse or at risk of being abused.  Do join us by sharing the key messages which include spot the signs of abuse, how to raise a concern and what happens with the information provided.  The campaign website provides lots of additional information which can be signposted to.  We would encourage agencies working with children, young people and their families or carers to get involved and share via social media by ‘re-tweeting’ the LSCB, adding the link to the campaign page on websites and signatures and displaying posters.