Redbridge local safeguarding children board

News:       23 June 2017 

Last call ! Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) – Request to Schools

The LSCB would like feedback from schools on what training, guidance and information they have made available to pupils and parents/carers relating to the risks of child sexual exploitation.  Please see the ‘open’ letter below to Head Teachers from the LSCB Independent Chair and response form.  Please do return completed questionnaires by 30 June 2017.

New!  NSPCC How safe are our children? Report

The NSPCC have published their 5th annual state of the nation report entitled How safe are our children?  The report, which can be viewed via the link below, provides a commentary on safeguarding issues over dealt with by the charity over 2016 – 2017.

New!  London CSE Operating Protocol

A new London CSE Operating Protocol was published today by the Met Police.

New! Redbridge LSCB Instagram

We have added to our social media portfolio and are now on Instagram.  Check us out @RedbridgeLSCB .

Support following the terror attacks in London

If you or one of your service users has been affected by the recent terrorist attack in London, Victim Support have available a free Supportline which operates 24/7 and can be reached on 08081689111 or by completing the online form.  The offer of help includes, direct emotional and practical support, guidance on supporting others who may have been affected, advice on talking to children about the terror attack, signposting to local health services, including mental health, and help with accessing specialist services in the local area.

LSCB Private Fostering Information Pack

The LSCB has launched an information pack for agencies to use to raise awareness of private fostering with their staff.  The pack consists of a letter of introduction from the LSCB Independent Chair, a briefing note for staff and a standalone PowerPoint presentation that can be used at staff meetings etc.  The pack can be viewed in the Resources section on the Private Fostering page of the website.  It has also been sent out directly to a wide range of agencies that may come into contact with children and young people that are privately fostered, including schools, colleges, GP surgeries and acute hospitals.  If you organisation is holding any events over the summer where the LSCB could have a stand to raise awareness of private fostering, please do get in contact with us.

FGM Guidance and PowerPoint Briefing for Education Professionals

Useful guidance on FGM and a PowerPoint briefing is now available specifically targeted at education professionals: