Welcome to the Sutton LSCB web site
Welcome to the Sutton Safeguarding Children Board website.
The role of the Safeguarding Children Board is to safeguard and promote the well-being of children and young people.
The information on this website has been produced with our partner agencies, all of whom have a shared responsibility for promoting and ensuring the well-being and safety of children in Sutton. The Board hopes that you find the information on the site helpful and informative and that it will help you to support the protection of children and young people in Sutton.
We hope that this website is useful and easily accessible to anyone who wants information about any aspect of the Board's work and how to keep children and young people safe from harm.
The key message is simple – if you’re concerned about a child, don’t keep it to yourself, tell somebody.
Christine Davies CBE
Independent Chair, Sutton Safeguarding Children Board
Are you a practitioner? The Government has released advice about what you can do if you are worried that a child is being abused
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need a copy of our list of multi-agency safeguarding advisers.
The Child D SCR report has now been published alongside a LSCB statement. Please visit our SCR page to download the documents.
Please go to the "LSCB Members" tab on the left hand side of this screen to go to the Members' Secure Portal.
Click here to view the latest bulletins regarding Child Protection
Click here to view the London Child Protection Procedures
Click here to view the Sutton Online Procedures
Policy News Update
CQC are calling on health services to do more for children at risk of harm
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has been reviewing the health care aspects of children’s services in England, under Section 48 of the Health and Social Care Act, since September 2013. It emphasises that it is everyone’s responsibility to safeguard children and young people. The 'Not Seen, Not Heard' review has identified four key recommendations to ensure that we strive to protect and promote the health and welfare of young people.
Joint targeted area inspection findings
Ofsted, the Care Quality Commission, HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and HM Inspectorate of Probation have published a letter outlining the findings of a joint targeted area inspection of the multi-agency response to abuse and neglect in the London Borough of Croydon. This included a ‘deep dive’ focus on the response to child sexual exploitation and those missing from home, care or education. Key strengths and areas for improvement are highlighted.
Source: Ofsted Date: 29 June 2016
Keeping children safe in education: key changes
The NSPCC has published a briefing on Keeping children safe in education (2016), which will come into force for schools in England on 5 September 2016. Key changes from the 2015 guidance include: reporting female genital mutilation (FGM) is now a mandatory requirement for teachers; the importance of online safety is highlighted; sexting is specifically mentioned as a form of peer on peer abuse which schools should have procedures in place to deal with. More detail on sexting will be added to the guidance before September 2016.
Source: Summary of key changes to Keeping children safe in education Date: 17 June 2016
Female genital mutilation
Community Care has published tips for social workers concerned about female genital mutilation (FGM). Advice focuses on identifying FGM and working with families affected by FGM.
Source: Community Care Date: 01 June 2016
Access to CAMHS
The Children’s Commissioner for England has published a report on access to child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS). Findings include: on average, 28% of children and young people referred to CAMHS in 2015 were not allocated a service; of 3000 children and young people who were referred to CAMHS with a life-threatening condition in 2015, 14% were not allocated any provision and 51% went on a waiting list.
Source: Children’s Commissioner Date: 28 May 2016
Further information: Lightning review: access to child and adolescent mental health services (PDF)