A short awareness film on Child Sexual Exploitation – made by young people for young people.
Following local cases of sexual exploitation the 5 Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs) of South East Wales (Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire Newport and Torfaen) decided to commission a short film to raise awareness of the issues of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE). The LSCBs recognised that young people are best placed to inform professionals on how to raise awareness of safeguarding messages, so they designed, developed and produced the film.
Click HERE to view (on YouTube).
Wednesday 26th September 2012
I have the pleasure of again chairing the working group for this year's national conference. Please find attached the flyer, draft programme & registration form for the 2013 National Multi-Agency Child Protection & Abuse Investigation Conference. The conference is again being held at The Hinckley Island Hotel, Leicestershire on 28th - 29th January 2013. The theme of the conference will be 'Sharing Knowledge Makes Us Stronger'.
After last year's successful inaugural national multi-agency CPAI conference, partners at all levels are invited to attend to share in the learning. The programme will reflect numerous multi-agency issues, some of which are shown on the flyer & draft programme.
I would appreciate it if you could promote this Conference by forwarding it on to all your Partners as the emphasis is very much on it being a multi agency event.
Although we are all going through times of austerity at present, we have been able to keep the costs for delegates down to the same level as last year. The subjects covered at this year's conference are vitally important in the world of Child Protection and there is an expectation for at least one person from your organisation to attend so that learning can be cascaded within your teams.
A new addition this year is our CPAI Conference website (please see hyperlink below) which contains in depth information on the Conference Programme, Speakers, Exhibitors, last year's Conference and updates on latest news. This is being continuingly updated.
(Details for this conference can be found in the professional file downloads area).
Child Abuse Investigation Command
Metropolitan Police Service
Take a look in the Manage Voluntary Sector & Faith Groups Files to see a new listing for people in Sutton.
Watch out for this photograpic scam.
The booklet tells you about important changes which the Government will be making to criminal records and barring arrangements this September 2012 and how they affect employers, voluntary organisations and charities who engage people to work with vulnerable groups including children.
Monday 30th July 2012
The Metropolitan Police has released the following information to be circulated by London LSCBs:
During the improved weather there have been some further incidents. Missing window locks feature in some cases, but most relate to open windows, where the child has climbed up using objects below the window. The following advice is given:
- fit window locks or safety catches to stop windows opening more than 6.5 cm (2.5 inches) – this should stop children being able to squeeze through
- move furniture like beds and chairs away from windows to stop children climbing up and falling out
- keep younger children away from balconies unless you are with them
- keep balcony doors locked when not in use
- to make sure children are safe, there should be a barrier at least 110 cm (43 inches) high around the edge of the balcony
- if the gaps between the upright railings are more than 6.5 cm (2.5 inches), board them up.