Thursday 4th June 2015
The DfE have published a London child safety update on Sudden Unexpected Deaths in Infancy: advice for people working with children, young people and families:
Wednesday 20th May 2015
Please be aware that the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) has updated Physical Signs of Child Sexual Abuse, otherwise known as the 'Purple Book'. This is the first update since 2008.
Source: RCPCH press release http://www.rcpch.ac.uk/news/updated-sexual-abuse-guidance-will-help-%E2%80%98full-picture-emerge%E2%80%99-say-child-protection-experts 20 May 2015
Wednesday 13th May 2015
The Share Aware campaign was launched by the NSPCC in January 2015. This campaign encourages parents to speak to their children about online safety and gives them the knowledge and confidence to do this effectively.
In today’s fast moving digital world it can be difficult for parents to keep up to date on the latest sites, apps and games. Therefore the NSPCC have launched an interactive parents’ guide, Net Aware, which explains what other parents and young people think about 60 of the most popular social apps and games, what’s the right age, and details on privacy and safety settings. You can access Net Aware on line at www.net-aware.org.uk .
The next wave of the campaign is about making sure parents cover the right topics when they talk to their children about staying safe online. Young people have told the NSPCC that thing they most want parents to cover in online safety conversations are privacy settings (81%) followed by support on cyber bullying (76%) and staying safe from strangers online (74%).
The NSPCC is also working towards ensuring all online accounts for under-16s:
· block messages from strangers
· prevent users making their location or contact details public
· set profiles as private by default on sign-up
· alert children to the risks if they choose make their profile public.
For more information and advice, please visit the NSPCC’s Share Aware site by clicking here.
Thursday 7th May 2015
The Sutton LSCB September Board will include a learning event, which will focus on leadership development and strengthening the LSCB and its effectiveness.
All Board members are invited to attend and an invitation will be extended to all senior level leaders within the partner organisations of the LSCB.
The event will be on Thursday, September 10th 2015 (time to be confirmed) at Chaucer Centre, Morden, Surrey.
Keep an eye out for further information either on this website or through an email from the LSCB.
Friday 1st May 2015
Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015 was published in March 2015 and supercedes the previous version (2013). You can find the new guidance online by clicking here.
The LSCB has also published a briefing paper to explain the main changes and how the new guidance will impact on LSCB Buisness. This paper can be downloaded as a PDF from the "Practitioner's file downloads" section of our website, along with a PDF version of the Working Together 2015 guidance.
Thursday 19th March 2015
We are very pleased to advise that the new Sutton LSCB Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) strategy was launched at the LSCB's annual conference in February 2015, which this year had a CSE focus.This strategy accompanies our CSE Protocol which was launched in 2012.
The strategy should be used by all professionals working with children and young people where there are concerns about CSE. The document can be found in the Practitioners' Information section of this website: http://www.suttonlscb.org.uk/practitioners_files.php