The Home Office is offering a number of free e-learning training courses. Follow the links below to access the training on:
Missing People has launched a new website as part of its Runaway Helpline Service, which has supported children and young people thinking about running away or already away from home since 2003. Here's a link to the new website: http://www.runawayhelpline.org.uk/
A new mandatory duty is being introduced through the Serious Crime Act to report cases of FGM.
The mandatory duty will:
• Apply in cases of ‘known’ FGM – i.e. instances which are disclosed by the victim and/ or are visually confirmed
• Be limited to girls under 18
• Apply to all regulated healthcare and social care professionals, and teachers
• Failure to comply with the duty will be dealt with via existing disciplinary measures, which may include referral to the professional regulator as appropriate.
Guidance for professionals on Female Genital Mutilation Risk and Safeguarding can be found here
The Home Office is offering a free e-learning course through the Virtual College. Follow the link below to start the course;
The FGM mandatory reporting duty came into effect on 31st October 2015. The finalised statutory guidance can be found here. The duty relates to health and social care professionals, including all professionals regulated by a body overseen by the Professional Standards Authority. The guidance explains how professionals can meet the requirement of the new duty
This seminar is designed to enhance the knowledge and understanding of practitioners who deal with assault, serious physical abuse and neglect leading to the death of a child.
The event will be taking place; Tuesday 24th November 2015 The Auditorium, BT Centre, 81 Newgate Street, London EC1A 7AJ
There may be specific interest for officers of the Metropolitan Police Service’s Homicide and Serious Crime Command, this seminar will also be of benefit to those investigators and partner agencies who operate in the area of child protection.
The one day seminar brings together a host of leading experts in relevant fields to share their experience and views across a broad range of subjects.