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Free online e-learning training

Category: Safeguarding

Friday 27th November 2015

The Home Office is offering a number of free e-learning training courses. Follow the links below to access the training on:


Forced Marriage
Radicalisation and Prevent training Duty 


Missing People launches new Runaway Helpline

Category: General

Friday 13th November 2015

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: 

FGM Mandatory Reporting Duty

Category: General

Friday 6th November 2015

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;

FGM - Latest updates

Category: General

Monday 2nd November 2015

The NSPCC Information Service has published a summary of the risk factors and learning in serious case reviews for improved practice around neglect. You can read more about this here
The Editorial Board of the London Child Protection Procedures has agreed to adopt a flowchart process for meeting the new FGM mandatory reporting requirements. You can download the flowchart for reference in the Policy and Procedures Section of this website

The Serious Crime Act 2015

Category: Safeguarding

Saturday 31st October 2015

The Serious Crime Act 2015 introduced a legal duty for specific professional groups to report to the police any girl who has had FGM. This duty applies when a girl informs the professional that FGM has been carried out on her and/or the professional observes physical signs on the girl appearing to show that FGM has been carried out. The duty applies to all teachers and all regulated health and social care professionals in England and Wales.

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 

FGM factsheet has also been published

MPS Child Homicide Seminar

Category: Events

Wednesday 28th October 2015

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.

For further details contact CJS Event Solutions on 0333 222 4061 or email or go to; 

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