Health Professionals can contact NHS Sutton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) for Safeguarding information and advice:
To refer a concern about a child contact:
If you or your team or practice require online child safeguarding training please contact the LSCB training team: firstname.lastname@example.org
LSCB multi-agency child safeguarding training is available to all health providers in Sutton by following this link:
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Learning from Serious Case Reviews (SCR) - all reports are published by the NSPCC library service and available online
Update 25.02.2019 Responding to harmful sexual behaviour in the health sector
The NSPCC, in partnership with NHS England, has produced resources to help those in the health sector recognise and respond to harmful sexual behaviour (HSB) in children and young people. The resources include: guidance for frontline practitioners on how to assess whether a child’s sexualised behaviour is harmful and what action should be taken; an updated version of the HSB framework which helps local areas evaluate and improve their response to HSB; guidance for strategic leads in the health sector on using the HSB framework; and a statistics briefing on HSB. Although the resources are aimed at the health sector they may also be useful for those working in other sectors.
Source: NSPCC Learning:working with the health sector Date: 19 February 2019
Further information: Guidance on HSB for health practitioners
Read more on NSPCC Learning: Managing sexualised behaviour in schools: online courses
Update 30.10.2017 Review of children's mental health services
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published a review looking at the quality and accessibility of mental health services for children and young people in England. Findings from the review, commissioned by the Prime Minister, include: the system is complex and fragmented - mental health care is funded, commissioned and provided by many different organisations that do not always work together in a joined-up way; children and young people expressed major concerns about how long they waited to access mental health support and that mental health care did not always feel person-centred and responsive to their needs; safety is seen as the greatest overall area of concern in specialist child and adolescent mental health services.
Source: CQC Date: 26 October 2017
Further information: Review of children and young people’s mental health services: phase one report (PDF)
Policy update 28.09.2017 Understanding current approaches to the prevention of child sexual abuse in healthcare settings
This seminar, organised by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA), will be live streamed on 26 and 27 September 2017.
Policy update 04.09.2017 School nurses
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has published a toolkit for school nurses in the UK. The resource includes examples of good practice including the role of the nurse in safeguarding in schools.
Further information: RCN School nursing toolkit
Policy update 21.08.2017 Children and young people's mental health care and support
The Royal Colleges of GPs (RCGP), Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), and Psychiatrists (RCPsych) have committed to five shared principles to improve the care and support of children and young people with mental health problems across the UK. The principles include: a shared vision for children and young people’s mental health across all government departments; training and education for the whole children’s workforce in their role and responsibilities for children and young people’s mental health.