The Home Office has published a child exploitation disruption toolkit for professionals working with children in the UK. The toolkit sets out key legislation that can be used to disrupt the criminal and sexual exploitation of children and includes best practice guidance on information sharing and multi-agency working.
Source: Home Office Date: 15 April 2019
Further information: Child exploitation disruption toolkit (PDF)
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The government has published practice guidance for working with the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel in England. The guidance should be read by local safeguarding partners and Local Safeguarding Children Boards and may be of interest to frontline practitioners involved in safeguarding children. It explains how the Panel works and gives advice on completing quality rapid reviews and serious case reviews.
Source: Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel Date: 05 April 2019
Further information: Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel: practice guidance (PDF)
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The University of Bedfordshire has published a series of briefings based on a literature review of the mental health and wellbeing needs of young people who have experienced sexual abuse in adolescence. The briefings cover: concepts and frameworks for thinking about the mental health and wellbeing of young people following sexual abuse; the impacts of sexual abuse; identification and assessment of and support for sexual abuse and the methodology used in the literature review. This research was funded by the NSPCC in partnership with the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
Source: University of Bedfordshire Date: 29 March 2019
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On 1 April 2019, the Government commenced a consultation on a new legal duty to support multi-agency action in regards to serious violence; the consultation closes on 28 May 2019.
They want to hear from:
Follow this link to contribute: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/serious-violence-new-legal-duty-to-support-multi-agency-action
From 18-24 March 2019, Sutton LSCB and partner agencies are undertaking awareness raising activities for Sutton Child Exploitation (CE) Awareness Week.
For more information on child exploitation and the activities being undertaken, click here: sutton.gov.uk/ceawareness