SERIOUS CASE REVIEWS
SCR National Learning, from Haringey - Haringey Safeguarding Children Board has reviewed key learning from local and national serious case reviews and has identified some key learning for agencies across the partnership.
We've put the lessons in Poster Format so that settings can expose the messages to all staff. There are accompanying information sheets that can support managers and practitioners within settings to reflect on the issues raised. You can access their materials here.
MENTORING SUPPORT SCHEME FOR CHAIRS UNDERGOING INSPECTION
Following a helpful suggestion from the Members' Meeting at the AILC Conference in November 2016, the Association would like to ask Chairs if they would be willing to act as supporters/mentors for Chairs with LSCBs still be inspected under SIF. If you are interested please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, who will pass on your details to any LSCB Chairs who are about to undergo inspection for them to make contact directly. Alex Walters - Vice Chair.
NATIONAL CDOP UPDATE
AILC's Treasurer, Chris Miller is our lead for CDOP issues. The final report of the Child Death Review Database Development Project has just been published. You can find it on our News page. NHS England have indicated via the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) that: “A Child Death Review Database is planned to be commissioned and further details of the procurement process will be available on the HQIP website early in the New Year.” www.hqip.org.uk.If you require any further information about the CDR-DDP project you can contact: email@example.com.
SAFEGUARDING IN SPORT
...continues to be in the news. In our last Newsletter we reported that AILC had written to CPSU and the FA. We are now holding discussions with these groups about how we might work together to ensure safe arrangements. See our News page with its list of Safeguarding in Sports groups for your LSCB to use, and/or maybe to place on your LSCB website, and further resources can be found here.
PARENTAL NEGLECT OF ADOLESCENTS
The Children’s Society launched a new report, ‘Troubled Teens: A study of the links between parenting and adolescent neglect’. A former chair of the Association – Sue Woolmore – was on the advisory group for the research programme and her contributions to the development of the work have been described as invaluable. See our News page for the research link.
The scale and negative impact of parental neglect has become widely-acknowledged in relation to young children (e.g. in the development of early years support for families). But although there is evidence that neglect of adolescents – young people aged 11-17 – is also widespread and can have serious consequences, this topic has rarely been researched or directly responded to in practice. Please click here to follow this link to read the full report, a summary or the policy and practice briefing which accompanies the report.
FALSE IDENTITY RE DFE
DfE have asked us to alert LSCBs that someone in a safeguarding setting has been falsely presenting themselves to the public, including a local authority, as being connected with the DfE. In order to minimise the risk of any similar incidents in the future: "If someone presents themselves as a Department for Education Safeguarding Officer and you have any doubts whether this is in fact the case, you should follow your usual Local Safeguarding Children’s Board multi-agency arrangements."
AILC - NEW WEBSITE
Having launched the new website at the conference, we are now progressing the implementation of various features it offers. Inevitably, there have been a few technical hitches, but these are being worked through. We are also in the final stages of re-setting our approach to how we collect, collate and share evidence of "what works" which will lead to the replacement of the current effectiveness framework and exemplars, subject to Board agreement at their next meeting. This will complement the sites increased accessibility and features making it easier to locate and share evidence and examples. In this key stage of implementation and development, we welcome not only your patience, but your feedback and suggestions to Alison Thorpe on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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