Recent News in Safeguarding
Snapchat’s latest update introduces the new Snap Map feature, which allows people to view publicly posted images on a searchable map
KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE IN CLUBS AND SPORTING ASSOCIATIONS
There has been a lot of media attention recently following a number of abuse allegations coming to light involving football clubs.
All those involved in any sporting activity should consider reviewing their safeguarding procedures to ensure they are fit for purpose. If you require any assistance please contact the LSCB Business Team for advice.
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DIFFERENT APPROACH TO MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
From 1 November 2015 all Childrens and adolescent mental health services (CAHMS) will be called Emotional wellbeing and mental health service (EWMHS) for children and young people. They will be provided by NELFT NHS Foundation Trust.
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) - NEW DUTY TO REPORT
The Home Office has announced that there will be a new mandatory requirment duty from 31 October to tell the police about cases of female genital mutilation among girls.
Registered social care and healthcare professionals and teachers in England and Wales will have to report to the police if they know a girl aged under 18 has undergone FGM, either if they have visually confirmed it or it has been verbally disclosed by an affected girl.
For full details click on the link below
Sexual Violence against children
E-Safety and the Internet
Children who go missing.
Working together to deal with missing children and vulnerable adults.
On the 5th August 2013 the Home Office introduced changes to guidance to deal with foreign national children and vulnerable adults who go missing. The changes include:
- A clear safeguarding response to identify children and vulnerable adults who are ‘absent’ or go ‘missing’
- The introduction of a national missing child or vulnerable adult referral mechanism to the police, local authorities and the UK Missing Persons Bureau
- The introduction of a single point of contact for the police and local authorities.
The changes will mean that foreign national children and vulnerable adults, including victims of trafficking, who go missing will be reported directly to the police and the local authority they are associated to. When a child or vulnerable adult go missing or are found they will receive a multi-agency safeguarding response.
Full details of the changes can be found here.