Recent News in Safeguarding

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 invoved 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.

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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

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/469448/FGM-Mandatory-Reporting-procedural-info-FINAL.pdfFGM

 

Sexual Violence against children

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/225011/Sexual_Violence_against_Children_and_Vulnerable_People.pdf  

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/damian-green-rallies-key-players-in-fight-against-child-abuse

 

E-Safety and the Internet

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/the-internet-and-pornography-prime-minister-calls-for-action

 

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.

Worried about a child?

 

Contact the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

You can phone, or write.

if you believe it is urgent ring immediately:

 

Thurrock MASH 
Civic Offices

New Road, Grays,

Essex   

              RM17 6SL

 

  • 01375 652802

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  • Thurrock Council Emergency Duty Team (for out of hours)

 

  • 01375 372468

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  • Police Child Abuse Investigation Team
    CAll 101

or
Call 999 if you are concerned a child needs immediate protection

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