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North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Partnership E-Bulletin April 2022

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Welcome to the NYSCP April 2022 edition of our e-Bulletin 

Welcome to April’s edition of our NYSCP E-Bulletin.

How is this…. As the clocks have ‘sprung’ forward the chance to get outside and enjoy a little more of the evening light has given me the opportunity to reflect on the working day, clear my head and create a moment to be mindful. It is so important we all take time to look after our own wellbeing so we can support those who we are working to support, something the pandemic has very much reminded me.

Spring time for us in the Partnership is looking to be a busy time with a number of key areas of work we would love to you be part of. These include our NYSCP Relevant Safeguarding Partners coming together in April for our Strategic Group meeting reflecting on the work of the partnership during 2021/22 and setting priorities for 2022/23 in line with our Being Young in North Yorkshire Strategy.

The month of May sees our newly advertised ‘Working with Men’ conference taking place virtually on the 18th May to book your free place visit the North Yorkshire Education Services website here and finishing off 20-24th June sees the return of our previously successful joint Safeguarding Week with colleagues from across North Yorkshire, York and East Riding Safeguarding Children, Adults and Community Safety Partnerships.. more information will be share in our next e:Bulletin so keep your eye peeled.

Many thanks,


James Parkes (he/him)

NYSCP Partnership Manager

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Partnership Award

Celebrating and Showcasing great work

NYSCP like to celebrate and showcase the great work happening right across our multi-agency partnership.

We would love to know about people who have stood out, gone beyond expectations or worked creatively and innovatively to improve the lives of Children and Young People in our County.

To recognise the contribution and impact we have established a NYSCP Partnership Achievement Award. Click here to read more and find out how to make a nomination.

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Mini Masterclasses

April 29th 12noon – 1pm – Reducing Parental Conflict

The masterclass provides an introduction into the detrimental impact frequent, intense and unresolved conflict has on children and young people’s development and outcomes. The Reducing Parental Conflict Masterclass supports practitioners and agencies working with families in building awareness and developing the confidence, knowledge and skills to work with parents to reduce conflict and improve outcomes for children. Partners will recognise the impact of parental conflict on children and young people, understand the difference between parental conflict and domestic abuse and identify the stressors that can trigger parental conflict. To book your place click here

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Vietnamese and Albanian Cultural Information Booklets

The ‘Albanian and Vietnamese Cultural Awareness for Frontline Professionals Project’ aims to increase engagement with and improve outcomes for survivors and perpetrators of crimes from these communities by improving cultural awareness amongst frontline professionals. The project especially targets professionals within police investigations, criminal justice processes and survivor support services, however the resources can be used by any professional who supports people from Vietnam and Albania.

Click on the images to view and download the booklets

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+Choices – Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Programme

+Choices is a service for perpetrators of domestic abuse, providing an opportunity to recognise, acknowledge and change abuse behaviour.

The Choices programme is available for anyone, regardless of gender or sexual orientation aged 16 years and over who is a perpetrator of domestic abuse, including repeat offenders and adolescents violent toward parents, who wish to voluntarily address their abusive behaviour. Click here to be directed to service and referral pages.

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Private Fostering Week

To support Private Fostering Week (which took place between 21 and 25 March 2022, in our latest podcast we speak to Jess Markwart, Group Manager for Access and Multiple Vulnerabilities about what private fostering.

We explore:

1. What is private fostering?

2. Why you need to know about private fostering?

3. What you should do if you are either a parent looking to put a private fostering agreement in place or you are working with children and young people I believe that a child is being cared for by someone who is not their close relative You can listen to the podcast at: anchor.fm/north-yorkshire-safeguarding-children-partnership/episodes/NYSCP-Podcast-5—What-is-Private-Fostering-and-why-do-I-need-to-know-e1frmfl

Find out more information about private fostering on our website at: www.safeguardingchildren.co.uk/professionals/private-fostering

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‘Working with Men’ Virtual Conference

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North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Partnership are hosting a virtual conference focusing upon ‘Working with Men’ taking place virtually on Microsoft Teams on Wednesday 18th May 9.30 – 1.00.

Men have an important role to play in the lives of children as do mothers, however the voice of men is not always seen in assessments, audit and case reviews. We would like to explore how across the multi-agency workforce we can build on the good practice, identify ways to improve the engagement and voice of men and provide information and resources to enhance this area of work.

Speakers will include

Brid Featherstone, University of Huddersfield – Brid Featherstone is a Professor of Social Work at the University of Huddersfield.  She has a long standing interest in social care, social work and the engagement of men and has researched this area in a variety of settings.  She is currently working with Research in Practice on updating their research and practice tools on engaging men.

Owen Thomas, is Operational Manager at Working with Men supervising Working with Men’s team of Fathers development workers across London. Owen has over ten years direct experience as a father development worker working closely with professionals, agencies, fathers and male carer’s at crucial stages of their lives.

In addition we will be exploring ‘The Myth of invisible Men’ Thematic review from the National Child Safeguarding Practice Review, hearing directly from North Yorkshire Fathers and finishing off with an opportunity to reflect and identify next steps for this important area of work.

To book your place visit the link here

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Child Death Overview Training

New dates for the Child Death Review: Advanced Training for Professionals have been released. 

Course outline: This course covers the different components of the child death review including the role and responsibilities of multi-agency professionals and provides the skills to explain it to families.

Description: This course explains the statutory purpose of the Child Death Overview Panel.   This includes the different components of the Joint Agency Response in to a child death and subsequent child death review.  It touches on the role of the key worker and the Coroner and informs professionals on how best to support to bereaved families.  In addition, professionals will be provided with an overview of the National Child Mortality Team and local data.

Audience: Available to all multi-agency professionals across North Yorkshire and York who work directly or indirectly with children and families. 


DateTimeVenueCourse Code
Thursday 15th September 202210:00 – 12:00Via Microsoft TeamsNYS-OM-0922-T002
Thursday 10th November 202210:00 – 12:00Via Microsoft TeamsNYS-OM-1122-T001
Thursday 19th January 202310:00 – 12:00Via Microsoft TeamsNYS-OM-0123-T001
Thursday  9th March 202310:00 – 12:00Via Microsoft TeamsNYS-OM-0323-T001

To book on the free training, please visit https://www.nyestraining.co.uk/ and enter the course code above. 

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Contextual Safeguarding: Blog by Dr Sarah Lloyd of PACE

Why contextual safeguarding is critical to keeping children safe from harm outside of the home “Parenting an exploited child is exhausting and bewildering, the levels of trauma parents experience is monumental and receiving specialist support is vital”.
In her blog, Dr Sarah Lloyd discusses why the contextual safeguarding approach is so vital, how it fits in with the Pace Relational Safeguarding Model and why working with parents as partners is crucial in the fight to protect children from exploitation.

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Easter Holiday, Youth Activites

Inspire Youth are ‘Eggcited’ to be offering Easter Holiday provision. They are offering a full programme of activities and experiences, across 3 different venues with the support of FEAST funding.

  • Tuesday 12th and 19th April, 2-6pm* at Ripon Arts Hub, Florentines Court, Allhallowgate, HG4 1LQ
  • Wednesday 13th and 20th April, 2-6pm at Knaresborough Community Centre, Stockwell Avenue, Knaresborough, HG5 0LG
  • Thursday 14th and 21st April 2-6 pm, at Time Together, Unit 10 Provincial Works, Laundry Road, Harrogate, HG1 4QE

There will be opportunities to get creative with some exciting Easter arts, crafts & baking projects, develop circus skills and even a DJ workshop (Beat boxing and Boxercise will also be included at our Ripon session).

Participants will be provided with a hot meal and the opportunity to get involved in making this and a recipe card to take home with them.

All delivered by their team of youth workers and Noise Academy.

Participants are free to get involved in one of, or all of the activities for the duration of the session.

The sessions are suitable for all abilities and open to all aged 11+ (approximately). Session are charged at £5 per person/per session or free to those eligible for Free School Meals and provide the unique code upon booking.

*Parents, carers and friends of participants to our Ripon session on 19th April, are invited the venue 5.30-6pm for an end of season show.

For more information Contact us or alternatively complete the online Easter 2022 Booking form, Booking is essential.

Information is also available on our website What’s On | Inspire Youth

Please click here to view the poster

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