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North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Partnership E-Bulletin August 2022

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

Welcome to our August edition of NYSCP e-Bulletin, July has been a very busy month here in the partnership and for many of our partners too.

We are looking ahead to the Autumn term where we will continue to deliver our FREE monthly NYSCP Masterclass, be sure to keep a look out on our training pages.

We are continuing to see a raise in traffic to our newly updated BeAware Knowledge Hub offering a vast amount of information resources around Child Exploitation.

We also say farewell to a number of colleagues who are leaving the partnership either retiring or moving in to other work roles. Our thanks for their support to the partnership working over a number of years. Roll call.. Heather Pearson, Martin Kelly, Danielle Johnson, Emma Phillips, Sandra Rees, Lindsey Butterfield, Steve Walker, Sarah Neale to name a few.

With change, there are opportunities and we look forward to working with everyone in the new academic year. We are really looking forward to hosting our first Education Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) conference in Harrogate in October, if you are working in Education make sure your DSL has signed up!  

Have a great Summer, refresh, recharge and see you in September.

James Parkes, NYSCP Partnership Manager.

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PACE – Resources for Professionals

Alongside the training courses, PACE have developed videos and helpful resources to support professionals to embed and promote our family friendly, relationship-based ethos.

Free Training

There are two free e-learning courses; Keep Them Safe – An introduction to child sexual exploitation and Child Criminal Exploitation and County Lines E-Learning Course about how children are groomed into exploited into criminality.

Commitment to Family Friendly Practice

Both organisations and individuals can sign up to Commitment to Family Friendly Practice. By signing up to Commitment, together we can stand for, and promote positive relationships with families affected by child exploitation where they are treated as equal partners.

Spotting the signs film

Watch and promote the film to parents and professionals in your community to raise awareness about child exploitation and how to recognise the signs that a child might be at risk. This film draws on the lived experiences of parents affected by child exploitation.

PACE Publications

They have developed helpful guides for professionals from supporting parents through the judicial process and working alongside the police.

Useful guides

Have a look at the Information and Advice Centre for detailed guides about child exploitation.

Supporting parents and carers guide: Centre of expertise on child sexual abuse

Communicating with children guide: Centre of expertise on child sexual abuse

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IDAS Summer Groups for Children & Young People in North Yorkshire

IDAS are running a range of groups for children and young people during the summer holidays.

In Skipton & Harrogate experienced practitioners are running a well-being group for children and young people impacted by domestic abuse or sexual violence.

This is a creative group for children impacted by sexual violence or domestic abuse, focused on self-care, wellbeing, self-esteem and coping strategies. Please join us for creative activities including making bath bombs, art journaling and much more. Tea, coffee, soft drinks and biscuits will be provided

Kira, who runs the group

They are also running groups for children and young people in York and Scarborough for children and young people impacted by domestic abuse. The groups are part of the North Yorkshire commissioned services for Children, Young People and their Parents impacted by domestic abuse, please click on the leaflets below for further information about the support provided and the Summer Groups.

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#CEOPSummerSafety

Support parents and carers with #CEOPSummerSafety this summer break

Over the summer we will be covering a different online safety topic each week on our social media channels, helping parents and carers to learn more, talk to their children and take action together. Posts will support parents and carers with articles, activity sheets and videos on the following topics: 

  • Cyber security 
  • Social media 
  • Gaming
  • Live streaming 
  • Sharing images online 
  • Watching videos online

Signpost the parents and carers you work with to our social media channels: Twitter: @CEOPUK  Facebook: Click CEOP and follow the #CEOPSummerSafety to stay informed.  CEOP Summer Safety (thinkuknow.co.uk)

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Road Peace & Next Door But One LDD safety package

Please see below and attached information here

  • Road Peace provides peer-to-peer victim support for road crash victims in North Yorkshire, including seriously injured victims and bereaved families and specialist road crash victim-focused Resilience Building Programme to support bereaved families to cope and recover following road crash death.
  • Next Door But One Theatre’s Rehearsal for Life – a free film and activity package exploring Community Safety for People with Learning Difficulties.

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Sequence of Webinars 

Monday 19 September – 12-1PM – Transitional Safeguarding – Key messages from SARs and an Evidence-Base for SARs

This webinar will draw together an analysis of safeguarding adult reviews where Transitional Safeguarding has been the theme. Key messages for positive practice will be presented alongside an evidence-base that can be used when auditing and reviewing cases of Transitional Safeguarding.

To Book for this event please click the link below:

https://lgaevents.local.gov.uk/lga/1510/home

Monday 26 September – 2:00-4:00PM – Transitional Safeguarding and Homelessness

Continuing the sequence of webinars on adult safeguarding and homelessness, this webinar will focus on Transitional Safeguarding where young people and young adults have experienced homelessness and/or insecure forms of accommodation. There will be presentations that draw on findings from safeguarding adult reviews and serious case reviews, and from research.

As part of the ongoing work that Professor Christine Cocker has completed with Research in Practice about Transitional Safeguarding, they have undertaken a piece of work studying a number of review reports written following the death or serious injury of care experienced young people aged between 15-24. Themes from these reviews will be discussed, particularly whether any Transitional Safeguarding needs around housing and homelessness were identified or not, and met or not met in the care planning for these young people.

To Book for this event please click the link below:

https://lgaevents.local.gov.uk/lga/1535/home

Should you experience any difficulties with registration or receipt of notifications, please email: chip@local.gov.uk


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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.

Dates:

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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#NYPThinkOfTheConsequences

North Yorkshire Police has launched a hard-hitting video campaign this summer to encourage young people to think of the consequences before abusing alcohol.

The video which is titled #NYPThinkOfTheConsquences was commissioned following instances of alcohol fuelled anti-social behaviour in open spaces within York during the summer months. It will be shown to all secondary school children within the City of York ahead of the summer break and posted externally on NYP social media channels.

York College drama students are used as actors in a scenario which involves a visit to a park. The students consume alcohol which impacts on their decision making and results in five consequences which involve the emergency services and family members. Viewers of the video are then asked, “Is it worth it?” and the video concludes with the message of #NYPThinkOfTheConsequences.

Police hope the video will highlight the risks associated with alcohol and help educate young people about the impairment on their decision making following the consumption of alcohol and the devastating consequences that this can bring.

https://youtu.be/iP3fDgTe7cg

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Be Aware: New information – Child Financial exploitation

We might not immediately think of children when we hear the words ‘financial fraud.’ But the reality is that more and more young people are finding themselves the victims of financial exploitation. Young People are being groomed online to open bank accounts and launder criminal money. Be Aware have updated their professionals page with help from The Children’s Society, to share key information about this emerging trend.

To find out more about what child financial exploitation can look like, what the signs are, and how we can start the conversations with young people about keeping their finances safe, visit here: NYSCP (safeguardingchildren.co.uk)

We’ve updated our child exploitation ‘Jargon Buster’ page to included key phrases and terminology used by young people and perpetrators linked to child financial exploitation. NYSCP (safeguardingchildren.co.uk)

We also have a section for communities and local businesses with key information about spotting the signs of child exploitation in the places and spaces young people may be spending their time.  This includes a specific section targeting the banking sector and highlighting signs of potential child exploitation. NYSCP (safeguardingchildren.co.uk)

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