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North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Partnership e-Bulletin October 2022

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

Welcome to our October NYSCP E-bulletin. It looks like Autumn has well and truly arrived with the leaves changing colour, winter jumpers out… but personally still holding off on putting the heating on!

Seeing the world come together to mourn the loss of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was both humbling and truly powerful. It has given me and I know others a moment to reflect on our own losses both personally and professionally. Remember we are all human and react differently to events that happen, please remember to take time to look after yourself and your colleagues in these difficult times, by doing this we can continue to support our children and families in North Yorkshire.

October sees our first ‘Designated Safeguarding Leads Conference’ for schools, this will take place in Harrogate with over 250 delegates coming together to share, learn and network. We look forward to sharing more from the event with you following the conference.

This will be my last NYSCP E-bulletin introduction as I leave the role of NYSCP Partnership Manager at the end of October to take up an exciting new role as Area Manager for the North of England with a charity called Papyrus (Prevention of Young Suicide).

Leaving North Yorkshire County Council after 18 years and particularly over the past 6 years with the safeguarding partnership will be difficult and emotional I’m sure, however I have many fantastic memories to cherish.

I have had the privilege of meeting, working and engaging with many of you from across the safeguarding partnership and I thank you for your continued support and encouragement.

I am pleased to announce Hannah Ellingworth will pick up the role of Partnership Manager in mid-November and will be assisted by the wonderful and talented NYSCP Business Unit Team and wider partners.

Take care and I hope I will see some of you in the months and years to come.

James Parkes

NYSCP Partnership Manager.

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Launch of free resources to support children and young people’s mental health in NY

Please see below on behalf of  NHS Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership as we enter a new school term, we have been asked to re-share to support children and young people’s mental health in NY. Please circulate to your networks widely.  

Launch of free resources to support children and young people’s mental health in NY

Together your local NHS and North Yorkshire County Council have launched a new pool of resources which have been developed with partners and young people to help children and See the source imageyoung people and their parents, carers and professionals’ access mental health support in North Yorkshire.

The new suite of resources were launched during Safeguarding Awareness Week to ensure children and young people across North Yorkshire are aware of services available to support with their social and emotional mental health and include:

  • A Young Person’s guide to Mental Health Support A resource created and designed by young people across North Yorkshire for young people to help them find the right support, whether it be finding out more information, talking to someone or accessing more specialised support. A printable version can also be accessed by clicking here

All of these documents can be accessed and downloaded via the above links and through our the go-to website.

We hope you find these resources helpful and would very much appreciate you sharing this email with relevant staff, parents and your wider contacts.

These resources have been developed in partnership by members of the North Yorkshire Emotional Health and Wellbeing Delivery Group. Members include: Specialist CAMHS, Compass Phoenix, Craven Mental Health Support Teams in Schools, Wellbeing in Mind, Healthy Child Programme, Early Help, Inclusion service, Education Psychologist, NYCC Commissioner, NYCCG Commissioner, Bradford and Craven CCG Commissioner

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ASH resources for local authorities, schools and parents on youth vaping

Summary of meeting of key stakeholders convened by ASH and OHID in August 2022 to consider ways to improve our approach to youth vaping, in the light of the increase in youth use. Please click on this link >here< to open the full details.

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#LookCloser Campaign

We are pleased to share details of The Children’s Society’s latest #Look Closer campaign running from October 3rd to the 9th 2022. 

 #Look Closer seeks to challenge assumptions and stereotypes of victimhood and highlights that child exploitation can happen anywhere, and any young person can be a victim.   

This October, there is a particular focus on gender and how our assumptions can impact the way we safeguard and support young victims of exploitation. This will include a new resource for professionals and a new session on the >Programme of Learning here< and includes asking professionals to consider how they can be more inclusive of trans and non-binary young people, to better protect them from harm.    

Updated content includes:

  • Guidance and advice for a wide range of audiences
  • Free resources 
  • Free Programme of Learning events during the week of the 3rd of October
  • Suggestions on how you can engage with campaign.

While this includes an invite to the Programme of Learning you will find all other materials on #Look Closer website. To access these you simply need to scroll to the bottom of the page and provide your Job Title, Organisation and Region. Once completed you will be provided with a link to access and download everything.

Also attached >here< is the Yorkshire and Humberside public awareness sessions. If you have links to organisations working within Hotels, Courier or Delivery services, Rental Cars or Transport Hubs, or Retail stores and Supermarkets, please do invite them to these half hour sessions to understand more about the specific ways perpetrators may use their businesses. These sessions are being co-delivered by the Yorkshire and Humber Regional Organised Crime Unit and The Children’s Society.

We invite you to join our #Look Closer October 2022 Launch Briefing on Monday the 3rd of October. Register here via Eventbrite

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New NHS and MindEd online eating disorder learning for health and care professionals

We are pleased to launch, with NHS England and MindEd, two new online eating disorder learning products: 

  1. An Adult Eating Disorders Hub aimed at all professionals from universal to specialist, working with adults across health and care settings, higher education, charities and criminal justice settings. In this Hub, you can find key trusted evidence-based learning curated and approved by MindEd’s expert panel. 
  1. The Tips for Children and Young People’s Feeding and Eating Disorders aimed at professionals working across health and care settings. The 5 tops tips include:  
  • What to be aware of  
  • What to look out for  
  • What medical investigations   
  • What to do  
  • Feeding development and issues in infants aged 0-2 years  

Eating disorders are common and Anorexia Nervosa has the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. However, people with eating disorders have better recovery rates and a reduced risk of relapse when they receive the right support as early as possible.  

Following the COVID-19 pandemic, we know health and care professionals are currently supporting more people with an eating disorder, of all ages, with increasingly complex needs. These learning resources will support professionals to:  

·        recognise the early signs and symptoms through a holistic lens  

·        be confident in how to have positive and effective eating disorder conversations and what to do next 

Please can you disseminate this information to your networks? We have attached a stakeholder communication toolkit for you to use.   

Thank you to our expert partners at MindEd for contributing and developing this learning programme with us. 

 For further information, visit MindEd or contact mindedenquiries@hee.nhs.uk. Additional mental health and eating disorders learning can be accessed via HEE’s website.  

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Getting Through Guides

NHS England is launching a new guides to help families with a child admitted to an inpatient unit get through the first few days. The guide has been created with families who have already been through their first few days of having a child admitted to an inpatient ward. See the flyer >here<

We would like to invite you to a webinar to launch this resource on any of the following dates;

  • Thursday 6th October 2022, 9.30-10.30am           Join
  • Wednesday 12th October 2022,  4-5pm                Join  
  • Friday 14th October 2022,  1-2pm,                         Join


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