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North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Partnership e-Bulletin September 2022

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

Welcome to our September edition of the NYSCP e-Bulletin, I hope you have all had a pleasant summer holidays and have managed to get some form of a break and enjoyed some of the sunshine.

As we move into the new school year, our thoughts turn to the cooler days and longer nights (the leaves are already starting to change colour!), we have lots to share with you as a partnership.

As always, our training package, including our free monthly mini masterclass is available on our website. We are also excited to be hosting our Designated Safeguarding Lead Network conference in October. Find out more on our training page.

The new term brings new starts for so many families and young people and for me, I’ll be having my own new start; as I commence the role of Multi Agency Child Exploitation (MACE) Lead for the partnership. I look forward to meeting lots more partners as I start the position, and in the meantime if you would like to know any more about Child Exploitation in North Yorkshire head over to our Be Aware knowledge hub.

We hope you find the information on this month bulletin useful, and as ever, if there is anything you would like us to include, or any feedback you have on the content please do get in touch with us here.

Kathryn Morrison

Policy and Development Officer, MACE Lead.

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Domestic Abuse – Free Training

We are pleased to announce this programme of free training for colleagues across the partnership delivered by our commissioned providers IDAS. The attached glossaries provide an overview of the events with dates and links to book onto this on line training. These events will no doubt be in high demand so please seek agreement from line managers prior to booking so that the time can be accommodated within your agencies. Future dates and sessions will be advertised as we move forward through the year.

Please click below to view the entire programme and the Dates for Training Flyer contains the links to book your place.

IDAS DA Training Programme

IDAS DA Dates for Training and booking links

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North Yorkshire Public Safety Service

We are changing our referral process and are looking to reinvigorate our partnerships to ensure we provide the best service to the public and to you.

The Safe & Well Partnerships Seminar is on the 28th of September, it’s 2 hours and we will cover

  • How we record and perceive risk in relation to fire
  • How to refer to us and what information we can share back
  • What our offer is going forward – Newsletters, CPD and training

For more details and to sign up for the event please visit – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nyfrs-safe-well-partnerships-seminar-tickets-392944205697

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Suicide Prevention Day

#WorldSuicidePreventionDay on the 10th September aims to spread awareness of suicide prevention! Every year suicide is among the top 20 leading causes of death for people of all ages! You can find some interesting ways to show your support here: https://www.iasp.info/wspd/

For every suicide, 25 people make a suicide attempt and many more have serious thoughts of suicide, help raise awareness of #WorldSuicidePreventionDay here: https://www.iasp.info/wspd/

For each suicide approximately 135 people suffer intense grief or are otherwise affected.  This amounts to 108 million people per year who are profoundly impacted by suicidal behaviour #WorldSuicidePreventionDay https://www.iasp.info/wspd/

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Update – Adult Social Care

Are you a professional who needs to request involvement from adult social care? Contact us online quickly and easily 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

New online forms have been launched to make it easier for professionals to request involvement from adult social care.

The new forms can be found here:

Please use the new online forms as the benefits are:

  • They can be completed at a time convenient for you;
  • you don’t have to spend time waiting in a telephone queue;
  • you can be confident that we have all the information we need to action your request or concern;
  • it’s a safe and secure way to transfer information; and
  • you will receive an email after completing the forms so you have a record of the details you have provided. Please note, when raising an online safeguarding concern form you will be given the opportunity to add an additional email account if required.

At the end of each form, there is a short feedback survey which we would encourage you to fill out to help us improve the forms.

We’re also looking for feedback about the request involvement from adult social care and safeguarding vulnerable adults pages on our website. If you have any feedback or suggestions, please use the feedback links at the bottom of each web page. They can be found at:

Please share this information with colleagues who may find it helpful.

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NCMD: New Guidance 

The NCMD have release a new guidance page on their website which contains advice for GPs following the death of a child, and hope it may be useful for Child Death Review professionals when engaging with GPs.

The page explains how GPs can support families who have been bereaved, contribute to the CDR process, and help reduce child mortality.

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Marie Collins Foundation Annual Conference

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MCF’s Annual Conference “From Discovery to Recovery: Tackling Technology-Assisted Child Sexual Abuse – Sharing the Challenges and Considering Solutions” will be taking place on 4th and 5th October 2022 at BT Headquarters in London.

Building on the reputation MCF has for delivering high quality conferences, these two days will bring to you speakers who are experts in their field. They will be delivering a blend of keynote speeches, panel discussions and breakout sessions throughout.

As ever, the focus will be on keeping children at the centre of all we do, looking at the issues through the lens of the child. We want to help you to work with children and their families in a way that does no further harm. To understand the challenges and consider the solutions, it is vital to hear the voice of those with lived experience. We will be elevating these voices throughout the conference.

Book your place early to take advantage of the current Early Bird discount.

To book and for more details on confirmed speakers to date, click here.

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Early Years practitioners – we want to hear from you

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The North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Partnership Practice Development Group is gathering information from frontline early years private, voluntary or independent providers, such as childminders, day nurseries, playgroups and preschools.

We would like to know whether

  • You access the North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Partnership website,
  • If you use the resources on the website and
  • What improvements you would find beneficial, if any.

Your participation in completing and submitting the survey (link below) is vital in informing and shaping future developments.

The survey is short and will only take about 5 minutes to complete. You do not need any prior data and you do not need to enter any information that will identify you or your setting.

The link is now live and will close on Wednesday, 28th September 2022.

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Be Aware: Have/How/Has?


The Be Aware section of our NYSCP website has been live since June and we would love to hear from partners about their use of the site.

The Be Aware section is dedicated to raising awareness and tackling child exploitation in North Yorkshire, with pages filled with information and resources specifically designed for young people, parents and carers, professionals, and local communities and business owners.

Feedback is vital for keeping the website as informative and relevant as possible.

  • Have you visited the site? What pages have you found the most useful?
  • Have you recommended the site to other professionals?
  • Have you recommended the site, or used the site with young people or families?
  • Has looking at the site increased your knowledge about child exploitation?
  • Are there any updates or changes that you would like to see made to the site?

If you could please send with any feedback to kathryn.morrison@northyorks.gov.uk

Thank you.

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Between the 26th & 30th September there will be a Webinar Programme to support ICON Week, please follow us on Social Media and visit our news pages, where we will be releasing further details of how you can become involved.

NYSCP also have a dedicated webpage to ICON where you can find more information >here< and download the ICON leaflet.

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Useful Links

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Resource Library

Find the latest forms, guidance, tools and documents to help you safeguard children in North Yorkshire by searching in our resource library


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