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Learning for Professionals

Learning for Professionals

NYSCP as part of it’s responsibilities, carries out reviews of individual cases, undertakes multi-agency audits, and provides briefings on specific safeguarding issues. These responsibilities ensure learning is captured and shared with professionals who work with children and young people to improve practice when it comes to safeguarding children in North Yorkshire.


Learning Reviews

This learning review briefing relates to an NYSCP Learning Review undertaken in relation to information reported to services and incidents leading up to the arrest, charge and subsequent conviction, of two young people for serious offences in the Hambleton and Richmondshire District of North Yorkshire during 2017/18. The circumstances surrounding this case are, thankfully, rare, not only for North Yorkshire, but nationally.  The management of the case was complex in nature and involved multiple services and organisations.  
Since the arrests of the two young people in October 2017, the circumstances of the case have been subject of regular oversight by the NYSCP Executive Chair and Independent Scrutineer and the NYSCP Executive Members Group.  Whilst the case did not fit the criteria for a Serious Case Review, the NYSCP Executive determined that an NYSCP Learning Review should be undertaken.  
 
The briefing paper can be found HERE .
 
If you work with children and families in North Yorkshire, there may be additional specific actions and lessons for your agency and your role. Please ask your manager, or contact your representative on the North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Partnership, to find out more.


Serious Case Reviews

Clare sadly died on in March 2017 aged seventeen, whilst an in-patient at a Tier 4 mental health Hospital in Norfolk some 200 miles from her home in North Yorkshire. Clare had experienced emotional and mental health challenges over a number of years with interventions from a number of different organisations resulting in Clare being sectioned under the Mental Health Act 1983. She was found having tied a ligature around her neck.

Despite the tragic content of this Serious Case Review, Clare had many positive aspects to her character. Her parents describe her as fun loving, witty, caring, easy going with a big heart, being intelligent, artistic, a wonderful girl, articulate, having opinions on the world, sociable, somebody who loved animals and nature.

The learning identified from this review is in relation to:
– The importance of holistic assessment of a child’s health needs
– Communication between schools and health professionals especially when a child moves between settings
– Transfer of records and documentation, also particularly when a child moves area or setting
– Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) waiting times and the ability to respond when a child is first unwell, and to maintain that response
– Care provided by specialist mental health Hospitals, especially given beds are scarce and provision often distant from a child’s home
– The voice of the child and parents being taken seriously by professionals

An Executive Summary can be found here and the Full Serious Case Review can be found here.

If you work with children and families in North Yorkshire, there may be additional specific actions and lessons for your agency and your role. Please ask your manager, or contact your representative on the North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Partnership, to find out more.

This webinar was presented by James Parkes NYSCP Partnership Manager & Elaine Wyllie Designated Nurse for Safeguarding.

The review covered:

– Background of the Serious Case Review
– Understanding Clare
– Learning from the review
– Next Steps

To view the slides please click here

To view the learning session click the YouTube link below:


Developments in Safeguarding Manager Masterclass

2021

These sessions will be delivered in a new mini virtual format and are designed for Frontline Managers / Designated Safeguarding Leads of those working with children and young people.

Each Masterclass will be held on the last Friday of every month between 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm. Each session will cover a different theme. Click each month below to read more:

This session is for multi-agency practitioners to have an understanding of Vicarious Trauma and how it can impact on their own well-being and affect their practice.
 
NYSCP recognise that working with traumatised children and young people and their families can be emotionally and psychologically difficult for practitioners. This is especially pertinent during our response to COVID-19 as many people are working from home and the lines between home life and work life have been blurred, with trauma now being ‘brought into’ our family homes.
 
As such this briefing is relevant for front-line practitioners who work with these individuals and managers across the range of adult and children’s services.

To view the pre recorded session click on the on Youtube link below:

To read and download the slides that accompanied the session please click below:

This sessions explored the online world and young people with the Marie Collins Foundation exploring the online world and young people covering topics including:
•        What the latest police trends are regarding online abuse
•        Helplines
•        Hidden threats
•        Research into what young people are telling us they need and what is happening to them
•        North Yorkshire Training
•        Marie Collins Foundation Overview
•        Question and Answers

To view the recorded session click on the on Youtube link below:
 

To read and download the slides that accompanied the session please click below:

We held two sessions the first being led by Mountain Health Care who provide specialist Sexual Assault Referral Services for adults and children, who have experienced sexual violence and/or sexual abuse.

To view the recorded session click on the on Youtube link below:
Watch the North Yorkshire SARC Presentation

To read and download the slides that accompanied the session please click below:
Watch our April Safeguarding Developments Mini Masterclass

Our second session in April provided professionals with updated information in development within the safeguarding of children arena for sharing within their teams.

Topics to be covered include:
•             Learning from a recent Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews and Multi Agency Audit Activity
•             MACE and BeAware Awareness
•             Being Young in North Yorkshire
•             Hidden Harm
•             ICON – Reducing Head Trauma
•             Other topical safeguarding updates

To view the recorded session click on the on Youtube link below:
Watch our April Safeguarding Developments Mini Masterclass
To read and download the slides that accompanied the session please click below:
Watch our April Safeguarding Developments Mini Masterclass

In May we explored the learning that has come out of a NYSCP Child Suicide Prevention task and finish group.

Understanding how we can support the mental health of children, young people and professionals and exploring how you can support the Suicide Prevention work in North Yorkshire
 
•        Relaunch of the Suicide Prevention and Self harm Pathway
•        The Voice of the parent (Pat Sowa Starfish – https://starfishing.co.uk/about-us)
•        Available support services in North Yorkshire
•        Practical takeaways for your teams and organisations identified by the Task and Finish group

To view the recorded session click on the on YouTube link below:
Watch the May Development in Safeguarding Manager Masterclass May 2021 presentation

To read and download the slides that accompanied the session please click below:
Watch the May Development in Safeguarding Manager Masterclass May 2021 presentation

Friday 25th June 2021 – support services available to children, young people and their families.

In June we will be joined by Commissioning & Partnership Services For North Yorkshire Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner to provide an overview of the range of support services including referral criteria and pathways for children, young people and their families.

By the end of the session, participants will;
be aware of which support services are available to children, young people and their families, and how to refer families who would benefit from this support.

To view the recorded session click on the on YouTube link below:
Commissioned Services for C&F
To read and download the slides that accompanied the session please click below:
Commissioned Services for C&F

2020

This webinar was delivered to Frontline Managers / Designated Safeguarding Leads of those working with children and young people.

The recorded session can be viewed below:



The PowerPoint slides can be downloaded clicking here


Additional NYSCP Webinars


NYSCP Webinar: Launch of the NYSCP Threshold Guide

North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Partnership (NYSCP) held three webinars to launch the new NYSCP Threshold Guide. This guide will ensure families get the right help, at the right time by the right person. The webinar covered the following areas:

Launch of the framework for decision-making: Threshold guide
-Re-visiting the NYSCP Early Help Strategy
-What does a good referral look like?
-The Local Protocol – What happens when a case comes into the statutory services?
-Launch of the Solihull Parenting Programme

The webinars are aimed at anyone who works or volunteers with children, young people and families in North Yorkshire.

To view the webinar for the Threshold Guidance launch event click the link below:

Framework for decision-making: Right help, at the right time by the right person

To read and download the slides that accompanied the session please click below:


7 Point Briefings

How to Write a 7 Point Briefing

Modern Day Slavery

Risk Taking Behaviour

Complex Case Procedure

School Safeguarding Audit 2018/19

Complex Child Exploitation Cases

Harmful Sexual Behaviour
Audit

Child Criminal Exploitation (CCE) Case

Comp Case Proc – Child Sex Offences

Non-accidental injury in a baby

Missing from Home and Care

School Safeguarding Audit 2020/2021


Audit Summaries


Learning Reviews

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