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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

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:

2022

Growing up in North Yorkshire Survey – This masterclass will provide key safeguarding data from the Growing up in North Yorkshire survey 2020 and the implications for professionals who work with children and young people. This webinar will help to increase awareness of children and young people in North Yorkshire behaviours in relation to a range of safeguarding issues from the Growing up in North Yorkshire survey 2020.

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Our February Masterclass will incorporate a variety of subjects to appeal to all partners across North Yorkshire and will include:
 
School Safeguarding Audit – An overview of the findings from the School Safeguarding Audit 2020/2021, including lessons learned and what the NYSCP is doing following the audit.
Section 11 / Governance Audit Summary – An overview of the findings from the Section 11/Governance Audit 2020/2021 and action being taken as a result of the audit.
New/Updated Policies and Procedures – Details of all the latest changes to NYSCP policies and procedures.
Changes to the NYSCP Website – Find out about the latest changes and improvements to your one stop resource for safeguarding information in North Yorkshire.
BeAware – Find out how we are developing the BeAware area of our website to include children, young people, parents and more to ensure everyone has access to information about child exploitation and what to do if you have a concern.
Day or Night Sleep Right Campaign – See how you and your organisation can get involved in our campaign to raise awareness of sleeping right for babies and reducing sudden and unexpected infant deaths.
HEAT Tool – Learn more about how the HEAT Tool has been designed to help practitioners identify those families where there may be early signs of neglect so that prompt action can be taken to address and support families to improve home conditions and safety for their children.
IDAS New CYP Services – Learn about the latest services from IDAS  to support the victims of domestic abuse.
Police Information Sharing Form Update – Find out how you can safely and directly share information with North Yorkshire Police.
BYINY and Threshold Guidance – Learn about the NYSCP priorities and threshold guidance for North Yorkshire.

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The masterclass will give partners an overview of what child exploitation and contextual safeguarding looks like across North Yorkshire, what some of the themes and trends are that we are seeing for young people, especially those aged 10 -18. The masterclass will cover the following areas:
 
The picture of child exploitation across North Yorkshire, where and how young people are being exploited as well as helping partners understand how they can help identify signs and indicators of exploitation within their schools, communities and local areas.
Emerging themes and trends around young people’s drug and other substance use
An overview of the impact of modern slavery and human trafficking for young people in North Yorkshire and the National Referral Mechanism.
Partnership Information Sharing – what should partners be sharing with the Police, how should they share the information and what happens to information they share?
Consideration of how we use language around children and parents/carers where children are at risk of or experiencing exploitation – how does our language shape professionals responses to child exploitation and what do professionals need to be cognisant of in their practice.

The masterclass is suitable for professionals working with Law Enforcement, Children and Family Services, Education (Primary, Secondary, Further and Higher Ed), Drug and Alcohol Services, Youth Justice, Community and Youth Work, Health, CAMHS, Community Safety Partnerships, third and voluntary sector service providers. Furthermore the masterclass will also be of value for those working or who have involvement with young people aged 10 – 18 who are embedded within our communities who may potentially see indicators of exploitation e.g. community/faith groups, outreach delivery workers, housing providers etc.

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Outline
The masterclass provides an introduction into the detrimental impact frequent, intense and unresolved conflict has on children and young people’s development and outcomes

Description
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.

Outcomes
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.

Audience
Anyone working/volunteering with children young people and their families across NY with the view to help you keep up to date with


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2021

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

NYSCP Developments in Safeguarding Masterclass from September 2021 exploring issues regarding social, emotional and mental health.
Watch the Sept 2021 Masterclass

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: Working With Men Conference

North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Partnership (NYSCP) held an online conference to explore how across the multi-agency workforce 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 included:

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.
 
Key findings, Recommendations and the Challenges to us as local safeguarding
partners were explored from the “The Myth of invisible Men’ Thematic review from the National Child Safeguarding Practice Review.

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

To view the webinar click on the YouTube link below:

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


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:


NYSCP Podcast


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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