Welcome to the NYSCP September 2023 edition of our e-bulletin
With the North Yorkshire “summer” drawing to an end, young people across the County will have received both their A Level and GCSE grades. I am sure we can all remember this nerve-wracking time in our own lives, and we sincerely hope all of our young people have achieved well enough to continue either their education or to commence employment.
North Yorkshire Council’s Children’s Services has been graded as Outstanding across all areas in the most recent Ofsted inspection. This is down to the hard work and dedication of all staff in helping children and young people be safe, happy, healthy and achieving.
Included in the e-bulletin this month is information on how to apply to work with children and young people in this outstanding Local Authority.
In North Yorkshire children, young people and their parents are able to access emotional health support through the Go-To website. We understand that the lives of children and young people can, at times, feel pressured and in some instances, this can lead to children and young people engaging in self-harming behaviours and in certain cases having thoughts of suicide.
World Suicide Prevention Day is our themed day for September. If you are working with children and young people, knowing the signs of self-harm and suicidal ideation and what to do can make a significant difference. To help raise awareness of self-harm and suicidal ideation, the NYSCP has a Self-Harm and Suicide Ideation Pathway. For more information see our section on “do your PART” this month.
The Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Zoë Metcalfe, in partnership with local organisations, has launched a new online survey to gather the public’s views on Violence Against Women and Girls, and how we can make a real difference to people’s lives across North Yorkshire and York. This new survey seeks to understand the difference that has been made to-date, and if there is anything else the public think should be done locally to tackle Violence Against Women and Girls. The survey would like to hear about specific experiences of violence or abuse, and in particular, the type of response and support received if you have reported what happened. This is to ensure views and personal experiences remain central to shaping and driving local projects and activities. For more information visit: www.northyorkshire-pfcc.gov.uk
The Business Unit has been thinking about how to improve access to our e-bulletin content and from next month you will have access to both written and recorded versions through our YouTube channel and Spotify platforms. As ever we welcome your feedback and ideas on how to continue to improve the sharing of important information across the County.
We hope September brings with it some better weather and exciting opportunities for our children and young people as the academic year commences.
Haydn Rees Jones and Hannah Ellingworth
North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Partnership
- Do your PART
- World Suicide Prevention Day
- ICON – Babies Cry, You Can Cope!
- Call for children’s social workers to join ‘outstanding’ team
- inEQE Safeguarding Group update – Vent
- Look closer to spot and report signs of exploitation
- The National Referral Mechanism: Webinar for First Responders
- Upcoming Masterclasses
The NYSCP Self Harm and Suicide Ideation Pathway aims to improve the referral processes, and the coordination of information, advice, support and treatment that is provided to children and young people who self-harm and/or experience suicidal ideation. The Self-Harm and Suicidal Ideation Pathway helps:
- The speed in obtaining a response to their concerns.
- The appropriateness of the information, advice, support or treatment that is provided.
- The positive changes to the child/ young person’s self-harming behaviour and emotional wellbeing.
This document and pathway are primarily for frontline staff working with children and young people who:
- Identify themselves as using self-harm as a coping strategy
- Require support as a result of disclosing self-harm, suicidal ideation and or previous suicide attempt
The pathway also includes a knowledge hub with additional guidance for everyone working with children and young people in Part two, support for schools in Part three, children and young people in Part four and parents and carers in Part five.
Do your PART and learn about self-harm and suicide ideation by accessing our pathway: https://www.safeguardingchildren.co.uk/shsip/
World Suicide Prevention Day
World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) was established in 2003 in conjunction with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and is a significant advocacy and communication-based event aimed at reaching national organisations, governments and the general public, giving a singular message that suicide can be prevented. For more information and resources visit: About World Suicide Prevention Day (iasp.info)
ICON – Babies Cry, You Can Cope!
ICON – Babies Cry, You Can Cope programme supports parents and carers manage normal infant crying and to prevent abusive head trauma injuries to babies caused by shaking, also referred to as ‘shaken baby syndrome’. ICON week 2023 is running between 25-29 September. For more information, visit: Home – ICON Cope
We also have information available at: NYSCP (safeguardingchildren.co.uk)
Call for children’s social workers to join ‘outstanding’ team
A recruitment campaign is being launched to attract experienced children’s social workers to North Yorkshire and build on the “outstanding” work that has been undertaken to support young people across the County. Anyone interested in applying for the roles available can visit: North Yorkshire Council
inEQE Safeguarding Group update – Vent
inEQE online safety experts have responded to reports of children and young people using a peer support app called Vent, which could encourage harmful behaviour. For more information visit their website.
Look closer to spot and report signs of exploitation
Across the Country, young people are being manipulated, sexually abused, forced to launder money and deal drugs. Exploitation isn’t obvious, but it happens everywhere, and you can stop it.
Get to know the signs of child exploitation and how to report it through The Children’s Society award-winning #LookCloser campaign along with the British Transport Police and National County Lines Coordination Centre. Together we can protect children from this abuse. For more information you can visit the Children’s Society website.
The National Referral Mechanism: Webinar for First Responders
Human Trafficking Foundation are holding a free webinar for all First Responders to increase the understanding of the NRM decision-making process and strengthen NRM referral. You can register for this training via the link: The National Referral Mechanism: Webinar for First Responders Tickets, Thu 19 Oct 2023 at 10:00 | Eventbrite
- 6 September 2023 – Social, Emotional and Mental Health
- 20 September 2023 – Making a Good Referral
- 4 October 2023 – Reducing Parental Conflict
- 1 November 2023 – Drink Drive
- 6 December 2023 – Modern Slavery
For more information about all available training please visit: www.safeguardingchildren.co.uk/training-north-yorkshire/training-courses/
On completion of Masterclasses and other courses please provide feedback via the NYES link that will be sent to you after the session, when feedback has been submitted, you will receive a certificate of Attendance.
Unless stated otherwise, our Masterclasses are also available to download from our YouTube channel after the event at: www.youtube.com/@nyscp