Update from Di Smith – Independent Chair CSCB

It has been a busy few months and I am grateful to so many of you for your contribution. Two Serious Case Reviews have been published by CSCB since January. These SCRs have required the active involvement of all agencies and I want to thank those of you who have taken part for your commitment […]

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Is This Child Abuse?

This report has been written using data gathered from NSPCC Childline and helpline services. These services not only provide support to those who contact Childline, they also help to give us a clear picture of the issues facing children and young people today – such as peer sexual abuse. It’s normal for children to demonstrate […]

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Safeguarding App (NHS) – but too good not to share!

This excellent safeguarding app has been produced for NHS staff but could be used by any professional wanting “at your fingertips” information and advice on safeguarding both adults and children. NHS Safeguarding app Its free and available for android and Apple. Includes tools and pathways –  as well as covering more specific safeguarding topics such […]

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World Autism Awareness Week – 26 Mar – 2 Apr

It’s not too late to sign up to our biggest fundraiser of the year, World Autism Awareness Week. Each year, in the week leading up to World Autism Awareness Day, we encourage the public to take part in World Autism Awareness Week – a full seven days where schools, workplaces and individuals, their families and friends all […]

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Language To Use – when discussing CSE

Early Help & Childrens Social care have produced this  useful guide to assist everyone in thinking about the language they use when discussing Child Sexual Exploitation. Language CSE   Please distribute amoungst your professional network. Questions or suggestions can be made to : Hannah.Doughty@croydon.gov.uk Head of Targeted Services Early Help and Children’s Social Care  

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