SPOC Transformation

The way the Single Point of Contact (SPOC) operates, will be changing. They will be replacing written referrals with conversations with partner agencies and families. Iain Low – Head of SPOC & Assessment explains: “Written referrals are a real missed opportunity to have the right discussions with colleagues from other agencies to fully understand what […]

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Practice Briefing – Rapid Reviews during Covid

This practice briefing from the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel sets out key findings and recommendations from a thematic analysis of Rapid Reviews relating to serious child safeguarding incidents reported to the Panel during the initial COVID-19 outbreak between March and September 2020. The analysis shows that COVID-19 presents a situational risk for vulnerable children […]

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Warning! – button batteries are a danger to children

Doctors are warning that a hidden danger could be lurking under your tree this Christmas: unsafe toys containing button batteries that, if swallowed, could burn through a child’s food pipe. The warning comes amid growing pressure on parents to cut costs this Christmas and a growing number of cheap, dangerous toys online that don’t meet […]

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Contextual Safeguarding Conferences For C&YP

As part of developing practice with young people and their families where there are contextual safeguarding concerns Croydon’s Children Social Care are piloting a new style of child protection conference from 14 December 2020. Called a contextual safeguarding conference, it will be for those young people assessed as high contextual safeguarding risk or medium contextual […]

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Preparation for Adulthood – Multi-disciplinary Protocol

Do you or someone you know have Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) ? If so, the SEND Strategy Team would like you to get involved with the development of their Preparation for Adulthood Multi-Disciplinary Protocol by completing the feedback survey. The aim is to ensure that the wishes and aspirations of all young people […]

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