Plymouth Says ENOUGH to Violence Against Women & Girls

Stand-up and say ‘Enough’ to Violence Against Women and Girls  The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence is an international campaign to challenge violence against women and girls. The annual campaign runs from 25 November (the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) to 10 December (Human Rights Day). Organisations across Plymouth…
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New NSPCC Child Sexual Abuse Training

500,000 children are estimated to be sexually abused every year and whilst it is just as common as other forms of abuse, it is less identified in our safeguarding systems. We want to support a knowledgeable, skilled and confident workforce to be able to respond to child sexual abuse. So, as part of our multi-agency…
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Graded Care Profile 2 Multi-Agency Training Now Available

We’re really pleased to share that Graded Care Profile 2 (GCP2) multi-agency training is now available. GCP2 is an NSPCC evidenced based tool to support families where neglect is an issue. Responding to neglect is a key priority for us in the Plymouth Safeguarding Children Partnership and introducing this tool is part of our commitment…
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Early Help & SEND (Special Education Needs & Disability) Advice Line Launched

Do you need help or advice about your own family? Are you a practitioner who wants to get some advice about a family you are supporting? If so you can now  pre-book a call to the Early Help Advice Line where family support workers are available to talk about any worries or answer your questions. …
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New Adultification Training Sessions

Listen Up are the leading experts and voice on adultification in child protection and safeguarding and we are really pleased that they will be delivering two training sessions for us on this topic in November 2022. For more information and to book your space please CLICK HERE. 

New Male Inclusive Workshop for Frontline Practitioners

We want to help change the conversation we have with and about fathers/male carers and the way in which services can engage and support them. To help do this we are holding two virtual frontline practitioner workshops on male inclusive practice in October 2022. We’re really pleased to be delivering this as a joint session…
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New Professionals Guide to Supporting Children & Young People Who Present with Harmful Sexual Behaviour

We’re pleased to share our new Professionals Guide to Supporting Children & Young People Who Present with Harmful Sexual Behaviour (HSB). Research tells us that anywhere from one fifth to two thirds of child sexual abuse is committed by children and young people. So we hope this guide will support professionals awareness of the issue,…
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The Independent Review of Children’s Social Care

Led by Josh MacAllister, The Independent Review of Children’s Social Care published its final report in May 2022. This is essential reading for anyone involved in the safeguarding and support of children, young people and families. As part of the review’s work Josh MacAllister has written to children, young people and families to share how…
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Building Support for Children, Young People & Families

We’re pleased to launch the Building Support approach. This is a new and different way of thinking about what used to be termed ‘thresholds’. It’s based on working restoratively, with consent and seeking to build support for families at the earliest opportunity, in the least oppressive way we can.   This approach has been agreed…
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Domestic Abuse & Child Victims: Drama Workshop Training Opportunity Tuesday 14th June 2022

Certain Curtain Theatre are providing a free training session for Plymouth practitioners on Tuesday 14th June 2022. This online learning opportunity  explores the impact of domestic abuse on children, young people and  includes a streamed performance of Mockingbird High, a drama about two young people and their experiences of being neglected and abused. For more information…
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Judicial College Webinar

Judicial College webinar: How can support for parents reduce recurrent care proceedings? Essential viewing for any professional working with children and families – an opportunity to understand the challenges and reflect on how you can contribute to changing lives. You can find the webinar here.

Our New Neglect Strategy, Practitioners Guidance & Toolkit is Now Available

We are really pleased to share that our new neglect strategy, practitioners guidance and toolkit is now available. The development of this work has been a truly multi-agency collaboration so thank you to everyone who contributed and we hope you will find this a valuable resource in your work with families. You can find all…
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Information Sharing Advice for Practitioners Updated

The Department for Education has updated its information sharing advice for practitioners. The April 2024 version includes a revised 7 golden rules for sharing information along with a focus on the lawful basis upon which we can share information to keep children safe. You can find the full document HERE. 

Safer Sleep Week 11th -17th March 2024

It’s #SaferSleepWeek, the annual awareness campaign around reducing sudden infant death syndrome (also known as SIDS). We’re proud to support @lullabytrust as they discuss the subject of ‘the safest place’. Please help us share The Lullaby Trust advice so our Plymouth babies can sleep safely.  A helpful conversation to have with families is not just…
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Working Together to Safeguard Children 2023 Published

Every child deserves to grow up in a safe, stable and loving home and this is at the heart of the newly updated and published statutory guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children 2023. Working Together 2023 is the multi-agency guide for all of us and frames how we come together to help, promote and protect…
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Building Support for Children, Young People & Families in Plymouth: Revised & Updated for September 2023 & Supported by a New MASH Consultation Line for Professionals

Building Support is the agreed Partnership framework for how we understand the different levels of need families experience and how we work together with families to support children and young people, including where there are safeguarding concerns. During August and September 2023  the original document and approach, first launched in April 2022, was reviewed. Thank…
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