Cumbria Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB)
Identify which training is right for you, see our Training Programme and book on to our courses and learning events.
You can access a wide range of online courses via our Safeguarding e-Academy – Courses takes approximately 1-3 hours with a short test of knowledge at the end for which successful participants will be able to print a certificate of completion.
Ask yourself – Does the child need an immediate child protection response? If so continue to report your concern to the Cumbria Safeguarding Hub.
There are now 7 Practitioner Forums up and running in each district area giving practitioners the opportunity to understand each others roles and what local provision is available in each part of the county. They’re free to attend and there’s no need to book – just come along.
Early Help is a way of working with children. It involves listening to families to find out the child’s needs. If you are working with a child in need of early help that you think would benefit from the help and support of one or more other agencies. Then raise an Early Help Assessment.
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See – Core Procedures and Safeguarding Practice Guidance, Multi-agency Thresholds Guidance, Risk tools, Local Protocol for Assessment and Models of Practice. To stay up-to-date – register for policy and procedure update alerts.
Sexual exploitation is child abuse and, although they may not realise it, it puts the young victim at huge risk of damage to their physical, emotional and psychological health.
Involves young people aged 12 years and up who have had experience of receiving support from services at a range of levels including Early Help, Child In Need, Safeguarding and Children Looked After.
Cumbria LSCB publishes Serious Case Reviews (SCR) into the death of Child R, Child AC, Child L & Child N
To build on the Better Together events from 2016, the LSCB are holding a second series of multi-agency partnership events. Using the experience of the child’s journey in the safeguarding system, we will be exploring the developments that have taken place since last years ‘Better Together’ events. Book here.
Brighton and Hove have published a SCR which has identified learning around young people at risk of exploitation through radicalisation.
Cafcass and Women’s Aid have published findings from research looking at domestic abuse allegations in a random sample of 216 child contact cases. Findings include: domestic abuse was alleged in 62% of applications to the family court about whe.
An exciting opportunity to be part of Cumbria County Council’s leadership team in improving practice in Cumbria via the implementations of the Signs of Safety model across the whole service for children.
NHS Digital is running a series of webinars in August and September to help healthcare organisations and local authorities learn more about Child Protection – Information Sharing (CP-IS) an dhow to implement it. The CP-IS project is linking IT .