Social Care Institute for Excellence, April 2016
The Learning into Practice Project was undertaken between March 2015 and March 2016 by the NSPCC and the Social Care Institute for Excellence, funded by the Department for Education Innovation Programme.
The project developed and tested a number of ways to improve the quality of Serious Case Reviews (SCRs) and their impact on local and national child protection practice.
The goal was to help local safeguarding children boards and SCR reviewers to improve the quality and use of Serious Case Reviews. To that end, we developed and tested four mechanisms: two for improving the quality of SCRs, and two for improving their use.
Click here to download the report and resources relating to the project.
Home Office, April 2016
This multi-agency guidance on female genital mutilation (FGM) should be read and followed by all persons and bodies in England and Wales who are under statutory duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. It replaces female genital mutilation: guidelines to protect children and women (2014).
It is not intended to replace wider safeguarding guidance, but to provide additional advice on FGM.
Click here for further information and to download the guidance.
BILD, September 2015
Children with learning disabilities are more vulnerable to Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) than other children, facing additional barriers to their protection and to receiving support, new research has revealed.
Click here to download the report.
Department of Health, March 2015
This guidance provides practical help to support NHS organisations developing new safeguarding policies and procedures for female genital mutilation (FGM).
It can be used by health professionals from all sectors, particularly designated and named safeguarding leads, and local safeguarding children board members. It is based on existing best practice within the NHS.
Click here to download the guidance.
Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, 20 November 2014
The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges is publishing new guidance to doctors and other health professionals designed to help them spot the possible warning signs of child sexual exploitation and refer those concerns to helping services quickly and effectively.
The new report, which has been drafted by a range of medical, health, academic and third sector groups, sets out a series of recommendations aimed at improving clinicians’ awareness of the issue and calls for medical Royal Colleges and Faculties to ensure that doctors receive training in this area. The report, which was commissioned in 2013 following discussions with the Department of Health, is released at a time of mounting concern about the scale and the extent of the problem following a series of shocking revelations emerging from Rotherham and elsewhere.
Click here for further information and to download the report.
NSPCC, November 2014
This report identifies key issues about safeguarding and disabled children. It outlines the rationale for the NSPCC’s work with disabled children, identifies influencing factors on risk and safeguarding, considers what we know from research and reviews of service delivery before moving on to the policy context and current state of safeguarding services in the UK. Finally, the report sets out what is needed to improve the protection of disabled children.
Click here to download the full report.
Action for Children, August 2014
Action for Children have developed a new practitioner’s toolkit which gives young people in our residential services a voice and offers guidance to the practitioners who support them.
Focusing on safeguarding issues such as risk taking behaviour and self harm, the toolkit explores the skills and qualities which practitioners should have if they are to build effective professional relationships which can enable young people to build their resilience, develop confidence and manage risk in their lives.
Please click here for further information and to download the toolkit.