Learning and Improvement - Communication

TSCB will develop and disseminate messages of support and improvement across partner agencies to enhance their work in safeguarding children.

Safeguarding Practice Updates

Regular safeguarding updates are centred around current issues and developments in safeguarding. All professionals are invited to attend safeguarding practice updates and can be accessed using our online booking system, which is on the training section of the website.

Previous updates so far have explored the importance of effective assessment use in safeguarding practice.

7 minute briefings

7 minute briefings provide accessible and succinct guidance on important issues. The structure of the 7 minute briefings makes them easy to communicate in a team meeting and contain action plans which enable agencies to identify areas for improvement and monitor progress. TSCB will then review agency action plans, and provide support and guidance to professionals implementing changes.

The 7 minute briefing on Information Sharing highlights the crucial importance of appropriate information sharing to ensure effective interagency communication and risk management

Please visit the ‘Learning from Case Reviews’ section for the 7 minute briefings from serious case reviews.

Top ten tips

TSCB has also produced top ten tips on Respectful challenge; the importance of challenging both parents and professionals, in fulfilling their responsibilities in safeguarding a child’s welfare.

Podcasts

Coming soon, we will be adding a series of podcasts by different professionals commenting on different subject areas in the safeguarding arena.

Working with Children with Disabilities

The Learning and Improvement Activity Group met on the 6th November to focus on developing resources for practitioners to use with children and young people that have disabilities. Despite being only the 2nd meeting of its kind the group has produced a Top 10 Tips for working with Children with disabilities and special educational needs, and also agreed that the ISCAN ‘Passport’ was useful resource which should be available for professionals to use. The tips and the passport are now available on the Learning and Improvement webpage where a new children with disabilities section has been created.

TSCB wants to design many more resources through the Learning and Improvement Activity Group but can only do it with the support of practitioners like you. If you would like to be involved please speak to your representative.

Please also see our CSE page

Early Help Videos

Good communication skills are vitally important in ensuring that children are school ready and have the best possible start to their education and social development. The Early Help team have produced a number of videos on the services available at local Tameside children centres to aid the development of communication skills in babies and toddlers. These services are available for 3 age groups; Baby Babble for babies aged 3-6 months, Small Talk for babies aged 8-12 months, and Toddler Talk for toddlers aged 18-30 months.

Baby babble

Small talk

Toddler Talk

What to do if you are worried about a child

If you think a child is being abused or mistreated or you have concerns about a child’s well-being please contact one of the numbers shown on this page.

Your phone call could help to safeguard a child who may be at risk.

If the situation is immediately dangerous for the child then ring 999 and ask for the Police.

If the child is not in immediate danger contact:

Children's Hub

  • Monday to Friday during office hours - 0161 342 4101
  • Monday to Friday outside office hours and weekends and public holidays – 0161 342 2222
  • GM Procedures Manual
  • Safeguarding concerns can be reported to the Children's Hub using the Online Electronic Referral form