eBulletin Edition 35

January 2020

Welcome to the January 2020 edition of the Tameside Safeguarding Children Board E.Bulletin.

This edition includes information on;

  • Early Help Assessment
  • Neglect Strategy
  • Learning from Case Reviews
    • A19 7 minute briefing
    • Child Y 7 minute briefing
  • Greater Manchester Safeguarding Procedures
  • Young Parents Special Interest Group for Practitioners

Early Help Assessment

Tameside has updated the old CAF (Common Assessment Framework) to a new Early Help Assessment. The assessment is aligned to the Signs of Safety approach and has been co-designed with a range of partners so that it’s more user friendly, both for the families and for the practitioners.

New tools and guidance can be found on the Local Assessment and Guidance page of our website. Early Help (previously CAF) Advisors are still on hand to provide support.

Neglect Strategy

Tameside Safeguarding Children Partnership (TSCP) have recently revised their Neglect Strategy, which will formally be launched at a Multi-Agency Event taking place between 9am and 12 noon Wednesday 5th February 2020 in Jubilee Hall, Dukinfield Town Hall, King Street, Dukinfield SK16 4LA.

The event is targeted at Multi-Agency ‘Safeguarding Leads’, and senior members of staff with lead responsibility for safeguarding and child protection and as such have key roles in promoting good professional practice throughout their organisation and setting.

The expectation is that Safeguarding Leads will prioritise for attendance at the ‘Launch Event’ in order to widely promote the strategy and principles therein. They will need to book onto the event via their TSCP individual learner account on the Partnership’s website: www.tamesidesafeguardingchildren.org.uk.

Learning from Case Reviews

Tameside Safeguarding Children Partnership is undertaking several case reviews at the moment and there is lots of learning coming out of them. We’ve produced a 7 minute briefing for professionals to discuss within their team meetings and decide what they might need to change in their day to day practice. 7 minute briefing are available for A19 which considers our early help response to mental health issues and for Child Y that looks at the support that we provide to children that are looked after by the Local Authority but placed with their parent/s.

Greater Manchester Safeguarding Procedures

Please remember to refer back to the GM Safeguarding Procedures whenever you’re dealing with a particular safeguarding issue and you’re not quite sure of the correct process. There’s a vast range of policies and procedures that are regularly updated so it’s a really valuable source of reference that everyone should be using.

Young Parents Special Interest Group for Practitioners

This Special Interest Group meets quarterly to network, share ideas, good practice and fosters shared learning and importantly identifies arears of improvement in services for Young parents living in the borough. Group members are from a variety of professional groups. If you have an interest in improving services for Young parents and ensuring their voices are heard please do come along and join us at the next meeting.

For CAF Advice please contact one of the CAF Advisors:

Venue Date Time
Stalybridge Fire Station - Community Room Tuesday March 17th 2020 13:00 - 15:00
Ashton St Peters Children's Centre Thursday June 18th 2020 13:00 - 15:00
Ashton St Peters Children's Centre Thursday September 17th 2020 13:00 - 15:00
Ashton St Peters Children's Centre Thursday December 17th 2020 13:00 - 15:00

If you would like more information or to be added to the email distribution list for this group please contact Alison Goodall Family Nurse Partnership Supervisor on 0161 342 7840 / 07810853769 or email agoodall@nhs.net.

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