eBulletin Edition 37

August 2020

Welcome, to the August edition of the E-Bulletin. It always feels a strange time of year with colleagues departing for well-earned holidays, the schools have broken up for the summer term and the sky is usually grey and overcast (as it is when I’m writing this e-bulletin).

This edition includes information on;

  • Covid-19 Tameside Update
  • Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue’s Water Safety Campaign
  • Youth Services’ summer programme
  • Case Review 7-Minute Briefing
  • Early Help Strategy refresh
  • Update on TSCP training programme

Covid-19

You will be aware of the changing situation around Covid-19, for the latest information please visit: https://www.tameside.gov.uk/coronavirus


After School Clubs Guidance

The Government has released some guidance for holiday and after school clubs.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/protective-measures-for-holiday-or-after-school-clubs-and-other-out-of-school-settings-for-children-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak


Water Safety Campaign

As the weather warms up, it’s only natural that people want to cool down in water. However, there are some risks to enjoying the summer in water. Since June 2016, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service have being called to 31 fatal water incidents.

For further information on their campaign and some interactive games for children please visit: https://manchesterfire.gov.uk/staying-safe/safe4summer/water-safety/


Youth Services

Colleagues in our Youth Service have an amended services program due to Covid-19. Please visit https://www.tameside.gov.uk/youthservices for further details.


Child YP

Following a case review TSCP have published a seven minute briefing. Please see attached briefing.

We would encourage discussions within your organisation, and included in the briefing is a template to develop an action plan.

TSCP has updated its website to help you in supporting families during the grieving process; (1) Sign posting to information and resources about the bereavement process and (2) links to both local and national organisations that can offer additional support to families;

https://www.tamesidesafeguardingchildren.org.uk/professionals/bereavement-supporting-children

https://www.tamesidesafeguardingchildren.org.uk/professionals/bereavement-supporting-families


Refresh Early Help Strategy

Tameside has refreshed its Early Help Strategy, building on the work that has been undertaken since 2017 to improve outcomes for families. The focus is to resolve issues within families as soon as possible.

The strategy brings together public, private, charity and community partners to ensure that every child is given the care and attention they need to thrive.

"Our vision is that every child and young person in Tameside has the best start in life, to grow, thrive, and be prepared for a successful adult life. When problems emerge we will work together to co-ordinate support thereby improving the overall wellbeing and quality of life of all Tameside’s children and young people."

Councillor Bill Fairfoull, Tameside Council’s Deputy Executive Leader with responsibility for Children and Families

TSCP Training

The virtual training events held in July were extremely successful, despite a couple of teething problems. TSCP will be offering further virtual training events until December 2020. For the latest training available visit the TSCP website;

https://www.tamesidesafeguardingchildren.org.uk/professionals/trainingcourses


If you want your service or any updates to be included in the TSCP e-bulletin please e-mail TSCP@tameside.gov.uk

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