eBulletin Edition 42
Welcome, to the January edition of the E-Bulletin. We won’t be the first in wishing you a Happy New Year, and hoping its better than 2020. As we head into another lock down it is important to remember what worked well and to develop areas that could have worked better, both individually and collectively.
This edition includes information on;
- Launch of R0SPA & ICON
- Changes to Managing Allegations of Professional Procedures
- TSCP Annual Report
- TSCP Training
- National Obesity Awareness Week
- Modern Day Slavery
You will be aware of the changing situation around Covid-19, for the latest information please visit:
Launch of R0SPA & ICON
Two important child safety initiatives are being launched in Tameside on Tuesday 19th January 2021.
The virtual event, hosted by Tameside & Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust, will be attended
by a wide range of health and childcare professionals who work with children and families in Tameside.
Hazel Chamberlain, Deputy Designated Nurse for the Tameside Safeguarding Children Partnership,
will launch ICON – Babies Cry, You Can Cope! The stress of a crying baby, as every parent will
know, can be hard to cope with and can have a potentially negative impact on parental and
child wellbeing. In extreme circumstances, crying babies have been shaken, which creates
a dangerously high risk of brain injury. ICON takes parents through simple and helpful steps to help them cope.
At the same event on Tuesday, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents will be
launching their Take Action Today campaign to prevent accidental poisonings from household
cleaning products and medication in small children.
If you like further information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone 0161 3045436.
Changes to the Managing Allegations of Professionals Procedures (LADO) procedure
The following sentence in relation to thresholds has been added to the Managing Allegations
Procedure; "behaved or may have behaved in a way that indicates they may not be suitable to work with children"
This relates to members of staff and volunteers who are currently working within the children’s
workforce across all settings and whether the alleged abuse took place on location. Some
examples that may fit the new criteria are as follows:
- A teacher involved in domestic violence towards a partner where no children were involved/present.
- Serious assaults on another adult, including sexual assaults.
- Excessive use of Drugs/Alcohol or other substances in their private life, which may affect the
day to day ability of the staff member to work with children.
- Inappropriate sexual behaviour towards young people by sports coaches, driving instructors etc.
For further information see;
Working together to safeguard children - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Keeping children safe in education - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Tameside Safeguarding Children Partnership Annual Report
TSCP have published the Annual Report for 2019/20, which provides an overview of actions
taken during 2019/20.
We currently have numerous online courses with places available. As alluded to in a previous
e-bulletin, the training schedule for Signs of Safety has now being released. There will be
a two day course that is spilt into four half-day sessions in February, April and June.
National Obesity Awareness Week
11th January 2021 to 17th January 2021
Approximately 1 in 4 adults, and 1 in 5 children are classified as overweight or obese. This
week aims to raise awareness of the issue and the potential effects on individuals.
National Obesity Awareness Week | Better Healthcare Services : Better Healthcare Services
Slavery and Human Trafficking Month
21st January 2021
Modern Day Slavery
There has been an increase in the recording of modern slavery offences by Police in England
and Wales of 51% to 5,144 (March 2019). For more information on Modern day Slavery pleased follow the links below.
Modern Slavery Awareness booklet (publishing.service.gov.uk)
Spot the Signs of Modern Slavery and Exploitation | Unseen (unseenuk.org)
If you want your service or any updates to be included in the TSCP e-bulletin please e-mail