‘Everyone’s Invited’ Website

The ‘Everyone’s Invited’ testimonial website highlights the issue of harmful sexual behaviour and harassment in schools and other settings. We must listen and respond to what the published accounts, and issues raised by the website are telling us, with the majority of the reports coming from girls and young women. It is vitally important that

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SSCP Local Reviews Publication

The Surrey Safeguarding Children Partnership (SSCP) has a duty to undertake Serious Case Reviews (SCR) and Case Reviews according to the ‘Working Together 2018’ guidance as well as ensuring that learning from these reviews is disseminated widely and embedded in practice. The following Local Case Reviews and 7-minute briefings are now available to view on

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SSCP Safeguarding Policy Template 2021

The SSCP has designed and approved a template that may be used in whole or part as guidance for partners to format and develop their own statutory safeguarding policies that meets the needs and context of their individual organisation. SSCP Safeguarding policy template Jan 2021  Link 1

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Unique training opportunity for Surrey Practitioners – Lecture on Coercive Control

The Surrey Children’s Services Academy (SCSA) is excited to offer you a unique learning experience with renowned international expert in the field of coercive control, Professor Evan Stark! Professor Stark is going to join us virtually from the U.S.A. to deliver a lecture on coercive control and answer any questions you may have. With the

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“Something’s not right!” Campaign launched

The Home Office has launched a new campaign, ‘Something’s Not Right’, on Tuesday 17th November 2020 to help secondary school children in England who suffered a range of harms, such as sexual and physical abuse, during lockdown. The campaign’s brand, Something’s Not Right, centres on the insight that children who suffer different forms of abuse

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Suicide Prevention Toolbox

The SSCP have conducted a Thematic Review of Adolescent Suicides. This work has led to the publication of a Suicide Prevention Toolbox, for use by Practitioners, Parents and Young People. The links to this document is below. Surrey Safeguarding Partnership Toolbox December 2020      

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SSCP Thematic Reviews

The Surrey Safeguarding Partnership have conducted two Reviews; the Thematic Review of Adolescent Suicide, and the Thematic Review of Surrey SCRS & Case Reviews. Both are available to download and read below: SSCP Thematic Review of Surrey SCRs and Case Reviews Thematic Review of Adolescent Suicides in Surrey

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National Response Mechanism Training Video

The National Response Mechanism training video has been released for all first responders into the NRM. The NRM is a mechanism for identifying, assessing and supporting victims of Modern Slavery. Click here to see video.

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SSCP Review of Procedures

The SSCP is currently conducting a review of all its procedures.  Please see links to the latest updated procedures here: 4.16 CP medical guidance for medical professionals, children’s services and police 5.23 Families where a Parent has a Learning Difficulty 5.28 Pregnancy of a child 5.30 Surrogacy

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Email address change for Surrey Childrens Services Single point of Access

Surrey Children’s Services Single Point of Access are in the process of changing their email address. Their new email address is cspa@surreycc.gov.uk however, please be assured that in the interim, emails sent to csmash@surreycc.gov.uk will continue to reach them.

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Essential Information for Parent when your child is unwell or injured

covid19 advice for parents when child unwell or injured poster

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Surrey County Council Children’s Social Care – COVID 19 Update

In line with government guidance regarding essential travel to work and social distancing and to protect our key workers we have made the decision to close the following Children’s Social Care buildings effective from tomorrow. South East Quadrant @Consort House, Redhill North East Quadrant @Ashley Park House, Walton on Thames South West Quadrant @ St

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Surrey Safeguarding Children Partnership Newsletter – Issue 2

February 2020 SSCP newsletter has now been published. To access the newsletter please click on the link below: https://www.surreyscp.org.uk/resources/sscp-newsletter-issue-2/      

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Surrey Safeguarding Practice Review

This Surrey Safeguarding Practice Review Guidance should be read by local safeguarding partners, and all agencies involved in the new Multi-Agency Safeguarding Arrangements, that replaced Local Safeguarding Children Boards. The guidance is particularly aimed at those involved in undertaking or contributing to Local Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews, such as Independent Lead Reviewers, Review Team members,

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Graded Care Profile 2: Neglect Pilot in South East, Surrey – additional resources available

Graded Care Profile 2 (GCP2) helps professionals measure the quality of care being given to a child. It’s important we find children who are at risk of harm as early as possible so we can get them the right help. It is a widely used assessment tool designed to help workers across the partnership identify

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Suicide Prevention

The Zero Suicide Alliance is a collaborative of National Health Service trusts, businesses and individuals who are all committed to suicide prevention in the UK and beyond. The alliance is ultimately concerned with improving support for people contemplating suicide by raising awareness and promoting FREE suicide prevention training which is accessible to anyone.  The aims

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New safeguarding arrangements for children in Surrey

The new Surrey Safeguarding Children Partnership replaces Surrey Safeguarding Children Board from September 2019. The partnership is jointly and equally led by Surrey County Council, Surrey Police and Guildford and Waverley Clinical Commissioning Group on behalf of all Clinical Commissioning Groups and NHS providers in Surrey. The three safeguarding partners will form a new Executive

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New Partnership Development Team

The new partnership development team arrangement can be found here.

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Prevent Referral Process – September 2018

Prevent Referral Process – September 2018 On Monday 24th September 2018, a new pilot scheme is being launched across Surrey to streamline the way statutory agencies can report a Prevent concern to the police and Children’s Single Point of Access (C-SPA)  The new National Prevent referral form is attached here, which from 24th, is the

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Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Let’s protect our girls

The Home Office launched a Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) campaign, which started 5 October and will be running for eight weeks as part of our commitment to tackling this crime and protecting vulnerable women and girls. The campaign will support our ongoing work to tackle FGM, which includes an ongoing programme of outreach by the Home Office’s

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Anti-Bullying week 12-16 Nov 2018

Anti-Bullying Week (12-16 November) This year’s theme is ‘Choose Respect’. Below are training and resources to support your anti-bullying week activities: NSPCC learning pages has more resources for schools and others: https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/ Parent Zone has five resources to support young people: https://parentzone.org.uk/article/anti-bullying-week-2018-five-resources-support-young-people

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SSCP Conference 2018

‘Acting Early to Improve Outcomes for Children in Surrey’ Surrey Safeguarding Children Partnership (SSCP) are holding their annual conference on Thursday 29 November 2018 at H.G. Wells Woking Conference Centre, Church Street East, Woking, GU21 6HJ from 9.30 to 4.00 pm. The conference will focus on early intervention and responding to children experiencing neglect, with

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Keeping Children Safe in Sport

A cross sport event supporting welfare officers in sports clubs and organisations across Surrey as part of Parents in Sports Week. Following a safeguarding survey of voluntary organisations by the Surrey Safeguarding Children Partnership (SSCP) and to coincide with the 2018 Parents in Sports week the SSCP, Surrey County Council and sports organisations across Surrey

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Safe children: together we’ve got this!

Child Safety Week is run by Child Accident Prevention Trust to raise awareness of the risks of child accidents and how they can be prevented. We provide a range of resources to help practitioners run local activities and events and promote safety messages in a fun and engaging way. Child Safety Week 2018 will take place between

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Signs of Safety model of practice for Child Protection Conferences

Please see the new briefing note which updates partner agencies on the implementation of Signs of Safety model of practice for Child Protection Conferences.     It is designed to update practitioners working with children and their families on what’s happened so far with regards to the implementation of the Signs of Safety approach in Surrey and

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Surrey Police Partnership Intelligence

Surrey Police is relaunching and increasing awareness of the Partnership Intelligence Form; a means for partners to quickly and efficiently share intelligence. New step by step guidance has been drafted and there is a new simplified version of the form. Simply follow the guidance and submit to: partnership.intelligence@surrey.pnn.police.uk This is not a means to: report

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National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day 18 March 2018

National Charity NWG Network asks all to unite against child sexual exploitation for their National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Raising Day – 18th March 2018 The National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day aims to highlight the issues surrounding CSE; encouraging everyone to think, spot and speak out against abuse and adopt a zero tolerance to

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National Safeguarding Month

To mark the start of National Safeguarding Month on 28th February, UK Youth, the largest national body for the youth sector, is calling on all organisations that work with young people to Stop what they’re doing, Look at their safeguarding practices, Listen to young people and take action before the end of March. The month

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Together for Young Carers

A partnership event: promoting a range of innovate co-designed initiatives developed with young carers Thursday 19 April 2018 10am – 3pm: Dorking Halls Cinema To find out more click here  

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6th February – Safer Internet Day 2018

Safer Internet Day (Tuesday 6 February) is about promoting the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people. This year’s focus is ‘Create, Connect and Share Respect: a better internet starts with you’.

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‘A People Uncounted’

Surrey Gypsy Traveller Communities Forum presents an award winning film …‘A People Uncounted’  

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ACT: Action Counters Terrorism advertising campaign

With the terror threat becoming increasingly complex and varied, police are calling on communities to act on their instincts to help prevent atrocities taking place in the UK and overseas. The 6th March 2017 saw the launch of a national campaign by Counter Terrorism Policing urging the public to act on their instincts to help

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SSCP CSE Strategy and Action Plan 2016 -17 published

Child Sexual Exploitation Strategy and Action Plan published Surrey Safeguarding Children’ Partnership (SSCP) has published a revised CSE Strategy and Action Plan, both these documents can be found on our Professionals Guidance and Resources pages. The strategy and action plan respond to findings from the recent CSE Peer Review. This is the first time that

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Keeping Children Safe in Education (2016)

The updated statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education (2016)’ will come into force for schools in England on 5 September 2016. The NSPCC has published a summary of key changes to the guidance.

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Female Genital Mutilation Procedure

The government has published new multi-agency statutory guidance on FGM. We have amended our related procedure to include links to the updated guidance and are currently reviewing the FGM procedure. We will post a note when the review is completed and the updated FGM procedure is published.

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Child Safety Week

  Child Safety Week 6 – 12 June 2016 It’s child safety week! The Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) runs Child Safety Week every year and this year’s theme is ‘Turn off technology’ Please visit CAPT’s webpages for free resources, an action pack, information for parents and ideas about how to get involved.  

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