This page highlghts current events and issues the Board to which the Board would like to direct attention.
Department for Education Tender – Safeguarding Early Adopters
Trafford have been named as one of the 17 successful bids to adopt the new local safeguarding arrangements, please see the press release from the Department for Education, announcing the publication of the redrafted statutory guidance ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ and commencement of the safeguarding early adopters programme.
National Child Safeguarding Review Panel
Arrangements for notifying Serious Incidents and Information to the National Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel
Do you have the key skills to help unlock a young person’s potential through their transition in life?
Find out about becoming a Key Supported Lodgings Provider for Trafford Council and how you could support care leavers between the ages of 16 – 25 years old.
Please contact our Supported lodgings team on 0161 912 3521/2077 or visit www.trafford.gov.uk
Age UK Social Care Listening Event - 16 February 2018
This Social Care listening event aims to gather the views of older people and their carers on their experience of the current situations and how they feel a sustainable care system could be built. Local MP Kate Green has been invited sp she can hear the views of their constituents ahead of the Social Care Green Paper in Summer 2018.
16 February 2018, 9.45 - 13.30
Age UK Trafford, Sharples Building, 1-3 Church Road, Urmston, M41 9EH
Book your place to include lunch.
Ann Marie Jones - 0161 746 3943
Mary Partington - 0161 746 9754
Together we can tackle Child Abuse
Trafford Safeguarding Children's Board supports the Department for Education's national campaign 'Together we can tackle Child Abuse'. The campaign’s aims are to create a new social norm around reporting and to tackle the barriers that stop people reporting their concerns. Research informing this campaign has shown that if people feel they are part of their community’s response to child abuse and neglect this reduces their fear of reporting and encourages them to report. The campaign aims to encourage people to report their concerns, no matter how small, to help authorities build up a full picture of each case and decide what best to do.
- All children have a right to be safe and should be protected from all forms of abuse and neglect.
- Anything you notice can help a child at risk. We all have a role to play in protecting children and young people from child abuse and neglect.
- Last year nearly 400,000 children in England were supported because someone noticed they needed help.
- To help protect a child or young person look out for changes in their Appearance, Behaviour and Communication (A B C).
- It’s up to all of us to keep children safe. Many people do not act because they’re worried about being wrong. You don’t have to be absolutely certain; if you’re concerned a child is being abused or their safety is at risk, speak to someone.
- Report it anonymously to your local council, NSPCC or the police who can provide the support a child may need.
- Information is gathered from many sources, and your report forms part of a bigger picture. Reporting your concerns to your local council, NSPCC, or the police, could provide the missing piece of information that is needed to keep a child safe.
- Child abuse. If you think it, report it. To find out how visit www.gov.uk/tacklechildabuse
Within Trafford, you can contact the Multi Agency Referal and Assessment Team (MARAT) to discuss or make a referral. The team can be contacted via email or by phoning 0161 912 5125.
TARGet Terms of Reference
TARGet provides a multi-agency risk assessment approach for supporting adults who may have care and support needs where the established processes for single agency / multi agency management responses have failed to reduce the level of risk to the adult and there remains a risk of death, or severe harm.
TARGet is a multi-agency group, led by Greater Manchester Police, supported by Trafford NHS agencies, Trafford Council and the Probation Service.
TARGet reserves the right to deescalate referrals where it believes the referring agency has not fully utilised the existing systems and processes for single / multi agency responses.
The Terms of Reference are available.