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21 September 2021

New National Review: Non-accidental Injuries in Babies

The national Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel has published its 3rd national safeguarding review. The review explores serious incidents involving babies aged under one who have been tragically harmed or killed by their fathers or other males in a caring role. Click here to read the full report. 

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27 July 2021

Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

The report of the Independent Inquiry Panel into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) chaired by Professor Alexis Jay OBE has been published. 

For more information and Lambeth Council's response, visit the Council's information page. Full report of the enquiry can be viewed here.

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9 April 2021

Multi-agency FGM Audit Report

Following a multi-agency audit of six cases of girls and young women referred for support around FGM, the partnership has made four recommendations which have been turned into actions. You can find the report, and Lambeth's guidance on FGM on our dedicated information page here. ​

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1 December 2020

Could you lead a child safeguarding practice review? 

We are looking for researchers, academics and organisations to help us independently review our efforts to safeguard children and young people.

We are currently commissioning a Local Child Safeguarding Practice Review. Could you be the independent reviewer to help us improve practice? 

Find out more here.

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17 September 2020

NSPCC Briefing: Impact of pandemic on child welfare: physical abuse

Since the stay-at-home guidance was issued, Childline has seen a 22 per cent increase in the number of counselling sessions about physical abuse. Download this briefing from NSPCC which highlights the impact if this physical abuse on children & young people during the pandemic. 

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20 September 2021

Guide: support a family to register with a GP

GPs play a vital role in safeguarding children. Check out this two-minute video where Lambeth's Named GP for Safeguarding, Dr Alison Davidson, explains how easy it is to support a family to register with a GP. 

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1 July 2021

Multi-agency Staff Survey: Peer-on-peer Sexual Abuse and Harmful Sexual Behaviour

The LSCP is conducting a survey to explore staff knowledge and confidence in identifying and responding to concerns of peer-on-peer sexual harassment and harmful sexual behaviour.  Whether you work with Lambeth local authority, healthcare, law enforcement or education, this survey will apply to you.

Visit our webpage for more information on HSB.

Complete the survey! 

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31 May 2021

Schools Guidance: Managing Harmful Sexual Behaviour

This guidance aims to support schools in Lambeth to respond to any concerns of inappropriate and harmful sexual behaviours displayed by children or young people. Developed by professionals from Lambeth Education & Health Services, the guidance includes referral pathways, risk assessment & safety planning tools.

 

Visit our pages on Harmful Sexual Behaviour for more information. 

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27 November 2020

Feed your views into our multi-agency audit of FGM

We are conducting a multi-agency audit of the partnership's response to girls and young women who are at risk of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). If you work in Lambeth, please share your views through this short staff survey by 4 December 2020. Your views will inform our audit and to help us plan future training and resources. 

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14 September 2021

New Guidance on Working with Interpreters

Following learning from recent Rapid and Child Safeguarding practice Reviews, we've created a handy guide to support professionals in working with families with no shared language. The guide sets out simple tips, with links to useful resources and videos. Click here to check it out.    

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9 April 2021

Dedicated helpline to report abuse in education 

This dedicated helpline provides advice and support for both children and adults; regarding their own experiences of abuse in educational settings, or concern they have for others. To contact the helpline, you can call 0800 136 663. The line is open 8.00 – 22.00 Monday to Friday (including bank holidays), and 8.00 – 18.00 over the weekends. Support can also be reached by emailing help@nspcc.org.uk, and more information on the helpline is available via the NSPCC Website.

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14 January 2020

Domestic Abuse support - 

Ask for ANI at a pharmacy

People at risk of domestic abuse during the coronavirus lockdown can seek help discreetly by giving a code word "Ani" to pharmacists, under a UK-wide scheme launched by ministers.

 

If someone asks for “Ani” at one of the participating pharmacies, they will be given the chance to go to a private space to talk, to see if they need help from police or other services. 

Visit the Home Office for the training toolkit for pharmacies

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21 October 2020

Culturally competent responses to youth violence

In September, Power The Fight published the Therapeutic Intervention for Peace 

report. Commissioned by the Mayor of London’s Violence Reduction Unit, the report aims to evidence the experiences of young people, families and practitioners in order to improve the effectiveness of therapeutic responses to violence affecting young people in London. Download here