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Tackling harmful sexual behaviour

For guidance on peer on peer sexual harassment, assault, and other harmful sexual behaviour, please see our information page.

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14 May 2021

Find out more about becoming a foster carer

It’s so important we find more local carers for local children. We’re appealing to as many people as possible to step forward and be the difference to a Lambeth child. 

Come along to the next online information event run by Lambeth's Fostering Team is at 7pm on Thursday 20 May to find out more. Register here!

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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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12 September 2020

Understanding the lived experiences of black & ethnic minority children 

Download this briefing from Research in Practice and others that focusses on black and ethnic minority children as these groups of children are over-represented in children’s social work, but have unique issues as a result of various marginalised identities.

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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

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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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