White Ribbon Campaign The White Ribbon Campaign aims to educate and raise awareness of violence against women, and to engage men in these issues. Wearing a White Ribbon is a personal Pledge to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women. Each year, on 25 November, the White Ribbon Campaign urges as many

The SSCB has published revised CSE procedures. Staff across all agencies with responsibilities for CSE, or those members of staff working directly with children should familiarise themselves with these new procedures. The new CSE procedures support the introduction of improved delivery structures, which went live on the 1st July 2017. Key changes include: Area Missing

Operation Makesafe – Working with local businesses to combat CSE Makesafe is an initiative focused on ensuring that people working in the business sector are aware of the early warning signs of child sexual exploitation (CSE). Local and national evidence shows that CSE can take place in hotels, pubs, cafés and places licenced to sell

CSE Awareness Month – March 2017 Today (1st March) marks the launch of a month of activity to raise awareness of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) within Surrey. A range of events and initiatives are planned aimed at children and their families, professionals working with children as well local businesses. CSE is a form of child

This is a FREE event for both SSCB partners and non-partners.  Date: Wednesday 22 March 2017 Times: Half day event, 9.00am – 12.00pm or 1.00pm to 4.00 pm Venue: Dorking Halls Reigate Road, Dorking RH4 1SG Speakers: Karl Mittelstadt (SSCB) Maria Edwards (Surrey Police) Phil Mitchel (BLAST), Parent’s perspective. Aim: To raise awareness and improve

If you are concerned about the safety of a child, you can contact the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub on: 0300 470 9100 – Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. Outside of these hours, call on 01483 517898 to speak to the emergency duty team. In an emergency where you are concerned for the child’s immediate safety you should

The Department for Education has published updated statutory guidance for schools and colleges on keeping children safe in education. This guidance should be read alongside statutory guidance ‘Working together to safeguard children’ and departmental advice ‘What to do if you are worried a child is being abused: Advice for practitioners’. All substantive changes from the

The Department of Education has published updated statutory guidance for local authorities in England on identifying children missing education. This guidance replaces the January 2015 version and will next be reviewed by September 2019.

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. The summary can be found here.

Hold the date! The Surrey Safeguarding Children Board is holding a one-day conference with the title ‘Beneath the Radar’ on 16/11/2016 at Epsom Downs racecourse. Topics will include: child trafficking and modern slavery, boys and CSE, honor based violence, disguised compliance etc. Partner agencies are invited to have market stalls at this event. If you

The Government commissioned Alan Wood to undertake a review of the effectiveness of LSCBs and recommend future improvements. The results of the review have now been published along with the Government response. Both the review and the response can be found here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/wood-review-of-local-safeguarding-children-boards

We have a new leaflet!!! The SSCB support team has produced a new leaflet outlining the Board’s responsibilites and details of partner agencies. Please contact the support team at sscb@surreycc.gov.uk if you would like printed copies to distribute to professionals, parents and children. Alternatively, click here to download the lealflet.

All professionals who need to complete safeguarding training, please click here to access our booking system. We will continue with our existing booking system for all courses until the end of July 2016. From September 2016 onwards you will be able to book your training through the new booking platform that will run on this

Child Safety Week, run by the Child Accident Prevention Trust, takes place on 6–12 June 2016. The theme for this year is ‘Turn off technology for safety’ – encouraging parents to turn off technology at crucial times in the day so that they give their children their focus and keep them safer. The week aims

Childnet has created a resource to support teachers in exploring critical thinking online. ‘Trust Me’ helps teachers to start the conversation around extremism and extreme online content, and to help them to educate young people around inaccurate and pervasive information they may come across. The resource has been developed in partnership with the London Grid