Information for all practitioners working with children and their families in Staffordshire

This section is designed to support practitioners and managers from all statutory, voluntary and third sector organisations to access important information and guidance about how we can effectively work together to promote better outcomes for children.

Statutory Guidance

Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015 is statutory guidance which sets out how organisations and individuals should work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people in accordance with the Children Act 1989 and the Children Act 2004.

It is important for all practitioners, operational and senior managers responsible for providing services to children and their families, to fully understand their individual and organisational responsibilities and duties. 

Please see 'Latest News' for the consultation on Working Together 2018.

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Consultation on Working Together 2018

Working Together 2018 Consultation The Department for Education has revised the guidance Working together to safeguard children: guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, to include the changes needed to support the new system of multi-agency safeguarding arrangements established by the Children and Social Work Act 2017. The SCB briefing outlines the main changes set out in the Department for Education consultation.

SSCB SCR poster 'Key themes from local serious case reviews'

Since 2014 the SSCB has completed 3 serious case reviews, one of which is now published (Child B). The learning from these reviews has been pulled together in the form of a poster which aims to embed good practice and continuously improve front line practice. Please share this with all staff and include on internal training events.

First Response IVR System

From the 30th May 2017 our new First Response IVR system goes live and calls will be re-directed corresponding to the options chosen by the caller and specifically to colleagues in the Corporate Contact Centre

BBC Three Girls Programme

This programme showed true stories of victims of grooming and child sexual abuse (CSE) in Rochdale. On this page are resources to help you report CSE concerns about your own child or things you have seen.
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