Resources and Tools for Professionals

Practice guidance, websites, research, e-learning

Statutory Guidance

 Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015 (942 KB)

Joint LSCB Working Together 2015 Summary Document- June 2015

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.

Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent LSCBs have produced a range of Working Together 2013 documents to help frontline practitioners, strategic and operational managers and LSCB partners to understand the cultural and practice changes that have been introduced by Working Together 2013:

SSCB Briefing 12a Joint Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent LSCB What practitioners should know about Working Together 2013

SSCB Briefing 12b Joint Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent LSCB Analysis Report on the new Working Together to Safeguard Children 2013

SSCB Briefing 12c Joint Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent LSCB Working Together 2013 Table highlighting key changes between WT2010 and WT2013

Arrangements to safeguarding and promote the welfare of children under section 11 of the Children Act 2004 (DfES 2007) (778 KB)

Guidance for senior managers in all the bodies named in section 11 of the Children Act 2004. Sets out key arrangements that must be in place to ensure that services provided have regard for the welfare of children.

CSE Update

How do I know if I'm being groomed?

Voice box, Childline’s weekly video chat, features Lucy Fallon who plays Bethany Platt in Coronation Street and Helen, a Childline counsellor, talking about grooming. They give advice on how to spot the signs of grooming and how young people can get support if they are worried that they or a friend are being groomed.

Source: YouTube  Date: 07 June 2017

Further information: Childline

 

Presentation on Alcohol use in pregnancy and Foetal Alcohol Syndrome - Mary Mather    (7310kb) Presentation on Alcohol use in pregnancy and Foetal Alcohol Syndrome