1. An evaluation of relationship-based practice in Brighton & Hove

    13 July, 2017

    In October 2015 Brighton & Hove implemented relationship-based practice as a whole system change across Children’s Social Work Services. The new model of practice, the Team Around the Relationship, involved a move to small social work teams, or pods, which support children from the assessment stage through the whole of their journey across social work […]

  2. Your LSCB’s Neglect Strategy

    11 July, 2017

    All children deserve the chance to grow up in a loving, secure family and have the opportunity to achieve their full potential. Sadly, we recognise that not all children have the same experiences and not all children in our city are bought up in families able to care effectively for them. The impact of neglect […]

  3. Hidden Children: Private Fostering Week 2017

    3 July, 2017

    This year Private Fostering Week takes place from 3-7 July 2017. Private fostering is when a child, under the age of 16 (18 if disabled), is placed for 28 days or more in the care of someone who is not their parent or close relative through a private agreement made between their parent and a carer. […]

  4. Learning from relationships: an evaluation of relationship-based practice in Brighton & Hove

    Thursday 13 July 2017: 9.30am-1.30pm Children’s Social Work Services are holding an event on at University of Sussex to launch the report into the learning from the relationship-based model of practice in Social Work. This is an opportunity to hear a summary of the key messages from this evaluation and there will also be presentations […]

  5. Join Us: LSCB Independent Chair

    28 June, 2017

    We are recruiting for an Independent Chair for the Brighton & Hove Local Safeguarding Children Board Brighton & Hove LSCB were inspected by Ofsted in 2015, and graded as ‘Good’– one of the first LSCBs in the country to achieve this grading. Ofsted described the LSCB as “outward-looking and ambitious.”  The Board is keen to […]

  6. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2017

    14 June, 2017

    World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) takes place on June 15 to raise awareness of the abuse of older people, how to prevent abuse, and how to report it. Abuse of vulnerable adults can take many forms including financial, physical, sexual, and emotional, or can be caused by neglect. Elder abuse can happen anywhere including at home, in […]

  7. Mental Health Services for Children & Young People in Brighton & Hove

    13 June, 2017

    The services available to children & young people in Brighton & Hove who need help and support with their mental health and emotional wellbeing are changing from 1 June 2017 through the introduction of the Community Wellbeing Service Children, young people, their families and professionals have said that it has not always been easy to find out about children’s […]

  8. Introduction to Neglect eLearning

    8 June, 2017

    Neglect is one of the areas of priority for the LSCB and our partner members, and we will be releasing our Neglect Strategy over the summer. We have worked with the Social Care Institute for Excellence to produce an hour long interactive eLearning course to raise awareness of child neglect, explore your own perceptions of […]

  9. Child Protection-Information Sharing (CP-IS) System

    7 June, 2017

    On Monday 12 June Brighton & Hove will go live with the Child Protection-Information Sharing (CP-IS) system. This is a government initiative which is intended to improve the way health and social care agencies work together across England to protect vulnerable children. CP-IS connects local authority children’s social work systems with those used by NHS […]

  10. Child Safety Week 2017

    5 June, 2017

    Child Safety Week is run by the Child Accident Prevention Trust to raise awareness of the risks of child accidents and how they can be prevented. This year, Child Safety Week takes place from Monday 5 to Sunday 11 June 2017, with the theme Safe children: sharing is caring. Friends, families, communities and professionals can all playing […]