1. Private Fostering Week 2018

    12 July, 2018

    Private Fostering Week runs from Monday 9 July – Friday 13 July 2018 and is an opportunity for us to raise awareness of private fostering arrangements, the duty to report to the local authority, and the support that these families can be provided. Privately fostered children and young people are particularly vulnerable as the arrangements for […]

  2. Professional Differences

    25 May, 2018

    Professionals working within all agencies including Children’s Safeguarding, Education, Health, Police, Probation, Housing Providers and Voluntary Organisations may, from time to time, experience disagreements over the handling of concerns relating to children and families and the views of one person may not always accord with those of a professional colleague. Having different professional perspectives within safeguarding practice is […]

  3. Professionals Briefing Vulnerability, Violence & Exploitation

    10 May, 2018

    Brighton & Hove Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) & the Safeguarding Adult Board (SAB) have produced two briefings for professionals to raise awareness of Vulnerability, Violence and Exploitation (VVE). There is a short briefing to give staff an introduction to these emerging areas or risk, and a longer Professionals Briefing with fuller details for those who work primarily […]

  4. Whole Family Working & Threshold Document

    25 April, 2018

    Brighton & Hove Local Safeguarding Children Board, and our partners, have published a Whole Family Working Strategy  for the city. We have also refreshed the Helping Children and Families, Threshold Document to help make sure that children get the right support at the right time. Children should have the best possible start in life, growing up happy, […]

  5. Section 11 Self Evaluation 2018

    29 March, 2018

    Improving the way key people and bodies safeguard and promote the welfare of children is crucial to improving outcomes for children and young people. Section 11 (s11) of the Children Act 2004 places a statutory duty on key organisations to make arrangements to ensure that in discharging their functions they have regard to the need […]

  6. Briefing on National Serious Case Review: March 2018

    19 March, 2018

      Joint Serious Case Review Concerning Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adults with Needs for Care and Support in Newcastle-upon-Tyne   In February 2018 Newcastle Safeguarding Children Board and Newcastle Safeguarding Adults Board published a joint thematic Serious Case Review to consider and learn from sexual exploitation in Newcastle  of girls and young women from 2007-2015. The report […]

  7. CSE Awareness Day 2018

    27 February, 2018

    Sunday 18 March 2018 will be the fifth National CSE Awareness Day, organised annually by the National Working Group to highlight the issues surrounding Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE); encouraging everyone to think, spot and speak out against abuse, and adopt a zero tolerance to adults developing inappropriate relationships with children, or children developing inappropriate sexual relationships with their peers. Help […]

  8. Safer Sleep Week

    26 February, 2018

    Monday 12 March until  Sunday 18 March 2018  is Safer Sleep Week, co-ordinated each year by The Lullaby Trust to raise awareness of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Safer Sleep Week aims to reach as many families as possible with life-saving safer sleep advice. 191 unexplained infant deaths occurred in England and Wales in 2015, a rate […]

  9. Whole Family Working Strategy & Thresholds Consultation

    6 February, 2018

    Our Consultation on the draft Whole Family Working and Threshold Strategy will be open from Tuesday 6 February to Friday 2 March 2018.  We very much look forward to hearing from you and receiving your feedback to help in taking this work forward. Working Together 2017 makes clear the responsibility of all agencies to work together to […]

  10. Learning from Domestic Homicide Reviews: Implications for Practice

    29 January, 2018

    The Safe in the City partnership are holding some FREE briefing sessions to focus on the lessons learnt from a Domestic Homicide Review which was conducted on a murder in Brighton & Hove in 2016. The learning has particular relevance to professionals with an interest in work with younger victims, as well as the identification and response to stalking […]