1. Safeguarding Adults Conference

    27 September, 2017

    Brighton & Hove Safeguarding Adults Board invites you to the 10th Annual Safeguarding Adults Conference on Friday 1 December 2017 from 9am-4pm at The Brightelm Centre The conference will be chaired by Graham Bartlett, the SAB Independent Chair, and the day will have a mix of presentations and workshops designed to suit the wide range of […]

  2. Pods – what’s in a name?

    26 September, 2017

    Next month it will be two years since the introduction of the Team Around the Relationship in Brighton & Hove Children’s Services and the move to Social Work “Pods”. The new structure was a crucial part of whole system change to support relationship-based practice, providing containment and collaboration for social workers to enable confident practice with families. Principal Social […]

  3. Join us: SAB administrator

    12 September, 2017

    Are you interested in the Safeguarding agenda, and committed to supporting the work of safeguarding adults who may be at risk of abuse and neglect? Do you have excellent administration and organisational skills? If so, we’d like to hear from you. This role is to provide effective administration to the Brighton & Hove Safeguarding Adults […]

  4. County Lines: Child Criminal Exploitation

    7 August, 2017

    Criminal Exploitation of children and vulnerable adults: County Lines guidance County lines is the police term for urban gangs supplying drugs to suburban areas and market and coastal towns using dedicated mobile phone lines or “deal lines”. It involves child criminal exploitation (CCE) as gangs use children and vulnerable people to move drugs and money. Gangs establish a base in the market location, typically […]

  5. Healthy Futures Team

    Acting early to enhance outcomes for children The Healthy Futures Team is a newly commissioned 0-19 Specialist Public Health Nursing Service (health visiting and school nursing). It utilises an early intervention model to improve health outcomes and reduce inequalities for families facing disadvantage in Brighton & Hove. The team will deliver the Healthy Child Programme […]

  6. Adult Safeguarding: Easy Read Leaflet

    31 July, 2017

    Brighton & Hove Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB) have worked together with East Sussex SAB & West Sussex SAB to produce an easy read leaflet explaining clearly to adults with care and support needs what abuse and neglect is, and how to stay safe and get help.   The leaflet can be downloaded here: Easy Read Leaflet: […]

  7. Sibling W&X Serious Case Review

    27 July, 2017

    Published July 2017 This report was commissioned by Brighton & Hove Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) to evaluate multi-agency responses to vulnerable young people at risk of exploitation through radicalisation. It follows the deaths of two brothers, ‘W’ and ‘X,’ in Syria in 2014. They had received services from local agencies in the Brighton & […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. 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 […]

  10. 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. […]