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11 Feb 2020

Safer Internet Day 2020

Safer Internet Day 2020 will be celebrated globally on Tuesday 11th February 2020 with the theme "Together for a better internet".

Last year Safer Internet Day was the biggest yet! With more than 2100 organisation and schools across the UK getting involved to help inspire a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively.

Supporter Registration | Education Packs | Films | Quiz | Top Tips | Social Media Pack


4 Feb 2020

CBBC : WE WILL youth mental health campaign

A Cumbrian group, WE WILL youth mental health campaign feature in a CBBC documentary about youth mental health this Thursday 6th February 5pm. The programme follows WE WILL member Molly as she meets inspiring young people, fitness guru Joe Wicks, health experts and her Cumbria campaign group members WE WILL.

See the link for more information about the programme. The programme will be available on Iplayer for one month - search INSIDE MY HEAD, TAKING CONTROL OF MY ANXIETY - A NEWSROUND SPECIAL

https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/proginfo/2020/05/newsround-special


3 Feb 2020

Children and young people's mental health

The Children's Commissioner for England has published the third annual children's mental health briefing looking at the provision of children and young people's mental health services in England. The report finds that in 2018/19: an additional 53,000 children entered treatment; around one in four children and young people with a diagnosable mental health condition were referred to services; and children and young people waited an average of 53 days to enter treatment.

Read the news story: The state of children's mental health services

Read the report: The state of children's mental health services (PDF)



3 Feb 2020

Online privacy

The UK Safer Internet Centre has published a blog containing advice for parents and professionals about improving online privacy. Topics covered include reviewing privacy settings on social media, updating passwords and reviewing permissions.

Read the blog: Improve your privacy online: advice for parents and professionals



27 Jan 2020

Childhood trauma and brain development

NSPCC Learning has published new content looking at how childhood trauma affects child brain development. The content covers: how children's brains develop from birth through adolescence; how trauma can affect this growth; and tips and guidance for parents, carers or anyone working with children for encouraging healthy brain growth. The content is explained by using six metaphors to describe different aspects of brain development.

Read the new content: How childhood trauma affects child brain development

See also on NSPCC Learning: Trauma and child brain development: face-to-face training



20 Jan 2020

Child exploitation

The Children's Society has published a blog describing the different forms of child exploitation and outlining the work of the Disrupting Exploitation Programme that works across Manchester, Birmingham and London to support young people who are victims of child exploitation, with a focus on child criminal exploitation.

Read the blog: The different forms of child exploitation


20 Jan 2020

Self-generated child abuse images

The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) has released figures following analyses of reported content, including images and/or videos, from 1 January to 30 November 2019 which found 37,112 reports contained self-generated child sexual abuse material, of which 29,100 were self-generated images of children aged 11-13 years old. IWF has partnered with the Marie Collins Foundation in a campaign calling on young men to report sexual images or videos of someone they think is under 18. Videos and information on how to report are available on the IWF website.

Read the press release: The dark side of the selfie: IWF partners with the Marie Collins Foundation in new campaign to call on young men to report self-generated sexual images of under 18s

View the videos: Navigating the internet safely

See also on NSPCC Learning Keeping children safe online: online course


20 Jan 2020

County lines

Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) has published a report looking at how county lines drug trafficking is dealt with at local, regional and national levels in England and Wales. The report highlights achievements and recognises instances of good practice, such as the establishment of the national county lines co-ordination centre (NCLCC) and effective use of modern slavery legislation by police forces, but identifies the need for a more coherent and integrated system of national tasking, intelligence sharing and response.

Read the news story: Greater collaboration and consistency needed to tackle 'county lines' drug offending, finds Inspectorate

Read the report: Both sides of the coin: an inspection of how the police and National Crime Agency consider vulnerable people who are both victims and offenders in 'county lines' drug offending (PDF)


17 Jan 2020

"ASK" Workshops in Cumbria - Assessing for Suicide in Kids

"ASK" Workshops specifically address suicide risk in children aged 5-14 giving participants developmentally appropriate strategies and support tools. Developed in Canada by Lifeline Workshops, and the Team behind ASIST, the "ASK" Workshop, Assessing for Suicide in Kids, is the only suicide prevention workshop that specifically addresses suicide risk in children and gives participants developmentally appropriate strategies and tools to identify young children at risk of suicide and quickly gather and organize key details needed to assess risk and inform safety planning.

Every Life Matters will be hosting two one-day "ASK" workshops during March.

For more information, dates and how to book a place, please visit :https://cumbriasafeguardingchildren.co.uk/LSCB/professionals/ssh.asp


7 Jan 2020

North Cumbria Children and Young People's Resilience, Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health

The final refresh of this Local Transformation Plan for North Cumbria, setting out how we will continue to improve emotional wellbeing and mental health support for children, young people, their families and carers during the next year is now available for comment. The plan also includes a summary of what has been achieved in North Cumbria since the start of the Government's 'Future in Mind', national transformation programme to improve services for children and young people and sets out the vision for 2021 and beyond. Your feedback is valuable and appreciated. Comments please to Lucy.Pye@cumbria.gov.uk before the close of play on Monday 20th January

North Cumbria Local Transformation Plan 2020


12 Dec 2019

Resources for young people with learning disabilities : podcast

The NSPCC has released an episode of its podcast in which the NSPCC's joint head of safeguarding in communities and Dr El Stannage discuss Love Life, a series of films and resources developed to help young people with learning disabilities learn strategies for staying safe as they grow up and gain independence.

Source: NSPCC Date: 09 December 2019

Listen to the podcast: Supporting young people with learning disabilities

See also on NSPCC Learning: Safeguarding d/Deaf and disabled children and young people


2 Dec 2019

Trustee safeguarding training: online course

NSPCC Learning has launched a new elearning course to help charity trustees carry out safeguarding duties to protect anyone who comes into contact with their organisation. The course, produced with the assistance of the Ann Craft Trust, covers: the UK framework of legislation and guidance underpinning a trustee's safeguarding role; specific statutory responsibilities to help keep people safe; how to create a safe and trusted culture and organisational environment; how to work with, support and challenge your management team to ensure your charity is operating according to good safeguarding principles and practice.

Source: NSPCC Learning Date: 28 November 2019

View the course: Trustee safeguarding training: online course


2 Dec 2019

Child cruelty and neglect

The NSPCC has released figures following analysis of police data for the UK over the last 5 years. Figures show that there were 20,024 recorded child cruelty and neglect offences recorded by police in 2018/19, an increase from 9,518 offences recorded in 2013/14.

Source: NSPCC Date: 26 November 2019

Read the news story: Child cruelty and neglect crimes continue to rise every year

See also on NSPCC Learning - Protecting children from neglect


26 Nov 2019

Free Self Harm and Suicide Alertness Training 2019-2020

Carlisle Eden Mind are delivering free self-harm and suicide alertness training for professionals working with children and young people during December 2019 - March 2020. The workshops include case studies, videos and group discussion. For dates and further information of the sessions - Free Self-Harm and Suicide Alertness Training 2019-2020

For more details or to book please email: training@cemind.org


15 Nov 2019

Cumbria Safeguarding Adults Board - launch safeguarding adults week and information video

National Safeguarding Adults Week 2019 18th-24th November 2019 : Cumbria Safeguarding Adults Board (CSAB) in collaboration with the National Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB) Network, University of Nottingham and Ann Craft Trust will be working together to raise awareness of safeguarding and identified themes during this week of action. The aim is to create a time where we can all focus on safeguarding adults - so they can be better, together.

There will be a different safeguarding theme each day with a 5-minute briefing providing further information and links to resources where you can learn more.

Please support us to raise awareness of abuse and neglect to safeguard adults at risk. Share information and follow us on social media; @cumbriasab #SafeguardingAdultsWeek

Cumbria Safeguarding Adults Board have launched an information video which aims to explain safeguarding using easy to understand language. The video will be available on our website and will be a useful tool to increase and improve awareness of safeguarding.

For more information please read Cumbria Safeguarding Adults Board 5 Minute Briefing : CSAB Launch Safeguarding Adults Week and Information Video


11 Nov 2019

Anti-Bullying Week resources

Anti-Bullying Week takes place on 11-15 November 2019. NSPCC Learning has made available resources to support activities including: information on protecting children from bullying and cyberbullying; podcasts on preventing bullying and keeping children safe; and online courses.

Source: NSPCC Learning Date: 31 October 2019

See NSPCC Learning : Anti-Bullying Week resources


6 Nov 2019

Together for Childhood

The NSPCC had published an evaluation of Together for Childhood, an evidence-informed approach that brings local partners and families together to make communities safer places for children. The initiative is in place in four areas: Plymouth and Stoke-on-Trent, where the focus is on preventing sexual abuse; and Grimsby and Glasgow, where the focus is on preventing abuse in families facing adversity. Key learning points include: the importance of developing a shared vision; developing effective local governance and partnerships; the importance of community engagement; developing and delivering NSPCC programmes adapted to the local context; and being realistic about the time and resource required.

Source: NSPCC Date: 04 November 2019

Read the news story: Learning together

Read the report: Learning together: how collective learning has helped develop Together for Childhood, a place-based approach to preventing child abuse and neglect (PDF)


6 Nov 2019

Anti-Bullying Week resources

Anti-Bullying Week takes place on 11-15 November 2019. NSPCC Learning has made available resources to support activities including: information on protecting children from bullying and cyberbullying; podcasts on preventing bullying and keeping children safe; and online courses.

Source: NSPCC Learning Date: 31 October 2019

See NSPCC Learning: Anti-Bullying Week resources


6 Nov 2019

Safeguarding for charities and trustees

The Charity Commission has published updated guidance on safeguarding and protecting people for charities and trustees. The updated guidance includes: when to consider Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks; how to put policies and procedures into practice; and signposting to resources from organisations including the NSPCC.

Source: Department for Education Date: 22 October 2019

Read the blog: Safeguarding and protecting people for charities and trustees: updates to guidance

Read the guidance: Safeguarding and protecting people for charities and trustees

See also on NSPCC Learning: Voluntary and community groups

Safeguarding and child protection standards for the voluntary and community sector


6 Nov 2019

Children and young peopleā??s mental health

Public Health England has published a series of reports summarising the evidence for the effectiveness of universal approaches to improving children and young people's mental health and wellbeing. The reports include: short descriptions of interventions identified from systematic reviews; a summary of findings and promising interventions; and a report of the findings of a special interest group which includes key findings and recommendations.

Source: Public Health England Date: 30 October 2019

Read the news story: Children and young people's mental health: prevention evidence

Read the reports: Short descriptions of interventions identified from the synthesis of systematic reviews (PDF)

Findings from the synthesis of systematic reviews (PDF)

Lay summary report of the synthesis of systematic reviews and grey literature review (PDF)

Methodology report of the synthesis of systematic reviews and grey literature review (PDF)

Narrative report of the synthesis of systematic reviews and grey literature review (PDF)

Report of the findings of a Special Interest Group (PDF)


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