Welcome to our new look newsletter! We hope you find lots of helpful news, links and information, including opportunities for training and personal development. If you have any ideas for future editions or feedback on this new style and format please contact the Safeguarding Boards Team using the details at the end.
LSCB Annual Report and Business Plan published
This has been an important year for the LSCB with much progress being made. These reports aim to elaborate on findings and trends from the last financial year and detail plans to work together to continue improving the safety and wellbeing of children and young people over the next three years. Click here to view the reports.
**Click Here to take part in our current Survey about Neglect**
The Boards think it is important to find out what those ‘on the ground’ feel about this subject. We want to know how confident you feel in identifying neglect/self-neglect and whether you feel that you would know what to do next if you had concerns. The responses we receive to these questions will enable us to target our work appropriately and to create clear processes and tools to assist you in your daily working life, so please answer honestly and fully. The survey is anonymous.

Save The Date!

Southampton Local Safeguarding Boards Joint Annual Conference is taking place Thursday 1st December 2016 entitled: Neglect - A Shared Responsibility. Look out for more details to be circulated soon. Email us if you want to know more, to get involved with organising the day or hosting a stall for your service.
Click the image above for the Refreshed Child Protection Procedures for all professionals working in Southampton. These are jointly developed with the 4LSCB's including Southampton, Hampshire, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight.
Local Events and News 
Southampton City Council Seminar; Self- Neglect- Research and Evidence Based Interventions.
This is a ½ day large seminar style session being delivered by a nationally recognised expert in this field Professor Michael Preston -Shoot. A limited number of spaces are being offered to professionals from partner agencies, please contact the Safeguarding Board Team to book a place (first come first serve). The session will help you to understand the evidence base around working with adults who self-neglect - definitions, causes, and interventions.

Southampton Safeguarding Week 6-10th June 2016 – Together we can keep people safe

Southampton Safeguarding Week took place back in June 2016  members of both the LSCB and LSAB and were stationed at varying locations across the city during the week. Over 500 members of the public dropped by to find out about key important safeguarding and safety issues with key messages on topics like what to do if you are worried about a child or an adult at risk of harm. Read the feedback from the week here.

Imagine the Future
On 12th July 150 school pupils from across Southampton in Years 6-12 (aged 10-17 years) participated in a series of workshops to give their views on Mental Health issues, this took place on board a special sailing of the Red Funnel ferry.   Imagine the Future was a partnership event supported by Southampton City Council, Red Funnel, Southampton Education Forum, Southampton City Clinical Commissioning Group, the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board, and Headstart. The young people’s comments will be used to inform development of mental health services for children in the city.
For further information:
Hampshire Constabulary launches child sexual exploitation campaign
Spot the signs of child sexual exploitation (CSE) – that is what Hampshire Constabulary’s new campaign is asking of parents, young people, teachers, social workers, and other volunteers and professionals working with potential victims of CSE. Supported by partners including the Portsmouth, Southampton, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Local Safeguarding boards and local authorities the campaign officially launched in May 2016. For more information about the campaign visit or follow @alicesdiarycse
CSE: Perpetration, disruption and prosecution guide
This guide was published on 19th April 2016 and written by Dr Helen Beckett, Joanne Walker and Dr Debra Allnock from ‘The International Centre: Researching Child Sexual Exploitation, Violence and Trafficking’ at The University of Bedfordshire. This guide forms part of Inform’s Child sexual exploitation knowledge and practice hub. For more information click here.
Boys are sexually exploited too
This guide produced by West Sussex Council is aimed at all professionals who have a role in tackling the grooming and sexual exploitation of children and young people to help them spot the warning signs, and make their practice more inclusive of, and accessible to, boys and young men.
Free Video Resources relating to CSE and boys: Same Risk Different Gender - My new friend.


Fire and Rescue Service Offers Safe & Well Visits

Many of the vulnerable people who present themselves to a service across the country are also deemed to be vulnerable and more at risk of having a fire in their homes. 

To promote fire safety at home, Hampshire Fire and Rescue are offering newly tailored Safe and Well visits.
Hampton Trust - Young People Programme
Hampton Trust are currently running a Y/RADAR programme for young people who are displaying abusive behaviours in their intimate relationships  and needing support in changing their behaviours. The Hampton Trust have 20 years’ experience in delivering interventions to perpetrators of Domestic Abuse and working with partners, children and young people. 
How to make a referral or get more information:
Log on to Go to Programme ->DAPP ->How to get a place:
Alternatively call The Hampton Trust directly on 023 80 00 9898 for any queries or to request a referral form.
Safeguarding in Faith Communities

The Aldertrust network aims to equip faith communities for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. Quarterly events have gathered those with safeguarding responsibilities. Their focus is on raising awareness and increasing knowledge of Safeguarding risks for those with safeguarding responsibilities within faith communities. Their vision is that no matter what sector, there should be one standard across all to protect children and vulnerable adults. To find out more visit
The NSPCC have launched their ‘Speak out. Stay safe’ programme so that a generation of children have the knowledge and understanding they need to stay safe from abuse and neglect. With the assistance of Buddy the mascot, they deliver assemblies and workshops in schools to help children recognise and understand abuse in all its forms and learn valuable skills in protecting themselves from it. They also learn what to do if they feel that they need help.
If you are interested in having the NSPCC ‘Speak Out. Stay Safe’ Schools Service into your school to work with your KS1 and KS2 students, then please contact Michelle Barry, Area Coordinator on 07826 951991 or
Safer Schools & Professional Partners Newsletter

Hampshire Constabulary have published the latest edition of the ‘Safer Schools & Professional Partners’ Newsletter. To read this, please click here.
Help make Southampton a place where young people want to be!

Southampton City Council are looking for Youth Forum Champions. To find out more, please click here.
For information on the Weekly Wednesday Workshops run by the Local Safeguarding Board please click here
For information on the Local Safeguarding Board Half Day Workshops please click here


Adult Safeguarding training is available for staff members of Southampton City Council, and the Voluntary and Private Sector. To find out more about this training, please email


The course is multi agency and will help you to carry out your crucial role ensuring agencies work together to protect children from harm. For more information on these and on how to book, please click here.


Southampton City Council has now developed Level 1 Safeguarding Adults and Children e-learning available to Southampton City Council Staff, Schools and approved Voluntary and Independent Providers in the Care sector.  To find out more about this training please email 

 Half and full day multi agency training is now available to attend Domestic Violence and it’s Impact on Children and Young People

Pippa offers a range of training courses to professionals, either multi agency dates or bespoke for your organisation, contact them for more information. Email: or telephone 023 8083 4947 and ask for Kerry.

Free e-learning:

Click here to access free Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) e-learning

Click here to access free Prevent e-learning

National News and Infomation
Women as Protectors
Every child should feel safe at home. Women as Protectors helps mums and carers who are in contact with a man who poses a risk of sexual harm to children. Group sessions help educate mums about the best ways to protect their children. Visit the NPCC website for more information.

Its time Campaign
At the Its Time Campaign launch event, at Houses of Parliament, earlier this year, Peter Wanless, NSPCC CEO called for a clear commitment from government on support for children who have suffered abuse.  To find out more about the Campaign see here

NSPCC Whistleblowing Advice Line
The Whistleblowing Advice Line offers free advice and support to professionals with concerns about how child protection issues are being handled in their own or another organisation.  Visit the NSPCC Website for more information. If you think an organisation is putting children at risk, even if you're not certain, you can call them to talk through your concerns.
For the fourth year running the NSPCC  are publishing their state of the nation report, How safe are our children? which again provides the most comprehensive overview of child protection in the United Kingdom.  The report compiles and analyzes the most robust and up-to-date child protection data that exists across the UK for 2016.  Read the report here
The Care and support statutory guidance supports implementation of part 1 of the Care Act 2014 by local authorities, the NHS, the police and other partners. The edition published on 10 March 2016 supersedes the version issued in October 2014. It takes account of regulatory changes, feedback from stakeholders and the care sector, and developments following the postponement of social care funding reforms to 2020.

Reporting and acting on child abuse and neglect - Government consultation
Hurry! This ends on 13th October 2016. It outlines options for reform of the child protection system in England, specifically in relation to reporting and acting on child abuse and neglect.This consultation also seeks views on whether the scope of these possible changes should extend to vulnerable adults. To read the full document see here.

The Queens Speech
The Queen delivered her 2016 Speech on 18 May in the Houses of Parliament. The Queen’s Speech sets out the government’s agenda for the coming session, outlining proposed policies and legislation. included was the Children and Social Work Bill (England only).  This will be introduced to ensure that children can be adopted by new families without delay, improve the standard of social work and opportunities for young people in care in England. See Community Care article on the Bill.

Wood Report: Review of the role and functions of Local Safeguarding Children Boards The report carried out by Alan Wood at the request of the The Secretary of State for Education and the Minister of State for Children and Families contains recommendations for government to consider. To read the full report click here.

Association of Independent Chairs (AILC) of LSCB's Survey Request:
The AILC is asking LSCB Board members, who are key in strategic safeguarding across the country, would please click here "AILC Survey(2) for LSCB Board Members & Business Managers re Independence, Scrutiny & Challenge Oct 16" to answer just four questions on their views about the role and impact of independence, scrutiny and challenge. Business Managers may also complete this survey (there is a space to input such roles). The results will be confidential, i.e. no respondents will be identified. The summary outcome report to LSCBs will show overall results, together with anonymised comments. Thank you for ensuring completion by LSCBs of this survey asap and by no later than 13th October 2016.

What is meant by Making Safeguarding Personal

Making Safeguarding Personal (MSP) is a set of principles which aims to develop safeguarding practice to ensure services are engaging with people about the outcomes they want at the beginning and middle of working with them, and then ascertaining the extent to which those outcomes were realised at the end. To find out more please see here. 

NHS Digital has published three reports which include the latest statistics on the safeguarding and care of vulnerable adults in England.

Safeguarding Adults Annual Report, England 2015-16 contains information about safeguarding referrals, which were opened and/or concluded during the reporting period. This is the first time that such information has been published since local authorities were given new safeguarding duties under the safeguarding adults section of the Care Act 2014.

Also published is Measures from the Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework (ASCOF), England - 2015-16, which report on how well care and support services provided by the adult social care system achieve the outcomes that matter most to people involved in delivering high-quality, personalised care and support.

Community Care Statistics: Social Services Activity, England 2015-16 is the third report published. It contains information taken from council administrative systems used to record the process of assessing eligibility for state-funded social care and providing services where people are eligible. See here for more about the reports.

The Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) Programme was established to improve the quality of health and social care delivery for people with learning disabilities. An important part of this work involves establishing a repository of anonymised case reports of deaths and ‘near misses’ of people with learning disabilities.   For more information about the LeDeR programme please see their website.
Modern Slavery is now one of the ten recognised categories of abuse under Safeguarding Adults.  and the Modern Slavery Act 2015 became law last year.  The Home Office has issued a leaflet in 11 different languages aimed at helping victims.  There is also updated guidance for frontline staff.
Be Aware of Doorstep Criminals
A national Unit has been set up to deal with doorstep distraction burglary and associated travelling crime.  The aim is to reduce the number of distraction burglaries, to identify crimes and support investigations, and work with partner agencies in order to improve confidence in the communities by delivering crime prevention strategies.  For more information see here.
Breast Ironing uses heated objects, including stones and hammers, to flatten a girl's breasts and stop them from developing.  There are calls for the practice to be made a criminal offence after it was revealed that hundreds of girls in the UK could be affected.For more information on Breast Ironing please click here
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
Data from the Health and Social Care Information Centre, found that from January - March 2016 there were 1,242 newly recorded cases of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) reported across the NHS in England. 29 of the new recorded cases were on girls under 18, of which 11 were born in the UK. For further Information see here and for free eLearning click here.
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