Redbridge local safeguarding children board

News:      16 August 2022

New!  NEL Mental Health Workshops

The North East London Training Hub, in collaboration with the North East London Health and Care Partnership have commissioned training workshops for all staff, students and carers working in North East London.  This consists of:

  • The ASK Workshop:  Assessing for Suicide in Kids
  • Suicide First Aid Lite Youth
  • Mental Health First Aider
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Whilst there is no charge for the training, there are charges for non-attendances.  For full information, please the flyer below and the NEL Suicide Prevention website.

New!  World Suicide Prevention Day 2022

Our partners NELFT are hosting a ‘virtual’ meeting on World Suicide Prevention Day, Friday 9 September, from 10:30 – 13:30 for professionals and volunteers working with children, families and adults at risk.  Find out more from the flyer  and agenda below.  The link to book this free event is on the flyer.

New!  Woodford Green Fire Station Open Day

London Fire Brigade, one of the partners in the Redbridge Safeguarding Adults Board (RSAB) are holding an open day for the public on Saturday 27 August 2022 at the Woodford Green Fire Station.  The event will be an opportunity to find out about the work of the service and also providing information for all on fire safety.  The Fire Station is located at the top of Snakes Lane, IG8 0BS.  Further information will be available shortly.

New!  International Day of the Girl Child – Ending FGM and other Harmful Practices Conference – 11 October 2022

On 11 October 2022, the world will celebrate International Day of the Girl Child – a day to explore the challenges faced by girls and women which impede their wellbeing, and to celebrate and empower all girls and women across the world to live free from harm.  The National FGM Centre, in partnership with the LB Hillingdon, is facilitating an in-person conference:  International Day of the Girl Child:  Ending FGM and other Harmful Practices by 2030.  The day  will be comprised of a mixture of expert speakers, as well as specialist workshops, designed to promote the recognition of girls and women’s right’s, to challenge stereotypes and ultimately to seek to build a more equitable world for girls and women – free from gender-based violence and harmful practices.  Further information on this free event, taking place in Uxbridge, can be found via the Eventbrite link below:

RSCP Newsletter – Summer Edition 2022

Check out our newly published Summer Edition of the Newsletter below:

Local Government Association (LGA) Seminars – Transitional Safeguarding

The LGA are holding two seminars in September relating to Transitional Safeguarding.

For further information, contact the LGA via chip@local.gov.uk .

‘Meet the Chair’ Events

The Redbridge Safeguarding Children’s Partnership has a new Independent Chair.  Why not come and meet her at one of a series of informal one hour ‘virtual’ events running across the summer?  There is one date remaining – 7 September. Find out more by viewing the flyer below:

Foster a Redbridge Child

Some see hard work.  You see a Happy Ever After.  Foster for Redbridge.

You could be the one to teach a teenager independence and help to guide and coach them into adulthood. Over 200 children in Redbridge are unable to stay at home for a variety of different reasons and need foster care.  Be the change that they need and help to make a difference to their life. If you have a place in your heart and home to foster a young person, please call us on 020 8708 6068 or email fostering@redbridge.gov.uk or join us on our next virtual information session on 15 July 2022 10am to 11am.  Visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/foster-for-redbridge-coffee-morning-150722-10-11am-tickets-240067848397 to book a place.

CSPR Panel Report – Child Protection in England

The national Child Safeguarding Practice Review (CSPR) Panel Report on the deaths of Star Hobson and Arthur  Labinjo-Hughes has been published and can be downloaded via the link below.  The review sets out findings and recommendations for national government and local safeguarding partners to protect children at risk of serious harm.  It examines circumstances leading up to the death of young Arthur and baby Star and considers whether their murders reflect wider national issues in child protection.

Final Report of the Independent Review of Children’s Social Care

The final report of the Independent Review of Children’s Social Care has been published and can be accessed via the Review website, link below:

As well as the full report, there is an Executive Summary and supporting evidence in the form of annexes.

The Department for Education have published a press release in response to the report.