News: 03 December 2023
New! Publication: Redbridge Carers Charter 2024 – 2027
Do you know or are working with someone who is an unpaid carer? If so, please share the new Charter which can be downloaded below:
RSCP Newsletter – Autumn Edition
The Autumn Edition of our Newsletter is now available to download:
The RSCP is a member of TASP (The Association of Safeguarding Professionals) and you can read their latest newsletter via the link below:
Foster for Redbridge
Make this Christmas the most memorable yet. Change a Life. Foster for Redbridge.
“I love watching the difference I can make to a child. I love watching them succeed in life and to know I have made a difference to their life”. Sarah, 50 and Kazim, 56, Foster Carers for Redbridge
“The thing I love most about fostering is seeing the progress children and young people make during the time they are with us. From surviving to thriving. I also wish I was told what fun fostering is and the sense of community you feel when meeting with other foster carers for support, friendship and advice. You really aren’t on your own.” Tracy, 55 and Wayne, 54, Foster Carers for Redbridge
Like all Redbridge foster carers, you could quite literally change a child’s life.
Please call 0208 708 6068 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or visit https://www.redbridge.gov.uk/adult-and-childrens-services/fostering/?utm_source=RSCP&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=fostering to book onto our next Virtual Information Session.
Safe and Together Institute Webinars
The Safe and Together Institute are offering a free short webinar Pivoting to the Perpetrator: How to Prevent Victim Blaming in Real Time on Thursday 14 December @ 13:00. Register here.
Learning from Case Reviews – Adolescent Suicide
A new briefing has been published which shares the learning from two recent Case Reviews.
Youth Vaping in Redbridge
Activmob are conducting a study on the views of local professionals and volunteers working with children and young people in Redbridge on vaping – what are the concerns, challenges to local agencies, and issues face by professionals and children? If you are a teacher, outreach worker, youth worker, or community worker that works with children aged 11 – 17 please find out more about getting involved on the leaflet below.
RSCP Multi-Agency Child Neglect Toolkit
Our Neglect Toolkit has had a refresh and is ready for use. The full Toolkit and Guidance and the Checklist can be downloaded from below or on the neglect page in the professionals are of the website.
- RSCP Child Neglect Toolkit – 2nd Edition, September 2023 (PDF 335KB)
- Child Neglect Toolkit Checklist [September 2023] (Word version)
If you need training on neglect, check out the Understanding Neglect Course on our Training Programme.
Multi-Agency Safeguarding Children Training Programme 2023 – 2024
Our new Programme is now out and bookings are open. It covers a range of essential safeguarding topics based on understanding safeguarding risks, contextual safeguarding and child on child abuse, and working together safeguard and create safer settings. Some examples of what we have included are:
- Children’s Mental Health
- Safeguarding Children with Disabilities
- Harmful Sexual Behaviours and the Brook Traffic Light Tool
- Understanding Neglect
- Domestic Abuse and Safeguarding Children
- Supervising Safeguarding Practice
Information on booking etc. can be found in the Programme and in the Notes for Training Attendees and Managers. Spaces are limited and we expect some of our courses to sell out so get in quickly with your bookings.
Private Fostering Arrangements
Are you aware of a child who is being cared for by someone who is not a close relative for a period of more than 28 days? If so, they may be part of a private fostering arrangement. This is where someone who is not a close relative cares for a child under the aged of sixteen (or eighteen if the child has a disability). A close relative is considered to be an aunt, grandparent, step-parent, or a sibling. Other family members, for example, cousins or great aunts, are not classed as close relatives under the definition of private fostering. An example of a private fostering arrangement is a child from overseas, such as a student, being hosted by a family whilst being educated in the UK. All private fostering arrangements should be notified to the Local Authority. In Redbridge, this can be undertaken by contacting Children’s Services via 020 8708 3885 or by e-mail via CPAT.Referrals@redbridge.gov.uk . More information is available on private fostering on the Council’s website.
Final date! Introduction to Safeguarding Adults Briefing – 6 December 2023
The Redbridge Safeguarding Adult Board (RSAB) final free Introduction to Safeguarding Adults Briefing for 2023 is being held on MS Teams on Wednesday 6 December from 10:00 – 11:00. via MS Teams. This is open to any professional, volunteer or support staff working with families in Redbridge. Do sign up and find out what safeguarding adults is all about, who might be at risk of abuse or neglect and what action to take if you are concerned about an adult at risk. Full information is on the flyer below. Bookings can be made via e-mail to RSAB@redbridge.gov.uk .