Redbridge local safeguarding children board

News:      26 January 2022

Recruitment to the role of Independent Chair/Scrutineer – Redbridge Safeguarding Children’s Partnership and Redbridge Safeguarding Adult Board

Our longstanding Independent Chair, John Goldup, is stepping down in January and we have now commenced the process of seeking a replacement.  The position is a dual role as Independent Chair/Scrutineer of the RSCP and Independent Chair of the Redbridge Safeguarding Adult Board.  Full information is available via the links below:

The closing date for applications is 31 January 2022.

New!  Support for Victims of Modern Slavery

The Human Trafficking Foundation (HTF) have produced a directory of services in London that work with survivors of modern slavery.

Youth Activities Interactive Digital Map

A new interactive digital map of youth activities is now available co-produced by the RedbridgeCVS Young Advisers in collaboration with the LB Redbridge.  The link is below:

Parenting Course

Are you a parent or do you work with families in Redbridge?  If so, check out this free on-line parenting programme.  The feedback is very positive and it could provide a good start to the New Year.

Could you foster a child?

New Year, New Challenge?  I will save more money.  I will eat more healthily.  Why not make a new year’s resolution which will change a life? Over 200 children are unable to stay with their families in Redbridge each year and need a secure, stable and nurturing home.

If you have a place in your heart and home and are considering fostering, please email fostering@redbridge.gov.uk or call us on 020 8708 6068.  We can’t wait to hear from you!

Private Fostering – do you know what this is and what your responsibilities are?

Private fostering is when a child under 16 (or under 18, if disabled) lives with someone who is not a close relative for more than 28 days.  Close relatives include the child’s parents, step-parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, uncles and aunts, whether by blood or marriage. If you are a cousin, great aunt, great uncle, a friend of the family or if you are a host family to overseas students then you are NOT a close relative to the child.  A private foster carer may be a friend of the family, the parent of a friend of the child or someone unknown to the child’s family.  Private fostering may take place, for example, when:

Private fostering may take place, for example, when:

  • children are sent to the UK from abroad for schooling or healthcare
  • young children are taken in by a friend’s family, following separation, divorce or arguments at home
  • a teenager lives with the family of a boyfriend or girlfriend

A Private Fostering arrangement should be reported to Redbridge Children’s Services via the MASH (CPAT.Referrals@redbridge.gov.uk/Tel:  020 8708 3885)  who will allocate this to CPAT for a C&F Assessment to be completed. Private foster carers are legally required to notify their local authority. If they intend to foster privately for more than 28 days, they must notify the Local Authority a minimum of six weeks before the child is due to join them, or immediately if a child arrives suddenly.  For more information view:  https://www.redbridge.gov.uk/private-fostering.  A free briefing on Private Fostering is available for all to attend on 15 November.  Find out more here.

RSCP Training Programme 2021 – 2022

Our multi-agency safeguardin training programme can be accessed via the link below:

Safeguarding Adults Training

The Redbridge Safeguarding Adult Board is facilitating free training on Working Together to Safeguard Adults and Safeguarding Adults at Risk of Exploitation.  Find out more on the Board’s website.