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New look for Torbay Safeguarding Children Board.

As you can see we have updated our logo and are currently working on a new website to be launched this summer. Please continue to access the website via
A new referral process for the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) referrals has been rolled out in Torbay, and a guidance leaflet has been produced to for your information.

The role will be jointly carried out by John Edwards and Patrick Duke who are based in Torbay Children's Services' Safeguarding and Reviewing Service.
The scope of the LADO role is to manage allegations against staff and volunteers who have contact with children and young people in their work or activities.The LADO can provide advice and information in addition to the more formal processes.
Referrals and concerns can be sent to John Edwards or Patrick Duke on the phone numbers or email addresses listed in the leaflet

The LADO referral form is available here on the TSCB website, should you wish to make a referral in the future. 
A new video from Health Education England and the Department of Health seeks to support healthcare and others such as community pharmacists identify the signs of child sexual exploitation in vulnerable young people.

Useful for all front-line staff, more information can be found by clicking this link: Spotting the signs of child sexual exploitation

Devon & Cornwall Police have issued Guidance for professionals working with children on the use of civil orders, notices and other powers to disrupt and prevent Child Sexual Exploitation.

The full pdf document is available to be downloaded from our website here.

The NSPCC and O2 have prepared a useful guide to help parents and carers keep their children safe online. Click here to view the full leaflet.
On 26 May 2016, the Psychoactive Substances Act came into place, making it illegal to supply, sell, import or export any psychoactive substances (substances that produce effects that mimic those of controlled drugs – otherwise known as “Legal Highs”). This poster can be printed and displayed in your organisations to raise awareness.

Please click here to read the Torbay Council Quality Assurance and Improvement Newsletter - May 2016.
Forthcoming TSCB Training opportunities...

There are currently spaces available on the following Child Protection Training Courses throughout September and October 2016.

28th September 2016  – Safeguarding Children Foundation
29th September 2016 – Safeguarding Children Foundation
6th October 2016 – Safeguarding Children Refresher
18th October 2016 – Families Experiencing Multiple Adversities

All forthcoming TSCB Training courses and eligibility are listed on the training section of the TSCB Website. For further information and to book a place on any of our training courses please log on to your I-learn account here.In order to access training you need to register with Torbay Learning Pool.  If you haven’t already then please fill out the following form.  An account will be set up for you so that you can then book onto courses.
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