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Keeping children safe is everyone's responsibility
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In July the TSCB launch the Handle Babies with Care campaign. 

The campaign aims to keep babies safe and help parents understand the fragility of a baby’s head and the dangers of rough handling. 

Further information and resources are available on the TSCB website.
The Children's Society 'Care to be Different' campaign is up and running and happy to receive referrals. For further information visit our website or contact Checkpoint directly via telephone: 01803 290330 or via email: checkpoint@childsoc.org.uk
Prevent is part of the government's counter-terrorism strategy, CONTEST. Its aim is to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.
 
From 1st July, the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 places a statutory duty on specified authorities to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”.

This involves:
  • Responding to the ideological challenge of terrorism
  • Preventing people from being drawn into terrorism
  • Working with sectors and institutions where there are risks of radicalisation
 
Devon and Torbay are working in partnership to prevent violent extremism.  More information on what is being done locally can be found on the Torbay Council website under Prevent.
Workshops Raising Awareness of PREVENT (WRAP)

Safer Communities and Devon & Cornwall Police are offering one hour workshops on PREVENT.  These sessions will be delivered by Home Office approved trainers.


Date & Time:
 
28th September 10-11am or 2-3pm
29th September 10-11am, 2-3pm or 4:30-5:30pm
30th September 10-11am or 2-3pm
1st October 10-11am, 2-3pm or 4:30-5:30pm
 
Venue: Professional Development Centre, Town Hall, Torquay
 

Course details

 

These 1 hour workshops focus on PREVENT which is part of the UKs counter terrorism strategy, preventing people from becoming involved in terrorism or supporting terrorism.  On 1st of July 2015 new statutory duties came into force for a range of organisations including schools.

 
Full details of this event are on the i-learn website.
 
You can also complete the CHANNEL e-learning training from Devon and Cornwall Police via the i-learn website.
At a strategic level the police are planning to issue a series of Organised Crime Local Profiles. This activity is being completed in accordance with the Government’s strategy to deal with serious and organised crime. Guidance can be located online. 

The police will be releasing a number of local profiles which the Community Safety Partnership will be tasked with considering and co-ordinating a formal response to via a local ‘panel’. Where existing formal structures/forums exist that are better placed to take the role of the panel for a specific issue, those may be utilised. 

The first profile that will be produced will be on Child Sexual Exploitation.

Devon and Cornwall Police has released a Peninsula Overview CSE document. The next stage in the process is to identify professionals from Torbay who may be able to contribute to the formation of a local profile.

If you feel that you are able to contribute to the formation of Torbay’s CSE local profile please contact the police’s Strategic Analyst Team:
StrategicAnalysisTeam@DevonandCornwallPolice.pnn.police.uk. 
In 2013, the London Grid for Learning (LGfL) which provides infrastructure, content and support to London schools, undertook an information gathering exercise designed to inform future developments. This became known as the LGfL e-safety survey. It was targeted at pupils in Years 3 to 9, to provide useful and credible data to support understanding of the ways in which young people in schools access and use the Internet at home and at school.

LGfL wanted to build on the 2013 survey and conduct a similar data collection exercise in 2015. In order to do this, LGfL commissioned NFER to support them to further develop the instrument, administer the survey and provide independent analysis and reporting.
 
LETTER FROM JANE ELLISON, PARLIAMENTARY UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR PUBLIC HEALTH – FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION (FGM).
 
The next few weeks are commonly known amongst anti-FGM campaigners, not without good reason, as the ‘cutting season’. This horrific name marks a time of year when many young girls are taken abroad to have FGM performed, in order that they can ‘heal’ over the long summer holiday period – mainly to avoid detection when they return to school.

Frontline staff are crucial in identifying and protecting against FGM, so the NHS must be even more vigilant in the coming weeks and take every possible action to prevent this abhorrent practice. Some of the signs to look out for are:
  • Young girls attending for inoculations to travel to countries with high FGM prevalence;
  • Young girls talking about travelling home for ‘special’ ceremonies or rituals;
  • Families planning absence from school that would extend the summer holiday period.
Don't Miss...
 
The Autumn Training bulletin is on the website. Courses are available to book now through i-learn.
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The next Newsletter will be sent out in September 2015, if you have any comments, suggestions or news stories for inclusion please contact tscb@torbay.gov.uk
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