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Things you should know 
June 2016

Publication of Combined Domestic Violence Homicide Review and Serious Case Review - Child D
The CHSCB has published a combined Domestic Violence Homicide Review and Serious Case Review on Ms AB and Child D who were killed in March 2014 by Ms AB's partner. The report sets out a range of important lessons for all professionals.  Read the published report, the Independent Chair’s statement and CHSCB response HERE.
Who We Are & What We Do
The City and Hackney Safeguarding Children Board (CHSCB) is the key statutory body overseeing arrangements for safeguarding children and young people across the City of London and the London Borough of Hackney.

Made up of senior leaders from a range of different organisations, the CHSCB has two basic objectives; to co-ordinate the work of agencies in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people to ensure that this work is effective. 

Find out more by visiting the CHSCB WEBSITE and looking under the tab titled 'The Board'.
CHSCB Priorities
The CHSCB has agreed to update its Business Plan to include three additional priority areas:
 - Safeguarding in the context of technology and social media
 - Strengthening oversight and safeguarding interventions across the diverse communities of the City & Hackney
 - Information Sharing

 Read the updated Business Plan HERE.
Learning from Reviews - Think the Unthinkable!
A commonly held myth is that people in caring professions or positions of trust would not harm children and young people. Unfortunately this is not the case as approximately 24 out of every 100 people convicted of child abuse were in a position of trust i.e. doctors, teachers, nursery workers, nurses, scout leaders, priests.

If you are concerned that a colleague may have:
- Harmed a child
- Committed a criminal offence against a child, or
- Is unsuitable to work with a child

Speak to your line manager about making a referral to the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO). More information and contact details for the LADO can be found
Private Fostering Week
July 4th - 10th is National Private Fostering Week! Private fostering is when a child under the age of 16 (under 18 if disabled) is cared for by someone who is not their parent or a close relative. This is a private arrangement made between a parent and a carer, for 28 days or more.

More information and how to notify your local area if you become aware of a Private Fostering arrangement is available 
CHSCB Training
Please see our TRAINING CALENDAR for forthcoming events over the next few months. All CHSCB training is free of charge and available to all staff and volunteers working in the City of London and Hackney.

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