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Things you should know 
March 2016

Publication of Serious Case Review (SCR) - Child H
The CHSCB has published a SCR on a 6 week old child who died from inflicted injuries. 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.
Hackney Local Assessment Protocol
Hackney Children and Young People's Services has updated the local assessment protocol which sets out the arrangements for how its staff will assess, plan and respond once a child or young person is referred to Children’s Social Care in Hackney.  Read the protocol HERE.
Guidance on accessing the Hackney Learning Disabilities Team
Homerton Hospital has produced guidance for health staff on working with people with a possible learning disability who are to become parents. The guidance includes definitions, a tool for helping identify learning disabilities, the referral pathway and the referral form for the Hackney Learning Disabilities Service. Read the guidance HERE.
 
The Hackney Learning Disabilities Service should be contacted by any professional for specialist advice when working with parents who may have learning needs that could impact upon their care of children.  Further details can be found
HERE.
Child Sexual Exploitation 
Say Something if you See Something!
As part of National CSE Awareness Day on 18 March 2016, the CHSCB launched a range of resources, including a leaflet and video designed by young people for young people. The CHSCB would like to thank all staff and young people who helped promote this day and the importance of ‘saying something if you see something’ at various locations across the City of London and Hackney. Find out more HERE
Exploitation Helpline - 0808 800 5000
The City of London

Supporting the awareness of CSE, The City of London Corporation and the NSPCC, in conjunction with the CHSCB and its partners, also recently launched a campaign appealing to adults in particular to share any concerns they have about other forms of exploitation, including gangs and radicalisation, and to contact the 24/7 NSPCC helpline if concerned.  A billboard campaign is underway, with the poster available
HERE.
Child Neglect - Be Professionally Curious! 
The National Multi-Agency Child Neglect Strategic Work Group has produced guidance intended to help practitioners understand the implications of the recent amendments to the criminal law on child cruelty offences and to raise awareness of emotional abuse and child neglect issues. Find out more HERE.
Statutory Guidance on Female Genital Mutilation 
The government has published for the first time statutory guidance on Female Genital Mutilation. The guidance provides strategic guidance, information on FGM, advice and support to front-line professionals and encourages agencies to cooperate and work together to protect and support those at risk of, or who have undergone, FGM. Read the guidance HERE!
CHSCB Annual Safeguarding Conference 
'Safeguarding through the lens of social media'

The CHSCB will be hosting its 2016 safeguarding conference at Stoke Newington Town Hall on 12th May 2016 (09:30-15:30).  Register your interest HERE.






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