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Things you should know 
February 2016

Stop CSE! National Awareness Day
18th March 2016 is the National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day. It aims to encourage everyone to think, spot, speak out and adopt a zero tolerance attitude towards CSE. A variety of resources are available and further information on getting involved is available HERE. Look out for what we are doing locally - coming soon on the CHSCB website!
Launch of Whistleblowing helpline - 0800 028 0285
The NSPCC has launched a new Whistleblowing Advice Line to support employees wishing to raise concerns over how child protection issues are handled in their own or other organisations. Read more HERE.
Multi-Agency Neglect Strategy agreed
As a priority issue for the Board, a new strategy for tackling neglect in City and Hackney has been agreed. Building on the wide range of current work undertaken, the strategy focuses on future priorities which will be implemented by locally developed action plans. For front-line professionals it's business as usual, but for more information read the strategy HERE 
New poster - keeping children and young people 'SAFER'
Based on the Neglect Strategy, CHSCB has produced a new poster which reinforces the importance of basic safeguarding practice to help keep children and young people 'safer'. Download the poster HERE to display around your work area! 
Key messages for City and Hackney schools
1) The DFe has issued a response to the Islamic Human Rights Commission's email on the implementation of the Prevent duty in Schools. Read more

2) A Serious Case Review into the abuse of children at Southbank International School has been published by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Read the report 
Launch of City Joint Service Protocol
A joint service protocol 'to meet the needs of children and unborn children whose parents or carers have additional needs' has been launched in City of London. The protocol includes practical guidance for professionals including key questions to ask and pathways of support. Find out more HERE.
Learning Seminars - Case FC and Child H
Seminars dates have been released to summarise the key findings and lessons from local Serious Case Reviews: an additional date for CASE FC (the abuse of children by a foster carer) and three dates across March/April for CHILD H (the death of a newborn from inflicted injuries). Learning seminars are free.
For more information please see the flyers: 
FC and H.
Learning and Improvement
CHSCB operates a learning and improvement framework to regularly review the quality of local service provision and professional practice. We encourage all professionals to engage with serious (and local) case reviews and multi-agency case audits as your input, experience and case knowledge is essential to the identification of learning!  

Even if you are not directly involved with a review or audit, you can still contribute to the learning culture by discussing the learning (shared via this newsletter) with colleagues, in team meetings or by attending a free learning seminar! Read more about our Learning and Improvement Framework