Training – Course Management System

Multi-agency safeguarding children/Schools’ Designated Senior Person, Virtual College e-learning and KSCB e-learning training courses are targeted at all staff from statutory, voluntary and independent agencies who work with children, young people, families and vulnerable adults in the Kirklees area.

These courses can be accessed via the links below:

To view and self-register to all KSCB courses and e-learning click here.

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What to do if You are Worried About a Child

If you think a child in Kirklees is being abused or mistreated or you have concerns about a child’s well-being you should call and speak to someone at one of the following numbers:

  • Duty & Advice team
    01484 456848
  • Kirklees Emergency Duty Service
    01484 414933 (outside office hours)
  • NSPCC Helpline: 0808 800 5000
  • NSPCC email: help@nspcc.org.uk
  • NSPCC text: 88858 (free service)
  • NSPCC ONLINE FORM

Kirklees Safeguarding Children Board Website

This site primarily provides safeguarding information for professionals and volunteers in Kirklees. The site also provides information for members of the public, parents and carers, and children and young people, on some of the key issues that can affect the wellbeing and safety of children. Links to external websites are provided where further specialist information and advice on particular issues can be obtained.

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LATEST NEWS AND UPDATES:

ARE THEY PLAYING SAFE THIS SUMMER?

Talking to your child about these dangers can help them stay safe when they are out on their own this summer

Click here to access the leaflet.

BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme

The BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme is delivered by Family Fund Business Services (FFBS). It aims to provide grant items that meet children and young peoples’ most basic needs or are critical to their wellbeing.  It supports children and young people who are facing exceptionally difficult circumstances.

They can deliver or fund critical items such as:

  • Gas or electric cookers
  • Essential household items
  • Furniture and kitchen equipment
  • Children’s beds and bedding
  • Washing machines
  • Fridges and freezers
  • Baby equipment
  • Clothing in exceptional or emergency situations

Becoming a referrer & supporting the families you work with:

The grant is a referrer only programme and we want to work with as many organisations as possible in order to reach the families who are eligible for the grant. 

You can find more information & register as a referrer on our website: https://www.familyfundservices.co.uk/emergency-essentials/  

All applications are done through the referrer’s online portal. All staff need to register individually as separate referrers so that they can access their portal & track their applications.

You can find out more information about our eligibility criteria & what being a referrer for the grant means in these guidelines:

https://www.familyfundservices.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/CiN_FFBS_Guidance_for_Referrers.pdf

Child Accident Prevention Trust

The Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) is the UK’s leading charity working to reduce the number of children and young people killed, disabled or seriously injured in accidents.

Their website contains important information around safety on holiday, In-car safety,  safety equipment and much more. Take a look here https://www.capt.org.uk/ 

New Thinkuknow Game and Website For 8-10 Year Olds

The fun new runner-style game for 8-10 year olds – is now live on the Thinkuknow website.
 
The game features some familiar faces: Sam, Alfie and Ellie from the Play Like Share animations are continuing their adventures and helping children to  build their knowledge, confidence and skills to stay safe from sexual abuse and other risks they might encounter online.
 
Band Runner is hosted on an all-new Thinkuknow website for 8-10 year olds.
 
A key area of the new site is the ‘Stay Safe’ zone where Sam, Ellie and Alfie share child-friendly advice based upon their adventures in the films. The zone is divided into six  topic areas: Play, Like, Share, Chat , Lock, and Explore.
 
Children can visit the ‘Worried About Something?’ page which provides advice and support on how to get help if something worrying has happened online.
 
You can download the guidance for professionals, which includes a lesson plan on using Band Runner with children and young people here. The game and website can also be accessed by parents and carers with their children at home, and you can find information to share with parents and carers here.
 
Please note that Band Runner will replace our older 8-10s resource the Cyber Café. The Cyber Café will stay live here until 21st December 2018 to give you time to wrap up any work in which it features, at which point it will be retired for good. 

Job Advert - KSCB Non-Executive Members

Kirklees Safeguarding Children Board is seeking to appoint two Non-Executive Members to represent the local community. This is a great opportunity to help us to ensure that all partner agencies are safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and
young people across the district.

For further details please see the job advert and the Board Lay Member Pack.

If you have any further questions about the role of a Non-Executive Member please do not hesitate to contact the KSCB on:

Tel: 01484 225161 or by email:  ferzana.saddiq@kirklees.gov.uk and sharon.hewitt@kirklees.gov.uk 

ARCHIVE NEWS

The KSCB have created a section called Archive News for older news and updates.

This can be found under 'Information for Professionals' or Click here to go straight to this section

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