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: 

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

Closing date: Friday 27 July 2018

New GDPR Legislation

Following the introduction of new GDPR legislation last week, click here to view our Privacy Statement.

If you have any questions about our Privacy Statement, please contact the KSCB office by email at kscb.admin@kirklees.gov.uk or by phone on 01484 225161

Duty & Advice - Change of Number

The Duty & Advice team now have a new phone number for professionals to be able to speak directly to a Social Worker without going through customer services or the automated system. The original number is still in place for members of the public.

Please see the table below which provides all the numbers being used.

New Kirklees Schools Safeguarding Officer

The council have appointed a new Schools Safeguarding Officer, Michelle Hodges.
(Please note this service is managed by the Kirklees Learning Service)

schoolsafeguardingofficer@kirklees.gov.uk

Telephone number: 01484 221919

Indecent Images of Children Campaign

West Yorkshire Police and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) have launched a new campaign to highlight the consequences of looking at indecenet images of children online and to encourage them to seek help to change their behaviour.

For more information on the campaign visit - www.westyorkshire.police.uk/iioc

A Restorative Approach for Kirklees Workshop

These workshops are for people who work with, or those whose job brings them into contact with, children, young people and their families, whether full or part time, paid or voluntary. These will give you a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of restorative approaches.

To book on to a workshop, please follow the link below:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-restorative-approach-for-kirklees-tickets-42273427961 

Consultation: Transforming the response to domestic abuse

The Home Office has launched a public consultation “Transforming the response to domestic abuse”. 

The consultation responses will shape the response to domestic abuse at every stage, from prevention through to rehabilitation. The questions reference the connections and provisions of cross-sector agencies and departments and reinforces the Government’s aim to make domestic abuse everybody’s business.

By consulting, the aim is to harness the knowledge and expertise of charities and specialist organisations and professionals across policing, criminal justice, health, welfare, education and local authorities who deal with these issues everyday. Throughout the twelve week period the government will be listening to our partners, to the many organisations and their staff working to tackle domestic abuse, and to the public. To anyone who has been affected by domestic abuse or knows of someone who has.

The pack links to information, to the consultation document itself and downloadable content to support you in doing two things. Firstly: participating in the consultation and sharing your views. And secondly, spreading the message and inviting others to take part in a national conversation on how we can transform the response to domestic abuse.

Kirklees/Calderdale Rape & Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre (KCRASACC)

Kirklees/Calderdale Rape & Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre (KCRASACC) have advised that they are no longer taking referrals for their counselling service due to a loss of lottery funding. The service will be limited from June 2018 although counselling volunteer training has begun and they will be helping this year to get the counselling waiting list numbers down.

Some alternative options are as follows:

IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) – providing support to look after and improve peoples mental health, including counselling.

http://www.southwestyorkshire.nhs.uk/our-services/directory/kirklees-improving-access-psychological-therapies-iapt/self-referral-form/

Escayp – children and young people up to the age of 21.
http://www.escayp.org.uk/

GP’s – All Local GP’s can refer to counselling.

Calderdale and Kirklees Womens Centre
http://womencentre.org.uk/services/counselling

Kirklees and Calderdale Brunswick Centre
https://www.thebrunswickcentre.org.uk/counselling

United Churches Healing Ministery (UCHM)
uchm@uchm.org

Childnet Film Competition 2018

The Childnet Film Competition 2018 has launched!

Young people aged 7-18 are invited to create short films to inspire their peers to 'Connect with Respect'. All applications need to be submitted by 11 June  2018.

Delivered as part of its work as one of three charities in the UK Safer Internet Centre, Childnet offers resource packs for schools and youth organisations to support young people in making their films.

Judged by a panel of experts from the BBC, BAFTA, BBFC and BFI, the winning films will be shown at the finalists’ event in London and will be used as educational resources in schools across the UK.

Find out more and get involved: www.childnet.com/film-comp

Important dates:

Competition launched: Wednesday 21st February 2018
Competition closes: Monday 11th June 2018
Finalists notified: Monday 18th June 2018
Finalists' event: Tuesday 3rd July 2018

 

 Archive News

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

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

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