Course Management System

Multi-agency safeguarding children 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. Training for Schools’ Designated Senior Person and e-learning courses can also be accessed via the link below to the Training Course Management System. To view all these courses and sign up straight away click on the Available Courses button.

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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:

  • Kirklees Duty and Assessment Service
    01924 326097 | 01924 326076 | 01924 431429
  • Kirklees Emergency Duty Service
    01484 414933 (outside office hours)
  • Child In Need On-line Referral Form
  • 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: 
 

Child Protection and Review Unit Annual Report for 2012/13  

To view this report please click here.
Posted on 18/11/13.  

LAUNCH OF THE STRENGTHENING FAMILIES APPROACH TO CHILD PROTECTION CONFERENCES

You will all now be aware of the changes taking place in the process of conducting Child Protection Conferences. This new approach will begin on 28th October 2013. The new multi-agency report forms and review forms together with guidance for completion are now available, click here. Many of you will have accessed the new training or briefings about the changes but for those of you who still require training please book via the Course Management System. If you have uncertainty or queries about the new system and what to expect when you attend a child protection conference or review, please contact your agency champion. Posted on 24/10/13   

KSCB Annual Report and KSCB Executive Summary 2012 - 2013

The Kirkees Safeguarding Children Board Annual Report is now available by clicking here for the full report or here for the Executive Summary.

The report demonstrates the progress made by agencies in Kirklees to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people and gives account of how the board evaluates the effectiveness of safeguarding across partner agencies and continues to develop a learning culture in improving outcomes for children.
Posted September 2013

Launch of UK Helpline on Female Genital Mutilation by NSPCC

A helpline, specialising in responses to female genital mutilation (FGM), is being set up and operated by the NSPCC, supported by the Metropolitan Police, and in association with a number of voluntary and professional groups, including FGM charities.

The Female Genital Mutilation Helpline was launched on Monday 24 June 2013 as a UK-wide service.  It will operate 24/7, and will be staffed by specially trained child protection helpline counsellors who can offer advice, information, and assistance to members of the public and to professionals.  Counsellors will also be able to make referrals, as appropriate, to statutory agencies and other services.

The helpline can be contacted on:

0800 028 3550 and emails sent to fgmhelp@nspcc.org.uk

Child Sexual Exploitation

NSPCC - three short animations which deal with subject of sexual exploitation.
Available on YouTube.  The animations attempt to clarify the complex issues involved and offer starting points for discussion with young people who might be experiencing similar problems.
Source: YouTube: Jay 13 May 2012
Further information: 
  My story is real
  When someone cares about you

Disclosure and Barring Service

Criminal record checks, referrals and complaints. Which services are offered by DBS, including fees and guidance on applications, and how the referral process works.
https://www.gov.uk/disclosure-and-barring-service-criminal-record-checks-referrals-and-complaints#referrals-and-barring Posted 9 May 2013.

Working Together to Safeguard Children 2013

The Working Together to Safeguard Children 2013 document is now available. Posted 22 March 2013

Important Changes to the way in which you refer all Child In Need (S17) Cases to Duty & Assessment

From Wednesday, 12 December 2012 all Child in Need (S17) referrals must be completed online using the link below.

www.kirklees.gov.uk/dutyreferral

If you are unsure whether or not the case you are referring is Child in Need or Child Protection please do not hesitate in contacting the Duty Team for a consultation on (01924) 326097 before completing the online referral form. The form is quick and easy, and should take you no longer than 5 minutes to complete. You will receive a confirmation email upon receipt of your referral within 24 hours.

If a CAF has been completed please use the upload option.
This article was posted on 17.12.2012.

Reporting child abuse in Kirklees Leaflet

Download our Leaflet : Reporting Child Abuse in Kirklees

A brief guide for everyone.
The leaflet is available in Urdu, Punjabi, Gujarati, Polish and Cantonese.

Keeping Children Safe

Download our Leaflet : Keeping Children Safe

A guide for parents and carers.
The leaflet is available in Urdu, Punjabi, Gujarati, Polish and Cantonese.

Keeping Children Safe is Everybody's Business

Download our Poster : Keeping Children Safe is Everybody's Business - including Yours!

Can be downloaded for display in all reception and public areas.

 
E-Safety First Responders' Guide

Download our Poster :
E-Safety First Responders' Guide

Request Wallet cards from the KSCB office, telephone 01484 225161 or email kscb.admin@kirklees.gov.uk.

Reporting Child Abuse

Download our Poster : Reporting Child Abuse

Request Wallet cards from the KSCB office, telephone 01484 225161 or email kscb.admin@kirklees.gov.uk.

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