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: 
 

Forced Marriage Now A Crime (16/06/2014)

Forcing someone to marry against their will is now a criminal offence.

New legislation introduced today is designed to help people in England and Wales. It also applies to UK nationals overseas who are at risk of becoming the victim of a forced marriage.

Forced marriage can involve physical, psychological, emotional, financial and sexual abuse including being held unlawfully captive, assaulted and raped.

In 2013, the government’s Forced Marriage Unit gave advice or support related to a possible forced marriage to more than 1300 people.

The maximum penalty for the new offence of forced marriage is 7 years imprisonment.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/forced-marriage-now-a-crime 

Posted 16/06/2014

Strengthening Families Approach To Child Protection Conferences

To All Professionals attending Child Protection Conferences.

On behalf of the Kirklees Safeguarding Children Board an evaluation is underway of the “Strengthening Families Framework” which was implemented in October 2013.  If you have attended any initial or review Child protection case conferences since the implementation -  please take a few moments to complete the attached questionnaire by clicking here.  Thank you. Posted 17/06/2014

Domestic Abuse Posters - World Cup 2014

The police have published a campaign looking at the increase of domestic abuse at major sporting events. The world cup will commence on 12 June 2014. Professionals are encouraged to consider this increase and the effects it may have on the children of Kirklees. Please click here to download posters aimed at females and males

Posted 11/06/2014

The World Cup & Child Safety

Watching the football on a large screen TV? The Child Death Overview Panel has recently been made aware of 3 child deaths in a neighbouring authority due to children being struck by unsecured televisions. Please click here for further information on the Take The World Cup Challenge - Help Keep Children Safe From Harm.

Updated 13/06/2014

KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE IN EDUCATION 

Keeping Children Safe in Education was published on the 3rd April 2014 and replaces Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in  Education 2006. Please find an attached link summarising the changes within the two documents. This briefing was written by CAPE (Child Protection In Education). Posted on 06/06/2014 

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

Working Together to Safeguard Children 2013

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

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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