Safeguarding, exploitation and preventing harm

This section contains toolkits, resources and ways of working that youth justice services and partners can use to support working with children that are at risk of harm from self, from others and to others. 

 

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Summary: A collection of guides from NSPCC and Home Office to support children in ensuring they understand the law and impact around sexting and indecent images.     Description: Below are two resources that can be used with children, aimed at supporting them to understand the law and impact around sexting and indecent images.   How to talk to children…
Summary: Access to a short film produced by the Police and partners across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to raise awareness around child sexual exploitation.      Description: Police and partners across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland with funding from the Violence Reduction Network, have created a short film are you listening? with the aim to raise awareness of child criminal exploitation, some of the…
Summary:  Access to the missing people service, SafeCall for children effected by child criminal exploitation and county lines.     Description:Missing People, through their SafeCall service offer a non-judgemental, safe space for children effected by criminal exploitation and county lines to talk about their experiences in confidence. Their service offers children reassurance and support to explore their choices and help…
Summary: County lines pathfinder have produced a criminal exploitation safety planning tool, aimed at managers to use in collaboration with case holders.     Description: County Lines have shared their criminal exploitation safety planning tool and short summary aimed at managers in youth justice services. The tool is designed to support managers who supervise staff to take a harm minimisation approach and consider:…
Summary: London Councils have developed a space for practitioners and partners to support violence reduction across London.     Description:  The repository of practice on violence reduction, developed by London Councils aims to support practitioners to access, share practice and learning across London to support the reduction of violence.   There are a series of thematic section including: Locally developed…
Summary: The Lucy Faithfull Foundation have created a harmful sexual behaviour prevention toolkit to support professionals, parents/carers.      Description:  The Lucy Faithfull Foundation have created a Harmful Sexual Behaviour Prevention Toolkit, designed for parents, carers, family members and professionals, to help everyone play their part in keeping children safe. The toolkit, contains links to useful information, resources, and support…
Summary: Youth Custody Service have shared key safeguarding contact list and a slide pack concerning matters of concern, safeguarding concerns, allegations and complains for matters relating to children in custody.     Description: The Youth Custody Service (YCS) have produced matters of concern, safeguarding concerns, allegations and complaints slide pack (reviewed in April 2022). The aim is to help clarify…
Summary: Access to several briefings concerned with learning following serious case reviews.          Description: The College of Policing have published a short briefing exploitation, county lines, threats and weapons: learning from two serious case review, following the death of Chris (Newham) and Child C (Waltham Forest).   Hillingdon Local Authority Safeguarding Partnership have published the independent review…
Summary: Access to the Home Office child exploitation disruption toolkit, aimed at practitioners to support safeguarding children from sexual and criminal exploitation.      Description:  The Home Office has published the child exploitation disruption toolkit, which is aimed at front line staff to support their work around safeguarding children from sexual and criminal exploitation. Additionally, the toolkit sets out supportive…
Summary: The Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse have published a sign and indicator template to support professionals gathering the wider signs and indicators of sexual abuse to build a picture of their concerns.      Description: The Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse have published sign and indicator template (also available in Welsh) to support professionals gathering the wider…
 Summary:  The Children Society have shared a toolkit to support children who are at risk of or being trafficked for the purpose of criminal exploitation.     Description: The Children’s Society have published, the children and young people trafficked for the purpose of criminal exploitation in relation to county lines a toolkit for professionals (2018).   The toolkit aims to address…
Summary:  Attached is the link to an article by Beacon House Therapeutic Services in relation to working with children which have experienced developmental trauma.    Description: Beacon House Therapeutic Services have published Developmental Trauma - Close Up. The article draws on current evidence and thinking to re-frame the ‘problems’ often seen in these children as ‘wise adaptations’ to the lessons…
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