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Breast-ironing recognised as child cruelty and assault by Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)

Published: Thursday, 1 August 2019

The harmful procedure - which involves flattening a girl's chest with a hot stone or other objects to delay breast growth - is often performed by family members to prevent unwanted sexual attention.

Baby summer safety tips from The Lullaby Trust

Published: Thursday, 1 August 2019

The sun is shining and many families are taking their summer holidays. The Lullaby Trust want families to enjoy the summer and keep their babies safe, so have released some tips to support parents.

Telford and Wrekin Safeguarding Partnership - new Multi Agency Safeguarding Arrangements published

Published: Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Telford and Wrekin Safeguarding Partnership is responsible for making sure that children, young people and adults are kept safe in Telford and Wrekin.

'Young People, Internet Use and Wellbeing Technology in the Home' report released by South West Grid for Learning

Published: Thursday, 13 June 2019

Co-produced by South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL), UK Safer Internet Centre and Prof. Andy Phippen, the report looks at the relationship between digital technology and young people's wellbeing.

Child Protection - Information Sharing (CP-IS) newsletter now available

Published: Tuesday, 28 May 2019

The CP-IS project has exceeded its implementation targets, with 93% of LA Children's Services and in-scope unscheduled health care settings now live.

Football Association (FA) release safeguarding policies and procedures

Published: Thursday, 23 May 2019

The policy and procedures cover recruitment of volunteers and staff; responsibilities for safeguarding in football; and responding to concerns, allegations and disclosures.

Keeping Children Safe in Sport - posters published by National Working Group (NWG)

Published: Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Four posters have been created by the NWG, designed to raise awareness of keeping children safe in sport.

NWG training: Combatting Exploitation in Sport

Published: Thursday, 18 April 2019

Scheduled for 2 May 2019, non-members can attend the full day training for £129.00

Government publishes Online Harms White Paper

Published: Monday, 15 April 2019

The White Paper outlines plans to tackle content that harms individuals, particularly children.

National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day 2019 - join the fight against CSE!

Published: Monday, 18 March 2019

Sexual Exploitation can happen to any child, anywhere. Tell Someone!

New online safety briefing note: Momo

Published: Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Momo is a sinister 'challenge' that has recently resurfaced and, once again, has come to the attention of schools and children across the country.

Safeguarding Boards working together to protect children and vulnerable adults

Published: Friday, 21 December 2018

Telford and Wrekin is undertaking a broad range of work to protect local children and vulnerable adults, and this was showcased at the December meeting.

New name for Telford & Wrekin Council Early Help & Support Children and Family teams

Published: Friday, 21 December 2018

From 1 January 2019, the Children and Family Early Help teams will be known as Strengthening Families

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) warning ahead of Christmas holiday break

Published: Wednesday, 19 December 2018

If you help to facilitate FGM, you are breaking the law. Schools and the public should report any concerns to West Mercia Police on 101.

Sexual Exploitation can happen to any child, anywhere. Tell Someone!

Published: Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Tell Someone is a campaign to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation within Herefordshire, Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Worcestershire.

Honour Based Violence Day of Remembrance 14 July 2018

Published: Friday, 13 July 2018

14 July is the National Day of Remembrance of all those lost in honour killings.

Keeping survivors at the heart of the inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation

Published: Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Telford & Wrekin Council is holding informal ‘drop in’ sessions at which any survivors of child sexual exploitation are welcome and can meet those tasked with delivering the Inquiry..

Support for Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Exploitation

Published: Friday, 25 May 2018

Telford & Wrekin Council would welcome your support in answering some questions.

Warning issued about Musical.ly app

Published: Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Musical.ly, a social network designed to share user generated music and videos contains adult material and can be used to groom children. Please ensure your child is safe when using it.

Driving instructors are warned about sexual relationships with students

Published: Wednesday, 14 March 2018

If instructors do have a sexual relationship with a young student, it will now be seen as 'exploitation'.

Have you booked your place at the Stop CSE Awareness event on 16 March?

Published: Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Places are limited, so book via Ollie now!

BBC documentary on Wednesday 21 February - Murdered for Love?

Published: Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Murdered for Love? follows the life of Samia Shahid who was found dead after an honour based killing, and her father and first husband were arrested. This broadcasts on BBC 2 at 9pm.

Have you completed GCP2 training since August 2016....?

Published: Friday, 16 February 2018

.... If so, please complete the post-training evaluation!

Developing Practice Briefing 1: Core Groups

Published: Friday, 26 January 2018

The first of the Developing Practice briefing notes on Core Groups is now live!

Look out for new app: Blaze and the Monster Machines

Published: Thursday, 25 January 2018

There is a free app for the Blaze and the Monster Machines animated series, but it is very threatening and sinister - please look out for your child using it!

Modern Slavery Helpline - Working Towards A World Without Slavery

Published: Thursday, 18 January 2018

Who can you tell?

Look out for IMVU - help to keep your child safe online!

Published: Monday, 15 January 2018

IMVU - a realistic game similar to The SIMs - allows users to create an avatar and speak to strangers and pinpoints your location. Monitor your child's online activity and help keep them safe!

Stop, Speak, Support website launched

Published: Thursday, 4 January 2018

The website as part of the campaign launched by the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry has been launched!

Government publish Strategy for Dealing with Safeguarding Issues in Charities

Published: Thursday, 21 December 2017

A new strategy designed to help charities deal with any safeguarding issues that arise has been published.

TWSCB wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Published: Thursday, 21 December 2017

If you are concerned about a child over the festive period, please contact Family Connect on 01952 385385 (Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm) or Emergency Duty Team on 01952 676500 (Mon - Sun after 5pm)

White Ribbon Day 2017 - a success for Telford and Wrekin

Published: Tuesday, 28 November 2017

An event organised by the Community Safety Partnership was well attended, and several people pledged their support for the campaign.

Save a life... Take the Suicide Prevention training

Published: Thursday, 23 November 2017

Free Suicide Prevention training from Zero Suicide Alliance available now!

Online safety: Prince William launches anti-cyberbullying plan

Published: Thursday, 16 November 2017

Prince William has launched a big plan to help keep you safe online.

Success for 'Children United in Safety' 2017 Conference!

Success for 'Children United in Safety' 2017 Conference!

Published: Friday, 20 October 2017

The 'Children United in Safety' conference, jointly run by Telford & Wrekin Safeguarding Children Board (TWSCB) and Team Safeguarding Voice© was a great success!

Kooth - free, safe and anonymous support for young people

Published: Monday, 25 September 2017

Young people with any troubles or worries can visit Kooth's website for free and safe online support.

New 0-25 Emotional Health and Wellbeing Service for Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin

Published: Tuesday, 1 August 2017

A new service for children and young people aged 0-25 to access for their emotional health and wellbeing has been launched.

Police issue FGM warning ahead of school summer holidays

Published: Thursday, 13 July 2017

If you help facilitate female genital mutilation - you are breaking the law. That's the message from West Mercia Police, ahead of schools breaking up for summer holidays in the next week or so.

Safety event success for more than 2000 students

Safety event success for more than 2000 students

Published: Wednesday, 5 July 2017

More than 2000 students from 50 schools across Telford and Wrekin are taking part in a multi-agency partnership event aimed at raising their awareness of important safety issues.

Government announces Mental Health First Aid training for teachers by 2020

Published: Monday, 3 July 2017

The government has pledged that every secondary school in the country will be offered Mental Health First Aid training by 2020.

NSPCC publish 'How safe are our children?' 2017 report

Published: Tuesday, 20 June 2017

The NSPCC have published their 'How safe are our children?' report for 2017 - the most comprehensive overview of child protection in the UK.

NSPCC launches Share Aware campaign

Published: Friday, 16 June 2017

Share Aware - from NSPCC and O2 - gives parents the tools they need to have regular and informed conversations about staying safe online.

View the work of Branches as part of Mental Health Awareness Week

Published: Tuesday, 9 May 2017

View the work of Branches as part of Mental Health Awareness Week.

'For me' - Childline's new app

Published: Thursday, 4 May 2017

'For me' - Childline's new app has been launched

We take all allegations of bullying extremely seriously in Telford and Wrekin

Published: Thursday, 20 April 2017

Following allegations of bullying in a local school, there has now been the opportunity to review the information held by partner agencies who support the safety and wellbeing of children in Telford.

Ofsted release new guidance on Joint Targeted Area Inspections

Published: Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Ofsted have released new guidance on Joint Targeted Area Inspections (JTAI)

New West Midlands Multi-agency Procedures launched

Published: Friday, 31 March 2017

From 31 March 2017 Telford & Wrekin Safeguarding Children Board will share our LSCB procedures with the wider West Midlands Consortium, consisting of ten Local Safeguarding Children Boards.

Sexual Exploitation can happen to any child, anywhere.

Published: Monday, 20 March 2017

West Mercia Police and the West Mercia Local Safeguarding Children Boards have a new dedicated website to raise awareness and educate everyone on sexual exploitation.

Region-wide sexual assault service launched

Published: Thursday, 9 February 2017

BCHC, together with a range of partners throughout the region, has launched the West Midlands Paediatric Sexual Assault Service (PSAS).

White Ribbon Awareness Day is here

Published: Friday, 25 November 2016

White Ribbon Day is inspired by The White Ribbon Pledge which supports men who campaign to step up and positively make a stand supporting ending domestic abuse against women.

NSPCC releases report about online safety

Published: Monday, 31 October 2016

'What should I do?' is the NSPCC helplines' report about online safety which responds to children’s and parents’ concerns about sexual content online.

TWSCB launches its Autumn newsletter

Published: Friday, 7 October 2016

The latest newsletter includes a focus on online safety, as well as providing an update on some key areas of work that the TWSCB are progressing.

TWSCB graded as Good by Ofsted

Published: Wednesday, 31 August 2016

The final report from Telford & Wrekin's Ofsted SIF Inspection of services children and young people and Review of the Safeguarding Children Board has been published...

NSPCC launches PANTS song and animation to help protect children from sexual abuse

Published: Friday, 19 August 2016

NSPCC PANTS campaign has been updated with the latest development being the PANTS song and animation...

Pokémon Go.... how to keep yourself safe

Published: Thursday, 28 July 2016

Pokemon Go is an app enabling users to create a character (any name) and partake in a mobile version of the Pokemon game made popular through Nintendo...

Do you know anyone who is looking after someone else’s child?

Published: Wednesday, 6 July 2016

It is National Private Fostering Awareness Week between 4-8 July 2016. Do you know what Private Fostering is and what to do?

How Safe Are Your Children?

Published: Wednesday, 29 June 2016

The NSPCC's fourth annual state of the nation report - now available to download here - shows the highest number of recorded sexual offences against children in the UK in a decade.

Blow the whistle on domestic abuse

Published: Tuesday, 31 May 2016

West Mercia Police launch their Euro 2016 campaign to reduce the number of domestic abuse incidents that occur during the sporting event.

Feeling your baby move is a sign that they are well....

Published: Friday, 15 April 2016

The NHS have released a poster about how often your baby moves. Please see the attached document for more information.

The TWSCB have moved....

Published: Thursday, 24 March 2016

Telford & Wrekin Safeguarding Children Board and its staff have moved offices.

STOP CSE

Published: Friday, 18 March 2016

Friday 18th March is National Child Sexual Exploitation Raising Awareness Day.... think, spot and speak out against abuse.

NSPCC Whistleblowing Helpline

Published: Monday, 15 February 2016

The NSPCC's new Whistleblowing Advice Line has been launched.

TWSCB Briefing on Online Apps - OoVoo

Published: Friday, 12 February 2016

OoVoo is an online App that children seem to love. If used properly it is a fun App but children need to be aware that they need to keep themselves safe.

New Advice from the Lullaby Trust

Published: Thursday, 10 December 2015

New advice from the Lullaby Trust recommending all parents to remove cot bumpers.

Tea and Consent

Published: Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Police release Youtube video comparing tea to sexual consent to raise awareness.

Tea and Consent

Published: Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Police release Youtube video comparing tea to sexual consent to raise awareness.

Be Safe this Autumn....

Published: Friday, 30 October 2015

Have fun and stay safe during this years’ Autumn celebrations.

Publication of Discretionary Serious Case Review into Jamie Reynolds

Published: Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Publication of the review into the management of Jamie Reynolds...

TWSCB agrees new business plan

Published: Tuesday, 13 October 2015

The TWSCB agreed the business plan for 2015-16 at its last board.

NSPCC and O2 tackle online safety

Published: Thursday, 10 September 2015

NSPCC has announced the launching of an initiative to tackle online safety in partnership with O2.

Be Happy Survey 2015

Published: Friday, 21 August 2015

What do you need in the future to keep you Healthy, safe and independent?

Private Fostering week

Published: Monday, 6 July 2015

Do you know anyone who is looking after someone else’s child?

Dangers of Sexting

Dangers of Sexting

Published: Thursday, 11 June 2015

The Telford & Wrekin Safeguarding Children Board (TWSCB) launch the "Dangers of Sexting" guide for children and parents/carers.

Foster Care Fortnight

Published: Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Telford & Wrekin Council are always looking for new foster carers, and looking for just the right people to become their foster carers.

Serious Case Review published

Serious Case Review published

Published: Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Publication of the serious case review report into the death of Child B in Telford and Wrekin.

NSPCC release learning from case reviews briefing notes

Published: Wednesday, 15 April 2015

NSPCC thematic briefings highlight the learning from case reviews that are conducted when a child dies or is seriously injured and abuse or neglect are suspected....

DfE released updated guidance for practitioners

DfE released updated guidance for practitioners

Published: Friday, 27 March 2015

The Department for Education has released some updated guidance for practitioners including: Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015 and Keeping Children Safe in Education...

Stop CSE

Published: Wednesday, 18 March 2015

National CSE Awareness Day is taking place on Wednesday 18 March, we will be locally raising awareness about CSE, where to go to get help and support, and show our commitment to making a difference.

The Underwear Rule is back...

Published: Wednesday, 25 February 2015

The NSPCC has launched its Underwear Rule campaign and includes a simple guide for parents, a child-friendly version to help you talk PANTS with your child.