Safeguarding is Everybody’s Responsibility
If you see something that worries you… Say Something
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Arrangements for how to safeguard children in England have changed. Brighton & Hove Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCB) has been replaced by the Brighton & Hove Safeguarding Children Partnership (BHSCP) – These arrangements came into effect in September 2019. BHSCP continues to be independently chaired and three ‘key safeguarding partners’ – the Local Authority, Sussex Clinical Commissioning Groups, and Sussex Police now collectively hold statutory responsibilities for safeguarding.
Sussex Safeguarding Children Partnerships have joined forces with the NSPCC to encourage workers who access people’s homes to take free, 15 minute online training to help them spot possible signs of child abuse and neglect.
Following another national lockdown, we have teamed up with safeguarding partnerships in East Sussex and West Sussex to promote the NSPCC’s ‘It’s Your Call’ training, available online. Delivery drivers, postal workers, gas engineers, housing and maintenance staff, taxi drivers, council staff and other workers who continue to visit people’s homes and are well placed to spot any concerns are asked to take the quick, interactive training to help keep children across the city safe.
The NSPCC has found that concerns about child abuse have soared since national lockdown measures were first introduced – with the average monthly number of referrals from the charity’s helpline to local authorities on the issue increasing by 81% in the South East.
The 15-minute interactive e-learning course is free until 31 March 2021 and will help workers to:
In promoting the ‘It’s your call’ training, the BHSCP is reiterating it’s simple message – if you see something, say something.
If you see something that raises a concern about a child, please say something, call the NSPCC helpline or contact FrontDoorForFamilies@brighton-hove.gov.uk.
If you think a child is at immediate risk police on 999.
Concerned about a child? If your concerns are about a child under the age of 18 please contact Front Door for Families Phone: 01273 290400
Concerned about an Adult? If you have any concerns about a vulnerable adult, contact Access Point Phone: 01273 295555