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If you see something that worries you… Say Something

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BHSCP

Welcome to Brighton & Hove Safeguarding Children Partnership’s Website.

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 Brighton & Hove Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCB) has been replaced by the Brighton & Hove Safeguarding Children Partnership (BHSCP) – These arrangements came into effect in September 2019.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.

For more information on our new safeguarding arrangements, click here.

 

Free NSPCC training to help workers spot signs of child abuse: “It’s your call”:

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:

  • recognise the signs of possible child abuse and neglect
  • report concerns either through your work channels, the NSPCC helpline or, if the concern is urgent, the police
  • support those who may have already witnessed signs of child abuse and provide advice

 

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.

Our Services

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

Reporting Concerns

Concerned about an Adult? If you have any concerns about a vulnerable adult, contact Access Point Phone: 01273 295555

Safeguarding Adults Board

Tell us if you are worried about a child

Call Front Door For Families on 01273 290400. If it is urgent then don’t delay, call 999 STRAIGHT AWAY.

BHSCP Partners

Hampshire CRC
Cafcass
Hampshire Police