We are a third of year through already, where did the first three months go?
With a lifting of some COVID restrictions, it begins to feel that we may be making progress.
Safeguarding staff, parents and children, all feel is if they might be breaking free.
As a result we need to remain alert, not just to the need to maintain social distancing, but that “more contact” means young people could be at risk.
We know that with schools reopening, children and young people may for the first time in while, need to talk about what has gone on through lockdown.
As safeguarding staff, we will be going back into homes and seeing things face to face for the first time in a while.
Now as we reengage with families, there have been changes to some support services across our locality.
Domestic Abuse services provided by Rise have altered and an update on these can make interesting reading.
There are also newer services that you may not have considered previously.
Also, recent case reviews across our city have led to learning outcomes that we should all be aware of.
All safeguarding staff are encouraged to book a place on one of the up-coming practitioner webinars being offered.
There are also changes coming in the way we assess Neglect.
The safeguarding partnership , alongside our partners will be offering training on the Graded Care Profile 2 ( GCP2).
These training sessions will be advertised from June 2021, with an expectation that staff from all agencies attend.
There will also be private page on this partnership website, where access can be gained to materials and information.
In time these will also be accessed via your own organisational website.