There have been recent reports in the press around sexual assault on adults.
However we must never lose sight of the risks and issues for the young people we look after within our locality.
As a result, we all need to keep to date with both and national policy and data.
There is a local CSA – 9 Minute Briefing you can read.
As safeguarding professionals, we must all keep ourselves in a position to support and investigate this type of allegation.
There is always new information available.
We can all learn how to improve practice.
Released this week is an interesting report, where young people have talked to the “Truth” project.
Locally we have redesigned and re written our training offer,
This will be available again soon and dates will be published as they are agreed.
You can always book your training via the Learning Gateway
For those of you who have young people who are using the internet, there is also training around CSA online.
There is even more information held in this report around prevention methods being used.
There are national review reports to read.
There is also some interesting information on the lack of reporting from various ethic groups.
In particular those within the black communities.
Listen to the views of some of those young people
Remember we all have a Safeguarding Responsibility
If something worries you – talk to someone