Newham Safeguarding Children Partnership
Welcome to the Newham Safeguarding Children Partnership
Publication of a Serious Case Review, Family K
Newham LSCB jointly with Hounslow LSCB commissioned a Serious Case Review in July 2018 following a serious incident (in Hounslow) when an infant suffered severe knife injuries when his father attacked him and his mother. The family had recently relocated in Hounslow from Newham at the time of the incident. An update on the recommendations will be monitored and updated by the NSCP safeguarding child practice review group, when completed the actions will be passed to the NSCP performance and quality assurance group to test the embedding the embedding of the recommendations across the partnership when undertaking partnership audits.
To read the full report click the link below.
The Mayor of Newham’s Youth Safety Board
Making Newham a great place to grow up is a priority for the Mayor, the Council and its partners.
The Board was set up in March 2019 in order to identify and accelerate actions to improve safety for children and young people who live, work or study in Newham.
It is co-chaired by Mayor Rokhsana Fiaz and Duncan Bew, Clinical Director for Trauma at Kings College Hospital, London. Members include young people, family members and residents, and police, education and health representatives.
The Board published its report and recommendations in December 2019. You can read the report, a short summary and the evidence briefing on the Newham Council website and the latest publication for 1 year on 2021 here
Covid 19 Information – Safeguarding Children
During the current COVID-19 arrangements, more people will be volunteering and coming across people and situations they have not seen before.
As a volunteer is important you create a safe and welcoming environment, where everyone is respected and valued, this behaviour is at the heart of safeguarding. It’s about making sure you play a part in identifying or preventing harm, harassment, bullying, abuse and neglect. It’s also about being ready to respond safely and well if there is a problem. Safeguarding children is really important. A child or young person means anyone under the age of 18 – this means protecting individual children from abuse and maltreatment or preventing harm to children’s health or development.
An interactive webinar safeguarding training is available for anyone supporting the COVID19 outreach effort. To find out more please contact LSCB.Administrator@newham.gov.uk.
If you are worried about a child call 020 3373 4600 (9am – 5.15pm) OR 020 8430 2000 (other times), if it is an emergency dial 999.
Help and advice for those who have, or are suffering from domestic abuse
Safe Spaces for help and support if you are experiencing domestic abuse,Boots UK, Superdrug and Morrisons pharmacies, as well as independent pharmacies across the country
Child exploitation is where children and young people are encouraged, trapped, forced or persuaded to carry
out acts for the benefit of a person or a group of people (this can be organised criminal groups or gangs).
‘Hidden in Plain Sight’ – A Youth Work Response to Gangs and Exploitation during COVID-19
Go to A&E
In the last couple months many parents may have been worried to take their children to A&E due to covid-19. Here is what some Newham children’s and young people have to say about it.
Safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility and the purpose of these web pages is to encourage the widest possible participation in the work of Newham Safeguarding Children Partnership.
As part of this, the board will :
- develop child protection procedures and policies
- ensure child protection work is of a consistently high standard
- arrange training for staff who work with children, parents and families
- raise awareness generally about the need to protect children and how members of the public can help.
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Learning & Training Courses
Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018) states “There is a shared responsibility between organisations and agencies to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children in a local area”. A wide range of multi agency training is available to all providing a service to Newham’s children, young people and families. Click the link below.