This article will be of interest to organisations who work directly with children and have a charitable status and also those organisations whose role brings them into contact with children e.g. Museums, Women’s refuges, Mosques, Church groups, Family charities, etc. The charities commission have recently met with regional Local Authority Designated Officers (LADO) to ensure the Commission are clear in their role in managing allegations against those working for charities. The commission confirmed that they would expect the LADO to inform them where there is a safeguarding issue within a charity. More informaiton about what the Charitiy Commission and saefuarding can be found by clicking […]
Araf Fazal, Refugee and Accommodation Principal Officer from Bolton Community Housing Service sends this Bulletin to share with practitioners. It comes from The North West Regional Strategic Migration Partnership whose purpose is to provide a framework where issues relating to migrants can be discussed and shared. It’s a monthly bulletin providing current reports, information and training opportunities. You can read it here We’ll also be working with Araf in the next few weeks to develop and bring together existing safeguarding resources for parents of migrant workers. When developed, these can be added to the Resources section of the website.
On 15 January 2014, BSCB held its annual safeguarding children workshop for practitioners in Health, Childrens Services and Police. The event brings these key disciplines together to raise their awareness about key safeguarding issues for children, young people and their families. As well as providing updates on the topics covered the previous year, this year’s event focussed on three key areas:- Human Trafficking Medical Neglect Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme – ‘Clare’s Law’ HUMAN TRAFFICKING DC Colin Ward, from the Sexual Crime Unit presented his experiences of Human Trafficking in Greater Manchester and provided delegates with some key points to consider:- […]
The existing EXIT team has moved to Breightmet House in Bolton to join our colleagues from Greater Manchester Police in helping to safeguard Bolton’s Children from Sexual Exploitation. The EXIT team under the Greater Manchester Safeguarding Partnership Project Phoenix will offer a Multi-Agency Co- located approach to dealing with the problems of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) in the Bolton Area. The newly formed team will allow for increased prosecutions of perpetrators, enforcement, investigation and disruption of CSE related activity, more effective intelligence gathering from a shared knowledge base. Alongside this, the EXIT team will continue to co-work cases requiring Children’s Services […]