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Monthly Archives: March 2016

Project Phoenix Week of Action – Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation

Over the coming week, 14 – 20 March 2016 Project Phoenix will be holding a week of action as part of the “It’s Not Okay” campaign. The week will be devoted to raising awareness about missing young people and the links to Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE). Find out more at  Missing children are more vulnerable to all types of exploitation – sexual exploitation, gang exploitation, violent crime or drug and alcohol misuse and research across Greater Manchester shows that 95% of young people identified as being at risk of CSE went missing on more than one occasion. Thankfully most […]

Learning Lessons from Local Cases

Working Together 2015 encourages LSCBs to take opportunities to reflect on local practice by reviewing a range of childcare cases and not simply focusing on those that meet the threshold for a Serious Case Review.  The guidance states that reviews of such cases can provide useful insights into the way organisations are working together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. As part of Bolton Safeguarding Children Board’s commitment to developing safeguarding practice in Bolton,  we are now producing regular ‘Lessons Learned’ briefings.  The briefings will focus on key learning points from local reviews or learning from reviews carried out in other areas.  If you want to […]

CAFCASS – Parenting Plan and Family Meeting Pilot

CAFCASS (Child and Family Court Advisory Support Service) are providing a new, free service to separating parents who need additional help to work out arrangements for their children.  This is a pilot project available to families who live in Greater Manchester.  If you are working with parents who are experiencing:- conflict over arrangements, such as where a child will live disagreements over day to day matters, such as pick-ups or holidays difficulty in communicating with each other after separation difficulty in adapting to changes, such as a new partner or potential relocation then think about directing them to the new service, the Parenting Plan and […]