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SSCB Newsletter - Winter 2015
Read the Winter 2015 Edition of the SSCB Newsletter
Winter 2015 Edition of the SSCB Newsletter

SSCB Newsletter - Autumn 2015
Read the Autumn 2015 Edition of the SSCB Newsletter
Autumn 2015 Edition of the SSCB Newsletter

2014-15 SSCB Annual Report
The annual report provides an assessment of the performance and effectiveness of local services in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in Sandwell during 2014-15.
2014-15 SSCB Annual Report

2014-15 CDOP Annual Report
The annual report reflects CDOP activity from April 1st 2014 to March 31st 2015
2014-15 CDOP Annual Report

SSCB Improvment Plan
The Board's improvement plan has been developed as a direct result of the OFSTED review of the effectiveness of Sandwell Safeguarding Children Board (SSCB) undertaken between January 27th and February 19th 2015
SSCB Improvement Plan

2015-16 SSCB Business Plan
The Sandwell Safeguarding Children Board (SSCB) Business Plan sets the strategic direction for the LSCB. The Business Plan also reinforces the specific role of SSCB to lead, challenge and support learning and improvement
2015-16 SSCB Business Plan

SSCB Information Sharing Protocol
This protocol sets out the purposes, circumstances and process for sharing information
SSCB Information Sharing Protocol

SSCB Constitution
This document sets out the Constitution of the Sandwell Safeguarding Children Board
SSCB Constitution

Sandwell Multi-Agency Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Strategy 2015-17
This strategy reflects the key learning from the national, regional and local experience of child sexual exploitation and sets out Sandwell’s multi-agency response to tackling this agenda.
Sandwell Multi-Agency Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Strategy 2015-17

CSE Screening Tool
The purpose of the screening tool is to enable professionals to assess a child’s level of risk of child sexual exploitation (CSE) in a quick and consistent manner.The screening tool can be applied to all children (male and female) under the age of 18
CSE Screening Tool

West Midlands Metropolitan CSE Regional Framework
This document sets out the regional framework for safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and young people from Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) across the West Midlands Area
West Midlands Metropolitan CSE Regional Framework (July 2015)

West Midlands Police - Information Report
The purpose of the West Midlands Police Information Report is to inform the police of any intelligence that has been gathered during your day to day working
West Midlands Police - Information Report

SSCB Training Catalogue 2015-16
Access the SSCBs Multiagency Training Catalogue for 2015-16
SSCB Training Catalogue 2015-16

SSCB Newsletter - Summer 2015
Read the Summer 2015 Edition of the SSCB Newsletter
Summer 2015 Edition of the SSCB Newsletter

Ofsted Review of the Effectivenss of SSCB - 27 Jan to 19 Feb 2015
Ofsted's Review of the Effectivenss of SSCB (published in June 2015)
Ofsted Review of the Effectivenss of SSCB - 27 Jan to 19 Feb 2015

SSCB Policy Development Protocol
This protocol has been developed by the Policies & Procedures Sub-Group to provide guidance to those developing multi-agency policies and procedures for use across Sandwell.
SSCB Policy Development Protocol

SSCB Resolution and Escalation Protocol
Situations may arise when workers within one agency feel that the decisions of another agency do not adequately safeguard a child.The purpose of the protocol is to ensure that in such situations issues between agencies are resolved in a timely manner
SSCB Resolution and Escalation Protocol

SSCB Quality Assurance Framework
The purpose of this document is to provide all partners within the SSCB with a framework to assess the performance of multi-agency safeguarding practice within Sandwell and the effectiveness of the SSCB itself.
SSCB Quality Assurance Framework

SSCB Learning & Improvement Framework
The Learning and Improvement Framework underpins the Quality Assurance Framework and provides the methodology and approach for a culture of continuous learning and improvement in Sandwell.
SSCB Learning & Improvement Framework

How to Make a Referral to the LADO
Please click the link below for details about how to make a referral to the LADO
How to Make a Referral to the LADO

CSE E-Learning Tool
Brook and the Department of Health have jointly developed an online e-learning tool to help health professionals spot the signs of child sexual exploitation (CSE).
https://www.brook.org.uk/our-work/cse-e-learning-tool

SSCB Newsletter - Spring 2015
Read the Spring 2015 Edition of the SSCB Newsletter
Spring 2015 Edition of the SSCB Newsletter

SSCB Training Catalogue 2014-2015
Updated SSCB Training Catalogue 2014-2015 with additional Domestic Abuse and CSE courses
Updated SSCB Training Catalogue 2014-2015

SSCB Annual Report 2013-14
The annual report provides an analysis of what has been achieved during 2013-14 and reflects the Board’s priorities, working in partnership, for 2014-15
SSCB Annual Report 2013-14

SSCB Suicide Prevention Care Pathway
Care Pathway for Children and Young People in Sandwell
SSCB Suicide Prevention Care Pathway

Learning and Improvement Framework
Sandwell Safeguarding Children Boards local learning and improvement framework should enable organisations to be clear about their responsibilities, to learn from experience and improve services as a result
Learning and Improvement Framework

Neglect Policy & Practice Guidance
Following recommendations from a Serious Case Review (SCR) undertaken with Dudley Council in 2012/2013 (Child C SCR), Sandwell Safeguarding Children Board (SSCB) has developed Policy and Practice Guidance for professionals dealing with neglect.
Neglect Policy & Practice Guidance

Multi Agency Thresholds Document
The multi agency thresholds document provides guidance to clarify the circumstances in which to refer a child to a specific agency to address an individual need, to carry out an Early Help Assessment or to refer to Children's Social Care
Multi Agency Thresholds Document

Multi Agency Referral From (MARF)
This form should only be used to make a referral to Sandwell’s child protection Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)
Multi Agency Referral Form (MARF)

Multi Agency Referral From (MARF) Guidance Document
Guidance on completing a MARF (including examples of good/ poor quality MARFs)
Multi Agency Referral Form (MARF) Guidance

Neknominate - a drink/ dare craze sweeping the internet
SSCB is keen to highlight the dangers of a drink/ dare craze sweeping the internet called Neknominate
Dangers of 'neknominate'

SSCB Leaflet
Information Leaflet about the SSCB
SSCB Leaflet


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