Psychoactive Substances Act
The Psychoactive Substances Act came into effect on 6th April 2016. The main intention of the Act is to shut down shops and websites that currently trade in ‘legal highs’. You can find out more about the act here. For further advice and guidance on psyhoactive substances, Talk to Frank has helpful information.
Alright Charlie – free resource for awareness raising of grooming of young children
A new free resource, ‘Alright Charlie’ is available from the BLAST project aimed at raising awareness of Child Sexual Exploitation and grooming in primary school aged children is available here
Safeguarding Policy Checklist
Andrew Hall’s Safeguarding Briefing for schools continues to provide helpful up to date information for LSCBs. The latest edition notes that each school's Safeguarding Policy needs to be reviewed every year and provides a Safeguarding Policy Checklist to help schools assess any gaps. You can download the checklist here
We are hiring!
We are currently looking to fill these positions: Full-time and Part-time Richmond LSCB Coordinator as well as Full-time and Part-time Kingston Coordinator. Application deadline for all posts is 5 June 2016
Early Help Assessment
The Early Help Assessment and Planning Tool is now live and can be accessed here. (Scroll down the page to 'Downloads for practitioners'.)
Multi-agency training on the use of the tool is available to book via CPD Online.
LSCB has updated the Multi-agency Threshold Document in the light of the Early Help Assessment.