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Kingston & Richmond LSCB Newsletter - April 2017

The latest edition of our Newsletter is available here.

Walking Out of Darkness - 13th May 2017

Kingston and Richmond are supporting Walking Out of Darkness on 13th May. One of our local priorities is to increase mental health awareness and prevent suicide. Why not join us, and encourage others to come along? Please find more information here.

AfC Cluster Map & Updated Escalation Policies for Kingston and Richmond - March 2017

AfC (Achieving for Children) has now moved into localities' teams in three clusters across Kingston and Richmond - West, South and North. Find a localities map, management and escalation information here: AfC Wards Locality Cluster; CSC Management Structure Chart 17032017; Escalation to North East Cluster CSCPEH @ March 2017; Escalation to South Cluster CSCPEH @ March 2017; Escalation to West Cluster CSCPEH @ March 2017. Please note the SPA and MASH are joint.

London Attack – Tips for Talking to Children

For parents and professionals. Many children will be upset by the terrible news of what appears to have been a terrorist attack in London yesterday. Five people – including the attacker – are known to have died, and several people are injured. Although such events can be difficult to discuss with children and young people, it's really important that you do address any anxieties they may have as a result of what they've heard. It is important to avoid causing further distress. However, children and young people should be encouraged to talk about their feelings and anxieties if they want to. Here are a few tips to help you deal with this difficult topic:

Understanding Child Sexual Exploitation: Risks & Safeguarding Responsibilities - Thursday 11th May 2017

We are once again running our training programme Understanding Child Sexual Exploitation: Risks & Safeguarding Responsibilities on Thursday 11th May 2017. This is a half day free training session for local businesses – hotels, licensed premises, taxi firms, bus garages, etc. - to raise awareness about Child Sexual Exploitation. The full Programme can be found here.