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LSCB July Newsletter

The LSCB newlsetter for July can be accessed here. This edition focusses on Prevent and the shared duties to protect children and young people from the risks of extremism and terrorism.

NHS FGM Campaign

Department of Health launched a new NHS FGM campaign. They’ve recorded a video, called ‘FGM: The Facts’ on NHS Choices – www.nhs.uk/fgm The film features a roundtable table discussion led by Henry Bonsu, a well-known British African broadcaster, together with a panel of experts all speaking openly and candidly about FGM. Alongside the film, they have also produced some short social media videos which are being distributed via Facebook. The film will be broadcast on several UK African satellite TV channels from 9 – 31 July.

NotSeenNotHeard Campaign

On Friday 8 July 2016, Care Quality Commission published a review of child safeguarding and looked after children services in England. The review is the result of two years of research, looking into the quality of care that young people receive with local authority areas.
Children and young people in care, and those with safeguarding concerns, remain some of the most vulnerable people in our society. Yet not all get the help they need when and where they need it.
Click here for a video telling the story of Brook (a fictional character) and her journey through the system.
If you’re active on social media, the hashtag is #NotSeenNotHeard
CQC on social media:
Twitter: @CareQualityComm
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CareQualityCommission

Updated Achieving for Children Escalation Policies

AfC has completed a restructure of the Children's Social Care (CSC) senior management team. The new CSC management structure is designed to support an integrated social care service across Kingston and Richmond and the new Cluster Model of service delivery as of March 2017. Please find the interim CSC management structure chart here.
Please see the updated Escalation Policies for Kingston and Richmond as of June 2016.

SPA Extended Hours (Message from Clive Seall - Interim Strategic Head of FSS, AfC)

Following engagement with our partners and service users, I am pleased to announce that both SPAs will be opening on a permanent basis between the hours of 8am and 6pm from the 1st July 2016. The SPA extended hours pilot in Richmond at the beginning of the year showed that there was a tremendous appetite for the service, particularly from schools, health and working parents. The roll out of this becoming core SPA practice is very much based on reaching out to a wider audience across AfC.