The below diagram illustrates what action should be take and who should take it where there are concerns about a child. If, at any point, there is a risk of immediate serious harm to a child a referral should be made to children’s social care immediately. To view the diagram, please click on the link.. read more →

The NSPCC have launched a free 24-hour service helpline to provide support to adults who have concerns about children and young people being radicalised or who need advice on how to talk to their children about issues related to terrorism. For more information on this service, including spotting signs and getting support, please click on the.. read more →

To view the latest Safeguarding Snapshot on the subject of Domestic Abuse, please click on the link below: Snapshot- Domestic Abuse read more →

To view the latest Safeguarding Snapshot on the subject of Domestic Abuse, please click on the link below: Snapshot- Domestic Abuse read more →

25 Jul 2016
July 25, 2016

Prevent Tragedies – Left Behind

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Prevent Tragedies is a website which was created because of the increasing concern about the worrying numbers of young people who are putting themselves at risk by travelling to Syria and other conflict zones and to help the numbers of families that have been torn apart by fear when their loved ones travel. The website.. read more →

25 Jul 2016
July 25, 2016

Prevent Tragedies – Left Behind

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Prevent Tragedies is a website which was created because of the increasing concern about the worrying numbers of young people who are putting themselves at risk by travelling to Syria and other conflict zones and to help the numbers of families that have been torn apart by fear when their loved ones travel. The website.. read more →

The NSPCC have published a document which summaries their resources and support for schools and others who have access to parents on keeping children safe online. To view this document, please click on the link below: Keeping kids safe online – NSPCC read more →

To view the latest Safeguarding Children Information Update from 20th July 2016, please click on the link below: Info Update 20th July 2016 read more →

To view the latest Safeguarding Children Information Update from June 2016, please click on the link below: Info update 18th June 2016 read more →

The new 2016 statutory multi-agency guidelines on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) are now available. Click on the link below to view: Multi_Agency_Statutory_Guidance_on_FGM April 2016   read more →

14 Jun 2016
June 14, 2016

Safeguarding Snapshot Update: FGM

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Please find below the latest Safeguarding Snapshot which highlights the possible prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) within Blackburn with Darwen. Click on the link to view: FGM – Update   read more →

The new 2016 statutory multi agency guidelines on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) are now available. Click on the link below to view: Multi_Agency_Statutory_Guidance_on_FGM April 2016 read more →

18 May 2016
May 18, 2016

Information Update – May 2016

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To view the latest Safeguarding Children Information Update for May 2016, please click on the link below: Info update 16th May 2016 read more →

13 Apr 2016
April 13, 2016

Information Update – April 2016

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To view the latest Safeguarding Children Information Update from 12th April 2016, please click on the link below: Info update 12th April 2016 read more →

24 Mar 2016
March 24, 2016

Mental Capacity Act E-book Resource

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The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005 is an important piece of legislation to empower individuals to make decisions wherever possible and protects individuals who  lack capacity, by providing  a framework that places individuals at the centre of decision making. The learning resource has been developed by the pan Lancashire MCA practice group, a multiagency group with.. read more →

16 Mar 2016
March 16, 2016

Advice Drop-In: Darwen

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Inspire Drug and Alcohol service will be holding drop in sessions at Darwen Children’s Centre, starting Thursday 17th March 2016, then every other Thursday 13.00-15.00. For more information, please click on the flyer below: Family Advice Drop-In   read more →

16 Mar 2016
March 16, 2016

Advice Drop-In: Darwen

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Inspire Drug and Alcohol service will be holding drop in sessions at Darwen Children’s Centre, starting Thursday 17th March 2016, then every other Thursday 13.00-15.00. For more information, please click on the below flyer: Family Advice Drop-In read more →

08 Mar 2016
March 8, 2016

Information Update 07th March 2016

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To view the latest Safeguarding Children Information Updated from March 2016, please click on the link below: Information Update 07th March 2016 read more →

POLICE are urging people to sign up to their In The Know (ITK) messaging system to help cut crime. Lancashire Police “In The Know” Messaging system offers members of the public the means to receive information from the police and other agencies in the county about crimes or incidents in their area which suit their.. read more →

Please see below information, produced by the UK Safer Internet Centre. Click on the link to view: UKSIC Responding Managing Sexting Incidents 2016 read more →

Please see below a briefing which is a useful guide to the new Psychoactive Substance Act; which came into force in May 2016. Please also find below links to a Sellers Leaflet, Young Person’s Leaflet and a Young People’s Poster. Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 Sellers_leaflet Young_persons_leaflet Young_persons_poster   read more →

Please see below a briefing which is a useful guide to the new Psychoactive Substance Act; which comes into force in early April 2016. To access this, click on the link Guide to the Psychoactive Substance Act read more →

04 Feb 2016
February 4, 2016

Easy Read LSAB Annual Report 2014/15

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To view the easy read version of the Local Safeguarding Adults Board (LSAB) Annual Report from 2015-15, please click on the link below: Easy Read LSAB Annual Report 2014-15 read more →

03 Feb 2016
February 3, 2016

Information Update February 2016

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To view the latest Safeguarding Children Information Update from 03rd February 2016, please click on the link below: Info Update 3rd February 2016 read more →

In the UK FGM is a criminal offence under the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003. The Serious Crime Act amended this to create a new offence of failing to protect a girl from FGM, introduced FGM Protection Orders and introduced a mandatory reporting duty requiring regulated health, social care and teaching professionals to report known.. read more →