Thematic Learning Review report published

Thematic Review Report published 31 August 2017 The MKSB report on the thematic learning review can be downloaded from the Resources page of the MKSB website: http://mkscb.org/our-resources/

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Milton Keynes Safeguarding Board Annual Conference 2017 – Booking Now Open

Milton Keynes Safeguarding Board Annual Conference ‘Tackling Exploitation: Safeguarding Children and Adults in Milton Keynes ’  Friday 17th November 2017 9.15am – 1pm Arena MK (Next to MK Dons), Stadium MK, Milton Keynes, MK1 1ST   This year, the Milton Keynes Safeguarding Board is holding a joint safeguarding children and adults conference – Tackling Exploitation: Safeguarding

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Communication from MKSB Chair regarding CAF

The following communication from the MKSB Independent Chair reinforces the expectation that workers in Milton Keynes should complete a CAF (part 2 of the multi-agency referral form (MARF)) to record essential information from referrers about what has already happened in terms of single or multi-agency early help and support to children and young people and

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London Incident Support Pathway for Children and Young People

The following document provides information about pathways of support  for children and young people requiring support following the London attack, and could in fact be used for any such incidents: London Incident Support Pathway for Children & Young People

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MKSCB Safer Internet Day Competition – Winners Announced

MKSCB Safer Internet Day Competition – Winners Announced  To celebrate Safer Internet Day 2017 on 14 February, the MKSCB launched a competition inviting local children and young people to create a video resource that would provide parents and carers with five top tips that they could use to help protect their own children and help

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Smoke detector advice for parents and carers from Bucks Fire & Rescue

Smoke detector advice for parents and carers from Bucks Fire & Rescue Current advice from Bucks Fire and Rescue in relation to smoke detectors recommends there should be a minimum of one smoke detector on each floor of a property to alert occupants in the event of a fire. In the event of a fire

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New Sexting Guidance Launched

Youth Produced Sexual Imagery (Sexting): New Guidance Launched In 2015, the MKSCB surveyed almost 2,500 children and young people from across Milton Keynes. Results indicated that over 16% of young people had been asked for a naked image or video in the preceding 12 months. Amongst females in years 10, 11 and 12 the figure was significantly

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Safer Internet Day 2017 – MKSCB Competition

MKSCB Safer Internet Day 2017 Competition To celebrate Safer Internet Day on Tuesday 7th February 2017, the Milton Keynes Safeguarding Children Board is launching a competition.    The theme this year is ‘Be the Change: Unite for a better internet’, with a particular focus on the positive use of images and videos online. We are inviting children

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Safer Internet Day 2017 – Resources Launched

    The Milton Keynes Safeguarding Children Board is once again supporting Safer Internet Day, which will take place on Tuesday 7th February 2017.   The theme this year is ‘Be the Change: Unite for a better internet’, which a particular focus on the positive use of images and videos online.   Coordinated in the

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Safeguarding in Sport

Safeguarding in Sport Following the recent concerns reported in the national press regarding safeguarding in sport, the MKSCB would like to draw your attention to a list of organisations (below) that provide advice and guidance around safeguarding in sport. The NSPCC has also launched a dedicated football hotline for victims of abuse, supported by the FA. The

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New Sexting Resources Launched at MKSCB Annual Conference

Milton Keynes Young People Launch New Sexting Resources at MKSCB Annual Conference In October 2015, the Milton Keynes Safeguarding Children Board conducted a piece of research to investigate the extent to which children and young people across Milton Keynes had been exposed to an array of online risks in the preceding 12 months. In total,

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Safeguarding Risks Online – Learning Event, Monday 19th September 2016

Thames Valley police and Oxfordshire County Council are running a Safeguarding Risks Online – Learning Event. details can be found below or by following the link. Safeguarding Risks Online – Learning Event Monday 19th September 2016 Registration from 09:00 – Close at 12:30  **Now available for booking **  A free half day learning event at

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NSPCC launches PANTS song and animation to help protect children from sexual abuse.

  NSPCC launches PANTS song and animation to help protect children from sexual abuse The NSPCC has launched a new song and animation to help protect children from sexual abuse. The animation can be viewed on the NSPCC website – www.nspcc.org.uk/pants – and can also be seen on YouTube – https://youtu.be/fn6AVSZk008   The NSPCC PANTS campaign

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MKSCB Annual Conference 2016 – Booking Now Open

MKSCB Annual Conference 2016 ‘The Voice of the Child ’  Monday 14th November 2016 9.30am – 4.00pm Jury’s Inn, Midsummer Boulevard, Milton Keynes, MK9 2HP   This year, our annual conference – The Voice of the Child – will be held at Jury’s Inn, Central Milton Keynes. The conference will take place on Monday 14th November

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FAO Schools and Academies in MK

Did you receive your FGM pack from MKSCB? FAO Headteachers, Principals and Designated Leads RE Milton Keynes Procedures for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) To whom it may concern Milton Keynes Safeguarding Children Board set FGM as a priority during 2015 – 2016. A task and finish group was established in April 2015 where a collection

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Protecting girls from the risks of FGM this summer

Protecting girls from the risks of FGM this summer  Professionals in Milton Keynes should remain vigilant in guarding against the dangers of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) ahead of the summer holidays, which can be a particularly dangerous time for at-risk girls. Raising awareness in Milton Keynes schools is vital to ensure that girls at risk

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MKSCB Neglect screening tool for Milton Keynes professionals

Please find below a neglect screening tool for use by practitioners in Milton Keynes.  This resource has been developed as part of a multi-agency task and finish group work plan. The Task and Finish group has now finished and any outstanding actions from our original directive (further information can be found here) will be addressed in

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NSPCC Speak Out Stay Safe Programme

      ‘The NSPCC have launched the Speak out Stay safe programme so that a generation of children have the knowledge and understanding they need to stay safe from abuse and neglect. We’re aiming to reach every primary school in the UK – and we’d love your school to be next.  The Speak out

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AILC Response to Review of Local Safeguarding Children Boards

Association of Independent LSCB Chairs Government must manage risks to children during transition to new arrangements. The launch of a wide ranging public debate about the ways in which we respond to child abuse concerns in England has been welcomed by the Association of Independent Local Safeguarding Children Board Chairs (AILC). ‘Today’s government announcement proposes

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Review of Local Safeguarding Children Boards

On the 20th May 2016 the government published The Children and Social Work Bill, following its announcement in the Queen’s speech on 18th May and its introduction, by Lord Nash, in the House of Lords on 19th May. On the 26th June 2016 the Wood Review of the Role and Functions of Local Safeguarding Children

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Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue – Fire Safety Campaign 2016

SAFETY CAMPAIGN AFTER SERIES OF KITCHEN FIRES Fire-fighters are backing a national safety campaign, running throughout February, which aims to encourage people to take extra care in the kitchen. Fire Safety Kitchen_2015 –  poster Fire Safety Cigarettes_2015 – poster Fire Safety Candles_2015 – poster Fire Safety Outdoors_2015 – poster   More than half of all accidental house

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Information for Families of Offenders

Introducing …. ….  Stop it Now! UK and Irelands child sexual abuse prevention campaign. It is run by the Lucy Faithfull Foundation, the only UK-wide child protection charity dedicated solely to reducing the risk of children being sexually abused. They “support adults to play their part in prevention through providing sound information, educating members of the

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A Community Action: MK Newsletter… Community Car Service

      Community Car Service Community Action:MK has been invited by Milton Keynes Council to set up and run a pilot Community Car Service project in Milton Keynes, with support from South Northants Volunteer Bureau and Milton Keynes Council from April 2015. The aim of the Community Action:MK’s Community Car Service is to provide

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Keeping Safe in Thames Valley

Thames Valley Police invite you to come along to Middleton Hall @ Centre:MK on the 29th and 30th April to meet and speak to the experts about general safety advice. They will also be providing information about online safety. The event takes place between 9.30am and 4pm, why not bring your own electronic device for

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CDOP Annual Report 2014-2015

The MKSCB Child Death Overview Panel (CDOP) Annual Report is now available to be viewed online. Please find a copy below: CDOP Annual Report 2014 – 2015

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Changes to: MKSCB Safeguarding Training Booking System

In April 2016 the MKSCB training booking system will be switching from the current “LEARNING POOL” platform and changing to our new booking platform called “PHEW”.  To book on to courses and events run by MKSCB you will need to re-register on the new system soon. Details of how to register and book on to

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CSE Awareness Day

Thames Valley Police and partner agencies supporting CSE Awareness Day – Milton Keynes   Thames Valley Police in Milton Keynes and its partner agencies are supporting national Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Awareness Day today (18/3). National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day  aims to highlight the issues surrounding CSE, encouraging everyone to think, spot and speak

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Safer Sleep Week

Babies Sleep Safer in Milton Keynes Next week (Monday 14th March to Sunday 20th March 2016) is Safer Sleep Week, run by The Lullaby Trust.  Milton Keynes Safeguarding Children Board and NHS Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are encouraging parents and carers in Milton Keynes to learn more about safer sleep to reduce the risk

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FOA Secondary Schools in MK

Drama Project to raise awareness of Crime and Anti-social behaviour. Thames Valley Police in Partnership with SaferMK invites secondary schools within the Milton Keynes area to take part in a Drama based project which will see their students write, direct and perform a 10 minute play surrounding aspects of one of the following: • Anti-Social Behaviour •

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MKSCB Serious Case Review Learning Bulletin – Domestic Abuse

The second edition of our Serious Case Review (SCR) Learning Bulletin is now available – SCR Learning Bulletin Edition 2 We have developed this bulletin to ensure that Milton Keynes practitioners have access to information from Serious Case Reviews both nationally and locally; including learning and evidence of good practice.    Our theme this time is

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Milton Keynes Says NO to Child Abuse

“Preventing child abuse starts with you, me and everyone else reading this and seeing our campaign material. Every child is important and we take safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children in Milton Keynes extremely seriously. We want to support every community in Milton Keynes to play their own important part in protecting the

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Ex-Service Personel wanted – to train as journalists!

A unique opportunity to help ex-servicemen and their families gain experience in the media industry has just been launched. Works for Us, in partnership with Maybe Magazine have Royal British Legion funding to support ex-Service families and to develop a peer support group. Maybe Magazine are seeking 15 unemployed ex-Service personnel and their families to help produce

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Share a Heart

Young people and professionals across Milton Keynes worked hard to raise awareness of Safer Internet Day – on the 9th Feb. 2016 – and help the #shareaheart campaign MKSCB ran courses all week for parents and carers in the district – with top advice on how to keep children safe online. Schools across the country also got involved spreading the messages

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Safer Internet Week 2016

Safer Internet Week is due to take place between Monday 8 and Friday 12 February 2016. A number of activities have been organised to take place during the week, amongst which is the #ShareAHeart initiative. On national Safer Internet Day, Tuesday 9 February, it is hoped that people online will share a heart in order to promote

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School Transition Issue

Following an audit recently completed by Milton Keynes Safeguarding Children Board (MKSCB) Quality Assurance Sub Group; in which a concern in relation to a transfer of school files was highlighted; MKSCB would like to take this opportunity remind educational establishments of the risks associated with the failure to transfer child and young person files between

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FGM Local Procedures Update

It has been 4 months since the MK ‘Launch of FGM local procedures’ in Milton Keynes. Do you need to clarify your role with the new FGM Mandatory Reporting; https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/mandatory-reporting-of-female-genital-mutilation-procedural-information? (via the Serious Crime Act 2015)? MKSCB would like to take this opportunity to clarify the expectations for professionals in Milton Keynes.  This Duty includes

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Milton Keynes launches resources to counter FGM

The launch of Milton Keynes’ FGM resource pack including a screening tool took place on 29 September at an event at the Ridgeway Centre in Wolverton attended by over 180 people from agencies in Milton Keynes. The event was officially opened by Elaine Coleridge Smith – Milton Keynes Safeguarding Children’s Board (MKSCB) Independent Chair until

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Our E Safety results are out!

Thank you to all the schools who took part in our E safety Survey

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