Information for PractitionersIn this section you can find information and links on a variety of different issues such as domestic abuse, education, internet safety and child sexual exploitation. At the bottom of the section you will find some key documents and publications.
The Whistleblowing Advice Line offers free advice and support to professionals with concerns about how child protection issues are being handled in their own or another organisation. It can be reached on 0800 028 0285.
Greater Manchester’s Safeguarding Partnership has teamed up with the charity ‘Missing People’ and their Runaway Helpline to let young people know there is somewhere they can turn for support and advice on staying safe.
Parenting Plan and Family Meetings are a free support service available to separated parents in Greater Manchester. The meetings will help you and your ex-partner to make safe arrangements for your children.
Engaging with men in social care: a good practice guide. This 16 page guide offers strategies for engaging with men in, or attached to, families in which a child is at risk or may become so.
Resources and further information
Child Sexual Exploitation
The Child Sexual Exploitation Forum, which meets twice a month, has been delegated responsibility by the Stockport Safeguarding Children board to co-ordinate work in this area.
Child Death Overview Panel (CDOP)
- CDOPs conduct case reviews to help prevent further child deaths.Contact details of the person responsible for dealing with child death notifications in every child death overview panel (CDOP) in England and more information about CDOP’s responsibilities regarding child death notifications can be found on the DfE website.
- Stockport, Tameside and Trafford Child Death Overview Panel Annual Report 2015 – 16 (PDF 731Kb)
Digital technology is an integral part of our working life and sometimes the boundary between our personal and professional lives can be blurred.
The Stockport Safeguarding Children Board E-safety sub-group has produced some generic guidance (PDF 434kb) for individual workers guidance on safer working practice to support staff as they work with children & young people and their families. However, this guidance would also be applicable to anyone who works primarily with adults.
One of the integral documents is our agreement to behave safely and responsibly online. This is referred to as an Acceptable User Policy (AUP) or a Responsible User Policy (RUP). You may be required to accept this as an online document or physically sign it as a paper document. The Stockport Safeguarding Children Board e-safety sub group has produced RUP exemplars (Word 609kb).
If you come across an e-safety incident then please follow the process outlined in the managing e-safety incidents policy (Word 402kb). This covers bullying, sexual behaviour or information management incidents.
You may also find the following websites useful:
Neglect Action for Children Resources
Action for Children Neglect Toolkit Training – March 2013
Action on Neglect – Brigid Daniel Powerpoint Slides (PDF 322kb)
Action on Neglect – Cheryl Burgess Powerpoint Slides (PDF 216kb)
Action on Neglect – Julie Taylor Powerpoint Slides (PDF 139kb)
Action on Neglect – Kate Mulley Powerpoint Slides (PDF 194kb)
Our Statement of Commitment (Word 211kb) includes individual roles and responsibilities of SSCB members which were agreed in order to be clear about the expectations the Board had of each representative.
We also developed a young peoples’ version and consulted young people about Safeguarding and the Board. They had clear views about what young people needed which are reflected in the Young Peoples’ Compact (PDF 571kb).
Concerned about a child?
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