Research on Young People as Perpetrators

Young people engaging in sexually abusive behaviour CSA Centre Research just uploaded to the Harmful Sexual Behaviour page.


CYSCB Annual Report 2017-18 Published

Check the Annual Reports page to download the 2017-18 report and executive summary.    


2018 -  Moving towards a new partnership

The Children and Social Work Act 2017 changed the legislation so that Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCB) would move towards new safeguarding partnership arrangements led by 3 key partners: the local authority; the police; and the Clinical Commissioning Groups. The new Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 gives guidance on the functions and duties of the new Partnerships

As 2018 progresses you will see the emergence of the new City of York Safeguarding Children Partnership (CYSCP) which will still include the input of many more partners than just the ‘key three’. The CYSCP will maintain and continue the excellent work of the former Board, which led to the CYSCB being judged as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in 2016, but will take the opportunity to develop and enhance the functioning of the partnership and of the sub-groups.

During the transitional period, as the new CYSCP is developed and implemented, the functions of the CYSCB will continue. Once the full transition to the CYSCP is completed at the end of 2018, the business of the Partnership will carry on in very much the same way as before – but even better!

At the end of July 2018 York was chosen as one of 17 "Early Adopters" of the new safeguarding partnership arrangements which will replace CYSCB.

It's Not Okay

York St John University have been commissioned to develop an online education resource for secondary schools and community groups to raise awareness of child sexual abuse and exploitation.The commission follows the success of phase I of the It’s Not Ok campaign, a partnership between the NSPCC and the CYSCB. A play and workshop of the same name was developed by the university’s performing arts team in 2015/16 as part of the original campaign and toured all secondary schools in York.

The NSPCC has now commissioned the university to produce a series of four films, based on the play. This includes teaching resources to further explore the key themes and issues with years 7 to 11. This, and a package for children with special educational needs, will  be launched this Autumn 2018 and will be available free on the NSPCC website.

Voluntary Sector Safeguarding Survey

Thank you to all who took part.  Here's the report highlighting results.

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