The CYSCP has supported various national and local safeguarding campaigns.


Adolescent Week, ‘My Teenage Years’ 

Monday 23rd November 2020 – Friday 27th November 2020 is Adolescent Week

Next week will see the launch of Adolescent Week and the newly developed Adolescent Strategy.

In addition, during that week our safeguarding partners will be holding a series of workshops/briefings for professionals working with teenagers including:

  • A Young Person presenting ‘What makes a difference to young people, communication and relationships from their lived experience’
  • Working with teenagers with autism
  • Teenagers impacted by drug and alcohol use
  • Young people who go missing
  • Adolescent Strategy
  • Working with Adopted Teenagers
  • Preparing for Adulthood for young people with additional needs including Q&A
  • Graded Care Profile Training, including new resources for working with adolescents
  • Supporting Young people to reduce sexually transmitted infection risk.
  • Contextual Safeguarding with Teenagers - What does it mean in reality?
  • The Adolescent Brain and an overview of the School Nursing Service
  • Young People and Pregnancy
  • A Q&A on Independent Visitors and The Trusted Relationships Programme

We are also delighted to welcome Dez Holmes from Research in Practice to provide a key note speech on Adolescent Safeguarding on Monday 23rd November 2020

There are still places available and we would encourage you to sign up and attend.

All the workshops/events are free and open to all our multi-agency partners within the City of York. There are still a number of places available for each of the events and you can book and find further details here.

For more information about Adolescent Week in the City of York or to discuss in more detail how you and your organisation can get involved, please contact CYSCP:  

We would also ask for Partners to help share and promote via social media further details regarding the campaign.  Please see the campaign brief for further information.


Systemic Practice ‘Every Conversation Starts with the Child’ Campaign - Monday 2nd November 2020 – Friday 6th November 2020 

Monday 2nd November 2020 – Friday 6th November will see the virtual launch of the Practice Framework Document. The awareness campaign aims to highlight Systemic Practice and the newly develop practice framework guidance.  

Although this is a Children’s Social Care document it has been developed with Multi-Agency Partners and it is envisaged that partners will adopt the framework and embed the principles to ensure the best outcomes for children and young people in the City.

We are asking for partners to help promote this campaign via their networks and cascade through your  organisations.  Please see the attached campaign brief for further information.

Hate Crime Awareness Week 12th to 16th October

Hate Crime Awareness Week is a national week (10th October – 17th October 2020) of action to encourage local authorities, key partners and communities affected by hate crime to work together to tackle local hate crime issues.  CYSCP will be supporting this campaign in conjunction NYCSP and other Partnership's.

The countywide Hate Crime Working Group (HCWG) will utilise this week, Monday 12th October – Friday 16th October, to promote and raise awareness on how to report Hate Crime/Mate Crime incidents, along with supporting projects and services available to those who may suffer incidents of Hate Crime/Mate Crime in North Yorkshire and the City of York. This is supported by the Safeguarding Adults Boards, Safeguarding Children Partnerships and Community Safety Partnerships. 

Representatives from a number of organisations/partnership have met to develop proposals and plans for a coordinated social media campaign that makes use of and signposts to, existing resources. As part of this #helpnothate2020 has been developed for use during Hate Crime Awareness Week 2020. 

For further information please see the you tube link.

Please also see below links to resources which may be helpful:

Social Media Toolkit

Equality for everyone

Joint press release

Keep safe from scams

Hate Crime awareness week for educational settings

Prevent leaflet

NSPCC Look, Say, Sing, Play Campaign

The NSPCC launched their Look, Say, Sing, Play Campaign on Thursday 15 October 2020, online via Zoom, 10.00 – 10.45am.

The campaign is aimed at parents to help them build their baby’s brain and promote positive attachment. They are wanting to reach all professionals working with babies, young children and families to share the campaign resources, to talk more about the brain science behind this initiative and to inform you as to how the campaign will be rolled out across the city.

The campaign is being supported by City of York Council and a host of partner agencies.

Modern Day Slavery Week 14th to 20th October

Anti-Slavery Day, 18th October 2020, provides an opportunity to raise awareness of human trafficking and modern slavery, and encourage government, local authorities, companies, charities and individuals to do what they can to address the problem.

The North Yorkshire and City of York Modern Slavery Partnership will be running a campaign between Wednesday 14th and Wednesday 20th October 2020 to raise awareness regarding human trafficking and modern slavery.   

The Children's Society Look Closer Campaign

The Childrens Society ran the #LookCloser campaign during the week 14th – 20th September to raise public awareness of child exploitation and abuse, with a particular focus on public spaces. The CYSCP supported this campaign, which raised public awareness, informed the public how to identify exploitation and how to report it. Further information can be found on the Children's Society Look Closer webpage.

Back to School Safely

They CYSCP continues to support this campaign by publicising Government information for parents and carers about going back to schools, nurseries and colleges for the autumn term.

What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

CYC know that parents, carers and pupils will have lots of questions about the new term, so they’ve prepared some advice which will help to answer some of them. Find it here or check with your school’s website:

CYC Support for Parents and Students

Partnership Information Sharing Form Campaign

The CYSCP, alongside North Yorkshire Police, North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Partnership, North Yorkshire Community Safety Partnership and Safer York Partnership ran a campaign from Monday 6th – Friday 10th July 2020 to raise the profile and awareness of the Partnership Information Sharing Form alongside supporting guidance to support frontline professionals in using the form more widely as part of their practice.

The Partnership Information Sharing Form gives professionals a safe and direct way to share information with North Yorkshire Police. 

Safeguarding Week 2020

This was a virtual campaign which ran across the City of York and North Yorkshire from 22nd - 26th June 2020. It reminded the public and professionals that “Safeguarding is everybody’s business” and that concerns about abuse or neglect should continue to be reported to the local authority as normal during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Using the hashtag #TellUsYourConcerns, Safeguarding Week 2020 promoted and raised awareness on how to report abuse of children, young people and adults, in North Yorkshire and the City of York.

The campaign also raised awareness in regard to other safeguarding themes:

  • Domestic Abuse (Inc. physical and emotional abuse)
  • Keeping Safe Online
  • Radicalisation, Extremism and Prevent
  • County Lines/ Cuckooing
  • Mental health and Wellbeing

MASH Awareness Week

What is the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) in York?

The Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) in York replaced the Children’s Front Door Service in July 2019. The MASH is a multi-agency team made up of representatives from a range of services, including Social Care, Early Help, Police and local Health Professionals. It is a single point of contact for all concerns about children. This new partnership approach will make it easier to support children, young people and their families to get the right level of support as quickly as possible.

What is MASH Awareness Week?

Monday 1st June – Friday 5th June will see the virtual launch of the MASH. The awareness campaign aims to highlight the work of the MASH in York, the new multi-agency level of needs document (threshold document), the multi-agency referral form and the multi-agency response form.

The City of York Safeguarding Partnership (CYSCP) has worked very hard over the past year to develop the MASH and its processes. We think that it is important to highlight this work and therefore have created a series of key messages which can be shared across the partnerships to raise awareness of the MASH and its work.

We hope that by the end of the week professionals, wider partners and members of the public will have a better understanding of the role of the MASH, that professionals know which multi-agency guidance can be used when supporting families and how to make a referral if they are concerned about a child or young person.