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It's Safeguarding Week across York and North Yorkshire 24 June to 28 June. Find out more about what's going on here and here.

Safeguarding is Everybody’s Business

 

On 1 April 2019 the new  City of York Safeguarding Children Partnership (CYSCP) was implemented.

  

Full details of the new arrangements are published here.

 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 Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 gives guidance on the functions and duties of the new Partnerships

The new City of York Safeguarding  Children Partnership (CYSCP) is now fully implemented from 1 April 2019. CYSCP still includes the input of many more partners than just the ‘key three’. It  maintains and continues the excellent work of the former Board, which led to the CYSCB being judged as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in 2016, and as 'effective' and 'influential' by the Joint Targeted Area Inspection in September 2018. This has been an opportunity to develop and enhance the functioning of the partnership and of the sub-groups.

York was on of the 17 successful local authorities in a bid for funding through the Department of Education to become an Early Adopter of the new arrangements. York's focus is on engaging early years, schools and colleges fully in the new arrangements. The work continues beyond the end of the Early Adopters programme to support children and young people to deliver their own safeguarding messages

Now that the  full transition to the CYSCP is completed, the business of the Partnership will carry on in very much the same way as before – but even better!.

Full details of the new arrangements are published here.

It's Not Ok

A new package of digital resources for use by secondary schools, community groups and practitioners to raise awareness of child sexual abuse and exploitation, have been developed by York St John’s University in conjunction with the NSPCC. The commission follows the national success of the It’s Not Ok campaign which began in York, a partnership between the NSPCC, York St John’s and the CYSCB.

The digital resources include a series of four films, based on the original It’s Not Ok play and teaching resources to further explore the key themes.

The resources were launched at an event on 21 January 2019 and can be found here: www.nspcc.org.uk/itsnotokay

Minutes of CYSCB/P Meetings

Check the Minutes page for a copy.

 Research on Young People as Perpetrators

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

MATAC

Launched in November 2018, MATAC (Multi Agency Tasking and Coordination) will, through the use of analytics, identify the most dangerous perpetrators of domestic abuse in our county.    

Check the Domestic Abuse page for more information.

Voluntary Sector Safeguarding Survey

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

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