Wirral Safeguarding News

21 February 2022

100 Days of Safeguarding – Day 92 – Solihull JTAI

21 February 2022

Today's message is the Ofsted Joint Targeted Area Inspection (JTAI) letter, published today, following the inspection of Solihull children's services completed in the wake of the tragic murder of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes. The letter highlights several weaknesses in Solihulls' multi-agency safeguarding arrangements which result in children in need of help and...

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18 February 2022

100 Days of Safeguarding – Day 91 – Information Sharing Protocol

18 February 2022

Today's message is the updated multi-agency safeguarding Information Sharing Protocol. The protocol sets out the 'rules' for sharing information and includes a myth buster and guidance. We have also added information about what to do in response to a data breach and links to the Information Commissioners Office website. 1.3...

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17 February 2022

100 Days of Safeguarding – Day 90 – Child Exploitation Protocol

17 February 2022

Today's message is a reminder of the pan-Merseyside Child Exploitation Protocol. The Protocol includes key definitions and the common signs of exploitation. It also explains the purpose of the Multi-agency Child Exploitation (MACE) meetings, and includes a signs of CE checklist and the pan-Merseyside assessment tool. 100 Days Day 90...

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15 February 2022

100 Days of Safeguarding – Day 89 – Gillick Competence and Fraser Guidelines

15 February 2022

Gillick Competency and Fraser Guidelines, are legal judgements that set out the ‘rules’ around when a child is deemed to be competent to make their own decisions. They originate from a case where in 1982 Victoria Gillick took her local health authority in West Norfolk, and the Department of Health...

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15 February 2022

100 Days of Safeguarding – Day 88 – Children’s Society Exploitation Language Guide

15 February 2022

Today's message includes an updated guide from the Children's Society on the appropriate use of language when discussing with children their experience of exploitation. It is imperative that appropriate terminology is used when speaking with and discussing children and young people who have been exploited or are at risk of...

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