Bury Integrated Safeguarding Partnership
BISP will be promoting awareness around Private Fostering.
What is Private Fostering?
When a child under the age of 16 (or 18 if disabled) is cared for by someone who is not their parent or a 'close relative' for 28 days or more (Children Act 1989 s.66 England). Private Fostering [948kb].
To raise awareness within your agency please take a look at the following documents. Communities [396kb], Education [394kb], Health [395kb], Housing and Benefits [393kb], Police [398kb] and Social Workers [312kb].
BISP e-learning is now available to book via our training website
Working Together to Safeguard Children, Trio of Vulnerabilities, E Safety, Complexities of Domestic Abuse and many others. Visit our training page to book a place.
Prevent is an important part of the Government's counter-terrorism strategy
Through the Prevent process we all have a duty to refer people who are vulnerable to being drawn into extremism. The Home Office have recently updated the referral form to ensure a consistent approach across the country. The new form and 7 Minute Briefing are attached here: Prevent 7 Minute Briefing [685kb] and Bury National Prevent Referral Form [615kb].
Training around Prevent is mandatory for all Council employees and is available through the e-learning portal called 'Safeguarding Against Radicalisation - The Prevent Duty'. Speak to your line manager about accessing the training. Additionally, if Managers feel that they need more in-depth training for their teams or if anyone has any questions about the attached or Prevent in general call Alan Slater on 0161 253 6544.
7 minute briefing: Domestic abuse and older people
Bury & Rochdale Care Organisation have provided a 7 Minute Briefing - Domestic Abuse & Older People [588kb]. The information is relevant to all agencies.
The What Works Centre
The What works centre is a new initiative that seeks better outcomes for children and families using the best research and evidence based practice. If you work within safeguarding keep yourself updated regularly.
Every 22 minutes a child loses a parent or sibling in the UK. Grief Encounter is a leading childhood bereavement charity that supports bereaved children and young people. Call them free on 0808-802-0111.
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