Bury Integrated Safeguarding Partnership
Private Fostering Week, 7-11 December 2020
BISP will be promoting awareness around Private Fostering Week.
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] Social Workers [312kb]
Adult Safeguarding Week, 16-22 November 2020
BISP will be promoting Adult Safeguarding Week. Download these documents to access information on various events locally and nationally. 7 Minute Briefing - Safeguarding Adult Week [1Mb] NCA Safeguarding Together Events 2020 [731kb] PCFT National Safeguarding Adults Week [594kb]
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] 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.
Working with Neglect during the Pandemic
Jan Horwath has produced a vlog for working with Neglect during the COVID-19 Pandemic.YouTube - Jan Horwath Neglect vlog
This document may also be useful for professionals working with child neglect. Working with Neglect during COVID-19 [159kb]
Tri.x and Reconstruct Resource Hub is available via Greater Manchester Safeguarding Procedures link
It has all the latest information and guidance:
- The latest COVID-19 information and guidance for Children's Social Care and Safeguarding , from a range of sources including gov.uk, SCIE, BASW and Social Work England
- The latest COVID-19 information and guidance for Adult Social Care, from a range of sources including gov.uk, SCIE, BASW and Social Work England
Adult Social Care Resource-Coronavirus (COVID-19)
This comprehensive free resource for adult social care contains our Mental Capacity Act 2005 Resource and Practice Toolkit (as recommended by the National Mental Capacity Forum), Care Act 2014 resource (COVID-19 version), glossary and selection of our core adult template procedures (all COVID-19 ready)
The resource hub also contains 'Stay at home' resources for children, families, adults and key workers.
National Stalking awareness week, 20-25 April 2020
This week is National Stalking Awareness week. During these challenging times it is even more important we don't forget the victims of stalking and the additional challenges they may face. Please read: Paladin NSAS [606kb]. You may also visit our Domestic abuse pages for further advice.
Public Health England guidance during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
Public Health England has updated it's guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people's mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The latest version can be found here: Gov.uk - Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
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 impact of COVID-19 on women and children experiencing domestic abuse, and the life-saving services that support them
Women's Aid have published a press release concerning the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on women and children experiencing domestic abuse including information about how their support can be accessed. Please see: Women's Aid - The impact of COVID-19 on women and children experiencing domestic abuse, and the life-saving services that support them.
Women's Aid is a grassroots federation working together to provide life-saving services and build a future where domestic violence is not tolerated. To find out more, visit: Women's Aid.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: 19 March 2020
The BISP strategic partners have made the decision to cancel all face to face meetings and training for the next six weeks whilst we try to understand the most appropriate way to reduce the health risks associated to COVID-19.
Lauren Mitchell-Jones, BISP business manager, will be liaising with chairs of each of the BISP groups and sub groups to virtually agree priority agenda items and updates which will be collated and shared with all members of each group.
The BISP Business Unit will make every effort to ensure they prioritise BISP compliance with statutory guidelines and maintain communication with organisations such as National Panel, Department for Education and Ofsted throughout this period.
The health of our staff, partners and community is a priority and we will do as much as we can to sustain business as usual during the challenging time for each agency/individual.
Please consider sharing the safeguarding posters below:
- COVID-19 Safeguarding Adults Poster [1Mb]
- COVID-19 Safeguarding Children Poster [81kb]
- COVID-19 Safeguarding Adults & Children Poster [1Mb]
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.
New partnership arrangements
The Bury Safeguarding Children Board and Adult Board were disestablished on 30 September 2019, the Safeguarding Partners have taken the decision to use a 'think family' approach and join the functions of both boards to create a new partnership. Articles relating to vulnerable adults will appear on this website.
Details of the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Arrangements are now published: Multi agency safeguarding arrangements [7Mb].
The Bury Directory - Safeguarding adults hosts information in relation to vulnerable adults including a link to report your concerns on a Safeguarding Adults Concern form.
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