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.
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.
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.
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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