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Join our free webinar 'Cuckoos, Coppers and Confidence', Tuesday 20 July 2021, 11:30-12:00 via Zoom

What is cuckooing?

If you Google the definition of Cuckooing you would be informed the following -

"Cuckooing is the practice of taking over the home of a vulnerable person in order to establish a base for illegal drug dealing, typically as part of a county lines operation".

But from practice, anyone working with vulnerable young people and adults at risk, is aware that for those who are living or soon to move into their own accommodation. Cuckooing poses a real risk and not just around drugs and county lines.

Join Russ Magnall, our local lad and veteran police commander at 11.30 am on Tuesday 20 July 2021 for a 30 minute live, informal introduction and 30 min Q&A, to this brand-new training opportunity to help you identify, understand, and help tackle this 'unseen' scourge in our community. Contact, to get the link giving you 'one click' entry to the event where you`ll also have the opportunity to ask questions if you choose .

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). pdf icon Private Fostering [948kb]

To raise awareness within your agency please take a look at the following documents. pdf icon Communities [396kb], pdf icon Education [394kb], pdf icon Health [395kb], pdf icon Housing and Benefits [393kb], pdf icon Police [398kb] and pdf icon 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: pdf icon 7 Minute Briefing - Safeguarding Adult Week [1Mb], pdf icon NCA Safeguarding Together Events 2020 [731kb] and pdf icon 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: pdf icon Prevent 7 Minute Briefing [685kb] and pdf icon 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: pdf icon 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, SCIE, BASW and Social Work England
  • The latest COVID-19 information and guidance for Adult Social Care,  from a range of sources including, 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: pdf icon Paladin NSAS [606kb]. You may also visit our Domestic abuse - information for parents 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: - Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people‚Äôs 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 pdf icon 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:

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: pdf icon 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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