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View the latest e-newsletter (May 2019).

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E-newsletter foreword from the Independent Chair, Sir Paul Ennals, CBE

May 2019

In South Tyneside safeguarding is everyone's business. This means whoever you are, wherever you are and whatever your position you have, you have a responsibility to take action to help protect all members of our community and to keep them safe and free from abuse and neglect.

Read more: Foreword

New upskirting law

May 2019

As of 12 April 2019 'upskirting' offenders can be arrested and sent to prison as a new law banning the invasive practice comes into force across England and Wales.

Read more: New upskirting law

Stop and Watch campaign

May 2019

A recent annual report highlighted that people with Learning Disabilities were dying younger than those without a learning disability. To try and address this, a new campaign called STOP AND WATCH has been launched.

Read more: Stop and Watch campaign

Child abuse campaign

May 2019

The Department for Education is continuing their major government campaign aiming to increase public awareness of the signs of child abuse and confidence in knowing how to report it.

Read more: Child abuse campaign

Breast ironing

May 2019

Know the indicators of breast ironing.

Read more: Breast ironing

Dementia Friends

May 2019

Dementia Friends is an Alzheimer's Society initiative that aims to increase dementia awareness and change the way the nation thinks, talks and acts about dementia.

Read more: Dementia Friends

Female genital mutilation

May 2019

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is often viewed as a practice which only takes place in countries in Africa and the Middle East. The high number of women and girls affected in the UK is often ignored.

Read more: Female genital mutilation

Government consultation on serious violence

May 2019

The consultation runs from 1 April until 29 May 2019.

Read more: Government consultation on serious violence

The National Referral Mechanism

May 2019

The National Referral Mechanism is a framework for identifying victims of human trafficking and ensuring they receive the appropriate protection and support. 

Read more: The National Referral Mechanism

New child sexual exploitation (CSE) education resources

May 2019

Read about the augmented reality toolkit for those working with children and young people.

Read more: New child sexual exploitation (CSE) education resources

Internet safety resources

May 2019

H2B Safer offer a wide range of online regular updates, guides and videos to update your knowledge and effectiveness to safeguard children in the digital era.

Read more: Internet safety resources

Local Safeguarding Children Boards - new arrangements

May 2019

The Children and Social Work Act and Working Together 2018 set out new arrangements for the organisation of safeguarding in each area, providing greater flexibility in the way in which activities are organised.

Read more: Local Safeguarding Children Boards - new arrangements

Policies and procedures

May 2019

We recommend that all professionals use these as their primary source of information for both adult and child safeguarding, and that you save the links as shortcuts on your desktop.

Read more: Safeguarding news: Policies and procedures online

Northumbria Police intelligence mailbox

May 2019

The mailbox is an email address for partners and police officers to share intelligence and make sure it is received.

Read more: Northumbria Police intelligence mailbox

Office of Public Guardian - new safeguarding strategy

May 2019

The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) will soon launch their new safeguarding strategy. 

Read more: Office of Public Guardian - new safeguarding strategy

Follow us on Twitter

May 2019

South Tyneside Safeguarding Children Board and Safeguarding Adults Board now have a Twitter account.

Read more: We're on Twitter

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