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E-newsletter foreword from the Independent Chair, Sir Paul Ennals, CBE
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
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
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
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
Know the indicators of breast ironing.
Read more: Breast ironing
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
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
The consultation runs from 1 April until 29 May 2019.
Read more: Government consultation on serious violence
The National Referral Mechanism
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
South Tyneside Safeguarding Children Board and Safeguarding Adults Board now have a Twitter account.
Read more: We're on Twitter