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September News and Updates

Exciting development of the LSCB website

The LSCB Business Unit have been working closely with a website designer to develop a stand alone Hillingdon LSCB website. The website will inform professionals, parents, carers and most importantly, children and young people, about the work of the Board. It will contain a wide range of information; from the help that is available for parents and carers, to training programmes, guidance and advice.

Launch is set for 3rd October 2016.

New Services for young people with Eating Disorders in West London

For residents of Hillingdon, Ealing, Hounslow, Hammersmith and Fulham, Brent, Harrow, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster there is now a new service for those with suspected or confirmed eating disorders. This service will offer assessment, diagnosis and intervention on a range of suspected and confirmed eating disorders for young people up to their 18th birthday and unlike many other services people can self-refer.

It is often difficult for young people to talk to their parents or doctors and so it is hoped that by giving them the choice to get in touch and discuss their problems that it will speed up the process of them getting the help and support they need.

For people living in Hillingdon, Harrow, Brent, Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster people should call 020 3315 2711, For Hammersmith and Fulham, Ealing and Hounslow please call 020 8354 8160

For more information

LSCB Training

At the time of writing there are still places available on the following courses in 2016:

  • 5th Sept and 8th Nov – Introduction to Child Sexual Exploitation
  • 26th Sept – Education Terminology & Entitlements
  • 19th Sept and 8th Dec – Signs of Safety Case Conference
  • 20th Oct – Early Help Assesments
  • 2nd Nov, 5th and 7th Dec – Working Together
  • 14th Nov – Core Groups

Please log onto Learning Zone to book.

The LSCB Annual Report 2015/16

The LSCB Annual Report 2015/16 has now been published. Please follow the link below;

Annual Report 2015/16

NSPCC Launches PANTS song and animation to help protect children from sexual abuse

The PANTS campaign was launched 3 years ago to provide support to parents to enable them to talk to their children about staying safe without having to use the term sexual abuse. The campaign was based on an initiative called The Underwear Rule which has been developed to form the PANTS acrostic;

PANTS_RULE

Please visit the NSPCC website to view the animation

SAFEGUARDING IS EVERYBODY’S BUSINESS. IF YOU HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT A CHILD OR YOUNG PERSON CONTACT YOUR SAFEGUARDING LEAD; IF YOUR CONCERNS ARE SERIOUS OR IMMEDIATE, CONTACT CHILDREN’S SOCIAL CARE ON 01895 556633 OR CALL 999.

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