mscb draft newsletter july to september 2011 by 8zKIUwL


									MIDDLESBROUGH                                                                     MSCB NEWS
Safeguarding Children Board                                                      JULY TO SEPT 2011

                                                CHAIR’S MESSAGE

                                              NATHAN SERIOUS CASE REVIEW

                                                   The Key Issues identified were

                              Schools failure to identify and act on child’s injuries

  Lack of focus on the child’s needs / knowledge re increased vulnerability of disabled

                                Agencies did not share information appropriately

    Inadequate assessment / identification of issues relating to work with resistant /
                                hard to reach families

                                             Communication with disabled children

                            Neglect – including dental care and medical attention

                                                        Disguised compliance

                                                  Indicators of Disguised Compliance

                No significant change at reviews despite significant input.
                Parents / carers agreeing with professionals regarding work but putting little effort into
                Change occurring but not as a result of parents / carers efforts.
                Change in only one area.
                Parents / carers only engaging with one aspect of a plan.
                     The outcome of the Serious from parents / carers.
                 Child’s view conflicts with that Case Review published in February 2011 noted that

  ‘the review concluded that Nathan’s quality of life would have been much improved
    and that he would have been spared further injuries had appropriate action been
                               taken by professionals’

                                       (Information kindly provided by the South Tees LSCBs Training Co-ordinator)

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                                        Other Areas Serious Case Reviews
What is a Serious Case Review?

When a child dies and abuse or neglect is known or suspected to be a factor, organisations should consider whether
there are any lessons to be learnt about the ways in which they work together to safeguard and promote the welfare
of children. Consequently when a child dies in such circumstances the LSCB should conduct a Serious Case Review.

The list below includes those Serious Case Reviews that have been published recently and can be found on the Local
Safeguarding Children Board of the associated area.

      CHILD C (CUMBRIA LSCB) – Child C was a few weeks old when he was admitted to hospital with
       potentially life-threatening injuries. The injuries he had sustained were as a consequence of
       physical abuse, which was perpetrated by his mother’s partner.

      BD09 (DERBY LSCB) – The two young people were known to agencies with concerns about their
       welfare over a number of years. However, despite these concerns, they were seriously abused
       both before and subsequent to being looked after by the local authority. Both young people were
       involved in and subjected to child prostitution.

      CHILD X (SUNDERLAND LSCB) – Child X arrived in the UK in 2001, his mother having entered the
       UK four months earlier. Child X and his mother initially lived in London and were later dispersed
       to Sunderland.     Sunderland Children’s Services Social Care input was not informed by a
       comprehensive assessment of need and they did not respond to requests to accommodate Child X.
       Child X was later arrested for a serious sexual assault of another child.

      CHILD J (WOLVERHAMPTON LSCB) – Child J’s mother placed him with her cousin and partner
       because she could not cope with the demands of 2 small children. As a single mother wanting to
       access educational and training opportunities and in order to be able to cope, she needed some
       reliable childcare arrangements to be made. Under this arrangement Child J was subject to
       serious physical abuse, which lead to his death.

        NSPCC Launch New Text Helpline                                   UK’s Child Protection Centre to lead National
                                                                                Response on Missing Children

You can now text the NSPCC Helpline from your phone on                      A new dedicated team of experts from CEOP will
  88858 any time, day or night, 365 days a year. The                   strengthen and lead the UK’s ability to respond to missing
 NSPCC will aim to read and respond to your text within                                        children.
  three hours. You will receive a personal reply by text
           from one of the Helpline Advisors.                              Speaking on International Missing Children’s Day
                                                                        (25.05.11) HO Minister James Brokenshire outlined that
                   This service is free.                               CEOP will from Friday 1st July 2011 take the national lead
                                                                                    for missing children’s services.
Please make your text message to the NSPCC as concise
  as possible. Provide as much information as you can                      Through the creation of the UK’s first ever team of
about the child and the concerns you have. If you have                    experts dedicated to tackling missing children issues,
seen any warning signs, let them know. If you have any                   CEOP will bring their considerable expertise to bear and
details that help to identify the child, such as their name               ensure the right arrangements are in place to protect
            or address, please share them to.                                              vulnerable children.

 Remember, texts to the NSPCC are free, so please send                  CEOP’s new capability will provide operational support to
 more than one text about your concerns, if you need to                  the police through resources such as the Child Rescue
                                                                         Alert system and the Missing Kids website. It will also
However, if you think a child is in immediate danger, call                ensure arrangements are in place to co-ordinate the
 the emergency services or alternatively call the NSPCC                   collective response to complex cases of missing and
helpline on 0808 800 5000. Please do not text them, as                                     abducted children.
they may not be able to respond to the text immediately.

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                                          MIDDLESBROUGH NEWS
                       Cleveland Police Tops League for Child Rape Reports

   Shocking figures have revealed that the highest number of child rape reports to North East
 Police Forces were made to Cleveland Police. In 2009 and 2010, 162 reports were logged with
                    the force. Only 34 of these led to a conviction in court.

 Peter McPhillips, Head of the Public Protection Unit at Cleveland Police said ‘Cleveland Police is
 working hard with all of our partners on the Local Safeguarding Children Boards to understand
    and tackle the problems of child sex abuse. It is hoped that this work gives victims the
 confidence to come forward and seek the help and support that is available to them. Tackling
  the crime remains a priority for Cleveland Police and we will continue to put every effort into
                                  targeting child sex offenders’.

            You can read the full report on this matter using the following web address:

                                      Ofsted Announced Inspection 2011

Prior notification was received in respect of Middlesbrough’s latest Ofsted Inspection, which reviewed the
Safeguarding and Looked After Children’s Services. The Inspection Team consisted of:

       Gary Lamb, Lead Inspector / Safeguarding Management
       Maureen York, Education & LAC
       Sarah Urding, LEAD LAC
       Judith Nelson, Lead Safeguarding
       Peter McEntee, Lead Safeguarding
       Lea Pickerall, Lead Health

The leads within Middlesbrough for the preparation and inspection arrangements were Richenda Broad
Assistant Director Children’s Trust & Performance; Neil Pocklington Deputy Director Safeguarding and Alex
Giles Tees Designated Nurse Safeguarding Children (Health / CQC involvement in the Inspection).

Additional key roles within the inspection process for Middlesbrough were undertaken by David David
Performance & Planning Manager, Sue Little Planning Officer and Lesley Spaven Partnership Manager.

The full report in respect of the outcome of the Inspection will be made available to Middlesbrough on
Friday 22nd July 2011. Further information in respect of the inspection will be made available within the
next MSCB News.

                                                NEW First Contact Team

The new First Contact Team, which is based at MTLC, replaces the old Duty Team and comprises of the

Caroline Kendrick, Team Manager – 201870                                Alison Barnes, DISC, Family Practitioner - 201824
Vicky Cairns, EDU Welfare Officer – 201871                              Mark Carter Smith, Data Analyst - 201972
Diane Curnow, CAF Project Worker – 201974                               Mel Dadd, EDU Welfare Officer - 201871
Lynette Dennis, Family Resource Worker – 201899                         Mary Griksaitis, CP Officer Education - 201822
Ruth Ingoe, Access Officer – 201876                                     Tracy King, Team Clerk - 201860
Maggie Lancaster, Duty Officer – 201877                                 Carol Marchant, LADO (Mon to Wed) - 201835
Kelly Reynolds, CAF Co-ordinator – 201975                               Karen Simmonds, EDU Support Worker - 201822
Joanne Tennant, LADO Clerk – 201823

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                                             TRAINING NEWS & INFORMATION
                          Tees Neglect Conference – When Good Intentions Are Not Enough
                            Friday 6th May 2011 – Norton Education Development Centre

Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland and Stockton LSCBs held a one-day conference in respect of neglect. The course
was facilitated by Patrick Ayre who is a Researcher / Lecturer at the University of Bedford.

Forty places were made available to each LSCB with each providing a full compliment of professionals in attendance.
The aim of the day was to improve participants’ responses to neglect and provide an update on recent research. Its
focus was to identify:

    Why neglect is bad for children? Including research update about the effects on the developing child’s brain.
    Vulnerability of neglected children to further abuse including research on the increased vulnerability of disabled
    The need to assess new information with fresh eyes and not get stuck in a mindset.
    Working with resistant families – in reality what does this mean for professionals who may be fearful?
    What do we know about what works? Thinking about effective interventions.

Feedback from the event was noted to be very positive with many professionals noting via their evaluation forms that
the information provided within the event would change the way they work.

Additional reading material was supplied prior to the day ‘Early Intervention – The Next Steps (An Independent
Report to her Majesty’s Government) by Graham Allan MP dated January 2011. A copy of this very substantial but
very worthwhile document is available to download from the MSCB website.

                NEW E-Learning Course – DOMESTIC VIOLENCE including impact on children

On completion of the course, learners will be able to:

    Explain what domestic violence is and who is most at risk
    Recognise the difference between the facts and myths surrounding domestic violence
    Describe the physical and psychological effects of domestic violence
    Explain the impact of domestic violence on the unborn child, children and young people
    Classify the behaviours displayed by a perpetrator
    Identify positive and negative ways to support cases of domestic violence
    Outline how the victim may feel
    Describe best practices
    Identify the ‘dos and don’ts’ of assisting in a domestic violence case
    Recognise when and where to get help.

This e-learning domestic violence course is now available to all professionals within the LSCB partner agencies.
Applicants should have completed the basic awareness of child abuse course prior to requesting this module. Further
information can be gained from either Claire Seymour and / or Ann Snowdon at LSCB Training Administration or via
the MSCB website.

                                            Training Courses – September & October 2011
Unco-operative Families (Half Day) – 21st September 2011      Young People who Sexually Harm (Full Day) – 22nd
                                                              September 2011
Impact of Parental Mental Health (Full Day) – 30th            Child Sexual Exploitation including Child Trafficking – 4th
September 2011                                                October 2011
                                              Drop In / Briefing Sessions –

                                                            Friday 7th October 2011

                                                  Open to all professionals from all agencies
                                              Further details to be made available when known.
BOARD MEMBERS – Middlesbrough Safeguarding Children Board

Mark Braithwaite                Dr Kailash Agrawal             John Bate                     Elizabeth Benson                 Julia Bracknall
Chair                           Designated Doctor              Acklam Grange School          NSPCC                            MVDA
Steve Brady                     Richenda Broad                 Mike Carr                     John Catron                      Sam Crammond
Middlesbrough College           M’brough CF&L                  Middlesbrough Council         M’brough CF&L                    NHS North East
Cherry Diemoz                   Sandra Egleton                 Bridget Farrand               Alex Giles                       Jane Kochanowski
Breckon Hill Primy Schl         Barnardo’s                     Adult Service, Mbro Cncl      NHS Tees                         M’brough CF&L
Lesley Mawson                   Peter McPhillips               Sandra Mitchell               Keith Norman                     Neil Pocklington
TEWV (Health)                   Cleveland Police               South Tees YOS                DTV Probation Trust              M’brough CF&L
Gill Rollings                   Lesley Spaven                  Susie Thompson                Beverley Walker                  Gary Watson
M’brough CF&L                   M’bro Children’s Trust         Fabrick Housing               STHT (Health)                    MSCB
Celia Weldon                    Alison Wild
PCT (Health)                    CAFCASS

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