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Safeguarding

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NSPCC stands for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.

It means that each of us has a responsibility to keep childhood free from abuse, and we must do everything possible to protect children and prevent it from happening.So if a law needs to change, or if more needs to be done to protect children, we demand it. The fact that we’re independent – relying on the public to fund our work – means we can push for change when others can’t.

We coordinate and monitor how the services and professional staff work together to protect children from abuse or neglect. It is very important that the right decisions are made to ensure that family life is supported whenever possible but that, where a child is at risk of significant harm, there is a coordinated and effective response to the situation. The Children Act 2004 places a duty on every local authority to establish a Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB). The core objectives of the LSCB are to:

  • Coordinate what's done by each person or body represented on the board for the purposes of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in the area of the authority

  • Ensure the effectiveness of what's done by each such person or body for that purpose Shropshire’s Safeguarding Children Board (SSCB) is a representative group of agencies in Shropshire involved in safeguarding children and child protection. Shropshire Council's Safeguarding Group has lead responsibility for the effective working of the SSCB, but all agencies are responsible for contributing fully and effectively to the work of the SSCB.

 

Thinkuknow is an education programme from the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command.

Since 2006, Thinkuknow has been keeping children and young people safe by providing education about sexual abuse and sexual exploitation.Thinkuknow is unique. It is underpinned by the latest intelligence about child sex offending from CEOP Command.Thinkuknow aims to ensure that everyone has access to this practical information – children, young people, their parents and carers and the professionals who work with them.Alongside the Thinkuknow website the programme provides educational resources, including films, cartoons and lesson plans, to help professionals raise young people’s awareness.