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Safeguarding News and Updates

Last updated: 12/10/2021

It’s still business as usual for safeguarding!

If you have any concerns about a child please call the SPA/MASH on 01628 683150 or email MASH@achievingforchildren.org.uk

During working hours contact the First Contact and Duty Team on 01628 683744
Outside of working hours contact the Emergency Duty Service on 01344 351999

If you want information about the coronavirus then please go to the government website: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus 


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Out of office hours and numbers 

The Berkshire Emergency Duty Service is changing both the day time administration number and the emergency out of hours number. This will go live from Monday 20th December 2021.

From Monday 20 December 2021 our new Emergency Out of Hours number is 01344 351999 and our day time Admin Line number is 01344 355050.

To ensure people are still able to contact us whilst the communications are going around, our old EDS numbers will continue to connect until Tuesday 4th January 2022. After this time, a message will redirect people to the new number.


Exploitation of Children and Young People: New Protocol published by Slough Safeguarding Partnership

Slough safeguarding partnership have produced new protocols including the neglect strategy, the well- being tool and new threshold guidance are really important tools for practitioners working with children and it is very important the each practitioner reads through this link for updated information. Click here to find the tools. 


The safeguarding partnership is proud to be a part of the National Safeguarding Week beginning from Monday 15th November 2021. 

We will be hosting an array of events throughout the week; including virtual events via Microsoft Teams. Below are a list of events which you are all welcome to join: 

Launch of Adults exploitation and Safeguarding people week (Monday 15th November 10:00 - 12:00)

This was the launch session for the RBWM safeguarding week and the Adults exploitation sub-group. The sub-group is an outcome form one of our safeguarding priorities (in reflection of the findings of a Child Safeguarding review, concerning a young adult) and represents a really positive step forward in our partnership approach.

To download the presentation delivered by Hilary Hall, Executive Director of Adults, Health and Housing - please click here.

Childrens case reviews, local findings and messages from National learning (Tuesday 16th November 14:00 - 16:00) - To download the presentation delivered by Ian Vinall, please click here. 

Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Interventions: Changing Attitudes, Behaviours and Beliefs - The slides from the day are now available on the Partnership website News page via this link https://thamesvalleypartnership.org.uk/news/.  

Appropriate education in the Childs best interest (Wednesday 17th November 10:30 - 12pm) 

In this event, Kevin McDaniel (Director of Children's services) and Rosie Gossard (Inclusions and Access Manager for AfC) updated us on the successful delivery of a priority workstream from the partnership.

We as a partnership wanted people to recognise where a task has been completed, and the learning was really important for all in Children's services and interested Adults practitioners. 

Aidhour presentation, scrutiny and Case review findings (Thursday 18th November 10:00 - 12:30)

Herein our scrutineers (Aidhour) reflected on the role of scrutiny in Safeguarding arrangements and findings form local and national learning events. Wendy Thorogood is the director of Association of Child Protection Professionals and Sally Mortimore is the director of Aidhour. Click here to download the presentation.

Transitional Safeguarding (Friday 19th November 10:00 - 12:30)

To close our Safeguarding week the inspirational speaker (and Director of Research in practice) Dez Holmes delivered a presentation on transitional safeguarding. A subject crucial to our understanding of how we develop Safeguarding practice in the partnership. Click here to download the presentation.

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