The purpose of the Neglect Strategy is to set out the strategic aims and objectives of our approach to tackling neglect. This strategy also identifies key principles under which work around neglect should be undertaken and identifies key priority areas of work in order to improve Wandsworth's response to neglect. It provides guidelines for practitioners to help identify neglect. It may relate to other safeguarding concerns such as child sexual exploitation and radicalisation, where neglect could be a contributing factor.
Tackling child neglect is identified as a priority for Wandsworth Safeguarding Children Partnership. Wandsworth Council has also made a commitment to improve opportunities for children and young people with an emphasis on early intervention and preventative work as a corporate priority. Neglect can take a number of forms, physical, sexual and emotional, and is not always associated with deprivation. It may relate to other safeguarding concerns such as child sexual exploitation and radicalisation, where neglect could be a contributing factor.
This strategy was developed by a group of multi-agency partners and sets out how WSCP will make a difference to children living with neglectful caregiving.
We want every child, young person and adult in Wandsworth to be treated with dignity and respect. We believe that our homes, communities, schools, youth facilities, neighbourhoods, workplaces, streets and recreational spaces should be free from fear and intimidation so that everyone can develop, learn and flourish, make a positive contribution and achieve their potential.
Wandsworth is a core member of the Anti-bullying Alliance (ABA) and we have adopted the ABA’s definition of bullying:
“Bullying is the repetitive, intentional hurting of one person or group by another person or group, where the relationship involves an imbalance of power. Bullying can be physical, verbal or psychological. It can happen face-to-face or through cyberspace.”
The Anti-bullying Strategy is being updated and an Anti-bullying Charter is in place.
If you wish to receive a copy of this Strategy, please email us at email@example.com or contact us on 020 8871 7401 to request a copy.
Female Genital Mutilation
The Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Strategy outlines a partnership approach to tackling FGM in Wandsworth.
Linked to the FGM Strategy are some clear FGM guidance for frontline professionals who have responsibilities to safeguard children and protect adults from the abuses associated with FGM, and sets out a framework for a multi-agency response to such incidents.
Multi-agency Safeguarding Training Strategy
The Multi-agency Safeguarding Training Strategy aims to help the workforce to create changes that will improve the outcomes for Wandsworth children and young people.
Adolescent Exploitation Strategy
A successful approach to protecting and supporting exploited adolescents requires a clear strategy and a co-ordinated multi-agency response. This document aims to lay the foundation for this in Wandsworth by setting out six priority areas of work and explaining how these will be delivered and how success will be measured.