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We are excited to share with you our latest edition of the Wandsworth Safeguarding Children Partnership (WSCP) newsletter:

Inside this issue:

  • Family Safeguarding Approach has landed
  • Book your GCP2 Training
  • Tackling Youth Violence
  • Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews: Star Hobson & Arthur Labinjo-Hughes, Child Q, Carl & Max, Marrkkus
  • Family Safeguarding Child Protection Webinar 13 June 2022
  • Mental Health & the Impact of COVID

  • January 2022

Subjects covered include:

  • Message from David Peplow (Independent Chair and Scrutineer)
  • Working with Neglect
  • Learning from child safeguarding practice reviews
  • Multi-agency training
  • New guidance and legislation
  • Other safeguarding news

You can find previous Wandsworth Safeguarding Board newsletters as well as leaflets, forms, policies and procedures on our documents page.

If you have any questions, or wish to request a previous edition not available on our site, then please call the WCSP administrator on 020 8871 7401. 

Latest news

Dog Safety

Spread the word about #DogSafety

Leading animal welfare organisations have teamed up to produce a shareable infographic to encourage safe interactions with dogs. Recently we’ve seen several tragic dog attack fatalities, so it’s paramount that families are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need to enjoy spending time with their dogs safely.

The Canine and Feline Sector Group Dog Safety Code highlights three crucial messages that all dog owners and families need to know:

  • Be alert – Always keep an eye on your dog around kids. Never leave them alone together.
  • Be aware – Dogs use signals to tell us how they feel – What is your dog telling you?
  • Be safe – Any dog can bite. Accidents happen fast.

We’re encouraging safeguarding partners to display and share the infographic as widely as possible to get the #DogSafety message out there. The infographic is available to download in digital and print versions from the Canine and Feline Sector Group website.

More information on the Dog Safety Code can also be found on the CGSG website.

Keeping Children Safe in Education - May 2022

On Tuesday 31 May 2022 the Department for Education (DfE) published the revised and updated ‘Keeping children safe in education’ (KCSIE) guidance ready for implementation from 1 September 2022. KCSIE is statutory guidance from the DfE and all schools and colleges must have regard to it when carrying out their duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. ‘Keeping children safe in education 2022’ is for information only and does not come into force until Thursday 1 September 2022. Schools and colleges must continue to use ‘Keeping children safe in education 2021’ until then.

Family Safeguarding

Family Safeguarding has launched in Wandsworth! We are proud to be the first London borough to launch this new way of working.

Home Office update

View the latest Home Office child safeguarding quarterly update. This contains:

  • A request for your assistance in recruiting new participants for the Home Office Young People’s Board in England
  • Information on Border Force's annual Safeguarding and Modern Slavery Event that was held in November 2021

Child deaths: letter from Chair

Letter from the Chair of WSCP to all staff regarding recent high profile child deaths. Read letter sent by Wandsworth Safeguarding Children Partnership

Service updates