Safeguarding is everyone’s business

Monday 21st June 2021

Safeguarding Week Launch Event

Aim of Session: This event will Launch Safeguarding Week 2021. It will include introductions from key partners from Calderdale Safeguarding Children Partnership and Safeguarding Adults Board. There will be virtual Market Stalls where you can learn about different services within Calderdale that support Children and Young People, families, adults at risk and their carers.

Time: 10.00am – 11.30am

Length of Session: 1 hr 30 minute

How to Book/Access the session: Please email to book a place at the launch event. Alternatively, you can simply join the introductory messages, on the day using this Microsoft Teams meeting.

Audience: Open to all Multi-Agency practitioners and managers

Introductions from Key Partners (from 10.00am for 30 minutes):

  • Director of Children’s Services, CMBC, Julie Jenkins
  • Assistance Director of Adult Services and Wellbeing, CMBC, Sean Cook
  • Chief Quality and Nursing Officer, Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Penny Woodhead
  • Chief Superintendent, West Yorkshire Police (Calderdale District), Sarah Baker
  • Independent Chair of Safeguarding Adults Board, Marianne Huison

Market Place Stalls (from 10.30am -11.30am – Please join each market stall using the following links):

Live Sessions

Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) Update

Aim of Session: This session is being delivered by Adult Services and Wellbeing. It will provide a brief update regarding the LPS replacement scheme for Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS), this is being provided in conjunction with a more in depth video presentation by A R Keene – for more information about A R Keene, please follow this link.

Time of session: 12.00 noon – 1.00pm

Length of Session: 2 hours

How to Book/Access the Session: Please join this MS Teams Meeting

Herbert Protocol

Aim of Session: Input from Inspector Neil Taylor, from West Yorkshire Police about the Herbert Protocol, which is used by the Police to locate a vulnerable missing person.

Time: 1.00pm – 2.00pm

Length of Session: 1 hour

How to Book/Access the session: Please join this MS Teams Meeting.

Early Years Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) Network Meeting

Aim of Session: An opportunity for Safeguarding Leads of Early Years and Childcare Provision to learn, share and discuss various aspects and best practice of safeguarding. Session will include guest speakers:

  • Louise Fletcher – Designated Nurse for Safeguarding Children, Children Looked After & Care Leavers. Louise will introduce ICON, a programme which has been developed to reinforce simple messages to parents and carers regarding how to cope with infant crying. The target of ICON is to reduce the incidence of Abusive Head Trauma triggered by crying, therefore this session will provide you with an overall understanding of this programme and how you can identify parents/carers who may be struggling and signpost them to the correct support.
  • Sally Fletcher – Learning & Improvement Officer, Safeguarding, Quality and Assurance. Sally will introduce herself and discuss her role, she will be available to answer any questions.
  • Natalie Alleyne – Natalie is coming along to introduce herself as the new Local Authority Designated Officer

Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Length of Session: 2 hours

How to Book/Access the session: Places for Early Years Providers Designated Safeguarding Leads only. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis and initially will be limited to one person per setting. Please email to book a place. Deadline for booking places is Monday 14th June 2021. Meeting will be held via Zoom, a link will be emailed out prior to the session.


Information Sharing and Consent (Safeguarding Adults)

SCIE’s short film ‘Safeguarding adults: lessons from the murder of Steven Hoskin’ demonstrates that partnership working between agencies, and procedures for sharing information are vital to adult safeguarding. (Approximately 13 minutes).

Making Safeguarding Personal

Stevens Story (Real Safeguarding Stories) addresses issues of: Making Safeguarding Personal; Vulnerable Adult; Neglect and Adult Safeguarding. (Approximately 13 minutes).

Mental Capacity Webinars

This is one of a series of Webinars (see Webinar 4) presented by barrister Neil Allen of 39 Essex Street Chambers for Switalski’s annual conference/webinar series.(Approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes).

Voice of the Child

This video is about why Young People have the right to be listened to, and taken seriously. (Approximately 4 minutes).

Family Group Conference

This short video explains the Family Group Conference model and its benefits. (Approximately 6 minutes and 30 seconds).

Impacts of Covid

This video from Bridge End Nursery aims to share their Covid journey since March 2020, looking at how they had to adapt their practice to the ever changing demands from Department for Education (DfE), how they supported the children and their families, responding to different needs and how they supported their staff team through this very demanding time, ensuring that the emotional health and wellbeing was always being supported. They have highlighted what worked well for them and what they struggled with. (Approximately 3 minutes and 30 seconds).

Training4Influence have produced a number of Podcasts about how practitioners have remained resilient throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

Introductory Messages

Please note: These videos will be available after 11.30am on Monday 21st June

Useful Links and Resources

Child’s Lived Experience

A day in the life resource to support practitioners to make sense of a child’s lived experience.

Making Safeguarding Personal

Local Government provides a range of resources which aim to support organisations to develop an outcomes focus to safeguarding work, and a range of responses to support people to improve or resolve their circumstances.

Mental Capacity

SCIE offers information about Mental Capacity Act (MCA) in practice including assessing capacity; decision-making; best interests; care planning; representing the person.

Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) updates

  • Government LPS Website and factsheets
  • SCIE provides information on the latest developments on LPS
  • Resources produced by Barrister and academic Alex Ruck Keane including podcasts, webinars (“shedinars” as he does them in his shed/office)

Calderdale Safeguarding Children and Adult Website

Calderdale Safeguarding Children Partnership and Safeguarding Adult Board Website provides information on various aspects of safeguarding aimed children and young people, adults, members of the public and professionals.

Voluntary Sector Support

VSIA Website provides voluntary organisations with information about Safeguarding, Safeguarding Policies and Safer recruitment.

NCVO Knowhow offers advice and support for voluntary organisations. Learn from experts and peers, and share experiences with the community.


‘Working for babies: Lockdown lessons from local systems’ is a new report on the impacts of COVID-19 and lockdown on babies.


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