Topics for this month:
Protecting Children from Criminal Exploitation, Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery
In the spring of 2018, Ofsted, the Care Quality Commission, Her
Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services and Her
Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation examined ‘the multi-agency response to
child exploitation and children missing from home, care or education’, looking
specifically at the criminal exploitation of children.
This report sets out the inspection findings and is a useful read for schools working in higher risk areas. You can download the report here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/756031/Protecting_children_from_criminal_exploitation_human_trafficking_modern_slavery_addendum_141118.pdf
Criminal Exploitation (Manchester Safeguarding Children Boards)
Manchester Safeguarding Children Boards have introduced ‘seven minute briefings’ to allow managers to deliver a short briefing to staff regarding on key topics, which can also be used to support reflective discussion with practitioners.
MSCB says that the 7 minute briefings are based on a technique borrowed from the FBI. Research suggests that seven minutes is an ideal timespan to concentrate and learning is more memorable as it is simple and not clouded by other issues and pressures. Their brief duration should also mean that they hold people’s attention, as well as giving managers something to share with their staff.
Download the Criminal Exploitation briefing here:
Others are available below for Manchester and Liverpool: