Website News:

NEW! Somerset Family Strengths and Needs Toolkit

Following extensive feedback and consultation across the children’s workforce, the SSCP has supported the refresh of the document formerly known as the Neglect Toolkit, and also a useful practitioner guidance document.

Latest SSCP Learning Bulletin 

Read the latest SSCP Training Bulletin – in this edition we are excited to announce the next SSCP Forum Week! (book your FREE place now!), we also bring you the new ‘Family Strengths and Needs Toolkit’ (formally known as the Neglect Toolkit), the SSCP Thematic local Child Safeguarding Practice Review: “Injuries to babies during the pandemic lockdown”, and we say a fond farewell to 2 key members of the SSCP Business Unit.

The Somerset Pre-Birth Workbook

The Somerset Pre-Birth Workbook is a new digital modular resource that has been produced collaboratively with frontline practitioners from across the partnership to help you to work with new parents in the pre-birth period.

The ‘Child Exploitation Screening Tool’ is now available

The Child Exploitation Screening Tool (replacing both the ‘Initial Screening Tool’ and the ‘Analysis and Decision-Making Tool’) is there to help practitioners identify the right support to help safeguard children and young people against exploitation.  Information about how to complete the it, and the next steps, are included within the tool.

Updated ‘Effective Support for Children and Families in Somerset’ now available

The SSCP has just published guidance which has been revised in the light of the findings of the recent local Child Safeguarding Practice Review for child Alex. The guidance now focuses on the needs of the child rather than on levels, has an greater emphasis on children in need, and is aligned with SEND guidance.

Strategy Discussions

New resources for Strategy Discussions, including: SWCPP procedures, updated SSCP Practice Guidance, and a great new animation created by the SSCP  to support the procedures and practice guidance.