FORUM WEEK: 6 – 10 December 2021

The Somerset Safeguarding Children Partnership (SSCP) is pleased to be running a series of online events from 6 -10 December 2021, to hear from SSCP stakeholders and provide updates on partnership activity for Somerset’s children, young people and families.

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Topics covered include:

Tuesday 7th December (10:00-12:30) – What We Think About Fathers (and why we might think that)

Wednesday 8th December (10:00-11:30) – Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about the SSCP (but were afraid to ask!)

Thursday 9th December (10:00-11:30) – Promoting Positive Male Role Models in Family Life

Friday 10th December (10:00-11:30) – Multi-Agency Mind Mapping: From Boys to Men

Click on the links below to watch the recordings from our previous Somerset Safeguarding Children Forum Week sessions:

Have Your Say! Somerset Plan for Children, Young People and Families 2022-25

With presentations from: Somerset Youth Parliament, SSCP Youth Forum, Caroline Dowson (SSCP Business Manager) and Fiona Phur (Participation & Partnership Manager, SCC)

No Excuse For Domestic Abuse: Responding, supporting and planning for the future


Domestic Abuse in Somerset – Lucy McCready, Public Health 

Youth Protection & Empowerment- Domestic Abuse – Somerset Youth Parliament MYP Hanna Wittek

Domestic Abuse: How Avon & Somerset Police are responding, supporting and planning for the future – Victoria Caple & Sharon Baker

Family Solutions Somerset: Six months on…

Presented by Becky Hopkins (Head of Assessment and Safeguarding, SCC) and Jayne Shelbourn-Barrow (Strategic Manager CLA & Leaving Care, SCC)

Somerset: A Child Friendly County…

With presentations from Dr Mark Peel (SCCP Independent Scrutineer) and Steve Walker (former Leeds DCS)

Child Friendly Cities Initiative UNICEF

Introduction to the SSCP Forum Week

Safeguarding partners introduce the new SSCP arrangements, and Dr Mark Peel, Somerset’s Independent Scrutineer, discusses the role of the national Child Safeguarding Review Panel and Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews.

(Please note this is presentation is AUDIO only).

SSCP Structure and subgroups

SSCP Introduction presentation.

Covid-19 & Young Peoples Mental Health

Somerset’s Educational Psychologists talk about the Wellbeing for Education Return programme; Young Somerset discuss their initiatives and support for young people’s mental health, and Kooth provide an overview of online mental health support.

Public Health Wellbeing for Return to Education presentation.

Young Somerset presentation.

Kooth presentation.

Learning & Good Practice: Hearing the Voice of Young People

SSCPs Youth Forum share their priorities and achievements for children and young people in Somerset; and InteGr8 project present insight from their detached youth work across West Somerset, Taunton and Sedgemoor.

SSCP Youth Forum presentation.

Youth Unlimited InteGr8 project.

Learning from Serious Case Reviews

Explore lessons learned from Somerset’s recent serious case reviews and action taken locally to effect change.

‘Learning from Serious Case Reviews’ presentation.

New Models in Family Safeguarding Solutions

Hear about the 2020 launch of the Family Safeguarding Model whereby social workers have greater access to adult workers to support whole families.

‘New Models in Family Safeguarding Solutions’ presentation.

Policing During a Pandemic

Avon and Somerset Constabulary explore the challenges created by Covid-19, and how the Police have supported young people to stay safe during the pandemic.

‘Policing the Pandemic’ presentation.