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Local Links and Publications

Home-Start South Downs Their volunteers offer one-to-one support, friendship and practical help to enable parents to build better lives for their children.

An introduction to East Sussex LSCB An induction pack for new members of the East Sussex LSCB.

Ofsted single inspection of East Sussex children’s services and review of the LSCB, March 2014  The effectiveness of the LSCB has been judged as good. The overall judgement of children’s services is also good.

Child Death Overview Panel Annual Report 2012-13 Annual report for the period covering 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013

Management of allegations of abuse against adults who work with children – information for employees and volunteers How allegations of abuse are managed

East Sussex LSCB Learning and Improvement Framework, 2013-14 This Framework is intended to strengthen and support a learning culture across all agencies in East Sussex that work with children.

East Sussex LSCB Training Strategy, 2013-2015 The framework for safeguarding training in East Sussex for staff and volunteers working with children or adults who are parents or carers.

i-HOP- Supporting all professionals to work with offenders’ children and their families. i-HOP is a free to use national one-stop information and advice service for all professionals working with children and families of offenders.

i-HOP Quality Statements and Toolkit- for professionals to self-assess and develop their work with offenders’ children for professionals to self-assess and develop their work with offenders’ children


Child sexual exploitation

Sexual exploitation of young people: the WiSE Project – information for young people The Wise Project is a specialist project supporting young people at risk of or experiencing sexual exploitation in East Sussex.

Sexual exploitation of young people: the WiSE Project – information for parents and carers This guide from the WiSE Project tells you about the signs to look out for to identify possible sexual exploitation and who to contact for help.

Sexual exploitation of young people: the WiSE Project – information for professionals Guidance from the WiSE Project for professionals on identifying risks and working together to support young people and their families.

Child Sexual Exploitation: Pan-Sussex Strategy The Sussex Strategy to combat child sexual exploitation has been agreed by East Sussex, West Sussex and Brighton and Hove LSCBs.

Action plan for tackling child sexual exploitation, 2013 This sets out actions being taken by East Sussex LSCB to tackle child sexual exploitation.



Making a complaint about a child protection conference – advice for children and young people How to make a complaint about the way your child protection conference was managed or the decisions that were made.

Making a complaint about a child protection conference – advice for parents and carers How to make a complaint about the way a child protection conference about your child was managed or the decisions that were made.

Comments, compliments and complaints about Children’s Services – advice for children and young people How to make a comment, complaint or give a compliment about East Sussex Children’s Services.


Domestic abuse

Domestic abuse management guidance Guidance on dealing with domestic abuse for professionals.

Domestic Violence Interventions for Children (DVIC) Pilot Group Report 2012 The DVIC group supports children aged 4 to16 years old who have been exposed to domestic abuse.



Online exploitation – advice for children and young people What is online exploitation? What it means for you and what you can do to protect your personal information.

You’ve been receiving nasty messages? Advice for children and young people You’ve been receiving upsetting or hurtful messages? What to do and when to do it.

E-safety advice for parents, carers and childminders Five do’s and don’ts for an e-safe environment in your home.

Keeping safe in cyberspace – a presentation from primary school pupils A presentation put together by a group of primary school pupils after they attended our conference on Staying Safe in Cyberspace in November 2012.


Early help

Guide to Early Help A guide setting out what we mean by early help in East Sussex and how we ensure good, coordinated support for vulnerable families

East Sussex Continuum of Need Information and guidance for services providing early help about the Continuum of Need.

The Continuum of Need windscreen tool A windscreen tool showing levels of need and the relationship between them.

The Continuum of Need level indicators An indicator tool outlining a set of possible descriptors for each level of need, to be used with the windscreen tool.


Educational establishments

A model Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy for schools This policy can be adapted by schools for use and covers the essential requirements of safeguarding.

Keeping Records of Child Protection and Welfare Concerns Guidance for early years settings, schools maintained by the Local Authority, Free Schools, academies, independent schools and colleges.

Single central record of pre-employment checks – a template All schools and further education colleges are legally required to keep a single central record of recruitment and vetting checks.

Safeguarding Children in Education: Safeguarding Audit Toolkit for Schools and Colleges in East Sussex, 2013-14 The toolkit provides practical advice on how to ensure all students are safe and the evidence needed to demonstrate that safeguarding is a priority.



National and International Links and Publications

National / International Links

Information and Guidance on E-safety

  • Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre – Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre delivers a multi-agency service dedicated to tackling the exploitation of children
  • Digizen.org -‘The Digizen website provides information for educators, parents, carers, and young people. It is used to strengthen their awareness and understanding of what digital citizenship is.’
  • Chatdanger– A site all about the potential dangers on interactive services online like chat, IM, online games, email and on mobiles.
  • Kidsmart – A great resource provides information on a variety of online resources to help keep you safe
  • Childnet – Childnet International’s mission is to work in partnership with others around the world to help make the Internet a great and safe place for children.
  • Thinkuknow

Information and Guidance on Bullying

  • Anti Bullying Network
  • Anti-Bullying alliance – The Anti-Bullying alliance works to stop bullying. The ABA website provides teachers and other practitioners working with children and young people with a bank of resources for addressing bullying behaviour and discussing bullying and related issues.
  • Bullying UK– provides help and reliable information on a variety of bullying issues.
  • Kidscape – provides helpful advice and information to prevent and tackle bullying
  • Red Balloon
  • Safe Network – Safe Network, a project of the NSPCC and Children England was set up to help keep children safe when taking part in activities outside the home.

National / International Publications