- Important changes to Child Protection Unit duty
Our Child Protection Unit has been under growing pressure
because of the continued rise in the number of children
becoming subject to a child protection plan.
Bradford Safeguarding Children Board has considered a review
of the unitís processes and agreed to
the following changes, which will be effective from 1
Takeover Day 2013
Young people from
the Children in care council and the Healthy Minds group
took over senior managers from BSCB, Bradford Councilís
Specialist Childrenís Services and Barnardoís. In this
video, young people and managers reflect on this experience
and young people set out their views about their future
involvement in the work of BSCB.
Safeguarding and Dangerous Dogs Conference Friday 10th
The Safeguarding and Dangerous Dogs Conference was held
during Safeguarding Week and a number of agencies were
involved from BSCB, Police, Dogs Trust and The Dog Warden
Service. Please click on the links below to access the
presentations from the day.
The Ethology of Dogs - PDF
Canine Communication - PDF
Dangerous Dogs -PowerPoint
The Dog Warden Service - PowerPoint
- Procedure for Dealing with Dogs
Guidance for Professionals
We will be adding details
of training and a risk assessment shortly.
The pathway has been developed in response to Bradfordís
recent Serious Case Review.
It provides a sequential pathway to follow when working with
families who are failing to engage, leading to professional
concern about unknown or emerging risk.
There is a flow-chart to follow and a template letter to use
as part of the process:
Final Pathway for Assessing Risk in Families
Template Agency Letter
It is included in the multi
agency procedures at "Reluctant and Hostile Families 1.4.26"
BSCB Annual Report 2013-14
The BSCB Annual Report
2013-14 addresses key issues: Children who go Missing,
Safeguarding Looked After Children, Allegations against
People who Work with Children, the 2014 Ofsted Inspection,
Auditing, Early Help, Child Sexual Exploitation, Mosques and
Madrassahs, Learning from Serious Case Reviews - Hamzah
Khan, the work of Sub-groups, Safeguarding in the Voluntary
and Community Sector, Participation and the Views of
Children and Young People, Lay Members, Child Injury
Prevention, and the work of the Child Death Overview Panel.
The Report will be presented to: the Council's Overview and
Scrutiny Committee, Bradford Children's Trust Board,
Bradford Health and Wellbeing Board, and West Yorkshire
Police and Crime Commissioner.
Click here for a
Learning and Improvement Framework
services through learning will be done by using learning
from the activities in this framework to inform the Bradford
Safeguarding Children Board (BSCB) work plan, so that
training, revision of guidance and policies, work
programmes, future learning activities and challenge to
partners are focussed on priority concerns.
Click here for a
On May 23, 2014
Ofsted published its report into an inspection of Bradford
Councilís services for children in need of help and
protection, children looked after and care leavers. It also
reviewed the effectiveness of the Bradford Safeguarding
Children Board (BSCB). The inspection took place between 18
February and 12 March this year.
Read more here.
Bradford Single Child Assessment
Bradford Single Child Assessment (BCSA) is Bradfordís new
statutory assessment for children in need, children subject
to child safeguarding concerns and children who become
looked after. It came into use for new assessments commenced
during May 2014 and it replaces the initial and core
assessment arrangements - see more here
Hamzah Khan Serious Case
The Hamzah Khan SCR documents are available here
as from Wednesday 13 November at 10.00am.
Child Death Alert for Bradford
A small number of deaths in young babies have occurred in
the Bradford area in the past few years where babies and or
toddlers have been left in a bath unattended. There have
also been a number of similar cases around the country.
There are potentially more Ďnear missesí of which we are not
read more here
Stuck in Chains (Official Domestic Abuse Music Video 2013)
Stuck in Chains is a video and music track created by young
people in Bradford. It raises awareness of domestic abuse in
teenage relationships and where young people can get help
See the video here
Find out more about domestic abuse within young people's
relationships and where you can get help by visiting
Click here to see a full press release.
Safeguarding Week 2013
Bradford's Safeguarding Week - 30 September - 4 October 2013
will be a series of drop-in events, morning, afternoon and
Click here for a
PDF with details of all events
Safeguarding Report for Madaaris provides
recommendations drawn from consultations with key
organisations including the Council for Mosques, BSCB,
NSPCC, West Yorkshire Police, Bradford City Centre Project
and representatives from Masajid/Madaaris in Bradford and
Keighley as well as parents and young people -
more information here
Working Together to Safeguard Children - The Department for Education has published the revised
version of the statutory guidance Working Together to
Safeguard Children (2013), and this comes into force on
Monday April 15th. This replaces the previous
version which was published in 2010.
The full document can be downloaded here.
A short briefing document is also available here - this
summarises the key points from the document and highlights
the changes between this document and the previous version.
BSCB has organised four short briefing
sessions about the new guidance. These are open to staff
from all BSCB agencies.
Details about the briefings, and including how to book a
place, can be found here.
The PowerPoint presentation from these briefings can be