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West of Berkshire Joint Safeguarding Adults and Children Annual Conference for Practitioners Safeguarding Children and Adults with Disabilities Friday 23rd September 2016, 09:30 —16:30 Easthampstead Park Conference Centre off Peacock Lane, Wokingham, RG40 3DF The focus of this year’s conference is Safeguarding Children and Adults with Disabilities. The conference will provide an opportunity for practitioners ... Read More

NSPCC launches PANTS song and animation The NSPCC has launched the PANTS song and animation to help protect children from sexual abuse. This animation and song is aimed at 4-8 year olds and features dinosaurs explaining how to stay safe from abuse, led by a new friendly character, Pantosaurus. Peter Wanless, CEO of the NSPCC ... Read More

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published a review of child safeguarding and looked after children services in England The review is the result of two years of research, looking into the quality of care that young people receive with local authority areas. The report includes a call to healthcare staff and leaders to do ... Read More

In December 2015, the Department for Education (DfE) asked Alan Wood CBE to lead a review of the role and functions of Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs) in England. As part of the review he also looked at serious case reviews and Child Death Overview Panels. The DfE has published the Wood report along with the government ... Read More

In May 2016 the results from the largest multi-agency School exclusions audit undertaken in West Berkshire.  This was the first time an audit of this scale had taken place with schools not only from West Berkshire but included contributions from our neighbouring borough Reading. As part of disseminating learning the WB LSCB is holding a ... Read More

12 June 2016  is second edition of the West Berkshire LSCB Continue reading ... Read More