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Serious Case Review - Young Person K
Learning Bulletin - Serious Case Review Young Person K
Learning Bulletin - Serious Case Review Young Person K

Serious Case Review - Young Person I
Learning Bulletin - Serious Case Review Young Person I
Learning Bulletin - Serious Case Review Young Person I

Serious Case Review - Baby G
Learning Bulletin - Serious Case Review Baby G
Learning Bulletin - Serious Case Review Baby G

Serious Case Review Baby W and Child Z
Learning Bulletin - Serious Case Review Baby W and Child Z
Learning Bulletin - Serious Case Review Baby W and Child Z

Serious Case Review Baby O
Learning Bulletin - Serious Case Review Baby O
Learning Bulletin - Baby O Serious Case Review

Serious Case Review Baby E
Learning Bulletin - Serious Case Review Baby E
Learning Bulletin - Baby E Serious Case Review

Dangerous Dogs Advice (RSPCA)
Please see below useful information for workers who carry out home visits, you can download the below from the RSPCA website, which details what to do if you are visiting a house where there is a potentially dangerous or aggressive dog.
Dangerous Dogs Advice (RSPCA)

DfE Guidance re: Incidents where Children/Young People have been taken to Syria/Conflict Zones
Please see attached DfE guidance re: incidents where children or young people have been taken to Syria and other conflict zones by parents and/or incidents where young people have been radicalised and persuaded to travel to conflict zones themselves.
DfE Advice November 2015

Case Review or Learning Review
Please see referral form to be used to refer a case to the SSCB for a Serious Case Review or Learning Review. Learning from multi-agency practice is a core part of the work of the SSCB and it is important that staff are aware of the need to do this, particularly for Serious Case Reviews. To assist you in deciding if a case needs to be referred the criteria for a Serious Case Review can be found at this link http://sunderlandscb.proceduresonline.com/chapters/p_serious_case_rev.html and the definition of Serious Harm can be found in Working Together 2015, Chapter 4. Please circulate this to staff and discuss in team meetings so that staff are aware of their responsibilities to refer cases which meet the criteria.
Referral for Serious Case Review or Learning Review

Evaluation Report of the Pilot of Joint Supervision Model
Please see attached the Evaluation Report of the Pilot of Joint Supervision Model implemented in Sunderland.
Evaluation Report Joint Supervision Model

SSCB News Bulletin 5
Please see attached copy of SSCB News Bulletin 5 (March 2015)
SSCB Bulletin 5

Operation Sanctuary
You may have seen on the news recently that Northumbria Police are carrying out an investigation into allegations of a series of sexual offences involving a number of men and vulnerable female victims, including teenagers and young adults. While much of the activity has been in Newcastle, other areas of the force are affected. Northumbria Police have produced some information to explain how members of the public and professionals can help identify such situations and report them, or how those people who have been directly affected can come forward and discuss their concerns. Please click on the link below to access a leaflet for the public or visit the Northumbria Police Operation Sanctuary website for more information.
Operation Sanctuary Information

New Sexual Exploitation and Grooming Film
Please see link to a film (20 mins) to raise awareness about grooming and sexual exploitation. This film is aimed at training police officers but can be used with anyone. It uses the Eastenders storyline of Whitney, an adolescent girl who has previously been abused. She is now living away from home and is struggling to make money. She meets a Rob who treats her well and tells her he loves her. Rob isolates her from her friends and makes her dependent on him. He takes her to a party and asks her for a favour; to have sex with his friends. She escapes but he continues to contact her. Actress Shona McGarty talks about why Whitney is vulnerable and how Rob manipulates her.
CSE Clip

FGM E-Learning (Home Office)
Please see link of a new FGM course; produced in partnership with Virtual College and the Home Office. From this link you’ll be able to register and carry out the free course. This course is aimed at anyone who comes into contact with children, from teachers, police, doctors, social workers, nursery workers and Border Staff; providing them with the training they need to help identify and assist girls who are at risk of FGM.
FGM E-Learning

Serious Case Reviews
SSCB has produced guidance for multi-agency staff to inform them about the purpose of Serious Case Reviews. Download your copy here
Serious Case Reviews - What are they and what do they do?

Learning from Serious Case Reviews and other Reviews Tools
The SSCB have developed a number of tools for staff based on learning from Serious Case Review and other Reviews - please see below - Are you worried about a child or young person? (SSCB 1)
Are you worried about a child or young person? (SSCB 1)

Learning from Serious Case Reviews and other Reviews Tools
Please see below - Questions to consider when working with Vulnerable Babies (pre-birth to 2 years) (SSCB 2)
Questions to consider when working with Vulnerable Babies (pre-birth to 2 years) (SSCB 2)

Learning from Serious Case Reviews and other Reviews Tools
Please see below - Top Tips when making referrals into Children's Social Care (SSCB 3)
Top Tips when making referrals into Children's Social Care (SSCB 3)

Learning from Serious Case Reviews and other Reviews Tools
Please see below - Questions Professionals should be asking themselves when working with families (SSCB 4)
Please see below - Questions Professionals should be asking themselves when working with families (SSCB 4)

Learning from Serious Case Reviews and other Reviews Tools
Please see below - Questions Professionals should be asking themselves when working with families- is this family really working with Professionals?(SSCB 5)
Questions Professionals should be asking themselves when working with families- is this family really working with Professionals?(SSCB 5)

Learning from Serious Case Reviews and other Reviews Tools
Please see below - Think Family Questions Professionals should be asking themselves(SSCB 6)
Think Family Questions Professionals should be asking themselves(SSCB 6)

Learning from Serious Case Reviews and other Reviews Tools
Please see below - Conference Reports and other Reports(SSCB 7)
Please see below - Conference Reports and other Reports(SSCB 7)

Learning from Serious Case Reviews and other Reviews Tools
Please see below - Learning from Case Reviews and Serious Case Reviews in Respect of Babies in Sunderland
Learning from Case Reviews and Serious Case Reviews in Respect of Babies in Sunderland