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Find out about Children and Young Peoples' views
The "Munro Review of Child Protection: A child centred system", sets out the important
role that Local Safeguarding Children Boards have in monitoring how professionals
and services are working together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
It recognised that they are key to identifying emerging problems, through learning
from practice and overseeing efforts to improve services.
Ensuring the safety and protection of children, and promoting their welfare continues
to be a key challenge for all agencies. Those involved in safeguarding and child
protection needs access to up-to-date knowledge and evidence of good practice which
will improve outcomes.
What do we do to help?
The expectations on LSCBs are huge and C4EO is well placed to provide sector specialist
"peer to peer" Tailored Support to help local areas review practice and move forward.
Following a range of successful safeguarding assignments across the country, C4EO
is in a strong position to assist LSCBs including the review and development of
Read how C4EO can support
Local Authorities and the Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs) (509Kb PDF
file, 4 pages)
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The Safeguarding summary is a concise and accessible overview of C4EO’s current
work in this theme for directors of children’s services.
The effective practice to protect children living in 'highly resistant' families
knowledge review summarises the best available evidence from 2000 to 2009 that will
help service providers to improve services and, ultimately, outcomes for children,
young people and their families.
This film examines working with highly resistant families.
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At the 2010 Safeguarding events we presented some of the comments from families
interviewed for the Children’s commissioner’s report 'Family Perspectives on Safeguarding'.
Please check again later for more events...
As with all C4EO themes, C4EO recognises that not all useful knowledge about ‘what
works’ and why, is to be found in research reports and papers. We are therefore
keen to hear about practice that is leading to significantly improved outcomes for
children, young people and their families.
We will incorporate validated local practice examples into our full reviews on what
works, which will be shared with other decision-makers in the children’s services
field. We will also include them as a special body of evidence on this website.
To be validated, practice examples need to be supported by some evidence which shows
the outcomes and changes that have been achieved.
If you would like to submit an example of effective local practice, please:
Alternatively you can:
If you have any queries regarding validated local practice, please do not hesitate
to contact Monica Hetherington at NFER via
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See how local practice examples are making a difference
The SafeBase Parenting Programme
The Parent Child Game (PCG)
Community Service Volunteer's (CSV's) Volunteers in Child Protection (ViCP) project
View all validated local practice
Suggest local practice examples
Raising awareness of first aid and health and safety at home, Sunshine Children's Centre, Milton Keynes
Early Years PVI Safeguarding Supervision & Policy Guidance, Luton
Operation Encompass, Plymouth
View all promising local practice
Improving effective supervision in safeguarding by mapping the journey of children in case auditing with case holders, Stockport
Devon’s Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)
Safeguarding multi agency screening, London Borough of Haringey
View all emerging local practice
out more innovative practice examples.
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Safeguarding Tailored Support.