Brighton & Hove LSCB November  2015 
News Update
Welcome to this latest update from your Local Safeguarding Children Board.

We are pleased to announce that Dave Hunt has joined the LSCB as our new Learning & Development Officer and is working on a full programme of Safeguarding Training for the new year. Dave is currently updating and rejuvinating our core Working Together Courses, and we are able to confirm that these will be running on the following dates:
  • Developing a Core Understanding - 21st January 2016
  • Assessment, Referral & Investigation - 17th February 2016 
  • Child Protection Conferences & Core Groups - 17th March 2016
For more information, and to book, please visit Further dates will be announced soon. 

Would you like to join our training pool?
We are looking for more professionals to join our pool of safeguarding trainers - if you have a passion for child protection and would like to share this knowledge with others please contact us at or find out more here

Learning Together to Safeguard the City

26th November - 10th December 2015
Brighton & Hove LSCB are working in partnership with the Safeguarding Adults Board and the Safe in the City Partnership to hold a fortnight of free learning events this winter.

You can register for these events through eventbrite and spaces for many sessions are going fast.
Events confirmed include:
  • Learning from Serious Case Reviews
  • An Introduction to Sussex Police's Safeguarding Investigations Unit
  • Safe at Home: Domestic Abuse & The role of Housing Providers
  • An Introduction to Modern Slavery
  • Supporting Young Carers
Please see here for more details on the latest sessions announced. Book quickly to avoid disappointment.

New Sussex Child Protection & Safeguarding Procedures Website

We launched a new website for the Sussex Child Protection & Safeguarding procedures on Tuesday 27th October 2015:

This improved and updated resource should make it easier for you to access the procedures. The new website will:
  • be updated more regularly
  • be modernised and be more interactive and easier to use
  • have a better search mechanism
  • work from a mobile phone or tablet
  • link to social media, allowing us to reach a larger audience with updates
We have incorporated a lot of feedback from a survey we conducted with frontline professionals this summer into the development of the new website, and would like to thank you if you took part in this. We hope you find the new site useful and easy to navigate. We would love to hear any comments or compliments on this if you email us at
Safety Rocks Autumn Newsletter

Our latest newsletter for Parents & Carers produced in association with Safety Net has been distributed through Primary Schools accross the city and can be downloaded here: Safety Rocks Autumn 2015

This term’s edition looks at neglect, fire-setting, Anti-Bullying Week: making a noise about bullying, and how to talk to your children about strangers.

Would you like to be a Safety Rocks Parent Champion?
We are looking for parents to help us find out if we are covering the safety topics that parents are interested in; get some feedback on how we are doing and encourage more parents to read the newsletter. Training will be available.

If you are interested in becoming a Safety Rocks Champion, please email

Learning from SCRs: Baby Liam

A Serious Case Review should be carried out for every case where abuse or neglect is known or suspected and either a child dies; or a child is seriously harmed and there are concerns about how organisations or professionals worked together to safeguard the child. It is important if Brighton & Hove is to become a safer place for children to live for everyone to embrace the learning from reviews and take the necessary steps to help put right the issues identified. Any review should enable local partner agencies to be clear about their responsibilities, to learn from experience and improve services as a result.

In October 2015 Brighton & Hove LSCB published an SCR into Baby Liam who was injured on at least two occassions during the first seven weeks of his life. The full report is available to read on the LSCB website, and we have produced a briefing to share these findings with anyone who works with children & families in Brighton & Hove: Baby Liam – Learning Together from Case Reviews

The LSCB are holding two seminars to share learning from this review with frontline staff and managers whilst considering how agencies can implement any changes to improve practice. Please use the links below to book a space at these events:

Your LSCB's Annual Report
We published the LSCB Annual Report for 2014-15 in September which outlines the progress we have made over the last year in respect to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. 

This report is testament to the commitment demonstrated by agencies accross the city to strengthening safeguarding practice and to promoting early intervention and prevention to bring about better outcomes for the children living in the city. The report can be read online at 
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