Somerset Harmful Sexual Behaviour Protocol

The new multi-agency Somerset Harmful Sexual Behaviour Protocol is a collaboratively produced partnership document that applies to all Somerset agencies. The protocol has been developed to support children who are suspected or observed displaying sexualised behaviour that may be harmful to themselves or others, and those professionals working with them. This protocol will support those …

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SSCP Youth Forum

Why are Somerset young people self-harming? And do they have the right support?​

The Somerset Youth Forum met over Zoom in autumn 2023 to discuss why Somerset young people self-harm, and do they have the right support?​ The group considered: Young people in the group discussed that the biggest cause of self-harm is down to poor mental health and these mental health issues can take the form of depression, not being …

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The P Pod: Using Motivational Interviewing to Support Families – Change Talk vs Sustain Talk

Using Motivational Interviewing to Support Families Series: PART 3 of 5 Motivational Interviewing trainer Jackie Webb, joins us for episode 3 in the series Using Motivational Interviewing to Support Families, where we explore change talk vs sustain talk. In this episode we begin to delve into some of the techniques that you can use in …

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Policies and Procedures

Working together to safeguard children 2023: summary of changes

The Department for Education (DfE) published a new edition of its statutory guidance Working together to safeguard children in December 2023. The 2023 edition replaces Working together to safeguard children 2018, which underwent a limited factual update in 2020. The guidance outlines what organisations and agencies must and should do to help, protect and promote …

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Reducing Parental Conflict

Free services to help Somerset parents reduce unhealthy relationship conflict The challenge Louie, aged 8: “My mum and dad spend so much time hating each other they don’t have a lot of time to love me”. Shakira, aged 14: “It’s when she picks up her phone and sighs and rolls her eyes, I know it’s …

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