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The P Pod: Safeguarding Unborn Babies Through Complex Care Midwifery

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In this episode we speak with Jayden Mills, Complex Care Midwife with Somerset Foundation Trust (SFT), about how she and the WREN Team support parents with complex needs and ensure effective safeguarding in the Pre-Birth period. If you’d like to find out more about the WREN Team please visit: The WREN team – Maternity (somersetft.nhs.uk) …

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NEW! Updated South West Child Protection Procedures manual for 2024

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Somerset Safeguarding Children Partnership, in collaboration with Tri-X and the south west regional Consortium group, have updated the South West Child Protection Procedures manual and lunched it on a brand new platform for 2024! Somerset has its own site, which provides a ‘gateway’ to the shared child protection procedures for the region, in addition to …

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Somerset Harmful Sexual Behaviour Protocol

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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?​

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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

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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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Make Your Mark, the UK’s biggest consultation for 11-18s, is live!

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Schools and Colleges can enable their young people to participate in the biggest democratic ballot and help platform youth voice. This years Make Your Mark ballot for young people aged 11-18 years goes live from Monday 29th January to Friday 8th March 12pm. It’s easy to feel excluded from UK elections especially when impactful issues …

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Policies and Procedures

Working together to safeguard children 2023: summary of changes

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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

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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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