South Glos SCB CSE and CSA Sub Group Action Plan 2016/17NEED / ACTION / BY WHOM / BY WHEN
Child Sexual Exploitation
LSCB to have a clear understanding of the profile of CSE in South Glos
From LSCB Business Plan:
“To play an active role in the regional work to create a Partner Problem Profile for Child Sexual Exploitation”
“The LSCB to ensure that there is regular analysis of the quality of our response to CSE and missing and that information is analysed to identify possible ‘hot spots’, themes and lack of awareness and actions are taken to address these issues” / A South Glos ‘profile’ of CSE is to be developed that draws on all available local information being captured by LSCB member organisations. The profile will set out the assessed nature and prevalence of CSE being perpetrated within South Glos, including existing data gaps and recommendations for development. It will be used to brief the LSCB and to inform local prioritisation and decision making in relation to service commissioning and delivery.
A Sub Group task & finish meeting will be set up to ensure the local CSE profile is maintained. / Sarah Garner and Mike Skidmore of The Police Foundation will complete the profile, which has been commissioned by The West of England CSE Victim Identification and Support Service.
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LSCB to be re-assured that victims of CSE receive high quality support / The quality of support provided by Barnardo’s BASE to victims of CSE in South Gloucestershire to be subject of independent evaluation, the results of which are reported to SGSCB.
As part of its evaluation of The West of England CSE Victim Identification and Support Service, Research in Practice have conducted a survey of young people being supported by BASE in relation to how effectively they feel that they are being worked with by BASE. A more detailed evaluation will be conducted at the end of the project to be completed by the end of this financial year. Over 30 of these surveys have been completed by young people and feedback has been very positive in relation to the support provided. / Research in Practice / March 2017
LSCB to be re-assured that children at risk of CSE receive high quality support / Prevention Services to deliver support to children identified as at risk / ART to identify CSE risks in referrals,
Preventative Services, including schools, to deliver support. S Glos CSE QA meetingand CSE Quality Assurance group to QA work undertaken / March 2017
LSCB to be re-assured there are consistent messages to prevent CSE in South Glos schools / Schools to promote healthy personal relationships / Schools and monitored by Education Sub Group / Dec 2016
LSCB to be re-assured that perpetrators of CSE are identified, pursued with activity disrupted / prosecuted / Avon and Somerset Police prioritise CSE. Numbers of CSE tagged crimes rose 166% from 2014 to 2015 so identification of CSE is improving. So far, this has not been matched by the rate of positive outcomes, which have fallen markedly over the same period. There is much activity being driven and resourcing the high number of investigations is a significant challenge. The SERAF screening tool has been amended to include suspect details. An investigator’s guide has been prepared and another has been prepared for uniformed officers and police staff. There are workshops being run on 6th May to examine how to further develop police responses to CSE including more effectively/earlier targeting suspects. The CSE Network has been configured to link concerns about more complex CSE into police tasking processes to enable appropriate prioritisation of targeting CSE suspects by the police. / CSE network meeting and Police / Completed, though with ongoing monitoring through the CSE Network Meeting
LSCB to be re-assured that workforce recognise and respond well to CSE / Training to be delivered that is appropriate to workforce function / LSCB Training Sub Group,
Barnardo’s Regional trainer / Feb 2017
LSCB to endorse reviewed CSE Strategy / CSE Sub Group to review and update CSE Strategy / Principal Social Worker, LSCB Exec / May 2016
LSCB to be confident that its approach to tackle CSE is supported by national research and messages from children / CSE Sub group to review national best practice, through West of England service.
CSE Sub group to ensure that the voice of children is central to tackling CSE and that children are involved in producing LSCB materials / messages about CSE.
CSE Sub group to ensure good practice in tackling CSE is shared across South Glos workforce / CSE Sub Group Chair / March 2017
Sexually Harmful Behaviour
LSCB needs to be confident that the needs of children displaying sexually harmful behaviour and the risks they pose are well supported and managed.
A working policy needs to be devised regarding pathways and processes to be followed when YP displaying HSB come to attention. / SW Consultant is mapping HSB cases and auditing cases.
Met with YOT and drafting a LA policy / SW Consultant / Ongoing to March 2017
On completion of a HSB policy – a launch of this area of work will be needed and training for relevant staff will be required (ART) / CSC and YOT to attend team meetings at ART and locality teams – to launch the policy and to offer support and guidance around this. / Social Care and YOT / March 2017
Develop a “vitual” team of skilled practitioners that can co-work HSB cases when they come to the attention of CSC. Workers from CSC/ YOT/ Preventative Services / Look at current skills within CSC/ YOT/ Preventative Services.
YOT looking to develop a specific YOT worker post specialised in HSB.
Need to have clear links with Be-Safe (case consultation and taking on specific cases) / Senior Management team CSC/ YOT/ Be-Safe to continue discussions in this area. / December 2016
CSC/ Preventative staff to be trained in HSB assessment and intervention skills as part of an overall plan in skilling up the workforce. / Senior Management team to agree funding here and level and numbers of staff to be trained. / Senior Management Team of CSC. / March 2017
Senior Management Team of CSC to consider secondment opportunity for a staff member to do the Be-Safe Children’s Programme. / A SW has expressed an interest in this 1 day a week post. / Decision to be made by Service Head of Integrated Children’s Services. / COMPLETED October 2016
Female Genital Mutilation
LSCB to be re-assured that the FGM Guidance is understood by children’s workforce and is being followed / Audit of training to test percentage of relevant workforce having completed FGM training.
Data collection on FGM should show increased reporting.
We would expect to see increased identification of FGM/risk of FGM.
Data relating to FGM identified through:
i) Health-related reporting requirements to Social Care Data Centre (name?)
ii) FGM Enhanced Dataset reporting for Health – Primary Care; NHS Mental Health Trusts and NHS Hospital Trusts.
iii) Numbers of FGM referrals to the multi-agency consultation meetings.
Qualitative evaluation of responses to FGM/risk of FGM through:
i) Sampling of outcomes from referrals to the multi-agency consultation meeting.
ii) Sampling of use of FGM screening tool.
iii) Feedback from affected communities and those receiving services – through service feedback surveys
iv) Children and young people have increased awareness of FGM, their rights and sources of support – measured through school surveys) / Health & Well Being Partnership Officer (Sexual Health) / December 2016