Sefton Local Safeguarding Children Board host powerful “Voice of the Child” event to learn from case reviews
Hundreds attended Sefton Local Safeguarding Children Board’s (LSCB) latest ‘Voice of the Child’ event at Bootle Cricket Club.
Around 500 people from agencies across Sefton attended three ‘Learning from Serious Case Reviews’ sessions throughout the day.
Drama Training Company AFTA Thought delivered the sessions using actors, powerfully conveying four case reviews by “bringing the voice of the child into the room”.
The case reviews, which can be viewed on the LSCB website, centred around six children, all of whom lived in Sefton.
The thought-provoking event followed the success of the summer event, which was also delivered by AFTA Thought.
Attendees were able to interact with a Q&A following each case review performance and share their learning at the end of the session.
Alchemy Youth Club is a great place to meet new friends
Alchemy Youth Club is for 11 to 17 year old young people. It runs 4 evenings a week across 2 centres, costing only £1 per session.
Attending Alchemy Youth Clubs is a great way to meet new friends, increase your confidence and build your self-esteem. Both centres are inclusive and welcome anyone with additional needs or disability.
The staff offer one to one support and are very approachable and helpful. The team is there to listen to any problems or worries you may have, and can give advice on many issues young people face. This includes education, jobs, relationships. substance misuse to name a few. They can also signpost you for further support via other programs and/or other agencies.
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Youth Cafe opening in Southport
We are excited to announce we will shortly opening a Youth Cafe in Southport
Launching on 12th November, at The Royal Clifton Hotel Southport, in the Belvedere Room. 3:30-6:00pm for young people aged 12-17 years of age.
Opportunity for young people to chill out and socialize after school/ colleague in a safe, inclusive environment, with fully qualified youth workers.
Do you work with children and families?
The Early Help Strategy has been updated
Effective early help requires a whole family approach and encompasses all stakeholders working with children and families. This includes Health, Police, Education, Children’s Social Care, Local Authority Early Help, Voluntary and Community organisations and the wider public.
The strategy acknowledges that agencies will be addressing their own distinct needs and meeting a range of key performance indicators against a variety of policy drivers and aims to provide an umbrella framework of key principles that can be applied across all agendas.
Engagement with the strategy by all sectors will require some cultural and operational changes but by doing so, and actively working together to deliver outcomes, we believe that we will positively change the relationship between the community and the public sector in ways which build and strengthen community resilience.
We are still at the beginning of this journey and the strategy is aspirational, but we are building on solid foundations established through the success of existing early intervention work.
Save the date
The Early Help Strategy will be launched on World Children’s Day 20 November 2019 at Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre. If you work with children or families we would love to welcome you to attend any one of three sessions on the day at 9:30, 12:30 or 16:30.
We look forward to seeing you on the day!