The Anna Freud Centre
To pilot an early intervention programme for parents who have an actual or potential diagnosis of personality disorder, and their under-5 children. The project will work with families whose children are at significant risk of emotional harm; enable parents to offer 'good enough' parenting to their children and keep them out of care. The intervention will comprise a day unit and outreach programme. A manual of the intervention will be developed to roll out as a national training programme at the end of the pilot so that the benefits for parents and children can be replicated nationally.
To work with local authorities to provide safe accommodation and alternative placements, alongside quality assured training based on specialist care and best practice for vulnerable children.
To develop a ‘traffic light safeguarding tool’ to deliver improvements in child protection and safeguarding practice. This will include developing an evidence-based resource and training programme (which uses a ‘traffic light’ system) to categorise the sexual behaviours of young people and improve consistency and quality of decision making across agencies and professionals working with children and young people.
Child and Family Training Ltd
To increase the use of evidence-based assessment tools and training linked to the Assessment Framework by child protection practitioners. The project will deliver a national training programme and licensing of agency-based trainers to run training on ‘Evidence-Based Assessment, Analysis and Planning with Children and Families’ within their own agencies and/or training directly delivered to front-line practitioners in child protection.
Children and Families Across Borders
To promote and protect the rights and welfare of children, adults and families whose personal circumstances require inter-country liaison, particularly where separation may leave family members vulnerable and at risk.
Children’s Legal Centre
To provide a comprehensive service for front line practitioners on safeguarding children, including a phone line, an innovative website, training, legal updates and policy updates.
To support the dissemination and role out of the volunteers in child protection (VICP) model, which aims to support families under stress and to help protect children from abuse and harm.
The Diana Award
To improve arrangements for protecting children from harm nationally; keep children and young people safe from harm as a result of bullying behaviour and tackle the issue of bullying through education, prevention and response programmes in schools; improve front-line practice by disseminating best practice to all those involved in child protection; represent an innovation in child protection and bring a reduction in bullying nationally.
To reduce and prevent harm to children by local authority safeguarding services engaging more effectively with fathers and other men around the child – and with paternal relatives. The project will develop and test in local authorities a broad package of online and offline resources, training, and an e-learning programme for managers aimed at building stronger local safeguarding strategies, policies, procedures and practice for engaging with, assessing and supporting men both as risks and resources in the lives of their children.
To improve the quality of frontline safeguarding/child protection practice within the Home-Start network and within the wider family support sector (where volunteers are deployed in safeguarding environments); disseminate the learning from and best practice of the Home-Start network; increase innovation in work with families and vulnerable children by extending the deployment of volunteers in safeguarding/ child protection; and enhance collaboration between family support and domestic violence services to keep vulnerable children safe from harm.
Lucy Faithfull Foundation
To provide a unique set of services aimed specifically at internet offenders and their families. Support is available to help offenders' partners gain an understanding of the issues and offers ways to protect children.
To improve front-line practice in child protection and safeguarding, including developing a multi-agency response to runaway children, sharing best practice, and reaching more young people at risk.
To improve child protection and safeguarding practice nationally through cost-effective, scalable innovative activities. This will include increasing the skills and expertise of staff and volunteers nationwide and improving access to professional expertise for schools by providing a consultation service and hosting local workshops / seminars for headteachers and professionals to share practice.
Safe Network (NSPCC)
To provide a comprehensive range of safeguarding information and resources to the community and voluntary sector. The project is managed in partnership between Children England, the NSPCC and Child Accident Prevention Trust.
Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)
To support Local Safeguarding Children’s Boards across the country to use the SCIE ‘Learning Together’ model for serious case reviews. The project will seek to create a pool of accredited reviewers which will significantly increase capacity in the sector to undertake serious case reviews.
Victoria Climbié Foundation UK
To develop a coherent programme of services that cuts across issues of child protection and complements statutory work to ensure that the voice of the voiceless is heard at strategic level.
To improve multi-agency approaches to frontline practice in child protection and safeguarding where families are experiencing domestic violence and the additional risk factors of mental illness and substance misuse. There will be close working with each identified project site and training will be offered to a small cohort of frontline staff as part of the project.
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