Learning and Improvement - Communication
TSCB will develop and disseminate messages of support and improvement across partner agencies to enhance their work in safeguarding children.
Safeguarding Practice Updates
Regular safeguarding updates are centred around current issues and developments in safeguarding. All professionals are invited to attend safeguarding practice updates and can be accessed using our online booking system, which is on the training section of the website.
Previous updates so far have explored the importance of effective assessment use in safeguarding practice.
7 minute briefings
7 minute briefings provide accessible and succinct guidance on important issues. The structure of the 7 minute briefings makes them easy to communicate in a team meeting and contain action plans which enable agencies to identify areas for improvement and monitor progress. TSCB will then review agency action plans, and provide support and guidance to professionals implementing changes.
The 7 minute briefing on Information Sharing highlights the crucial importance of appropriate information sharing to ensure effective interagency communication and risk management
Please visit the ‘Learning from Case Reviews’ section for the 7 minute briefings from serious case reviews.
Top ten tips
TSCB has also produced top ten tips on Respectful challenge; the importance of challenging both parents and professionals, in fulfilling their responsibilities in safeguarding a child’s welfare.
Coming soon, we will be adding a series of podcasts by different professionals commenting on different subject areas in the safeguarding arena.
Working with Children with Disabilities
The Learning and Improvement Activity Group met on the 6th November to focus on developing resources for practitioners to use with children and young people that have disabilities. Despite being only the 2nd meeting of its kind the group has produced a Top 10 Tips for working with Children with disabilities and special educational needs, and also agreed that the ISCAN ‘Passport’ was useful resource which should be available for professionals to use. The tips and the passport are now available on the Learning and Improvement webpage where a new children with disabilities section has been created.
TSCB wants to design many more resources through the Learning and Improvement Activity Group but can only do it with the support of practitioners like you. If you would like to be involved please speak to your representative.
Please also see our CSE page
Early Help Videos
Good communication skills are vitally important in ensuring that children are school ready and have the best possible start to their education and social development. The Early Help team have produced a number of videos on the services available at local Tameside children centres to aid the development of communication skills in babies and toddlers. These services are available for 3 age groups; Baby Babble for babies aged 3-6 months, Small Talk for babies aged 8-12 months, and Toddler Talk for toddlers aged 18-30 months.