Lambeth Safeguarding Children Board – training day

lscbA free training day for religious and cultural groups will take place on 27 September in Brixton, SW2.

The day is designed for small groups who work with young people and are not commissioned by Lambeth Council, such as faith and cultural groups.

Features of the training day will include:

  • Details of support available to the faith sector and small independent organisations
  • Practical guidance on safer recruitment
  • Advice on child accident prevention, road safety & fire safety
  • Time to network with similar organisations
  • A chance to speak to the Local Authority Designated Officer and specialists from the LSCB, the Safe Network, Lambeth Children’s Services, Health, Police and Fire services
  • Information about free safeguarding training and resources
  • Updates on hot topics such as e-safety & sexual exploitation

Download the flyer and fill in the booking form if you are interesting in applying.  Thanks to Faiths Together in Lambeth for sharing this opportunity.  Are there other boroughs offering this kind of training?

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Safeguarding, Neighbourhood Renewal & the Big Society

Find the full listings of events during Inter Faith Week (20th – 26th November) at the IFW website, but here’s two which are of particular interest to us at LBFN, bringing local religious groups together with the public sector.

Faiths Together in Lambeth and the Lambeth Safeguarding Board have got together to present Safe Activities and Safe Environments for Children on Monday 21st November at 5.30pm.  Download the flyer here to find registration details – the evening includes a hot buffet and you will be particularly welcome if you live or work in Lambeth.

Steve Miller and Karen Walkden shared their expertise with us on this subject last year and introduced us to the Safe Network‘s materials.

The next evening (22nd November), in Battersea, the Wandsworth Community Empowerment Network celebrate 10 years of churches, mosques & temples working together to make sure that high quality public services reach the people who depend on them most – the theme is From Neighbourhood Renewal to the Big Society?  Download the invitation here.  People with an interest in co-production (our May meeting touched on this) will enjoy this event, which is open to locals and visitors alike.

The guest speaker is Lord Maurice Glasman and will include a lively discussion on the future of social policy and community empowerment – plus plenty of good food!  Download in an invitation here and register here.

Would you like your Inter Faith Week event listed here?  If so, please let me know asap.

Are they safe?

LBFN will be looking at some new materials from the Safe Network for churches and other faith-based groups tomorrow.

They are designed to help the people responsible for any activity involving children, including worship, to work out the best way to make sure the children are well looked after and safe.

If you are coming to LBFN tomorrow, please have a look at the Are They Safe? guide (three easy to follow leaflets) online beforehand – there will be hard copies available at the meeting.

If you are not joining us this time, your comments on the material are welcome here.  If your comments arrive before tomorrow morning, we will include them in the discussion.

Each borough has a Local Safeguarding Children Board.