News and Updates

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Youth Violence Commission Final Report - JULY 2020


Adverse Childhood Experiences and Early Trauma  -  new free online training opportunity  -  JUNE 2020


 TAF form changes -  As Signs of Safety becomes more widely used across BCP, the forms used to record our work are being revised so that they align more closely to the language being used with families. The revised TAF plan and review form is now available. If you require any help or support in using the revised version, please contact the First Response Team 01202 735046 - JUNE 2020


Children's Centre Targeted School Readiness Offer and Targeted Virtual Offer - JUNE 2020


The Early Help, Family Support and Young People's Strategy (2020 to 2023)  -  JUNE 2020


Requests for Young Carers Assesments and information on BCP Young Carers offer must now go through the First Response Hub:

01202 735046

childrensfirstresponse@bcpcouncil.gov.uk  -  JUNE 2020


Public Health Dorset - Wellbeing Support for Colleagues during COVID 19 and;

Families Under Pressure - simple tips and tricks, formulated by researchers and NHS mental health experts, which are backed by science and proven to work with families  -  MAY 2020


Changes have been made to this website to reflect the evolving structure of Early Help in BCP.  The new First Response Hub has taken the place of both the old Bournemouth based Family Support Hub and MASH providing one front door for Early Help and social care across BCP. 

BCP Early Help services can now be found under the ‘Early Help tab’ above. Changes still to come include Young Carers and a totally new Early Help Assessment based on Signs of Safety  -  MAY 2020


IMPORTANT NEWS - As of Monday 18th May 2020 

The First Response Hub will be BCP Children’s Services new front door for professionals and families to seek advice and make referrals regardless of whether this is for Early Help or Social Care. This will mean -

Download the BCP Interagency Referal Form


Helpline for Parents launced offering Home Schooling Advice, general tips on behaviour and mental health as well as specific advice on tricky academic questions

Calls to the helpline use a local rate number, 0330 3139162, from anywhere in the UK. - MAY 2020


Childrens Commisioner:  Local Vulnerabilty Map.  Local Vulnerability Profiles.  'Were All in this Together?'  - APRIL 2020


NSPCC Casper Briefings The Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel's first Reports, MARCH 2020:


Neglect Strategy and Toolkit updated (Pan-Dorset Safeguarding Children Partnership) -  MARCH 2020


The Pan-Dorset Safeguarding Children Partnership website is now live and will replace the Bournemouth and Poole LSCB websites  -  MARCH 2020


Latest edition of School News - FEBRUARY 2020


FREE Tacking Child Abuse training date in March 20 - FEBRUARY 2020


Dorset Mind Your Head Chillzone group starting on 6th February at The 507 Youth Advice Centre in Boscombe  -  January 2020


The Impact of Poverty on Child Mental Health.  Buttle Uk Report  -  DECEMBER 2019


Autumn BCP DACT Newsletter  -  NOVEMBER 2019


UNICEF Report - The Convention on the Rights ofthe Child at a crossroads  -  NOVEMBER 2019


Deprivation across BCP area Indices of Multiple Deprivation, 2019 update. BCP Insight Briefing Paper  -  OCTOBER 2019  


Guidance for Schools, EOTAS Centres and Youth Service on Supporting Transgender Young People.  Education Authority  -  OCTOBER 2019


Breaking the link between school exclusions and knife crime. APPG Report  -  OCTOBER 2019


New Pan-Dorset Safeguarding Children Partnership Continuum of Need Guidance issued  -  SEPTEMBER 2019


The new Education Inspection Framework (EIF) for schools in England, published by Ofsted, has come into force. Alongside this Ofsted has published detailed Guidance for Inspectors, including on inspecting safeguarding in early years, education and skills  -  SEPTEMBER 2019 


The updated statutory guidance for safeguarding in schools and colleges, Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019, has come into force  -  SEPTEMBER 2019


More than 210,000 children are homeless in England, with many offered shipping containers, office blocks and bed and breakfast accommodation,  report by the children's commissioner  -  AUGUST 2019


Home Office issue County Lines Partner Pack  -  AUGUST 2019


Childhood Vulnerability in Numbers - Infographic - Children's Commissioner Report -  AUGUST 2019


New BCP Child Criminal Exploitation Practitioner Guidance issued  -  AUGUST 2019


A system mapping approach to understanding child and adolescent wellbeing, DFE Research Report  -  JULY 2019


UK Child Poverty, Buttle Report - What is it really like for children growing up in poverty in the UK in 2019- Part 1  -  JULY 2019


Updated Corporate Structure Chart for BCP Council  -  JUNE 2019


Predicted 40% UK children living in poverty by 2021.  

Report of the Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights on his visit to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland  -  JUNE 2019


 Presentation by RELATE to Early Help Partnership Operational Group.  To download Referral forms  -  May 2019


DACT (Drugs & Alcohol Commissioning Team) Spring Newsletter  -  May 2019


Private Fostering in the New BCP Council   - April 2019


New versions of the Early Help Assessment and TAF Plan & Review have been released.  The Early Help Outcomes checklist has been replaced with a Troubled Families Checklist and the NIF has been replaced with an Early Help Contact Form.  -  APRIL 2019


NEW BCP Council Children and Adult Social Care Contacts  -  APRIL 2019


Follow link to see Children's Commissioner latest report re: County Lines and Gang Related Offending (select the report 'Keeping Kids Safe')  -  MARCH 2019


Bournemouth DACT (Drugs & Alcohol Commissioning Team) Winter Newsletter - JANUARY 2019


 One-off Attachment Awareness - Twilight Session, 29th January 2019, 16.00 - 18.00.  Click on link for more information and to book places for your organisation. 


DfE has updated:  'Mental Health and Behaviour in Schools'  -  DECEMBER 2018


Early Intervention Foundation Report - Realising the Potential of Early Intervention  - DECEMBER 2018


A new Children’s Out of Hours Services will commence from Monday 5th November 2018 at 5pm.  Guide for Professionals

The new telephone number will be 01202 738256  childrensOOHS@poole.gov.uk  -  NOVEMBER 2018


B-on Track will be launching on the 20th NOVEMBER 2018.

This new offer is available for Young People in Bournemouth who are 16-18 years old who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) or for those in Year 11 who are Elective Home Educated.

Young People have an opportunity to gain certification/recognition in Employability Skills Development and in areas of citizenship.


 The Pan Dorset Multi-Agency Safeguarding Policies and Procedures Manual has been updated  -  NOVEMBER 2018


Bournemouth DACT (Drugs & Alcohol Commissioning Team) Autumn Newsletter - OCTOBER 2018


 Statutory Guidance for Schools and Colleges - Keeping Children Safe in Education - SEPTEMBER 2018


There is now one Pan Dorset MASH Interagency Referral form which replaces all previous Dorset, Bournemouth & Poole forms  -  AUGUST 2018


Changes to Early Help Assessment and Family Support Hub Services following GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018  -  AUGUST 2018


Updated 'Working Together to Safeguard Children' - JULY 2018


Updated 'Information Sharing Advice for Practitioners' - JULY 2018


Early Help Partnership Annual Performance Report for 2017/18