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Sutton LCSP Child Safeguarding Toolkit

Sutton’s Local Children Safeguarding Partnership (LSCP) has launched a new and unique Child Safeguarding Toolkit – a comprehensive learning resource for everyone who comes into contact with children and young people. This is part of their longstanding commitment to help prevent future serious injury or harm to children.

The Toolkit has been designed and led by Sutton Council, the local CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group), schools and the police, working with the national Virtual College. It applies all contexts of child and family practice and provides practical, online child protection guidance and training for students and trainees; front-line practitioners; designated safeguarding leads; managers; senior leaders, academics and the judiciary.

The interactive Toolkit includes animations, bite-size and e-learning modules with up-to-date legislation, guidance and practice resources, all drawing on learning from both local and national Serious Case Reviews (SCRs), many highlighted in the first annual report of the National Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel. It also covers the new requirements to undertake Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews under Working Together 2018.

The resources and e-learning modules are based on 10 key safeguarding principles to support all those confronted with child neglect and abuse, or young people being exploited and going missing. The course details 10 case scenarios that draw on the real lived experiences of children, based on some of the most commonly repeated SCR themes. Domestic abuse and violence is a feature in many of these SCRs. The e-learning has been split into four levels, each representing the varying degrees of responsibility and knowledge that individuals have in their current role.

The golden thread running through the Toolkit is – Keep Listening to the Voice of the Child.

All of the Toolkit’s training and resource materials are free and can be accessed on this link: