Staying Safe On-Line – Share your views!
We know that the Internet is both an educational and inspirational resource and the benefits of its use are far reaching. However, it is crucial that children and young people are supported to use this technology in a safe and responsible manner and be aware of the benefits and the dangers.
The Flintshire and Wrexham Local Safeguarding Board (FWLSCB) are launching a survey on 6/11/12 to identify what the challenges are for professionals, volunteers, young people and parents in keeping children and young people safe in our hi-tech digital world. Please take 5 minutes to complete the survey and tell us what you think. Your views are needed so that we can inform training, information and guidance to help keep children and young people safe on-line. The survey will close on 30th November.
Are there any budding graphic designers out there?
The Flintshire & Wrexham Local Safeguarding Children Board are running a competition to create an attractive design template for the LSCB bulletin. The bulletin will be circulated twice yearly to agencies working with children and families and included on the LSCB web pages.
The design needs to:
- Be suitable for cutting and pasting onto a Word document by a writer without advanced technological skills!
- Complement the design templates for already existing LSCB documents
- Be appropriate for the subject matter (safeguarding children and young people from harm)
We strongly recommend that you look at the website (www.wrexham.gov.uk/fwlscb) to get an idea of the subject matter and current design.
There will be a small prize for the winning design. Entries are welcome from individuals or groups, and from children, young people and adults.
Closing date 14th December 2012.
Flintshire & Wrexham LSCB Model Child Protection Policy
Flintshire and Wrexham LSCB Annual Conference
‘Keeping children and young people safe in a digital world’ was the theme of this year’s Flintshire and Wrexham Local Safeguarding Children’s Board (FWLSCB) annual conference, which took place recently.
The theme was chosen by managers and practitioners from various agencies who are facing the task of safeguarding children in a world where exploitation of young people via the internet has become a global industry. Keeping them safe is a challenge for parents and all those who work with children and young people.
A highlight was the Question Time style panel, where young people and adults asked questions to each other. This gave a valuable insight into young people’s perspective on the issues being discussed. The young people who took part represented the Young Flintshire website Editorial Group, the Flintshire Youth Forum, the Wrexham Youth Senedd, Connah’s Quay High School and the ‘Speaking for Children in Care’ Group.
Please see below a number of documents from the event, including the press release, power point presentations delivered on the day and the winning competition entry ‘The Cyber Bully – video from Ysgol Bryn Deva’.
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Wrexham and Flintshire LSCB Survey
The Flintshire and Wrexham Safeguarding Children Board are responsible for ensuring that everyone is working well together to keep children and young people safe from harm. The Board provides guidance on its web pages, training for professionals and information on who to contact if you are worried that a child may not be safe.
To help the Board plan it activities over the next year please tell us what you know and what you think about safeguarding children locally by completing this short survey.
The survey will close on 31st January 2012.
The Welsh Government have announced the electronic publication of the new ‘Respecting Others’ anti-bullying guidance. The new documents build on the guidance we issued in 2003, and provide detailed advice to schools on responding to and preventing bullying. Included are examples of good practice, case studies and scenarios. This document is available on the Welsh Government website.