Sunderland Safeguarding Children Partnership


The Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse has created a series of 12 short films to accompany their practitioner guides, to give professionals the knowledge to identify concerns of child sexual abuse, and the confidence to respond to the abuse, and work with the child and their family.

Access the resources: Supporting practice in tackling child sexual abuse film series

Watch the films: Introduction to our videos (01/12)

Female Genital Mutilation

Awareness of Forced Marriage


NSPCC  - Safeguarding Awareness for workers who enter other people's homes

NSPCC - Let Children know you are listening research

All you need is love and a village - Article by Kieran Breen

Harmful Sexual Behaviour by Children Report

Children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) | NSPCC Learning

Safeguarding d/Deaf and disabled children | NSPCC Learning

Significant Injury and Death in Children Caused by Falling Fire Surrounds - Learning from NHSI regarding fire surround safety.

Boloh Helpline

To reduce increased pressure on local healthcare systems, Barnardo’s has been funded by NHS England and Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) to provide a helpline advising on respiratory illnesses, focused on supporting parents/carers from Black, Asian and Minority communities.

The Boloh helpline can provide advice, guidance and signposting support to partners/carers who are unsure about what to do if their child has a cough, cold or chest infection. We can provide information about:

-Chest infections in their child

-How to access the right health support

-Self-managing respiratory infections at home

Contact: 0800 151 2605 / /

Independent Enquiry into Child Sexual Abuse have an ambitious research programme which will fill gaps in the knowledge about child sexual abuse and make sure our recommendations are informed by the latest learning.

Child Q 

The education secretary, Nadhim Zahawi, has ordered a ordered a review of guidelines and policies around strip searches of children in schools in England following the case of Child Q.  Read the Guardian article: Government to issue ‘much tougher guidelines’ on strip searches in schools Download the report: Local child safeguarding practice review - Child Q (PDF)

Looked after children 2022

This conference, organised by Open Forum Events, takes place on 07 July 2022 at the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce.  Find out more: Open Forum

The Youth Advisory Panel of the Safer Young Lives Research Centre (SYLRC) has created a resource booklet for children and young people on contextual safeguarding and dangers outside the home. Read the blog: Introducing a contextual safeguarding resource for young people! 
Download the resource: Your guide to contextual safeguarding (PDF)

Barnardo’s has updated its Real love rocks resources for children and young people on healthy relationships, exploitation, and radicalisation.  Read the press release: Barnardo's launches resources to help schools tackle sexual harassment and abuse
Visit the page: Healthy relationships and exploitation education resources


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