The following resources have been collated to further develop practitioners in their knowledge and understanding of specific topics.
This is a useful video to watch to remind yourselves about the impact of neglect and signs to both watch out for and respond to. The video was made by Harrow Safeguarding Children Board before Torbay adopted a restorative approach but the messages within it remain pertinent to all of our practice.Neglect Video
The National Autistic Society and Mind have launched a free good practice guide to help mental health professionals adapt talking therapies for autistic adults and children, alongside new research into autism and mental heath.
NSPCC Learning Podcasts are a series of episodes that cover a ranged of child protection issues to inform, create debate and talk about the work the NSPCC do to keep children safe.
National Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews Webinars are a series of webinars that cover a range of different Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews including Non-Accidental Injury of Children under 1 and Supporting Vulnerable Children and Families during Covid
The Executive Group has agreed to the implementation of Graded Care Profile 2 (GCP2) across the partnership and is currently in the early stages of implementation.
A Webinar by Samanthan Kyriacou, Leading on Graded Care Profile 2, NSPCC in relation to GCP2 was presented on 17th February 2022. Please review the following documents for more information on GCP2.
Slides from the GCP2 Webinar by Samantha Kyriacou
NSPCC GCP2 Case Study Card Pack
Helena Svedang, Court Quality Assurance Manager for Torbay Children’s Services, has produced an article on assessing and supporting parents who have a learning disability to support you in your work with families who would benefit from this.
Assessing and Supporting Parents who have a Learning Disability
This Chart has been developed by Research in Practice as an easy to reference reminder on typical stages of development
This chart is an aid and easy-to-reference reminder of typical stages of development. You will want to consider each child’s circumstances, abilities and needs in using this to assess whether there may be grounds for concern or further investigation. Keep in mind that the sequence of attaining development milestones is important as well as age.
Guidance written by Dr Richard Tozer, Consultant Paediatrician - Lead for Acute Care, Quality and Safety, Lead for Gastroenterology, Metabolic, ME/CFS, Named Doctor for Safeguarding Children, Clinical Lead for South West Children and Young People Long COVID Service, Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
Guidance in relation to perplexing presentations and fabricated or induced illness (FII)
Voice of child - a short training video regarding the voice of the child
Disguised compliance -a short training video regarding disguised compliance
DCD Hub - for professionals working with children and young people
Providing elearning to educate and train the health and care workforce - HEE elfh Hub (e-lfh.org.uk)
elearning programmes are developed in partnership with the NHS, 3rd sector and professional bodies and can be accessed for free, 24/7 by health and care professionals.
Children and Family Health Devon have a team of Speech and Language Therapists who are all registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and Speech and Language Therapy Assistants who are based all over Devon and Torbay.
The following information can be found on the CFHD website: