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Useful Links & Publications

This part of the website is designed to provides professionals and parents/carers with useful websites and publications.

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Local Links and Publications

Home-Start South Downs
Their volunteers offer one-to-one support, friendship and practical help to enable parents to build better lives for their children.

An introduction to East Sussex LSCB
An induction pack for new members of the East Sussex LSCB.

Ofsted single inspection of East Sussex children’s services and review of the LSCB, March 2014
The effectiveness of the LSCB has been judged as good. The overall judgement of children’s services is also good.

Safeguarding children: a manual for early years practitioners working with children aged 0 to 5 years
This updated manual is a simple guide to safeguarding children and is a support to the online Pan-Sussex Child Protection and Safeguarding Procedures.

Child Death Overview Panel Summary Report
Summary of CDOP report for period covering April 2011 – March 2012

Child Death Overview Panel Annual Report 2012-13
Annual report for the period covering 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013

Management of allegations of abuse against adults who work with children – information for employees and volunteers
How allegations of abuse are managed

East Sussex LSCB Learning and Improvement Framework, 2013-14
This Framework is intended to strengthen and support a learning culture across all agencies in East Sussex that work with children.

East Sussex LSCB Training Strategy, 2013-2015
The framework for safeguarding training in East Sussex for staff and volunteers working with children or adults who are parents or carers.

Child Death Overview Panel
The Fourth anual report of the ESCC and Brighton & Hove Child Death Overview Panel

i-HOP (Information Hub on Offenders’ families with children for Professionals)
I-HOP is a free to use national one-stop information and advice service for all professionals working with children and families of offenders.


Child sexual exploitation

The Wise Project is a specialist project supporting young people at risk of or experiencing sexual exploitation in East Sussex.

This guide from the NSPCC tells you about the signs, symptoms and effects to look out for to identify possible sexual exploitation and who to contact for help.

Pan Sussex Child Protection/es/ws/bah
The Sussex Strategy to combat child sexual exploitation has been agreed by East Sussex, West Sussex and Brighton and Hove LSCBs.



Making a complaint about a child protection conference – advice for children and young people
How to make a complaint about the way your child protection conference was managed or the decisions that were made.

Making a complaint about a child protection conference – advice for parents and carers
How to make a complaint about the way a child protection conference about your child was managed or the decisions that were made.


Domestic abuse

 LSCB Guidance on dealing with domestic abuse for professionals.

Domestic Violence -Children and young people – Domestic abuse can happen in any relationship, and it affects young people too.



Thinkuknow website. Useful guides for children,young people and adults
What is online exploitation? What it means for you and what you can do to protect your personal information.

Thinkuknow-CEOP. Advice for children and young people
You’ve been receiving upsetting or hurtful messages? A easy guide on What to do and when to do it.

E-safety advice for parents, carers and childminders
NSPCC Helpful advice and tools you can use to help keep your child safe whenever and wherever they go online.


Early help

Guide to Early Help
Information all about Early Help, setting out what we mean by early help in East Sussex and how we ensure good, coordinated support for vulnerable families..

The Continuum of Need windscreen tool
A windscreen tool showing levels of need and the relationship between them.


Educational establishments

A model Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy for schools
This policy can be adapted by schools for use and covers the essential requirements of safeguarding.

Child protection record keeping in educational establishments
Guidance for early years settings, schools maintained by the Local Authority, Free Schools, academies, independent schools and colleges.

Safeguarding Children in Education: Safeguarding Audit Toolkit for Schools and Colleges in East Sussex, 2013-14
The toolkit provides practical advice on how to ensure all students are safe and the evidence needed to demonstrate that safeguarding is a priority.


National and International Links and Publications

Information and Guidance on E-safety

  • Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre – Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre delivers a multi-agency service dedicated to tackling the exploitation of children
  • Digizen.org -‘The Digizen website provides information for educators, parents, carers, and young people. It is used to strengthen their awareness and understanding of what digital citizenship is.’
  • Chatdanger– A site all about the potential dangers on interactive services online like chat, IM, online games, email and on mobiles.
  • Kidsmart – A great resource provides information on a variety of online resources to help keep you safe
  • Childnet – Childnet International’s mission is to work in partnership with others around the world to help make the Internet a great and safe place for children.
  • BBC – Parenting – Understanding cyber bullying
  • Thinkuknow

Information and Guidance on Bullying

  • Anti Bullying Network
  • Anti-Bullying Alliance – The Anti-Bullying Alliance works to stop bullying. The ABA website provides teachers and other practitioners working with children and young people with a bank of resources for addressing bullying behaviour and discussing bullying and related issues.
  • BBC – Parenting – Understanding bullying
  • Bullying UK – provides help and reliable information on a variety of bullying issues.
  • Kidscape – provides helpful advice and information to prevent and tackle bullying
  • Red Balloon
  • Safe Network – Safe Network, a project of the NSPCC and Children England was set up to help keep children safe when taking part in activities outside the home.

National / International Publications