There are about 9000 children and young people in Bristol with special educational needs or a disability (SEND).

Organisations across Bristol’s Children and Families Partnership are currently working together to help ensure these children and young people achieve the outcomes set out in the Children, Young People and Families Strategy.

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 20 July, 2017 -
10:00 to 12:00
17 December, 2018

 

Do you work with children in Bristol? Do you think we can improve how we safeguard the children we work with? The Bristol Safeguarding Children Board wants to hear from you about your idea to empower children and families receiving services.

12 December, 2018

 

Next week is your last chance to submit your response to Bristol City Council's consultation on its budget. The deadline for responses is midnight on Monday 17 of December. We've published our response below in advance of submitting it to give Bristol's VCSE sector the opportunity to comment and contribute.

3 December, 2018

 

Advocate: Jackie Citron

Board Chair: Sally Lewis

Date of meeting: 14 November 2018

 

Relevant discussions:

Jackie has offered to become involved in the new Contextual Safeguarding Subgroup given previous experience and current role working with HSB. She has been invited to monthly meetings from Dec 18.

26 November, 2018

 

The government has announced a new VCSE Health and Wellbeing Fund for organisations that support children and young people with their mental health.

The funding is for three years and is aimed at expanding and evaluating existing projects that are both successful and innovative and that:

2 October, 2018

 

The Bristol City Council team that supports young people that are in trouble with the law has been rated as ‘requires improvement’ by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation.

The Bristol Youth Offending Team (YOT) was told that it needed to look again at its staffing levels, and do more to support children and young people who have offended to get a sufficient education.

25 September, 2018

Bristol City Council has announced its next steps for reversing the £5 million in savings from its Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) budget for 2018–19.

The reversal follows a High Court challenge brought by two families in which the judge ruled that the council should have consulted on the decision before it was made and that it was therefore unlawful.

The next steps are as follows:

22 August, 2018

 

Bristol Safeguarding Children Board (BSCB) is funding an evidence based tool called Graded Care Profile 2 (GCP2). It clearly identifies neglect levels and the impact this is likely to have on children within a family.

BSCB will be running a training plan across the next 12 months to enable those practitioners who undertake assessments with children and families to use this tool in their work.

13 August, 2018

 

A serious case review published by Bristol Safeguarding Children Board has stated that agencies working with children and families in the city need to provide a more robust response to child-to-parent or child-to-sibling violence.

8 August, 2018

 

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) is consulting on a draft code of ethics.

The code is aimed at helping organisations to review their policies and practices in order to update them in line with their purpose and values. It seeks to provide an overarching set of principles that reflect values shared across the charity sector.

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