Helping to keep children and young people safe in Derby and Derbyshire
KEEPING BABIES SAFE
Three Steps to Baby Safety Conference took place on Friday 2nd July 2021 and was the first DDSCP Stakeholder Conference to focus on the learning from Children Safeguarding Practice Reviews (CSPRs) regarding babies. The Conference provided professionals and frontline practitioners, from a wide range of sectors, with the opportunity to hear insights about the latest strategies, local reviews, and national learning to protect babies from harm.
Babies are entirely dependent on their parents and carers to meet all of their needs all of the time and it is this helplessness that makes them so vulnerable.
The Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Partnership has made improving the safety of babies a priority.
The ‘Three Steps for Baby Safety’ strategy has been established to support partner agencies and professionals who work with families to ensure that the babies in Derby and Derbyshire remain safe from abuse, neglect, and harm.
The objectives of this strategy are clear.
The ongoing work of our 85 Keeping Babies Safe Champions throughout the partner agencies, the learning that is being extracted from safeguarding reviews and the informed development and delivery of a focused training programme are key to delivering this strategy with the ultimate aim of reducing the number of babies who die or who are seriously injured.
Supporting you in your work
Find out who your Keeping Babies Safe Champion is in your agency. They can help provide advice and a wide range of resources.
Please take time to familiarise yourself with these resources/key documents and share them with people you work with.
The Three Steps for Baby Safety strategy will help you gain a thorough understanding of this critical area of multi-agency work and the role you play in keeping babies safe.
‘Promoting the Safety of Babies – Learning from Reviews’ provides you with an evidenced based understanding of the key learning themes that are central to this piece of work. Please promote these documents in your workplace.
A new e-learning course Protecting Babies from Harm (Level 2) is available for any professional or volunteer who works directly or indirectly with parents, unborn babies, babies or children and is aimed at raising your awareness of the vulnerability of babies to the risk of harm. The course will support you to:
The DDSCP Keeping Babies Safe – Level 3 course is available to book for 2022, for any professional or volunteer who works directly or indirectly with parents, unborn babies, babies or children and those with particular and specialised responsibility for safeguarding children and young people who contribute to assessing, planning, intervening and reviewing the needs of a child where there are safeguarding concerns, including strategic and operational managers. The course will support you to:
Three Steps to Baby Safety Conference took place on Friday 2nd July 2021 and was the first DDSCP Stakeholder Conference to focus on the learning from Children Safeguarding Practice Reviews (CSPRs) regarding babies