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Past Safeguarding Forums

Last updated: 13/10/2022

Past Safeguarding Forums

The Bracknell Forest Safeguarding Board has held five online Forums since November 2021. Each event looked at different safeguarding issues and how we can work together to improve outcomes for children and vulnerable adults. 

5. Understanding the impact of trauma: considerations for those working to safeguard children and adults

The Safeguarding Forum introduced the audience to what trauma is and how it can create a barrier in accessing and engaging with services. It looked at trauma in different life stages and implications for trauma informed practice across agencies. The presentations given are below:

4. Safeguarding: Supporting People / Avoiding Assumptions

This Safeguarding Forum, held on 11 July 2023,  focused on how people interact with the services available to them and the assumptions that can sometimes be made by the professionals working with them. Here is a copy of the presentations given:

3. Cost of Living - 22 November 2022

The cost-of-living crisis is expected to increase safeguarding risks to vulnerable children and adults with the problem getting worse this winter. Therefore, the Safeguarding Boards across East Berkshire (Bracknell Forest, Windsor and Maidenhead, Slough) hosted an on-line Safeguarding Forum to look at how we can help to prevent the detrimental impact and identify what support is available to help those that need it.  Here is a copy of the presentations given:

2. Raising Awareness of Hidden Harm and Support for Carers - 8 June 2022

This online event helped attendees learn about hidden harm for families living with dementia, child to parent abuse and those struggling with substance misuse and hoarding issues.  There was also information about carers and where help is available.  Presentations from the Forum can be accessed below:

1. Raising awareness of safeguarding and how to recognise and report abuse - 17 November 2021

A number of speakers highlighted local safeguarding issues, why awareness in the community is so important and how to foster a positive safeguarding culture.  We shared what can be learned from local case studies and how we can work together to improve outcomes for children and vulnerable adults. Presentations from the day included:

Session 1: Raising awareness of safeguarding and reaching all communities
Safeguarding in Early Help
Safeguarding People in Adult Social Care
Children in mental health crisis at Frimley Health sites
Hospital Navigator Scheme

Session 3 and 4: Supporting the Community and Voluntary Sector (CVS) and Introducing the new self-assessment tool
Supporting the CVS and the self-assessment tool

Session 5: Why safeguarding and learning together is important
ASC case study on risk framework
CSC case study

Other useful resources

We have two videos which raise the importance of safeguarding from health and Bracknell Islamic Cultural Society (BICS)

Our self-assessment tool has been designed to help organisations look at their safeguarding responsibilities in a proportionate response.  The four areas should be considered alongside the multi-agency guidance for adults and children's that details the procedures and practice standards for safeguarding across Berkshire.

There is also further guidance 'Too Important to Get Wrong' to accompany the tool. 

Our Safeguarding Children Cue Card provides details for practitioners on how to protect children and young people.