In this issue
New safeguarding children arrangements in Surrey
Surrey Virtual School update
Have your say on SEN support - please share in your school newsletter
DSL training requirements for the 2019/2020 academic year
The Surrey Children’s Single Point of Access (SPA) wants to hear your feedback
Referrals to Children and Family Health Surrey One Stop service from 1 July
Sign up for the latest education data analysis service – PKM SLA
Good Referrals Guide for professionals referring to Mindsight Surrey CAMHS
Feeling Good Week 2019
Save our oceans assembly
Playwork SENCO training
New Surrey Air Quality Eco-Summit 2019 - save the date
Code Club; start your club for 9 to 13-year-olds
Surrey Libraries Duke of Edinburgh volunteering placements
Welding fume guidance – Free webinar
Foreword from Liz Mills
Latest newsletters

Surrey Safeguarding Children Board Spring newsletter

Virtual School newsletter
SEND newsletter
Education Services for Maintained Schools
SEND Bytes
MyReward Bulletin - June
National guidance on health protection in schools  

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New safeguarding children arrangements in Surrey

Following new legislation, regulation and statutory guidance, there are significant changes being made nationally to safeguarding governance arrangements. Please read about the major changes.


Following new legislation, regulation and statutory guidance, there are significant changes being made nationally to safeguarding governance arrangements. The major changes are:

  • There are now three statutory Safeguarding Partners – the local authority; local police service and NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups – responsible for the effectiveness of local safeguarding children arrangements.
  • There is no longer the requirement for local areas to have Local Safeguarding Children Boards
    The Statutory Safeguarding Partners must consider and put in place appropriate arrangements for the purpose of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.
  • The statutory Safeguarding Partners need to work with others – known as ‘Relevant Agencies’ – to implement these arrangements.
  • The arrangements must be subject to external, independent scrutiny.
  • There are new procedures for undertaking Serious Case Reviews with local areas having to engage with a new national Children’s Safeguarding Practice Review Panel.

 

All local areas have been required to review the operation of their existing LSCB and publish new arrangements by June 2019. Any changes must be implemented by September 2019.

Surrey’s review of existing arrangements has led to the following key changes:

  • A new Safeguarding Children Partnership will be established and led, jointly and equally, by the County Council, Surrey Police, and Guildford and Waverley CCG (acting on behalf of all CCGs and NHS Providers in Surrey).
  • The Partnership will establish and implement a strategic safeguarding children plan for the county and will adopt a more robust approach to performance management and quality of services delivering the plan.
  • Surrey’s current Local Safeguarding Children Board will be replaced by the new Partnership.
  • The three statutory Safeguarding Partners will form a new Executive Group for the Partnership, joined by representatives from the county’s schools and colleges; district and borough councils; and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner. Third sector representatives will attend the Executive on an issue by issue basis.
  • The membership of the  Safeguarding Children Partnership will become ‘relevant agencies’ in the new arrangements and will be extended to more fully represent the breadth of interests/stakeholders in children’s safeguarding in Surrey.
  • There will be fewer standing sub-groups with an increased focus on business efficiency and the adoption of a commissioning approach to quality assurance and learning and development.
  • New procedures for the commissioning and completion of Local Safeguarding Practice Reviews (previously called Serious Case Reviews), including newly required ‘Rapid Reviews’, are being established.
  • New procedures for scrutiny of the effectiveness of the Partnership will be put in place to be led by an Independent Scrutineer. Simon Hart, our existing Independent Chair, has agreed to assume this role and will continue to chair key meetings of the Partnership and Executive.
  • There will be a stronger focus on learning from practice and the development of a ‘learning cycle’ approach to be led by Surrey’s new Children’s Workforce Academy.
  • There will also be the stronger engagement of service users and the children’s workforce in both the operation and the scrutiny of the new arrangements.       

The changes outlined above are being made with the prime objective of increasing the effectiveness of the governance arrangements and the impact they have on safeguarding practice and outcomes for children in the county. They are broadly in line with changes being made in many local areas nationally, including early adopters of the new arrangements, but will be reviewed and amended as necessary over the course of the first year of their operation.

More detail will be found in the document ‘Surrey Safeguarding Children Partnership - New Local Safeguarding Children Arrangements’ to be published later in June. 

 
Surrey Virtual School update

Read the latest news from the Surrey Virtual School; including details on the school's staffing structure, Personal Education Plans (PEPs) and details of Professional Development for Designated Teachers.


Read the latest news from the Surrey Virtual School; including details on the school's staffing structure, Personal Education Plans (PEPs) and details of Professional Development for Designated Teachers.

 
Have your say on SEN support - please share in your school newsletter

Parents, carers, children, young people and practitioners working with children and young people who have additional SEN support are encouraged to take part in this year's POET survey.


The Personal Outcomes Evaluation Tool (POET) is a short, anonymous questionnaire for parents, carers, children and young people and anyone who works with children and young people who receive additional SEN support, or have an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP).


The survey is run by an independent charity called In Control. The results from the survey will be used to help shape and improve the service that Surrey County Council provides for its children, young people and families.

 

View further details and complete the survey on the Surrey Local Offer.


There are separate questionnaires for children and young people, as well as parents and carers to complete. Please could all schools encourage parents, carers, children and young people who receive additional SEN support, or have an EHCP to complete the survey.

 

Please ensure to include the image below in your weekly school newsletter at your earliest opportunity:

 

 



Please email poets@surreycc.gov.uk if you require the above image in a different size to fit your school newsletter.

 
DSL training requirements for the 2019/2020 academic year

Following feedback from school colleagues, a decision has been agreed to put on hold the proposed changes to Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead training to allow time for a full review.


Following feedback from school colleagues, a decision has been agreed to put on hold the proposed changes to Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead training to allow time for a full review.

 

The current requirements as detailed by Ofsted in Inspecting safeguarding in early years, education and skills settings are for DSL’s to complete safeguarding training every two years and their knowledge and skills should be refreshed at regular intervals, but at least annually.

Consequently for the 2019/2020 academic year, the training requirements for Designated Safeguarding Leads and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads will be:

New DSL’s must attend the following training:

  • DSL New to Role
  • SSCB Foundation Module 1: Multi Agency Safeguarding Children - Family Resilience and Family Safeguarding
  • SSCB Foundation Module 2: Child Protection Conferences, Plans and Core Groups

Followed by:

  • DSL Update Training – at least every 2 years training will include development of the leadership of safeguarding within your setting
  • Attendance at termly DSL network events, where possible, to refresh knowledge and skills

The training will be available to book on the SSCB website – dates for the new academic year will be made available in June and July.

 
The Surrey Children’s Single Point of Access (SPA) wants to hear your feedback

Surrey Children’s Services would like to hear your views. If you have contacted the new SPA or used the Consultation Line for Schools and Early Years Settings, please provide feedback on your experience.


Your feedback on Surrey Children’s Single Point of Access (SPA)


The Surrey Children’s Single Point of Access (SPA) is the umbrella term for the ‘front door’ to Children’s services in Surrey. The SPA is the conduit for access to services at levels 2, 3 and 4 of Effective Family Resilience. It also provides direct information, advice and guidance to residents and people who work with children in Surrey about where and how to find the appropriate support for families.

If you have contacted Surrey Children’s Single Point of Access (SPA), any feedback you are able to provide is immensely valuable and will help on the journey toward delivering outstanding services for Surrey’s children and their families.

 

Please provide your feedback on your experience contacting Surrey Children’s Single Point of Access (SPA).


Your feedback on the Child Protection Consultation Line for Schools and Early Years Settings


In response to recent discussions with schools about how to strengthen support for referrals, a new Child Protection Consultation Line for Schools and Early Years Settings has also implemented.


The aim of the Child Protection Consultation Line is to help direct Schools and Early Years Settings to the most appropriate service that can meet the child and family’s needs, and to ensure that requests for support and safeguarding are getting to the right place, at the right time.


The Consultation Line is open to all schools in the County, including Independent Schools and Early Years Settings. There will be an expectation that you continue to consult the Effective Family Resilience Guidance, Surrey Child Protection Procedures and your designated safeguarding lead.


Please provide your feedback on the Child Protection Consultation Line.

Contact details for the SPA

To find the appropriate support for children and their families in Surrey contact Surrey Children’s Single Point of Access (SPA).

The way to contact the Children’s SPA has not changed:

 

Child Protection Consultation Line for Schools and Early Years Settings

  • Phone: 0300 470 9100 - Select the consultation line option
  • Availability: Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm


If you have any questions about the surveys or how to provide feedback, please contact: alison.worden@surreycc.gov.uk

 

 
Referrals to Children and Family Health Surrey One Stop service from 1 July

From Monday 1 July, the Children and Family Health Surrey One Stop referral service will transfer from Simplify Health to Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.


From Monday 1 July, the Children and Family Health Surrey One Stop referral service will transfer from Simplify Health to Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. Since 1 April, Surrey and Borders have also managed the CAMHS Single Point of Access (formerly known as CAMHS One Stop). Referrals continue to be made in exactly the same way as before – via the portal, telephone or post.

Children and Family Health Surrey are committed to delivering a first-rate referral service in partnership with Surrey County Council and other system partners in response to the growing demand and systemwide changes across children and young people's services.

Please continue to access the online referral portal via the new web address which went live in April: https://childrensreferrals.sabp.nhs.uk/. The old web address will be permanently switched off at the end of June, so please update any bookmarks or shortcuts. Online referrals are the most efficient and responsive way to refer into the service compared to postal referrals. The postal address and telephone number for referrals remain the same.

To find out more about Children and Family Health Surrey One Stop Service, please visit https://childrenshealthsurrey.nhs.uk/services/one-stop

 
Sign up for the latest education data analysis service – PKM SLA

Early bird discount for the 2019/20 PKM service level agreement (SLA) for education data analysis is now available.


The 2019/20 PKM service level agreement (SLA) for education data analysis is now available to purchase online through the Services for Schools portal. Sign up by 28 June 2019 to make sure you don’t miss out on a 10% Early Bird discount.

The Performance Information & Intelligence team’s PKM service level agreement (SLA) offers a range of high quality education data analyses to schools through the Fischer Family Trust (FFT) Aspire and Perspective Lite websites.

Key Benefits of the PKM SLA:

  • Full FFT Aspire subscription providing access to comprehensive self-evaluation and target setting information, as well as enabling schools to access detailed pupil data through the Student Explorer module and share aggregate school level performance data with partners through the Collaborate module
  • Full access to all new FFT Aspire functionality and reports made available during the subscription period
  • Key Stage indicators in advance of Analyse School Performance (ASP) via Perspective Lite
  • Access to Surrey benchmarking data
  • Analysis of combinations of vulnerability factors

 

Surrey County Council is able to purchase FFT Aspire at a substantial discount and pass on significant savings to schools through its SLA. On average the PKM SLA purchased as part of the Early Bird offer costs schools 40% less than a FFT Aspire subscription bought direct from FFT. The minimum saving schools who sign up before 28 June 2019 make on the direct price is 28%, with some schools benefitting from savings of up to 63%.

If you would like to find out more about our SLA or if you have any questions please do not hesitate to e-mail pkm@surreycc.gov.uk

 
Good Referrals Guide for professionals referring to Mindsight Surrey CAMHS
A message from Surrey and Borders Partnership (SABP)

With the help of GP clinical leads and CAMHS Youth Advisors (CYA), we have collaboratively produced a Good Referrals Guide for professionals looking to refer into Mindsight Surrey CAMHS.


With the help of GP clinical leads and CAMHS Youth Advisors (CYA), we have collaboratively produced a Good Referrals Guide for professionals looking to refer into Mindsight Surrey CAMHS.

When making referrals to us, there are key pieces of information which will enable the Single Point of Access Clinical Triage Team to identify the appropriate support more efficiently for a child or young person. The Good Referrals Guide provides advice on this information which is needed at the point of referral. All referrals are screened for levels of urgency on receipt regardless of whether they are marked as urgent.

School referrers are able to refer a child or young person directly to the CAMHS Single Point of Access rather than to their GP.

For more information on referring to Mindsight Surrey CAMHS please visit: https://www.sabp.nhs.uk/mindsightsurreycamhs/referrals

 
Feeling Good Week 2019
How to apply for a grant

Feeling Good Week will take place from 17 - 21 June. Find out about the funding that is available or send us your story if your school has already used grant funding.


One in ten children and young people in Surrey are affected by mental health problems like depression and anxiety. Feeling Good Week is an annual event to promote positive mental health and raise awareness of the importance of emotional wellbeing.


This year, Feeling Good Week will take place from 17 – 21 June and focus on the theme ‘Together we can’. It will encourage young people to work together, build relationships and share how they’re feeling with one another. Being able to share experiences with others can help encourage positive mental health.


What funding is available?


Schools and organisations working with children and young people up to 18 years old, can apply for a grant funded by Surrey County Council and Surrey Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). This grant can be used to put towards the cost of Feeling Good Week activities and resources.


Organisations working with young people from 11 – 18 years old can apply for a grant for £150. Those working with children and young people up to 11 years old can apply for a grant for £100.


Applying for a grant


Schools and organisations can download an application form from the CAMHS website. All completed applications must be sent to camhs@surreycc.gov.uk by Friday 7 June 2019.


Due to receiving a large number of grant applications each year, only one application can be submitted per organisation. Grants will also be allocated on a first come, first served basis. If successful, grants will be paid after the application deadline.


Resource pack


In June, a Feeling Good Week resource pack will be available to download, filled with ideas and activities will be available to download from the CAMHS website.


To find out more and keep up to date with this year’s Feeling Good Week, visit the CAMHS website or email camhs@surreycc.gov.uk for more information.

 

Share your story

 

If your school has used grant funding previously, please share with us the impact it has had at your school. Please send details of how the grant funding has helped your school to: schoolsbulletin@surreycc.gov.uk

 

 

 
Save our oceans assembly

On World Oceans Day (8 June), join in the global celebration of our oceans and encourage everyone to work together to protect them.


On World Oceans Day (8 June), join in the global celebration of our oceans and encourage everyone to work together to protect them.

This is an opportunity to highlight the problem of plastic pollution that is harming creatures that live in the ocean, from coral reefs to turtles, whales and seabirds. Ask your pupils what their impact on the oceans is. Do they think their actions and behaviour has affected them?

Show pupils the Great Pacific Garbage Patch video (video runtime 1:31min) to see the impact of waste on the oceans.

You could watch the Litter Things Matter movie (video runtime 19:54 min), which explains all you need to know about plastic and its impact, to engage your pupils in the problems it creates.

Or run an interactive assembly and find out what plastics can be recycled locally using the 15 minutes to Save the Earth resource. It also includes the 2-minute tidy up game to help remind children about the right way to recycle at home.

Challenge your eco-team

Can they think of some inspiring ways to reduce, reuse and recycle plastics in school?

Plan ahead

8 June - World Oceans Day
15 June - Global Wind Day
3 July - International Plastic Bag Free Day


Stay in touch with Wastebuster


Follow Wastebuster on Twitter, YouTube and Facebook for updates on our latest resources, campaigns and school eco-news.


Recommend a colleague


Email your school name and a colleague’s contact details to ianm@wastebuster.co.uk, and they will receive our e-newsletter and login details.


You may need to use your school’s Wastebuster login to access some of the linked content. For a login reminder, please email: info@wastebuster.co.uk

 

 

 
Playwork SENCO training

Are you a Special Educational Needs Coordinator supporting children with SEND to attend your breakfast club, after school club or holiday playscheme?

 


Are you a Special Educational Needs Coordinator supporting children with SEND to attend your breakfast club, after school club or holiday playscheme? Then book on to a half day SENCO workshop this Summer Term 2019. This training is suitable for SENCOs working in Playwork provision only.


The training will cover:

  • Roles and responsibilities of a SENCO in a playwork setting
  • Working with Parents
  • Behaviour and Sensory Needs
  • Support Plans
  • Health Care Plan


Date: Thursday 11 July, 9.30am-12.30pm.
Location: Reigate Manor Hotel, Reigate.

This training can be booked by clicking here.

 
New Surrey Air Quality Eco-Summit 2019 - save the date

Don’t miss out on one of the Surrey wide Eco-summits planned for July 2019.


Don’t miss out on the Surrey wide Eco-summits planned for Wednesday 10 July and Friday 12 July.


The summit can help your school understand more about air quality and work towards an Eco-School award. This year’s summits are being delivered with a number of partners including Surrey County Council, London Sustainability Exchange, Surrey Waste team, Ashden LESS CO, Local Water Authority and the Field Studies Council. The event highlights the countywide venture to build a more sustainable future for Surrey’s schools.


Two events will be held for all schools at the Living Planet Centre Woking on Wednesday 10 July and the Harlequin Centre in Redhill on Friday 12 July, both from 9.00 am to 2.00 pm.


This year’s summits are different to previous years and are suitable for any schools staff that needs help to progress with their eco work in school. The summits will have a strong focus on what schools can do to tackle the growing problem of air quality and will also be an opportunity for schools that have taken part in the DEFRA Funded air quality to celebrate the achievements that have been made in this academic year. There will be new speakers, new workshops and new activities. The summits will have a strong focus on networking with other schools and environmental education providers. There will be representatives from lots of locally based environmental organisations that can provide you with information and future support. There will be exciting and practical workshops on Energy, Water, Waste, Biodiversity and School Grounds. Plus, you will have ample opportunity to ask questions at the Market Place.


There will be a £25 booking fee for up to per delegate from the same school. Lunch is included.


Numbers are limited so to avoid disappointment book early. Book your place here (closing date to book is Monday 10 June 2019).

 

 
Code Club; start your club for 9 to 13-year-olds

Code Club supports schools and teachers nationwide to run free coding clubs.


Code Clubs are free, they’re simple to run, and they help students develop skills such as problem-solving and digital literacy. The Code Club team provides free, hands-on coding activities that spark curiosity and inspire creative thinking, and that cater to all levels of coding experience. This also means you don’t need coding skills yourself to run a Code Club.


Code Club also runs free online training modules, which are great for teachers who are new to coding and want to learn digital skills alongside their pupils.


Register your school today, receive your free welcome pack, and join the growing network of 13,000 clubs in more than 160 countries.


Follow Code Club UK on Twitter and Facebook, or contact your local coordinator; Rohima Crook.

 
Surrey Libraries Duke of Edinburgh volunteering placements

Surrey Libraries are currently offering three month summer volunteering placements for the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh award. Placements run from June to September.


Surrey Libraries are currently offering three month summer volunteering placements for the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh award. Placements run from June to September.
 
For more information go to https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/libraries/volunteering-in-libraries

 
Welding fume guidance – Free webinar
Free webinar for secondary school and premises staff

Sign up to a free webinar on welding fume guidance with experts from 3M addressing some of the common issues surrounding respiratory hazards for welders.


Sign up to a free webinar on welding fume guidance with experts from 3M addressing some of the common issues surrounding respiratory hazards for welders.

Register to attend the webinar for FREE which takes place on 12 June at 10:30 am and is titled ‘Clearing the air on welding fume guidance’.In February 2019, the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) issued a safety bulletin about the change in enforcement expectations for control of welding fume. All welding fume (including mild steel) is now classed as a carcinogen which can cause lung cancer and has the potential to cause kidney cancer. This is based on the outcome of recently published research by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).


Consequently, there’s a strengthening of the HSE’s enforcement expectation for exposure control for all welding fume including mild and stainless steels, high chrome steels, armour plating and exotic metals. This webinar will address some of the common issues surrounding respiratory hazards for welders, including:

 

  • Basic respiratory hazards
  • Health effects of weld fume
  • Controlling the hazard
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)


For advice on the changes please contact the Strategic Risk Management health and safety team by emailing srm.hands@surreycc.gov.uk

 

 
Foreword from Liz Mills

 

Latest update from Liz Mills, Director for Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture

 


Dear colleagues


Welcome back after half term. I know the next few weeks will be very busy as we come to the end of the school year.

I wanted to draw your attention to two articles in the Bulletin this week; the first relates to changes to our Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) arrangements.

Following new legislation, regulation and statutory guidance, there are significant changes being made nationally to safeguarding governance arrangements.  There are now three statutory Safeguarding Partners – the local authority; local police service and NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups – responsible for the effectiveness of local safeguarding children arrangements.  All local areas have been required to review the operation of their existing LSCB and publish new arrangements by June 2019. Any changes must be implemented by September 2019.

Surrey’s review of existing arrangements has led to a number of key changes including:

  • A new Safeguarding Children Partnership that will be established and led, jointly and equally, by the County Council, Surrey Police, and Guildford and Waverley CCG (acting on behalf of all CCGs and NHS Providers in Surrey). 
  • The Partnership will establish and implement a strategic safeguarding children plan for the county and will adopt a more robust approach to performance management and quality of services delivering the plan.
  • Surrey’s current Local Safeguarding Children Board will be replaced by the new Partnership.
  • The three statutory Safeguarding Partners will form a new Executive Group for the Partnership, joined by representatives from the county’s schools and colleges; district and borough councils; and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner. Third sector representatives will attend the Executive on an issue by issue basis.

The addition of a representative of our county’s schools indicates the very important role you play in the safegaurding system. Please do take a few minutes to read the fuller update which can be found here.

I also want to introduce you to our Interim Head teacher of the Surrey Virtual School for looked after Children. Glinys joined Surrey after the Easter break and is a former Head teacher and school improvement specialist with significant experience in the education of vulnerable learners. Glinys will be seeking opportunities to meet with Head teachers and other groups in the coming weeks to set out the vision for the future of the Virtual school, highlight our current priorities and  explore how we can work together to support looked after children and post looked after children and young people to do their very best. 

The full introduction and the Surrey Virtual School team structure can be found here.

Best wishes,
 
Liz