Keeping children safe from harm is everyone's responsibility and our work as a partnership is key to our success in making a difference to children and their families.
To tackle this, in 2018 we launched our Neglect Strategy
As part of delivering this Strategy, Walsall Safeguarding Partnership is seeking a Walsall wide response to neglect.
Neglect is not an event; it is an absence of appropriate care often over a long period. It may be difficult to distinguish between neglect and material poverty but persistent failure to provide basic needs is integral to neglect. Some families may face great adversity, however aspects of neglect cannot be dismissed. Neglect is a serious form of maltreatment and can be life threatening.
Early identification and intervention stops children suffering unnecessary harm. Prevention and early help is also more cost-effective for services in the longer term.
The Neglect Strategy can be accessed here
Look Say Sing Play was launched on 11th July 2019 in Walsall!
The campaign aims to help parents have higher quality interactions with their baby, up to the age of two years, by giving sharing tips and encouraging parents to incorporate ‘serve and return’ engagement into their daily routines, where they can respond to their baby’s cues by talking, singing and playing with them
Powerpoints from the event can be acessed below:
LSSP Launch Presentation
Closing the Gap
Also look out for our Flyer for the Parent's launch on 2nd October at Walsall Art Gallery - coming soon!
3rd September North Locality
30th September South Locality
6th November East Locality
19th November West Locality