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Safeguarding learning resources for use with under 18's

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These materials are a mixture of resources written especially for children and young people aged 3-18 living in Telford and Wrekin along with other resources for professionals and practitioners working with children and their families. They are designed to address the aspects that stop our children and young people from being able to live their lives feeling safe, and live without fear or worry.

The materials are a mixture of the most current thinking and research around a certain topic, as well as practical resources, some of which have been developed by our local school children, that parents, carers or professionals could use with a child or young person.

These pages will be constantly updated and mirror the themes of our Partnership Board.


Domestic Abuse




Lunch and Learn - Domestic Abuse Focus - took place on 14.06.23

This webinar aimed to raise awareness around Domestic Abuse. The session was jointly delivered by West Mercia Police, ICB and Cranstoun (the new Domestic Abuse Service for Telford and Wrekin) and covered the following topics:

  • The role of the DARO 
  • MARAC process 
  • Information on Clare’s Law (DVDS) 
  • The role of a DHR’s 
  • The new Domestic Abuse Service 
  • Different forms of domestic abuse 
  • Warning flags to look out for 





Presentations for download:


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Child Exploitation


Child on Child Abuse





Online Safety


online safety



Family Abuse

  • FGM - The Home Office has launched a free online training package dealing with female genital mutilation (FGM), developed with Virtual College. It gives teachers, police, doctors, social workers and Border Force staff the training they need to help them identify and assist girls who are at risk of FGM. Access online at:
  • Forced Marriage - A free e-learning course has been developed by the Forced Marriage Unit of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Home Office. It aims to raise awareness, challenge perceptions and inform you of the correct actions to take should you suspect someone is at risk.
    – After completing this training you will be able to:
    – Recognise the warning signs of forced marriage
    – Take the right actions to help protect the potential victim
    – Co-operate effectively with other agencies
    Course Type: E-Learning         
    Cost: Free
    Access online at:
  • Parents with substance use problems: learning from case reviews - Summary of risk factors and learning for improved practice around parents or carers with substance use problems (December 2023)

Trauma Informed Practice

This is an approach which recognises and acknowledges the impact that trauma can have.  A trauma based approach primarily views the individual as having been harmed by something or someone. The short video below helps explains how the brain works and the impact trauma can have on it.




As part of a series of webinars produced across the West Midlands region by Safeguarding Adults Boards, Solihull SAB joined up with RSVP to learn more about supporting survivors by being trauma responsive. To watch the webinar please visit the YouTube site. It included:

  • Exploring the prevalence of sexual violence, harassment and abuse
  • Myths surrounding sexual violence and abuse
  • Victim blaming attitudes and language
  • Examining the physical and emotional impact of trauma
  • Reflecting on the basic principles of 'trauma-informed' practice
  • Understanding ways of supporting survivors in a trauma responsive way

Suicide Prevention

The Zero Suicide Alliance (ZSA) are a members-led charity campaign hosted by Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust dedicated to preventing suicide. They work in collaboration with NHS trusts, non-profit organisations, local authorities, businesses and individuals to raise awareness of suicide and its contributing factors, with the aim of breaking the stigma that surrounds suicide and enable leaders to drive meaningful action to help prevent suicide in the UK and beyond. To learn more about prevention please visit the Zero Suicide Alliance website which offers free awareness courses and support.

Papyrus - Prevention of Young Suicide also offers free help and guidance around supporting someone disclosing feelings of suicide. Visit their website here

General awareness


The Family Safeguarding Model is a strengths-based approach which looks to support parents to make positive changes to family life when they are referred to children’s services. It aims to keep families together, with bespoke and tailored packages of support around domestic violence, mental health and substance misuse. The Family Safeguarding Model is a pioneering approach to providing help for families in need. By bringing together children's social care professionals with specialists in adult mental health, domestic abuse and substance misuse we will provide tailored wrap around support for parents. This seminar was delivered by Darren Knibbs, Strategic Lead, Telford and Wrekin Council and Emma Martin, SDM Family Connect, Telford and Wrekin Council and provides further detail on the model itself and how it has progressed since its launch in June 2021, along with information on the Threshold of Needs

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Language - Best Practice Guide

Why Language Matters - Blog by Bryony Shannon