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Lincolnshire CCG Safeguarding Team Newsletter – April 2022 Issue: 21

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Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to the 21st edition of the Safeguarding Teams newsletter. Our aim is to keep you updated on our priorities over the coming year and share up to date safeguarding information or reminders to help you in your day-to-day roles.


  • NICHE Report following SCR 2015 E
  • Redacting sensitive information from patient records
  • Coercive internal Concealment
  • County Lines: An Introduction
  • Prevent Rapid Read & NHSEI Prevent Newsletter, and updated Prevent contact details
  • Health Safeguarding Migrant refugees and people seeking asylum – RR
  • Professional Resolution and Escalation Protocol
  • LeDeR – Inclusion of Autism
  • Pathfinder – GP Practice Briefing
  • MACE Process
  • Children’s Society Appropriate Language in Relation to Child Exploitation.
  • Reminder re MACE and Good News Story
  • Sending Correspondence
  • Children who experience Domestic Abuse Flyer – training
  • Home office Forced Marriage Document
  • Make a Change Lincolnshire: Recognise, Respond and Refer – Free course
  • Free Suicide Prevention Training available
  • Shared by NHSEI – Lunchtime bitesize “Back to Basics” safeguarding learning and development sessions

NICHE Report following SCR 2015 E

Following a Lincolnshire SCR 2015E and subsequent NHS England commissioned NICHE report,  we are reminding all practices regarding their responsibility when de-registering patients

Guidance for GPs is provided by the BMA  as well as being part of the GMC’s Good Medical Practice.

Redacting sensitive information from patient records

Patients in England will soon have digital access to new data entries in their health records, meaning GP practices will have to redact sensitive or potentially harmful details in “real time”.

Please view this helpful article by the MDDUS – Redacting sensitive information from health records | MDDUS

County Lines

The Home Office’s Criminal Exploitation of children and vulnerable adults: County Lines defines the activity as ‘gangs and organised criminal networks involved in exporting illegal drugs into one or more importing areas within the UK, using dedicated mobile phone deal lines’.

The victims of County Lines are made to travel across counties, as well as around their local area, to supply drugs of all sorts. Organised crime groups use coercion, intimidation, violence (including sexual violence) and weapons to achieve their aims.

Tackling County Lines is a national priority. The Government’s National County Lines Coordination Centre (NCLCC) aims to measure the threat of County Lines, focus resources on the most serious offenders, and work closely with its partners to reduce associated harms.

County Lines: Coercive Internal Concealment / Rapid Read

County Lines: An Introduction / Rapid Read

Prevent – Rapid Read & NHSEI Prevent Newsletter

Prevent (Rapid Read): Issue 6 March 2022

Family & Friends Factsheet: Supporting people vulnerable to radicalisation

Police Prevent Team – Important Contact details UPDATE

The Police Prevent Team are experiencing a few technical issues with two email addresses and Please can you REMOVE these two email addresses from your paperwork, documents and websites.

Please REPLACE with for both referrals and enquires for the Police Prevent Team.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Health Safeguarding Migrant refugees and people seeking asylum – Rapid Read

This rapid read is to support health care workers and partners who may be in contact with refugees and people seeking asylum living in the UK. As with any safeguarding concern, usual referral processes in your area apply and do not differ for any non-citizen of the UK. There are also local processes for unaccompanied minors and children travelling with kinship carers and trusted adults, which must be followed. Health and Safeguarding Refugees and People Seeking Asylum / Rapid Read

Professional Resolution and Escalation Protocol

8.2 Professional Resolution and Escalation Protocol (

escalation_resolution_flow.pdf (

LeDeR – Inclusion of Autism

In line with the new LeDeR policy published earlier this year, the national team are preparing to introduce the inclusion of reviews of adults who are autistic with no learning disability, as part of LeDeR.  From 4th January 2022 you can notify the death of a person who has a clinical diagnosis of Autism and who died on or after the 1st January 2022 to the LeDeR programme”.  The details of how to notify the death will be available from 4th January at  and the reviews of these deaths will start from early February when the web platform is fully operational for reviews.

Initially there will be a telephone number to call and then online notifications will take over once that system has been fully tested which is expected to be running by early February.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all practices for all that you are doing to support people with a Learning Disability, autistic people and their families.  As always, if you have any queries regarding the LeDeR programme, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the team.

Pathfinder GP Practice Briefing

Guide to parental Responsibilities.

Understanding the complexities of legal orders, and implications for who has parental responsibility (PR) to consent on behalf of a child or young person can be challenging.  If a young person is assessed as not yet able to give their own consent, professionals need to be aware of who can (and can’t) make decisions in different situations.  This includes if a child is Looked After / a Child in Care as well as other parenting or care arrangements.

Click here to view a a single-page diagram that shows the main situations and legal orders that a professional may encounter when working with children and young people, and what this means in terms of who holds PR.  It is not intended to cover every legal eventuality.  If there is doubt practitioners should seek advice and guidance from safeguarding leads or legal advisors, and in emergency situations the overriding duty of professionals is to give life-saving treatment in the best interests of the child or young person.

MACE Process

Just a quick reminder of the MACE process in Lincolnshire. To ensure you are using the most up-to-date paperwork please go to:

Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Partnership – Child exploitation – Lincolnshire County Council.

Click here to view the MACE guidance and screening tool.

Children’s Society Appropriate Language in Relation to Child Exploitation.

It is important that appropriate language is used when discussing children and young people who have been exploited or are at risk of being exploited. Language implying that the child or young person is responsible in any way for abuse or crime that they are subjected to must be avoided.

Click on the links below to view recently published documents which seek to provide guidance to professionals when discussing children and their experience of exploitation in a range of contexts.

The Children’s Society – Appropriate Language in Relation to Child Exploitation: Guidance for Professionals

Multi-Agency Child Exploitation Screening Tool

Sending Correspondence to the Lincolnshire CCG Safeguarding Team

Can we please ask that no information is sent to us by post, can you please send all correspondence to our generic email account especially during this time of the pandemic, as offices are closed, and important information may get missed.

Please send any correspondence by email to our secure email accounts as below.

Lincolnshire Safeguarding Team (Generic secure email):

Safeguarding Teams MARAC secure email:

Safeguarding Teams Looked after Children secure email:

Children that Experience Domestic Abuse

This new training package is developed in partnership with Dr Deborah Skinner, Specialist Child Clinical Psychologist LPFT who reminds us “Sometimes the biggest victims of domestic abuse are the smallest.” The training is for all practitioners in Lincolnshire that work with children and their families.

This training examines the potential impact that living with domestic abuse has on children and young people and how you can help support these children.

By the end of the training you will be able to;

  • Identify domestic abuse legislation
  • Identify the effect on children experiencing Domestic Abuse
  • Gain an understanding of the developing brain
  • Explore how we can support children experiencing domestic abuse

The training is an e-Learning and uses video input throughout.

Register for the training – click here to access Lincolnshire Safeguarding training.

Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Partnership – Training – Lincolnshire County Council

Home office Forced Marriage Guidance

Please see below the Forced Marriage Guidance, which has just been published by the Home Office,

The right to choose: government guidance on forced marriage – GOV.UK (

Make a Change Lincolnshire: Recognise, Respond and Refer – Free course

Understand how to Recognise and Respond to signs that someone is using abusive behaviour in relationships and Refer them to Make a Change. Register your place.

Free Suicide Prevention Training available

Free suicide prevention training is available at  20 minute suicide awareness training ( This is suitable for anyone aged 16 and over. It shares information on:

  • How to spot suicide warning signs
  • How to have a conversation with someone you’re worried about
  • Where to signpost to for further support
  • Suicide is preventable

Please feel free to share this among practice staff and you may even wish to publicise it in your practice newsletter.

Information shared by NHSEI – Lunchtime bitesize “Back to Basics” safeguarding learning and development sessions

The BSol CCG have organised a programme of lunchtime safeguarding learning events for our GP Practices which includes guest speakers. The guest speakers are happy to have people outside of the BSol area to attend as well. Please see below for guest speakers and joining links.

For further information please contact Dr Yasmin Husain, Named GP for Birmingham and Solihull CCG Safeguarding Team.

Safeguarding Training for levels 1-3
Bite-sized Back to Basics:
Gambling related harms training for Primary Care

Guest Speaker Sarah Atkins from Gamcare Training and Engagement Lead West Midlands: Women’s Programme.
Wednesday 4th May 1.30pm to 2.30pm

Click here to join the meeting


Bite-sized Back to Basics:
Brief overview of the Indicators of Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery
Guest Speaker Karen Laing from Barnardo’s – Regional Practice Coordinator, West Midlands, Independent Child Trafficking Guardianship Service (ICTGS)

Wednesday 18th May 1pm to 2pm

Click here to join the meeting


Safeguarding Training for levels 1-3
Bite-sized Back to Basics:
The Rape and Sexual Violence Project (RSVP)
Guest Speaker Cara Donald from RSVP which covers Birmingham and Solihull, but she will be including details of equivalent services in other parts of the Midlands

Thursday 26th May 1.30pm to 2.30pm

Click here to join the meeting


Safeguarding Training for levels 1-3
Bite-sized Back to Basics:
ADHD Awareness
Guest Speaker Nora Young from Birmingham Resilience Education and Wellbeing Services (BREW)

Nora has a diagnosis of ADHD herself which was diagnosed in adulthood, along with other family members, so will also be speaking from personal experience. She will also include referral pathways for ADHD in other parts of the Midlands.

Wednesday 29th June 1.30pm to 2.30pm

Click here to join the meeting


Published 20/04/2022