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Lincolnshire Safeguarding Team Newsletter – September 2021 Issue: 19

Heart handsDear Colleagues,

Welcome to the 19th 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.


  • NHS Asylum Seeker and Refugee Rapid Read
  • Afghanistan Community
  • ICON Keeping Babies Safe
  • Edan Lincs Domestic Abuse Newsletter
  • LSAB Learning event 12th October 2021
  • Prevent Newsletter July 2021
  • Child Trafficking Modern Slavery E-learning Module
  • Language interpreting and translation: migrant health guide
  • Lincolnshire Mental Health Help Line
  • LeDeR Annual Report
  • Organ Harvesting
  • Brook – Sexual Behaviours Traffic Light e-Learning and tool
  • Early Help Assessment

NHS Asylum Seeker and Refugee Health / Rapid Read

Please find below a link to the above, this rapid read gives you lots of facts and where to find out further information.

NHS Asylum Seeker and Refugee Health / Rapid Read

Also, not sure if people have already had access to this link but it might be of help for those working with the Afghanistan Community

ICON – Keeping Babies Safe

LCCG safeguarding team is leading on the Lincolnshire roll-out of ICON, an initiative to prevent abusive head trauma, following an identified need at CDOP and monies received from NHSE. ICON, ‘Babies Cry, You Can Cope’, is an evidenced-based programme designed to help parents and carers understand the normal crying pattern of young infants and to help them develop successful coping mechanisms. ICON stands for:

I   – Infant crying is normal;

C – Comforting methods can help;

O – It’s OK to walk away;

N – Never, ever shake a baby.

Work on this has commenced with health providers and primary care. Embedding the programme across the health system is part of the first implementation phase; the second phase will involve roll-out across partnership agencies in a position to share the message.

ICON launch is week commencing 4th – 8th October, a half an hour session will be available by Microsoft Teams 1pm -1.30pm each day during this week. Please hold the date/dates and join us for this launch week. Please see flyer below.

ICON Lunch and Learn Sessions – HOLD THE DATES | Monday 4th – Friday 8th October 2021 – Lincolnshire CCG

Edan Lincs, End Domestic Abuse Newsletter

Please see below Edan Lincs End Domestic Abuse Now in Lincolnshire most recent Newsletter July-August 2021! Lots of things to shout about!

EDAN Lincs End Domestic Abuse Now in Lincolnshire July-August Newsletter

LSAB Learning event 12th October 2021 – Save the date

Lincolnshire Safeguarding Adults Board (LSAB) Significant Incident Review Group – Adults (SIRGA) is holding a learning event on 12th October 2021, 10am – 11.30am via Microsoft Teams.

This event focuses on learning from themes from Lincolnshire’s Safeguarding Adult Reviews (SARs) and is aimed at front line practitioners, working with adults who may need safeguarding in their day to day work.

The event will look at ‘thinking outside of the box’ when working with adults with complex problems.

Registration and MS Teams link to follow. Save the date poster.

Prevent Newsletter

Please see link to the Prevent Newsletter for July – please note this is not for wider sharing outside of GP practices.

Child Trafficking Modern Slavery E-learning Module-launched by Home Office July 2021

The Home Office is pleased to announce the launch of a new E-learning module focussed on child victims of modern slavery. Building on the First Responder training developed by the Home Office in 2020, we have now released a second, child-focussed, module which aims to further develop practitioners’ understanding of modern slavery from a child safeguarding perspective. The E-learning will be hosted on the Modern Slavery and Organised Immigration Crime Unit’s (MSOICU) website.

The primary target audience of the E-learning will be the statutory safeguarding partners within England and Wales, but it will also provide useful context for other First Responders across the UK. The module focusses on child victims of modern slavery, the steps practitioners should take to safeguard victims, and the role of the NRM in these cases.

The module includes content on:

  • Child-specific indicators of MS and why children are particularly vulnerable
  • Grooming and recruitment into exploitation
  • Child criminal exploitation
  • Child sexual exploitation
  • Section 45 defence
  • Safeguarding and making an NRM referrals

We would strongly encourage all First Responders and frontline professionals who come into contact with children to take the training. It takes approximately 45 minutes to complete and there is an accompanying workbook to help consolidate the user’s learning.

We have included a survey at the end of the training to capture high level anonymised data on where the user works and to invite feedback on the module.

Link to the new E-learning module.

For more info and resources on Modern Slavery: Modern slavery training: resource page

LSCP SCR Action Plan

In response to LSCP SCR action plan please find GOV.UK Guidance

Language interpretation – Migrant Health Guide

Lincolnshire Mental Health Help Line

Please see below a link to Lincolnshire Mental Health helpline through LPFT.

Lincolnshire Mental Health Helpline

LeDeR Annual Report

Please find below the link to the LeDer Annual report.

LeDeR Annual Report

Organ Harvesting

The illegal trading and trafficking of human organs appears to be most prevalent in

Egypt. Asylum seekers are lured into donating an organ, in the belief that this will pay

for their passage to Europe and a better life. Whilst we do not have many cases in Lincolnshire the attached gives you further information if required.

Organ Harvesting, Trafficking and Safeguarding – Rapid Read 

Brook – Sexual Behaviours Traffic Light e-Learning and tool.

Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Partnership and the registered charity Brook, present for all staff working alongside children the nationally recognised Sexual Behaviours Traffic Light training and tool.

This toolkit will be available to request from 1st September 2021


The Traffic Light Tool e-learning provides a highly visible, multi-agency response that helps practitioners to identify, understand and respond appropriately to sexual behaviours in young people.

After completing the course, learners will be able to:

  • Identify the behaviour and establish if it is:

o Typical or developmentally appropriate

o Problematic or harmful

  • Understand:

o What the behaviour is communicating

o Why the child or young person may be exhibiting it

  • Respond appropriately. This will depend upon:

o What’s motivating the behaviour

o The severity of the behaviour

The Traffic Light Tool e-learning course is available on the LSCP training site from 1st September 2021 for 18 months; once practitioners have completed the learning the Tool will be available for 5 years.

The Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Partnership has agreed unlimited licences to enable ALL staff to undertake the training. It is not unusual for children to choose members of staff seen to be on the periphery of the staff team such as midday supervisors, librarians, caretakers or support staff. It is important to make sure therefore that ALL staff know how to identify, understand and respond appropriately to sexual behaviours in young people.

Please note: The Traffic Light Tool and training has undergone extensive review and development in 2020. Brook no longer supports previous versions of the Tool.

How To Request and Costs

Schools will be asked to contribute one payment of £30. This will then allow access for ALL their staff to complete the training and have access to the tool. To request access the training and tool, please email

With the full name of school(s), purchase order number (if required) or BWO cost code. Once processed, the course will be made available to your school via the LSCP training online system Enable.

For all other agencies please click here to access the training.

Early Help Assessment

For your information, please find a link to a Letter from LSCP Independent Chair, Chris Cook, regarding the launch of the new Early Help Assessment.