• Newham Connect Newsletter Issue 84 Friday 18th January 2019

  • Private Fostering Awareness

  • Professional Services Annual Survey

  • Newham CAMHS Open Door Festival 4th-8th February 2019 (Child Mental Health week)

  • Local Pensions Partnership (LPP)- training sessions for maintained schools and Academies

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Newham Connect Newsletter Issue 84 Friday 18th January 2019
18 Jan
Newham Connect Newsletter Issue 84 Friday 18th January 2019
Private Fostering Awareness
18 Jan
Private Fostering Awareness Campaign Private fostering is when a child under the age of 16 (under 18 if disabled) is cared for by someone who is not their parent or a 'close relative'. This is a private arrangement made between a parent and a carer, for 28 days or more. Close relatives are defined as step-parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, uncles or aunts (whether of full blood, half blood or marriage/affinity). As part of an Awareness Raising Campaign we want to highlight the vulnerability of children in private fostering arrangements who remain unreported and often ‘invisible’ to local authorities. In keeping in line with the government’s focus on safeguarding children who may be at ‘risk of harm'. The key objective of the awareness campaign work is to increase the notification levels of children being cared for in private fostering arrangements. Parents,legal guardians and private foster carers have a legal duty to notify the Newham Local Authority MASH Team of a private fostering arrangement six weeks before the care arrangement starts. All professionals have a legal duty to contact the Children’s Social Care MASH Team if they suspect or become aware that a child is being cared for in private fostering arrangement, just as with other safeguarding concerns. There are approximately 86,833 children and young people resident in Newham. Currently Newham Children and Young People’s Service has ten privately fostered children known the department. It is believed that many more privately fostered children remain unseen whilst their safety, vulnerabilities and needs remain undetermined. These children may be living with adults who claim to be ‘close relatives’ but without notification and assessment the child’s safety and welfare remain unknown. It is important that if you are aware of children who may be privately fostered, or you need advice on private fostering please contact the MASH team on 0203 373 4600 or please email MASH@newham.gcsx.gov.uk
Professional Services Annual Survey
16 Jan
2018-19 Annual Survey for Professional Services All Headteachers should have received an email with a link to the annual survey for CYPS professional services. The survey will be used to support further developments and shape future service design in line with schools' requirements. A report will be available for all schools to see the results of the survey by the end of March beginning of April. Please can ensure your school completes the survey (which takes less than five minutes to populate) by 28 January 2019 - Link below https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/HF6D72S Please note 2019-20 service prices will be finalised and available to purchase via Newham Connect by 01 March 2019. Further communication will follow, including an annual statement of purchases for 2018-19 to aid you in your decision making. For further information, please contact professional.services@newham.gov.uk
Newham CAMHS Open Door Festival 4th-8th February 2019 (Child Mental Health week)
15 Jan
Newham CAMHS are opening their doors to any young people who may be seeking emotional support, or parents who want to speak to clinicians about their child’s wellbeing. As a part of the Mental Health Week – they offer face to face, taster sessions, workshops and mini interventions - 4th-8th Februaruy 2019, as part of Child Mental Health week. CAMHS 411 Barking Road E13 8AL See the attached flyer for more details.
Local Pensions Partnership (LPP)- training sessions for maintained schools and Academies
15 Jan
The Local Pensions Partnership (LPP) are offering training sessions on the revised Pensions Admissions Policy 2017 – for maintained schools and academies. Date: 11 February 2019 10am-12pm Location: Francis House 760 Barking road London E13 9PJ Book with Newham Partnership Working (NPW) Governor Services 020 7369 2693, or email training@npw.uk.com
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St EdWards School
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Positive Behaviour Management
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Primary Catholic Middle Leaders
It is anticipated that this course will be accredited by CPD:UK and comes with accreditation for the master programme Target Audience: New and established middle leaders Teaching school Alliance Priority: CPD Cost: £150 per person
08 Feb
Primary Learning Mentor Network
• An opportunity to meet and network with other Primary Learning Mentors. • Gain ideas and information to support the role of a Primary Learning Mentor. • An opportunity to share your own practice and to identify subjects for future networks.
08 Feb
AMS - Statutory Services Forum
Our Attendance Management Service Statutory Service Forum take place half-termly, with a programme based upon feedback from those who attend. Our forum usually focuses on one key topic each time, and consists of a mixture of workshops, question and answer sessions, and practice sharing. The aim of our forums is to provide participants with the knowledge and tools to improve their practice in one key area of attendance, as well as providing participants with the space to reflect and discuss practice with peers, practice leads and local authority colleagues. The February forum will provide further opportunities to discuss the changes introduced at the November forum in relation to Children Missing Education, Attendance and Penalty Notices.