Safeguarding and Prevent Newsletter – Issue 16

Welcome to the sixteenth edition of the Creative Alliance Safeguarding Newsletter. Our Newsletter is produced every quarter, distributed to all Creative Alliance learners, employers and staff and is intended to raise awareness of Safeguarding, Prevent, British Values and how to keep learners safe and create a positive working environment.

Our previous newsletter focused upon a range of topics including fire safety, wellbeing support, sexual harassment and useful information from BSCP on supporting young people with substance misuse and Emergency Alerts.

BSCP Newsletter

At Creative Alliance we want to provide all our stakeholders with key information, advice and guidance on how to access support for themselves as learners, as employers or as members of our staff. As a training provider, Creative Alliance works closely with both BSCP (Birmingham Safeguarding Children Partnership) and BASC (Birmingham Adult Social Care) to support all our learners’ safeguarding needs.

Birmingham Safeguarding Children Partnership are excited to announce that we will be launching a quarterly safeguarding newsletter this September. Our newsletter will be packed with safeguarding news, updated policies and procedures, available training courses, and more. We will also be doing a ‘Practitioner Spotlight’ feature, where we’ll be interviewing a practitioner about their role and experiences in children’s safeguarding. We’d love for as many people to sign up as possible. To subscribe, go to our signup form and when the newsletter launches, it’ll be sent straight to your inbox.

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023

The Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) 2023 came into force on the 1st of September 2023. This guide covers the range of new changes and requirements for schools, colleges and training providers to comply with as part of their safeguarding duties.

World Mental Health Day – 10th October 2023

Every year we celebrate World Mental Health Day on 10 October. The theme for 2023, set by the World Foundation of Mental Health, is ‘Mental health is a universal human right’. World Mental Health Day is about raising awareness and funds to drive positive change for everyone’s mental health. There are lots of ways you can get involved in World Mental Health Day this year such as:

Hold a Tea & Talk

Get together with friends, family and colleagues to help bake the world a better place! Research shows that talking is good for your mental health, and that’s what Tea & Talk is all about. We’ve created resources such as posters, bunting, and games to help you get organised and make your event a success! Share your photos with us on social media by using the hashtag #TeaAndTalk

Buy your green ribbon pin badges

The green ribbon is the international symbol of mental health. Wear it to show your support for the cause and let others know that you are open to talking about mental health. For a limited time only, we are offering a 20% discount on the badges, which can be bought individually or in boxes of 50. To claim your discount, simply enter the code Z07D7SMM9K1Z at checkout.

Please make sure to take some photos of your green ribbon pin badges and share them on social media using the hashtag #PinItForMentalHealth. Don’t forget to tag us in your photos!

Other ways to get involved

There are a number of other ways you can get involved with World Mental Health Day and we would love to hear what you’ve got planned. Download images to share on social media or a poster to print:

How to Stop ‘Self-Gaslighting’

Do you constantly question yourself? Do you suppress your thoughts and emotions? You might be “self-gaslighting.” Here’s how to break the habit.

Every apprentice working with Creative Alliance has the right to work and learn in a safe environment, free from harm. If you have any concerns about a member of staff or co-worker, please contact Creative Alliance directly.

Lead Designated Safeguarding Officer

Helen Dixon:

Office: O121 7530 049 / Mobile: 0742 9607 315

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer

Georgia Morris:

Office: O121 7530 049 / Mobile: 0742 9607 315