Key strategies and plans

The Children's Trust sets priorities and plans for partnership work across the children's sector. 

All age carers strategy

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Child & family poverty strategy: Breaking the cycle

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Community resilience strategy

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Social care recruitment and retention strategy

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Understanding & responding to children & young people at risk of self-harm and suicide

A guide for practitioners.

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Young carers strategy memorandum of understanding

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Looked after children

Looked After Children Corporate parenting strategy

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Looked After Children Corporate parenting strategy executive summary

Children and young people's version

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Looked After Children Sufficiency statement 2017-20

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Safeguarding, terrorism and radicalisation

Prevent is about safeguarding people and communities from the threat of terrorism and is one of the four elements of CONTEST, the government’s counter terrorism strategy. It aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. Prevent Duty Guidance sets out the local authority's duties under the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, alongside the roles of schools, registered childcare providers, health, police and other agencies, with specific guidance directed at further and higher education institutions.

The Council seeks to work with the community and partners to ensure that vulnerable adults and young people are identified, supported and diverted from becoming involved in extremism.

Signs of radicalisation

The following are indicators of radicalisation. While it is possible that all or none may be present for someone being radicalised, they may also indicate another safeguarding concern. 

  • Being drawn into to strong principles and ideologies held by others, as a means to control
  • Social network involvement in extremism
  • Being at a transitional time in life
  • Having a need for identity, meaning and belonging
  • Being influenced or controlled by a groups
  • Feelings of grievance and injustice
  • Feeling under threat
  • Displaying mental health concerns
  • A desire for status
  • A desire for excitement or adventure
  • A need to dominate and control other

What do I do?

If you have any concern that a child, young person or adult is at risk of radicalisation contact the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH).

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