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Safeguarding processes change in Peterborough and Cambridgeshire

As previously advised on 12th April 2021 Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Children’s Services will be launching their online referral form.

 

This online referral form should be used by professionals to submit safeguarding concerns to Children’s Services. This is a much more secure and efficient way of submitting a referral. The online form should be used instead of Word or PDF versions of the form from the above date.

 

The form can be found on the Safeguarding Partnership Board website at

Concerned? | Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Safeguarding Partnership Board (safeguardingcambspeterborough.org.uk)

Please note that there are separate referral forms for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough children, the referral should be completed based on the home address of the child /ren.

 

You should make sure that you have all the relevant information to enable you to complete the referral as you are unable to save it and return to it at a later point. Supporting documents and pictures etc can be uploaded as attachments within the online referral form.

 

The “Effective Support for Children and Families” (Threshold Document) provides helpful guidance on identifying the child’s level of risk and the appropriate level of support that may be required.

 

You will be able to download a copy of your referral form as a PDF at the point of submission by clicking the download button on the acknowledgement page. Each referral submitted will also generate a unique reference, please note this number for any further correspondence in relation to your referral. Please be aware that once you leave the acknowledgement page you will not be able to return to it to download a copy of your submitted form.

 

There is a referral form for members of the public who wish to raise concerns to complete. These can be found on the relevant Local Authority’s websites below:

 

CCC

https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/children-and-families/parenting-and-family-support/safeguarding-children-and-child-protection

 

PCC

https://www.peterborough.gov.uk/healthcare/safeguarding-children/worried-about-a-child

 

All submitted online referral forms will be received by the Customer Service Centre who will process them in line with the Threshold Pathway, as is currently the case.

 

We appreciate that this is a change in process but we are confident that this will support the work of the partnership to improve the quality of referrals received and to reduce the volume of unnecessary referrals being made.

 

Disability Hustings

Disability Peterborough and Cambridgeshire Deaf Association are holding a hustings for Disabled and Sensory Impaired people on Friday evening at 6.30pm for a 7pm start at Allia in Peterborough. Details of the venue can be found here

Disability Peterborough and Cambridgeshire Deaf Association have local leaders of all the main parties in attendance to answer questions and hopefully the local press will be covering the event.

www.cambsdeaf.org/election

To register with the opportunity to ask a question to the MP’s on the night follow this link: https://form.jotformeu.com/cambsdeaf/deaf-and-disabled-election-hustings

Please find attached a further link to an article by Nikki Fox the Disabled correspondent for the BBC on what disabled people should expect at polling stations to make voting accessible: It highlights that this is not as straight forward as it perhaps could be:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/election-2019-50492140/nikki-fox-on-the-hurdles-and-options-for-disabled-voters

It extremely important that disabled people, their families and their carers get the opportunity to ask their questions to all the political representatives here in Peterborough, so please book your space.

 

 

Have Your Say on Changes to Adult Social Care Charging Policy

Members of the public are invited to have a say over Cambridgeshire County Council’s plans to change its Adult Social Care charging policy.
The council wants the people who use its social care services to pay a bigger contribution for their care to raise extra money.

It is proposing five changes which would bring in nearly £2m of extra money for the council. Read the full story over on the Healthwatch Cambridgeshire website.