ANTI-SLAVERY DAY is Friday 18 October (but every day is an anti-slavery day)

The York & North Yorkshire Modern Slavery Network have created podcasts which can be used to promote Anti-Slavery Day, and in training events with staff, through social media, through any engage with the general public etc. They can be a stand-alone resources and/or used in conjunction with other publicity materials.


Podcast 1 – Gemma Gibbs from Crimestoppers

Podcast 2 – Professor Gary Craig, Vice Chair of the Modern Slavery Partnership for York and North Yorkshire

Podcast 3 – Matt Boxall – City of York Council

Podcast 4 – York University Anti-Trafficking Society - 

The Modern Slavery Partnership have also developed a leaflet that again can be used for professionals the general public this can be accessed on our website –


NEW - The CYSCB Annual Report 2018/19 is now published!

This is the final report of the Local Safeguarding Children Board.  The next Annual Report in 2019/20 will be from the new City of York Safeguarding Children Partnership (CYSCP)



In the Autumn of 2019 the Children’s Front Door will become a new Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH). This will still be a single point of access for all concerns about children, and the new multi-agency team will continue to provide advice, support and protection as needed, but the arrangements will be slightly different. There will be a new 'Levels of Need Document' (which is currently being trialled in the Children's Front Door) and a new referral form.

However, for the time being, please continue to use the current referral form .

Multi-agency workshops to consult  on the new Levels of Need Document are planned for:

31 October 2019

1 November 2019

2 December 2019

3 December 2019

More information is available on the CYSCP Face to face courses web page.

On 1 April 2019 the new  City of York Safeguarding Children Partnership (CYSCP) was implemented.

Full details of the new arrangements are published here.

The Children and Social Work Act 2017 changed the legislation so that Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCB) would move towards new safeguarding partnership arrangements led by 3 key partners: the local authority; the police; and the Clinical Commissioning Groups. The Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 gives guidance on the functions and duties of the new Partnerships

It's Not Ok

A new package of digital resources for use by secondary schools, community groups and practitioners to raise awareness of child sexual abuse and exploitation, have been developed by York St John’s University in conjunction with the NSPCC. The commission follows the national success of the It’s Not Ok campaign which began in York, a partnership between the NSPCC, York St John’s and the CYSCB.The digital resources include a series of four films, based on the original It’s Not Ok play and teaching resources to further explore the key themes.

The resources can be found here:

Minutes of CYSCB/P Meetings

Check the Minutes page for a copy.

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