Latest CYSCP News




Drug awareness information

It has recently been highlighted that there has been an increase in the use of 'Nitrous Oxide' and also 'Cannabis oil disguised as confectionery'.  Please raise awareness and share amongst your colleagues and other professionals.  The attached leaflets show more information regarding these. 

Face coverings in relation to children

City of York Children's Safeguarding Partnership (CYSCP) would like to highlight the importance to parent and carers of not using face coverings on children, particularly babies which has been highlighted in recent media platforms. The Lullaby Trust who raise awareness of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and provides expert advice on safer sleep for babies are urged parents to avoid using face masks on babies and state “We are not aware of any advice for babies to wear masks, whether they are infected or not. There is a potential risk of suffocation and other hazards with doing this”.

From Friday 24th July compulsory face covering in shops will be enforced. The Government guidance states that ‘children under the age of 11 are exempt from wearing a face covering’.

For more information on the Government Guidance click here

New dates for Child Death Review: Advanced Training for Professionals

New dates are available for this training which will now take place virtually.  Further details including how to book can be found here.

New Training for Professionals

We now have 2 new online training courses:

  • ICON: 'Babies cry you can cope' 
  • PAMIC tool - Impact of Parental /Carer Mental Ill Health on Children

See the Online Training page for more information

Changes to the Website

Over the last few weeks we have been reviewing and updating our website. In order to make the website as informative as possible for our users, we have created the following new pages:


CYSCP Practice Guidance


CYSCP Strategies

Commissioned Services

Children and Young Peoples Mental Health and Wellbeing

Children and Young Peoples Domestic Abuse

Children and Young Peoples Online Safety

To keep the information on our website as up to date as possible, we have refreshed the following pages:

CYSCP Landing

Concerned about a Child

Annual Reports

Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation

Child Protection Procedures

Domestic Abuse

Fabricated Illness and Injuries

Female Genital Mutilation

Child Deaths

Parent Internet Safety

We are carrying on with this work over the next few weeks, and while we have tried to make this a 'seamless' experience for our users, we may have missed a few connections. If you find any links to pages or documents that no longer work, please email us at

Partnership Information Sharing Form Campaign 6th - 10th July 2020

The CYSCP, alongside North Yorkshire Police, North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Partnership, North Yorkshire Community Safety Partnership and Safer York Partnership are running a campaign between Monday 6th – Friday 10th July 2020 to raise the profile and awareness of the Partnership Information Sharing Form alongside supporting guidance to support frontline professionals in using the form more widely as part of their practice.

The Partnership Information Sharing Form gives professionals a safe and direct way to share information with North Yorkshire Police. 

Safeguarding Week 22nd to 26th June 2020

Safeguarding Week Monday 22nd to Friday 26th June 2020

This will be a virtual campaign across the City of York and North Yorkshire which will remind the public and professionals that “Safeguarding is everybody’s business” and that concerns about abuse or neglect should continue to be reported to the local authority as normal during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Using the hashtag #TellUsYourConcerns, Safeguarding Week 2020 will promote and raise awareness on how to report abuse of children, young people and adults, in North Yorkshire and the City of York.

The campaign will also raise awareness in regard to other safeguarding themes:

  • Domestic Abuse (Inc. physical and emotional abuse)
  • Keeping Safe Online
  • Radicalisation, Extremism and Prevent
  • County Lines/ Cuckooing
  • Mental health and Wellbeing

Safeguarding Week Podcasts

Podcasts produced by York Anti-Trafficking Society on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking:

MASH Awareness Week 1st to 5th June 2020

What is the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) in York?

The Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) in York replaced the Children’s Front Door Service in July 2019. The MASH is a multi-agency team made up of representatives from a range of services, including Social Care, Early Help, Police and local Health Professionals. It is a single point of contact for all concerns about children. This new partnership approach will make it easier to support children, young people and their families to get the right level of support as quickly as possible.

What is MASH Awareness Week?

Monday 1st June – Friday 5th June will see the virtual launch of the MASH. The awareness campaign aims to highlight the work of the MASH in York, the new multi-agency level of needs document (threshold document), the multi-agency referral form and the multi-agency response form.

The City of York Safeguarding Partnership (CYSCP) has worked very hard over the past year to develop the MASH and its processes. We think that it is important to highlight this work and therefore have created a series of key messages which can be shared across the partnerships to raise awareness of the MASH and its work.

We hope that by the end of the week professionals, wider partners and members of the public will have a better understanding of the role of the MASH, that professionals know which multi-agency guidance can be used when supporting families and how to make a referral if they are concerned about a child or young person.

CYSCP Newsletters

CYSCP Newsletter June 2020

CYSCP Newsletter March 2020

CYSCP Newsletter December 2019

CYSCP Newsletter September 2019

CYSCP Newsletter June 2019

CYSCP Newsletter April 2019