Children’s MARS news updates
- Edition 1 – November 2018
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- Edition 4 – October 2019
- Edition 5 – February 2020
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- Edition 7 – August 2020
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- Special Edition – Learning Lessons
- Edition 9 – January 2021
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- Edition 12 – November 2021
- Edition 13 – January 2022
- Edition 14 – April 2022
- Special Edition Conference May 2022
- Edition 15 – July 2022
- Edition 16 – October 2022
- Edition 17 – February 2023
- Edition 18 – April 2023
- Edition 19 – July 2023
- Edition 20 – October 2023
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Children’s MARS Communication and Stakeholder Engagement Strategy
The Children’s MARS local arrangements identifies voice and engagement as a core function and the Children’s MARS Board is committed to effective communication and stakeholder engagement with professionals from safeguarding partners and relevant agencies working with children, young people and families, parents/carers, children and young people and members of the public.
As partners take a One Family Approach across North Lincolnshire, we want children, young people and families to be able to build upon their strengths and their resilience to find or be enabled to find solutions when things are not going so well. They should be able to access available information, advice, guidance and be enabled to maximise their potential and enhance their life chances.
We want children, young people and families to be supported by a workforce that is resilient, confident, competent and with authorisation to do what they think is the right thing to do without escalating children and families unnecessarily through a range of organisational systems and referral processes when the day to day contact with trusted professionals can make the difference.
When carried out effectively, communications and stakeholder engagement can have a significant impact on raising awareness, enabling self-responsibility and being resolution focussed, enhancing skills and knowledge, improving practice, driving partnership action and system change and supporting the work of the partnership. As such, it is integral in ensuring the effectiveness of safeguarding practice and in promoting the welfare of children and young people across North Lincolnshire.
The Children’s MARS Communication and Stakeholder engagement strategy sets out how the local arrangements will communicate and engage with stakeholders and how key information and messages will be communicated across the partnership.
Children’s MARS Communications
The Children’s MARS Board produces quarterly news updates which provide information on the work of the multi-agency partnership and updates on the work of the Children’s MARS Board. We also promote new training opportunities, resources for professionals, children and families and information relating to any events and conferences.
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A collection of our previous news updates can be found to the left of this page.
Children’s MARS Spotlights
The Children’s MARS Spotlight is a mechanism for coordinating key communications messages, tools and resources and upcoming training associated with the Children’s MARS ‘Shine a Light’ areas of focus.
Voluntary Action North Lincolnshire and partners safeguarding event – 4 October 2023
In collaboration with Voluntary Action North Lincolnshire (VANL), the Children’s MARS Board supported the inaugural networking event for the voluntary, charity and social enterprise (VCSE) sector.
The event was for the VCSE sector, to learn more about the multi-agency arrangements for safeguarding children and adults in North Lincolnshire.
The Children’s MARS team provided a presentation about what the local Children’s MARS Arrangements are, our current priorities, and the local offer to the VCSE, including access to support, training and resources. As part of the presentation we discussed the ways we can work together, highlighting the important role that we all play in keeping people safe.
There were also networking opportunities and a marketplace of stands where the VCSE sector could learn more about the work of the partnership and ask questions.
The Children’s MARS team’s presentation from the event can be viewed below:
Children’s MARS Resilience and Safeguarding in Practice Event – November 2023
The Children’s MARS Resilience and Safeguarding in Practice event is taking place on Monday 13 November, 10.30am to 2.30pm at The Baths Hall, Scunthorpe.
The conference is an opportunity to bring together practitioners and local leaders at all levels who have responsibilities to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. As well as having a focus on our local arrangements, there will be input from a national speaker who will help us to reflect upon local practice.
The Children’s MARS conference is an excellent opportunity to acknowledge the work across the partnership and to:
- provide an opportunity for people across the children and families partnership workforce to consider the impact of strengths based, relational practice and the impact on our children and families via the fewest best interventions
- reflect on the importance of the views and experiences of children, parents and carers who have experienced services and the impact on their outcomes
- take account of the emerging themes associated with national reports, and/or our shine a light areas of focus and consider implications for practice
- reflect on our transformation priorities across the early help and safeguarding pathway and how we can all contribute to family help and protection through our integrated children and families offer
A specific agenda and information about the keynote speakers will be circulated over the following months via the communications list.
Reserve your place on Eventbrite here – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/childrens-mars-event-2023-resilience-and-safeguarding-in-practice-tickets-622487977297
Children’s MARS Conference – 5 May 2022
The Children’s MARS Conference was an opportunity to bring together practitioners and local leaders at all levels who have responsibilities to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. As well as having a focus on our local arrangements, there was input from a national speaker who helped us to reflect upon local practice.
Below is a special edition conference news update which provides a summary of the speakers and presentations during the event.
- Part 1: Safeguarding in Families
- Part 2: Safeguarding in Schools
- Gavin McKenna – Hope and Opportunity
- Part 3: Safeguarding in Communities
‘Out of this World’ Conference – 2 November 2018
- Children’s MARS ‘Out of this World’ Conference -2 November 2018 – News Update Special Conference Edition
- Co-production and young people being part of the solution (presentation)
- Co-production and young people being part of the solution (including voice over and music)
- Safeguarding Partners – Mission to MARS
- Dez Holmes – Transitional Safeguarding
- Jasvinder Sanghera – Honour Based Abuse and Forced Marriage