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Sheffield Safeguarding Children Board Child Protection and Safeguarding Procedures Manual - Contents

May 2018

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This contents list is sub divided into the following parts, each part contains relevant Chapters/Procedures: (Click on the title to jump to the part you require):

  1. Managing Individual Cases where there are Concerns about a Child’s Safety and Welfare
  2. Complaints and Practitioner Disagreements; Whistleblowing
  3. Children in Specific Circumstances
  4. Individuals who Pose a Risk to Children
  5. Safe Workforce
  6. Quality Assurance, Learning and Improvement Framework
  7. Child Death Reviews
  8. Policy Framework
  9. Sheffield Safeguarding Children Board
  10. Local Strategies
  11. Appendices


1. Managing Individual Cases Where There are Concerns about a Child's Safety and Welfare

1.1 Definitions of Child Abuse and Neglect  
1.2 Making a Referral following the Identification of Child Safety and Welfare Concerns  
1.3 Assessments  
1.4 Section 47 Protocol for Responding to Concerns about Injuries or Abuse in Infants under One Years Old  
1.5 Strategy Discussions  
1.6 Section 47 Enquiries and Assessments  
1.7 Initial Child Protection Conferences  
1.8 Developing and Implementing the Child Protection Plan  
1.9 Child Protection Review Conferences  
1.10 Cross Boundary Movement of Children with Child Protection Plans Including Moving Abroad  
1.11 Making Enquiries of the Child Protection Enquiry Team (CPET)  
1.12 Allegations Against Persons who Work with Children (including Staff, Carers and Volunteers)  


2. Complaints and Practitioner Disagreements; Whistleblowing

2.1 Complaints and Appeals about Child Protection Conferences  
2.2 Effective Challenge and Escalation  
2.3 Complaints Procedure – Managing Complaints about the SSCB in its Discharge of its Duties  
2.4 Whistleblowing or Raising Concerns at Work  


3. Children in Specific Circumstances

3.1 Breast Ironing  
3.2 Children and HIV  
3.3 Sexual, Physical and Emotional Abuse by Children and Young People of other Children and Vulnerable Adults - under review  
3.4 Children and Young People who Misuse Substances  
3.5 Children from Abroad Updated
3.6 Complex (Organised or Multiple) Abuse  
3.7 Concealed Pregnancies  
3.8 Dangerous Dogs and Safeguarding Children Updated
3.9 Disabled Children  
3.10 Domestic Abuse  
3.11 Children Missing Education  
3.12 Fabricated or Induced Illness  
3.13 Female Genital Mutilation Updated
3.14 Forced Marriages  
3.15 Gang Activity Updated
3.16 Hard to Engage Families: Working Effectively with Resistance, Hostility or Disguised Compliance  
3.17 Honour-based Violence  
3.18 Licensed Premises  
3.19 Safeguarding Children Living in Families with Drug and / or Alcohol Misuse Protocol  
3.20 Children of Parents with Learning Difficulties Updated
3.21 Parents, Carers or Family Members with Mental Health Issues  
3.22 Modern Slavery Updated
3.23 Online Safety  
3.24 Pregnant Women and Babies where there is Substance Misuse (MAPLAG)  
3.25 Private Fostering Updated
3.26 Provision of Therapy for Child Witnesses during a Police Investigation or a Criminal Trial  
3.27 Sheffield Procedures for Responding to Children who go Missing from Home or Care (March 2017)  
3.28 Self-Harm and Suicide  
3.29 Sexual Exploitation Updated
3.30 Abuse Linked to a Belief in Spirit Possession  
3.31 Trafficking Updated
3.32 Transition from Young People Focussed to Adult Oriented Services  
3.33 Working with Sexually Active Young People  
3.34 Safeguarding Children and Young People who may have been Sexually Abused by a Family Member Updated
3.35 Children Vulnerable to or From Extremism Updated


4. Individuals who Pose a Risk to Children

4.1 Persons, Volunteers / Carers Identified as Posing a Risk to Children  
4.2 Multi- Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) Updated
4.3 Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC)  
4.4 Children Visiting Psychiatric Wards and Facilities  
4.5 Children Visiting Custodial Settings  


5. Safe Workforce

5.1 Safe Recruitment, Selection and Supervision of Staff  
5.2 Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy Checklist for Voluntary, Community and Faith Sector  


6. Quality Assurance, Learning and Improvement Framework

6.1 Quality Assurance, Learning and Improvement Framework  


7. Child Death Reviews

7.1 Child Death Reviews  
  See also: MBRRACE-UK (Mothers and babies: reducing risk through audits and confidential enquiries across the UK)  
  and Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy and Childhood:  Multi-agency Guidelines for Care and Investigation (Royal College of Pathologists)  


8. Policy Framework

8.1 Preface and Introduction  
8.2 Underlying Principles and Values  
8.3 Good Practice Supporting the Voice of the Child  
8.4 Recognition of Significant Harm  
  See also: Recognition of Significant Harm: Indicators of Abuse  
8.5 The Legal Framework for Child Protection  
8.6 Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: Sources of Information  
8.7 Information Sharing  


9. Sheffield Safeguarding Children Board

9.1 Agency Roles and Responsibilities  


10. Local Strategies

  Sheffield Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Strategy (September 2016)  
  Sheffield Neglect Strategy  
  Sheffield Child Sexual Exploitation Strategy  
  Suicide Prevention Pathway for Children and Young People in Sheffield  


11. Appendices

11.1 Local Contacts  
11.2 Protecting Children and Young People: The Responsibilities of all Doctors  
11.3 Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015  
11.4 NICE Guidelines ‘When to suspect child maltreatment’  
11.5 Safeguarding Children and Young People who may have been Sexually Abused by a Family Member which is Appendix 3 of chapter 3.5, Section 47 Enquiries and Assessments Procedure  
11.6 Preventing and Tackling Bullying: Advice for Headteachers, Staff and Governing Bodies  
11.7 Local Keywords  
11.8 Amendments  

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