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Sheffield Safeguarding Partnership for Children and Young People Child Protection and Safeguarding Procedures Manual - Contents

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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 Partnership for Children and Young People
  10. Appendices


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

1.1 Recognition of Significant Harm and Types of Abuse and Neglect Updated
1.2 Making a Referral following the Identification of Child Safety and Welfare Concerns Updated
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 Updated
1.8 Developing and Implementing the Child Protection Plan  
1.9 Child Protection Review Conferences Updated
1.10 Cross Boundary Movement of Children with Child Protection Plans Including Moving Abroad  
1.11 Making Enquiries of Children's Social Care Updated
1.12 Allegations Against Persons who Work with Children (including Staff, Carers and Volunteers) Updated
1.13 Engaging with Fathers, Male Partners or Carers New


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 Sheffield Safeguarding Partnership for Children and Young People 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 Bullying Updated
3.3 Children and HIV  
3.4 Children from Abroad, including Victims of Modern Slavery, Trafficking and Exploitation  
3.5 Complex (Organised or Multiple) Abuse  
3.6 Concealed Pregnancies  
3.7 Dangerous Dogs and Safeguarding Children  
3.8 Disabled Children  
3.9 Domestic Abuse Updated
3.10 Children Missing Education Updated
3.11 Fabricated or Induced Illness  
3.12 Female Genital Mutilation Updated
3.13 Forced Marriages  
3.14 Hard to Engage Families: Working Effectively with Resistance, Hostility or Disguised Compliance  
3.15 Honour-based Violence  
3.16 Licensed Premises Updated
3.17 Safeguarding Children Living in Families with Drug and / or Alcohol Misuse Protocol  
3.18 Children of Parents with Learning Difficulties  
3.19 Parents, Carers or Family Members with Mental Health Issues  
3.20 Sheffield Neglect Strategy  
3.21 Pregnant Women and Babies where there is Substance Misuse (MAPLAG)  
3.22 Private Fostering  
3.23 Provision of Therapy for Child Witnesses during a Police Investigation or a Criminal Trial  
3.24 Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour  
3.25 Abuse Linked to a Belief in Spirit Possession  
3.26 Transition from Young People Focussed to Adult Oriented Services  
3.27 Safeguarding Children and Young People who may have been Sexually Abused by a Family Member Updated
3.28 Children Vulnerable to or From Extremism  


 
 

Vulnerable Young People Services

 
3.29 Children and Young People who Misuse Substances  
3.30 Gang Activity Updated
3.31 Online Safety Updated
3.32 Sheffield Procedures for Responding to Children who go Missing from Home or Care (March 2017)  
3.33 Sexual Exploitation  
3.34 Sexual, Physical and Emotional Abuse by Children and Young People of other Children and Vulnerable Adults - under review  
3.35 Working with Sexually Active Young People  
  See also: Young People and Domestic Abuse or Peer on Peer Abuse  


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)  
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 Updated
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 Updated


7. Child Death Reviews

7.1 Child Death Reviews  
  NOTE: This local procedure will be reviewed in line with Chapter 5 of Working Together to Safeguard Children.  
  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 Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: Sources of Information Updated
8.5 Information Sharing Updated


9. Sheffield Safeguarding Partnership for Children and Young People

9.1 Agency Roles and Responsibilities  


10. Appendices

10.1 Local Contacts Updated
10.2 Protecting Children and Young People: The Responsibilities of all Doctors  
10.3 Working Together to Safeguard Children  
10.4 NICE Guidelines ‘When to suspect child maltreatment’  
10.5 Preventing and Tackling Bullying: Advice for Headteachers, Staff and Governing Bodies  
10.6 Amendments  

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