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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  
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 Two 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 Children's Social Care  
1.12 Allegations Against Persons who Work with Children (including Staff, Carers and Volunteers)  
1.13 Engaging with Fathers, Male Partners or Carers  


2. Complaints and Practitioner Disagreements; Whistleblowing

2.1 Appeals about Child Protection Conferences  
2.2 Effective Challenge and Escalation  
2.3 Complaints Procedure - Managing Complaints about Sheffield Children Safeguarding Partnership in its Discharge of its Duties  
2.4 Whistleblowing or Raising Concerns at Work  


3. Children in Specific Circumstances

3.1

Safeguarding Children and Young People - General

 
3.1.1 Bullying Updated
  See also: Young People and Domestic Abuse or Peer on Peer Abuse  
3.1.2 Licensed Premises Updated
3.1.3 Online Safety  
3.1.4 Transition from Young People Focussed to Adult Oriented Services  
3.1.5 Gender Identity Issues New

   

3.2

Babies and Pregnancy

 
3.2.1 Concealed Pregnancies  
3.2.2 Pregnant Women, Partners and Babies where there is Substance Misuse (MAPLAG) Updated

   

3.3

Children at Risk Because of Concern About a Parent or Carer or the Home Environment

 
3.3.1 Dangerous Dogs and Safeguarding Children  
3.3.2 Domestic Abuse  
3.3.3 Safeguarding Children Living in Families with Drug and / or Alcohol Misuse Protocol Updated
3.3.4 Hard to Engage Families: Working Effectively with Resistance, Hostility or Disguised Compliance  
3.3.5 Children of Parents with Learning Difficulties  
3.3.6 Parents, Carers or Family Members with Mental Ill Health Updated
3.3.7 Sheffield Neglect Strategy  

   

3.4

Complex/Organised Abuse

 
3.4.1 Organised and Complex Abuse  
3.4.2 Children from Abroad, including Victims of Modern Slavery, Trafficking and Exploitation  
3.4.3 Children Vulnerable to or from Extremism  
3.4.4 Gang Activity  
3.4.5 Contextual Safeguarding Updated
3.4.6 Child Criminal Exploitation  

   

3.5

Custodial Settings

 
3.5.1 Provision of Therapy for Child Witnesses during a Police Investigation or a Criminal Trial  

   

3.6

Education

 
3.6.1 Children Missing Education  

   

3.7

Harmful Practices Linked to Faith or Culture

 
3.7.1 Breast Ironing  
3.7.2 Female Genital Mutilation  
3.7.3 Forced Marriages  
3.7.4 Honour-based Abuse  
3.7.5 Abuse Linked to a Belief in Spirit Possession  

   

3.8

Health & Hospitals

 
3.8.1 Children and HIV  
3.8.2 Disabled Children  
3.8.3 Fabricated or Induced Illness  
3.8.4 Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour  
3.8.5 Children and Young People who Misuse Substances  
  See also: Sheffield Neglect Strategy  

   

3.9

Children Living Away from Home / Missing

 
3.9.1 Sheffield Procedures for Responding to Children who go Missing from Home or Care (July 2019)  
3.9.2 Private Fostering  

   

3.10

Sexual Abuse / Activity

 
3.10.1 Working with Sexually Active Young People  
3.10.2 Sexual Exploitation  
3.10.3 Safeguarding Children and Young People who may have been Sexually Abused by a Family Member  
3.10.4 Sexual, Physical and Emotional Abuse by Children and Young People of other Children and Vulnerable Adults  
3.10.5 Sheffield's Multi-Agency Response to the Assessment and Intervention of Children and Young People with Harmful Sexual Behaviour  


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  
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 Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: Sources of Information  
8.5 Information Sharing  


9. Sheffield Children Safeguarding Partnership

9.1 Agency Roles and Responsibilities  


10. Appendices

10.1 Local Contacts  
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  

Trix procedures

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