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 Updated
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 Children and Families Moving Across Local Authority Boundaries  
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  
  See also Early Intervention: Policy and Provision (House of Commons Library)  

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


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  
3.1.3 Online Safety Updated
3.1.4 Transition from Young People Focussed to Adult Oriented Services  
3.1.5 Gender Identity Issues  



Babies and Pregnancy

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



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 Updated
3.3.3 Safeguarding Children Living in Families with Drug and / or Alcohol Misuse Protocol Updated
3.3.4 Working Effectively with Resistance, Obstacles and Hostility to Engagement  
3.3.5 Children of Parents with Learning Difficulties Updated
3.3.6 Parents, Carers or Family Members with Mental Ill Health  
3.3.7 Sheffield Neglect Strategy  



Complex/Organised Abuse

3.4.1 Organised and Complex Abuse  
3.4.2 Children from Abroad, including Victims of Modern Slavery, Trafficking and Exploitation Updated
3.4.3 Children Vulnerable to or from Extremism Updated



Contextual Safeguarding

3.5.1 Contextual Safeguarding  
3.5.2 Child Exploitation Updated
3.5.3 Criminal Exploitation County Lines and Modern Day Slavery  
3.5.4 Child Sexual Exploitation Updated
3.5.5 Gangs Updated



Custodial Settings

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




3.7.1 Children Missing Education  



Harmful Practices Linked to Faith or Culture

3.8.1 Breast Ironing  
3.8.2 Female Genital Mutilation  
3.8.3 Forced Marriages  
3.8.4 Honour-based Abuse Updated
3.8.5 Abuse Linked to a Belief in Spirit Possession  



Health & Hospitals

3.9.1 Children and HIV  
3.9.2 Disabled Children  
3.9.3 Fabricated or Induced Illness / Perplexing Presentations  
3.9.4 Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour  
3.9.5 Children and Young People who Misuse Substances  
  See also: Sheffield Neglect Strategy  
  and Childhood Obesity – a Safeguarding Issue? (Safeguarding Network)  



Children Living Away from Home / Missing

3.10.1 South Yorkshire Missing from Home and Care Protocol 2020  
3.10.2 Private Fostering  
3.10.3 Children Living Away from Home  



Sexual Abuse / Activity

3.11.1 Working with Sexually Active Young People  
3.11.2 Safeguarding Children and Young People who may have been Sexually Abused by a Family Member  
3.11.3 Sexual, Physical and Emotional Abuse by Children and Young People of other Children and Vulnerable Adults  
3.11.4 Sheffield's Multi-Agency Response to the Assessment and Intervention of Children and Young People with Harmful Sexual Behaviour 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)  
4.3 Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC)  
4.4 Visits to Psychiatric Wards and Facilities by Children  
4.5 Visits to Prisons by Children  

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:  

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 and Local Contacts

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