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Northumberland Safeguarding Children Board Procedure Manual: Contents

July 2018

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

  1. Assessing Need and Providing Help
  2. Northumberland Safeguarding Children Board and Organisational Responsibilities
  3. Learning and Improvement Framework
  4. Appendices and Contacts

1. Assessing Need and Providing Help


Early Help

1.1.1 Recognition of Significant Harm Updated
1.1.2 Multi-Agency Thresholds Updated
1.1.3 Northumberland Early Help Strategy 2018-21  
1.1.4 Northumberland Council Early Help Assessment and Quality Assurance Framework Policy and Procedure  
1.1.5 Failure to Thrive Policy  
1.1.6 Risk Management Procedure  



Referral, Investigation and Assessment

1.2.1 Referrals  
1.2.2 Single Assessment Framework  
1.2.3 Statutory Assessments  
1.2.4 Strategy Discussions/Meetings  
1.2.5 Section 47 Enquiries  
1.2.6 Engaging with Fathers, Male Partners or Carers  
1.2.7 Good Practice Supporting the Voice of the Child  



Child Protection Conferences and Child Protection Plans

1.3.1 Initial Child Protection Conferences  
1.3.2 Child Protection Review Conferences  
1.3.3 Recording that a Child is the subject of a Child Protection Plan  
1.3.4 Implementation of the Child Protection Plan - Lead Social Worker and Core Group Responsibilities  
1.3.5 Child Protection Conference Multi Agency Best Practice Standards; Attendance and Provision of Reports for Initial Child Protection Conference (ICPC) and Review Child Protection Conference (RCPC)  
  See also: Working with Foreign Authorities: Child Protection Cases and Care Order Departmental Advice for Local Authorities, Social Workers, Service Managers and Children's Services Lawyers (2014)  



Children in Specific Circumstances

1.4.1 Abuse by Children and Young People  
1.4.2 Abuse Linked to Spiritual and Religious Beliefs  
1.4.3 Abuse of Disabled Children  
1.4.4 Adolescent to Parent Violence and Abuse  
1.4.5 Allegations of Harm Arising from Under Age Sexual Activity  


Babies Concealment and Denial of Pregnancy and Birth Unborn Thresholds Document Management of Women who Misuse Substances in Pregnancy  

See also:

1.4.7 Bullying Updated
1.4.8 Breast Ironing  
1.4.9 Child Abuse and Information Communication Technology  

See also:

1.4.10 Safeguarding Children and Young People from Child Sexual Exploitation  
1.4.11 Children and Families who go Missing  
1.4.12 Children at Risk where a Parent has a Learning Disability Updated
1.4.13 Children at Risk where a Parent has a Mental Health Problem  
1.4.14 Children from Abroad, including Victims of Modern Slavery, Trafficking and Exploitation Updated
1.4.15 Children Living Away from Home (including Children and Families living in Temporary Accommodation)  
1.4.16 Children Missing Education  
1.4.17 Children Moving Across Boundaries  
1.4.18 Children of Alcohol Misusing Parents  
1.4.19 Children of Drug Misusing Parents  
1.4.20 Complex (Organised or Multiple) Abuse  
1.4.21 Dangerous Dogs and Safeguarding Children Updated
1.4.22 Domestic Violence and Abuse  
1.4.23 Safeguarding Children in Whom there are Concerns that illness is Fabricated or Induced  
1.4.24 Female Genital Mutilation  
1.4.25 Forced Marriages Updated
1.4.26 Safeguarding Foreign National Children Who Go Missing  
  See also: Joint Protocol between Northumberland Area Command and Northumberland Children's Services Regarding Children and Young people Missing from Home and Care  
1.4.27 Gang Activity, Youth Violence and Criminal Exploitation Affecting Children  
1.4.28 Harm to Animals and Possible Implications for Children  
1.4.29 Harmful Sexual Behaviour  
1.4.30 Reluctant and Hostile Families  
1.4.31 Risks Posed by People with Convictions Against Children Updated
1.4.32 Supporting Children and Young People against Radicalisation and Violent Extremism  
1.4.33 Self-harm and Suicidal Behaviour  
1.4.34 Children Visiting Custodial Settings  
1.4.35 Children Visiting Psychiatric Wards and Facilities  




1.5.1 Working with Hostile and Uncooperative Families  
1.5.2 Bruising in Pre-Mobile Infants (Babies) Protocol  
1.5.3 Safeguarding Families in Northumberland: A Shared Best Practice Guide for Staff in Adult and Children’s Services  
1.5.4 Childhood Neglect  
1.5.5 Neglect Strategy 2018-2021  
1.5.6 Guidelines for Offering Maternal Expressed Breast Milk to the Looked After Child  
1.5.7 Guidance for Practitioners where a Request for a Change in Staff Personnel is made by a Patient and/or Family Member  
1.5.8 Intimate Care Good Practice Guidelines  
1.5.9 Race and Racism  
1.5.10 Practice Guidance: Supporting Young People with HIV Testing and Prevention  
1.5.11 Guidance for Writing Child Protection Policy and Procedures  
1.5.12 Use of Interpreters, Signers or Others with Communication Skills  
1.5.13 Ofsted Notifications of Serious Childcare Incidents: Guidance  




1.6.1 Joint Protocol between Northumberland Area Command and Northumberland Children's Services Regarding Children and Young people Missing from Home and Care  

2. Northumberland Safeguarding Children Board and Organisational Responsibilities

2.1 Underlying Policy, Principles and Values  
2.2 Local Safeguarding Children Board - Role and Function  
2.3 Agency Roles and Responsibilities  
2.4 Statutory Framework  
2.5 Information Sharing and Confidentiality  
2.6 Complaints and Appeals  
2.7 Regional Procedure for the Resolution of Operational Issues between Agencies (both within and between LSCB's)  
2.8 Safer Recruitment, Selection and Supervision of Staff  
2.9 Managing Allegations of Abuse Against People who Work with Children  
2.10 Whistleblowing or Raising Concerns at Work Updated

3. Learning and Improvement Framework

  See also: Serious Case Review Quality Markers  
3.1 Learning and Improvement Framework  
3.2 Criteria for Serious Case Reviews  
3.3 Learning Culture Strategy  
3.4 Northumberland Child Death Review Processes  
  See also: Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy and Childhood - Multi-agency Guidelines for Care and Investigation (Royal College of Pathologists, endorsed by The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health)  

4. Appendices and Contacts

4.1 Local Contacts  
4.2 Local Keywords  
4.3 Working Together to Safeguard Children  
4.4 NICE Guidance - When to suspect child maltreatment  
4.5 Protecting Children and Young People: The Responsibilities of all Doctors, GMC, 2012  
4.6 Referral, Investigation, Assessment, and Child Protection Conference Flowcharts  
4.7 Amendments