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This manual contains the inter-agency policies, procedures, protocols and guidance for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Safeguarding Children Board. To clarify:

  • Procedures and protocols are sets of rules – they are MUST DO’s;
  • Practice guidance is a tool for reflective practice, and identifies the best of current practice using current research.

In each Part, you’ll find individual Chapters/Procedures e.g. ‘ Child Protection Conferences’.

1. Assessing and Providing Help

 PeterboroughCambridgeshire
1.1Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Threshold Documents
1.2Responding to Abuse and Neglect
1.3Early Help - Under review
1.4Making Referrals to Peterborough Children's Social CareMaking Referrals to the MASH
1.5Cambridgeshire Practice Note: Making a Referral and Seeking Consent
1.6Child Protection Enquiries – Section 47 Children Act 1989
1.7Action to be taken where a Child is suffering or likely to suffer Significant Harm
1.8Urgent or Emergency Situations where a Section 47 Enquiry has or will commence (Both Cross Border and Inter Hospital)
1.9Action to be taken following a Referral to Children's Social Care
1.10Child and Family AssessmentChild and Family Single Assessment Framework (Cambs)
1.11Cambridgeshire Local Protocol for Assessment
1.12Child Protection ConferencesChild Protection Conferences
1.13Responding to Complaints About a Child Protection Conference
1.14Working with Foreign Authorities: Child Protection Cases and Care Orders
1.15Implementing Child Protection PlansImplementing Child Protection Plans
1.16Guidance for Core Group Members
1.17Children Who Move Across Local Authority Boundaries
1.18East of England Region Joint Protocol on Children Subject to a Child Protection Plan Moving Between Local Authority Boundaries

2. Children in specific circumstances

 PeterboroughCambridgeshire
2.1Breast Ironing
2.2Child Abuse Linked to a Belief in Spirit Possession
2.3Bruising in pre-mobile Babies: A protocol for Assessment, Management and Referral by Health and Professionals
2.4Bullying
2.5Child Witnesses: Guidelines on Prosecuting Cases of Child Sexual Abuse, Crown Prosecution Service
2.6Advice Relating to Police Investigations
2.7Provision of Therapy for Child Witnesses Prior to a Criminal Trial
2.8Children Visiting Prisons
2.9Children Visiting Psychiatric Wards and Special Hospitals
2.10Supporting Children and Young People Vulnerable to Violent Extremism
2.12Children from Abroad
2.13Policy and Procedure in respect of Private Fostering and Language Schools using Host Families within Cambridgeshire
2.14Children who live in Cambridgeshire and whose Parents are Members of the US Visiting Forces in the United Kingdom
2.15Organised and Complex Abuse
2.16Concealed Pregnancies
2.18Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority Claims for Looked After Children
2.19Dangerous Dogs and Safeguarding Children
2.20Safeguarding Disabled Children
2.21Cambridgeshire Multi-agency Domestic Abuse Guidance
2.22Fabricated or Induced Illness
2.23Practice Guidance on Female Genital Mutilation
2.24Forming a Belief (FAB)
2.25Forced Marriage
2.27Honour Based Violence
2.32Looked After Children
2.33Managing Individuals who Pose a Risk of Harm to Children (Including MAPPA)
2.34Peterborough Children and Young People Missing from Home and Care ProtocolCambridgeshire Protocol - Children who go Missing from Home Care and Education
2.35Neglect
2.37Safeguarding Children who have a Parent or Carer with Mental Health Problems - Guidance for Effective Joint Working V5 (pdf)
2.38Children of Parents who Misuse Substances
2.39Pre-Birth Assessment Guidance and FlowchartPre-Birth Procedures and Practice Guidance
2.40Safeguarding children and young people at events
2.41Safeguarding Children and Young People who may be affected by Gang Activity
2.42Self Harm and Suicidal BehaviourSelf-harm and Suicidal Behaviour
2.43Safeguarding Children and Young People from Sexual ExploitationCambridgeshire LSCB Child Sexual Exploitation Operating Protocol
2.44Guidance for Professionals Working with Sexually Active Young People Under the Age of 18
2.45Children & Young People Displaying Sexually Harmful BehaviourHarmful Sexual Behaviour
2.46Safeguarding Children who may have been Trafficked
2.47Modern Slavery
2.48Working with Hostile, Non-Compliant Clients and those who use Disguised Compliance
2.49Working with Interpreters and others with Special Communication Skills
2.50E-Safety: Children Exposed to Abuse Through the Digital Media
2.51East of England Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC) Safeguarding Protocol
2.53East of England Region Joint Protocol on Supervision Orders
2.54Practice Guidance for the Effective Safeguarding of Children from Minority Ethnic, Cultural and Faith Communities, Groups and Families
2.55Safeguarding children and young people within faith settings (NSPCC)

3. Children Workforce

PeterboroughCambridgeshire
Key employment standardsSafer Recruitment, Selection and Supervision of Staff
Guidance for safer working practice for those working with children and young people in education settings
Managing Allegations or Serious Concerns in Respect of any Adult who Works or Volunteers with ChildrenManaging Allegation or Serious Concerns in respect of any Adult who Works or Volunteers with Children

4. LSCB Responsibilities

PeterboroughCambridgeshire
Working Together to Safeguard Children Chapter 3: Local Safeguarding Children Boards
Working Together to Safeguard Children Chapter 2: Organisational Responsibilities

LSCB Strategies

PeterboroughCambridgeshire
Child Sexual Abuse Strategy 2018-20
Criminal Exploitation Strategy and Procedures
Child Sexual Exploitation Strategy Feb 2018
Peterborough LSCB Neglect StrategyCambridgeshire LSCB Neglect Strategy
Online Safeguarding Strategy 2018-20

5. Learning and Improvement

PeterboroughCambridgeshire
Working Together to Safeguard Children (2015) Chapter 4: Learning and Improvement Framework
Learning and Improvement FrameworkLearning and Improvement Framework
Performance Management Framework
Serious Case Reviews
Consideration of case for Serious Case Review or Partnership Case Review Referral Form:
Liaison and information exchange when criminal proceedings coincide with Chapter Four Serious Case Reviews or Welsh Child Practice Reviews
Child Death Overview Panel Protocol
Guidance for Coroners: supply information about the death of a child
Multi-agency Safeguarding Children TrainingTraining

6. Guidance

PeterboroughCambridgeshire
Resolving Professional Differences (Escalation) Policy
Information Sharing Framework
Multi Agency Protocol for the Management of Unexpected Childhood Deaths
Protocol for Dealing with Children Not Collected From School at the End of the School Day / Activity
Policy for the Education of Children with a Parent or Close Relative in Prison or at Risk of a Custodial Sentence
Whistleblowing
Good Practice Supporting the Voice of the Child

7. Appendices

PeterboroughCambridgeshire
Local Contacts
Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018
What to do if you’re worried a child is being abused
Information Sharing: Advice for Practitioners Providing Safeguarding Services to Children, Young People, Parents and Carers 2018
Supporting the Voice of the Child
Keeping children safe in education, DfE
NICE Guidelines: Child Maltreatment (2009)
Preventing unintentional injuries among the under-15s in the home
NICE Guidance: Domestic violence and abuse in adults and young people aged 16 years and over
Postnatal Care NICE Clinical Guideline 37 (January 2015)
Transition from Children’s to Adults’ Services for Young People using Health or Social Care Services
Protecting Children and Young People - the Responsibility of all Doctors, General Medical Council, (2012)
Mental Health Crisis Care Concordat- Improving Outcomes for People Experiencing Mental Health Crisis, HM Government (2014)
Preventing and Tackling Bullying - Advice for Headteachers, Staff and Governing Bodies
Protecting children from radicalisation: the prevent duty
Revised Prevent Duty Guidance for England and Wales
Controlling or coercive behaviour in an intimate or family relationship
Care of unaccompanied and trafficked children: Statutory guidance for local authorities on the care of unaccompanied asylum seeking and trafficked children (2017)
Sexual violence and sexual harassment between children in schools and colleges
Amendments

Updates and Amendments

This manual is regularly updated at six monthly intervals. If you are involved in writing new or editing existing chapters for this manual or would like to make a contribution, please contact the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Safeguarding Children Board Business Manager, safeguardingboardscomms@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

When the manual is updated and a chapter has been significantly amended or is new, it will be indicated in the Contents List and at the top of the relevant Chapter.

Where chapters have been changed solely to reflect terminology changes they have not been marked as updated.

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