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ReadingSafeguarding Children Board Procedures Manual


July 2017

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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. Core Procedures
  2. Safeguarding Practice Guidance
  3. Learning and Improvement
  4. Roles and Responsibilities of LSCB
  5. Appendices and Protocols

1. Core Procedures

  Responding to Abuse and Neglect Updated
  Single Assessment  
  Child Protection Enquiries - Section 47 Children Act 1989 Updated
  Child Protection Conferences Updated
  Child Protection Plans Updated
  Children and Families Moving Across Local Authority Boundaries  
  Management of Allegations Against Staff and Volunteers Who Work with Children and Young People  
  Organised and Complex Abuse - under review  
  Information Sharing  

2. Safeguarding Practice Guidance

  Abuse Linked to Faith or Belief  
  Bruising / Suspicious Marks on Children Not Independently Mobile Updated
  Bullying - under review  
  Child Sexual Exploitation  
  Children and Families that go Missing (Including Unborn Children)  
  Children Affected by Gang Activity and Youth Violence  
  Children from Abroad  
  Children Living Away from Home with Other Families  
  Children Missing from Education Updated
  Children Missing from Care, Home and Education  
  Children Moving Across Local Authority Boundaries  
  Children of Parents with Learning Difficulties  
  Children of Parents with Mental Health Problems  
  Children of Parents who Misuse Substances  
  Children Visiting Prisons  
  Children Visiting Psychiatric Wards and Facilities  
  Concealed Pregnancy  
  Dangerous Dogs and Safeguarding Children New
  Disabled Children  
  Domestic Violence and Abuse  
  E-Safety: Children Exposed to Abuse through the Digital Media Updated
  Fabricated or Induced Illness  
  Female Genital Mutilation Updated
  Forced Marriage Updated
  Harmful Sexual Behaviour Updated
  Honour Based Abuse Updated
  Modern Slavery New
  Safeguarding Children and Young People Against Radicalisation and Violent Extremism  
  Self Harm and Suicidal Behaviour  
  Trafficked Children  
  Underage Sexual Activity  
  Working with Interpreters and others with Special Communication Skills  

3. Learning and Improvement

  Learning and Improvement Framework  
  Serious Case Reviews  
  Child Death Overview Panels (CDOP)  

4. Roles and Responsibilities of LSCB

  Local Safeguarding Children Board - Role and Function  
  Agency Roles and Responsibilities Updated
  Conflict Resolution and Escalation  
  Guidance for Safe Recruitment, Selection and Retention for Staff and Volunteers  
  Whistleblowing or Raising Concerns at Work  
  Complaints in Relation to Child Protection Conference  

5. Appendices and Protocols


Local Protocols

  Local Resources  



  Using this Manual  
  Local Contacts  
  National Contacts  
  NICE Guidelines