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Berkshire West Safeguarding Children Partnership (in West Berkshire)Procedures Manual



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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. Safeguarding Partnership Arrangements (Roles and Responsibilities)
  4. Appendices and Protocols

1. Core Procedures

  See also: Pan Berks SCP response to COVID-19.  
  Responding to Abuse and Neglect  
  Single Assessment  
  Child Protection Enquiries - Section 47 Children Act 1989  
  Child Protection Conferences  
  Child Protection Plans  
  Children and Families Moving Across Local Authority Boundaries  
  Allegations Against Staff or Volunteers who Work with Children  
  Organised and Complex Abuse  
  Information Sharing  
  Good Practice to Listen to the Voice of the Child  

2. Safeguarding Practice Guidance

  Bruising / Suspicious Marks on Children Not Independently Mobile Updated
  Bullying Updated
  Child Sexual Abuse in the Family Environment  
  Criminal and Sexual Exploitation of Children and Gangs Updated
  Children and Families that go Missing (Including Unborn Children)  
  Children from Abroad, including Victims of Modern Slavery, Trafficking and Exploitation Updated
  Children Living Away from Home Updated
  Children Missing from Education  
  Children Missing from Care, Home and Education  
  Children of Parents with Learning Disabilities  
  Children of Parents with Mental Health Problems  
  Children of Parents who Misuse Substances  
  Children Visiting Prisons Updated
  Children Visiting Psychiatric Wards and Facilities Updated
  Concealed Pregnancy Updated
  Disabled Children  
  Dogs and Safeguarding Children Updated
  Domestic Violence and Abuse  
  E-Safety: Children Exposed to Abuse through the Digital Media  
  Fabricated or Induced Illness  
  Faith Related Harmful Practice  
  Female Genital Mutilation Updated
  Forced Marriage  
  Harmful Sexual Behaviour  
  Honour Based Abuse  
  Pre-Birth Updated
  Safeguarding Children and Young People Against Radicalisation and Violent Extremism  
  Self Harm and Suicidal Behaviour  
  Underage Sexual Activity  
  Working with Interpreters and others with Special Communication Skills  

3. Safeguarding Partnership Arrangements (Roles and Responsibilities)

  Agency Roles and Responsibilities  
  Pan Berks Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews - to follow  
  Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews - National Guidance  
  Pan Berkshire Child Death Review Process  
  Child Death Reviews - National Guidance  
  Learning and Improvement Framework - to follow  
  Resolving Professional Disagreement and Escalation  
  Guidance for Safe Recruitment, Selection and Retention for Staff and Volunteers  
  Whistleblowing or Raising Concerns at Work Updated

5. Appendices and Protocols


Local Protocols

  Local Resources  



  Using this Manual  
  Local Contacts  
  National Contacts  
  NICE Guidelines