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Kent and Medway Safeguarding Children Procedures Contents

April 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. Introduction, Policy Framework, Principles and Values
  2. Core Procedures
  3. Practice Guidance
  4. Kent and Medway Local Safeguarding Children Boards
  5. Appendices


1. Introduction, Policy Framework, Principles and Values

1.1 Introduction and Overview / Purpose and Scope of the New Procedures  
1.2 Statutory Framework  
1.3 Information Sharing and Confidentiality  
1.4 Kent Inter-Agency Threshold Criteria for Children in Need  
1.5 Medway Inter-Agency Threshold Criteria for Children in Need  
1.6 Good Practice Supporting the Voice of the Child  


2. Core Procedures

2.1

Managing Individual Cases – The Child’s Journey

 
2.1.1 Responding to Abuse and Neglect Updated
2.1.2 Recognition of Significant Harm  
2.1.3 Referrals  
2.1.4 Child and Family Assessments  
2.1.5 Strategy Discussion/Meetings  
2.1.6 Child Protection (Section 47) Enquiries  
  See also: Child Protection Enquiries in School Holidays  
2.1.6 Initial Child Protection Conferences  
2.1.8 Recording that a Child is the Subject of a Child Protection Plan  
2.1.9 Implementation of the Child Protection Plan - Lead Social Worker and Core Group Responsibilities  
2.1.10 Child Protection Review Conferences  

   

2.2

Recognition of Additional Vulnerability

 
2.2.1 Introduction  
2.2.2 Children Who Exhibit Harmful Behaviour including Sexual Harm (Assessing and Providing Interventions) - Kent Only  
2.2.3 Spiritual Cultural and Religious Beliefs  
2.2.4 Disabled Children  
2.2.5 Adoption  
2.2.6 Working with Sexually Active Young People  
2.2.7 Blood Borne Viruses  
2.2.8 Bullying  
2.2.9 Online Safety, Child Abuse and Technology  
2.2.10 E-Safety: Children Exposed to Abuse through the Digital Media  
2.2.11 Safeguarding Children Abused through Sexual Exploitation  
 

See also:

 
2.2.12 Pathway for CSA Medicals  
2.2.13 Missing Children and Families  
2.2.14 Parental Learning Disability  
2.2.15 Mental Ill Health of Parent or Carer  
2.2.16 Children from Abroad Updated
2.2.17 Children Living Away from Home (including Children and Families living in Temporary Accommodation)  
2.2.18 Children Missing from Education / Not Attending School  
2.2.19 Children Moving Across Local Authority Boundaries  
2.2.20 Parental Substance (Drugs and Alcohol) Misuse (including pregnancy)  
2.2.21 Dangerous Dogs and Safeguarding Children Updated
2.2.22 Diplomats Families  
2.2.23 Domestic Violence and Abuse - under review  
2.2.24 Complex (Organised or Multiple) Abuse  
2.2.25 Elective Home Education  
2.2.26 Fabricated or Induced Illness  
2.2.27 Female Genital Mutilation Updated
2.2.28 Firesetting  
2.2.29 Forced Marriage  
2.2.30 Foreign Exchange Visits  
2.2.31 Gang Activity, Youth Violence and Criminal Exploitation Affecting Children Updated
2.2.32 Harm to Animals and Possible Implications for Children  
2.2.33 Historical Abuse Allegations  
2.2.34 Honour Based Violence  
2.2.35 Hospital Pre-discharge Arrangements  
2.2.36 Language Schools  
2.2.37 Child in Care(Kent) / Looked after Child (Medway)  
2.2.38 Male Circumcision  
2.2.39 Modern Slavery Updated
2.2.40

Pre-birth Procedures

 
2.2.41 Pregnancy and Motherhood for a Child  
2.2.42 Psychiatric Care for Children
2.2.43 Reducing the Risks to Babies  
2.2.44 Concealed Pregnancies  
2.2.45 Surrogacy  
2.2.46 Temporary Accommodation and Transient Lifestyles  
2.2.47 Safeguarding Children Who May Have Been Trafficked  
2.2.48 Self Harming and Suicidal Behaviour  
2.2.49 Young Carers  
2.2.50 Interpreters, Signers and others with Special Communication Skills  
2.2.51 Safeguarding Foreign National Children Who Go Missing  
2.2.52 Safeguarding Children and Young People against Radicalisation and Violent Extremism  

   

2.3

Safe Workforce

 
2.3.1 Safe Recruitment, Selection and Supervision of Staff  
2.3.2

Allegations Against Persons who Work with Children:

 


   

2.4

Individuals Who Pose a Risk to Children

 
2.4.1 Identified Offenders and Others who may Pose a Risk to Children  
2.4.2 Guidance on Offences Against Children  
2.4.3 Children Visiting Psychiatric Wards and Facilities  
2.4.4 Children Visiting Prisons  
2.4.5 Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) Updated
2.4.6 Release of Prisoners Convicted of Offences Against Children  

   

2.5

Child Deaths and Serious Child Care Incidents

 
2.5.1 Unexpected Death of a Child  
2.5.2 Serious Case Reviews  

   

2.6

Complaints and Professional Disagreements

 
2.6.1

Complaints and Representations about / Appeals against the Conference Decision and about the Conference Process




Updated
2.6.2 Whistleblowing or Raising Concerns at Work  
2.6.3

Resolving Professional Disagreements and the Escalation of Professional Concerns

 


3. Practice Guidance

3.1 Cross Border Child Protection Cases (Hague Convention)  
3.2 Working with Foreign Authorities: Child Protection Cases and Care Orders (Non-Statutory DfE Guidance)  
3.3 Babysitting  
3.4 Child Witnesses in Therapy  
3.5 Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority Claims for Looked After Children  
3.6 Intimate Care Good Practice Guidelines  
3.7 Non-Compliance  
3.8 Kent - Out of Hours Service for Specialist Children’s Services/Social Care  
  Worried About a Child – Information, help, support and advice if you are worried about a child in Medway  


4. Kent and Medway Local Safeguarding Children Boards

4.1 LSCB/s – Role and Function  
4.2 Agency Roles and Responsibilities  
4.3 The Responsibilities of All Doctors (GMC 2012)  


5. Appendices

5.1 Amendments  
5.2

Contact Details

 

5.3 Nice Guidance – When to Suspect Child Maltreatment  
5.4 Working Together 2015  

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