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Gateshead Safeguarding Children Board Procedures Manual


November 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 - Local Protocols, Contacts, Using this Manual

1. Core Procedures

  Responding to Abuse and Neglect  
  Child Protection Enquiries - Section 47 Children Act 1989  
  Child Protection Conferences  
  Child Protection Plans Updated
  Children and Families Moving Across Local Authority Boundaries  
  Allegations Against Staff or Volunteers  
  Organised and Complex Abuse  
  Information Sharing  
  Whistleblowing or Raising Concerns at Work  
  Good Practice Supporting the Voice of the Child New

2. Safeguarding Practice Guidance

  Spiritual, Cultural and Religious Beliefs  
  Breast Ironing  
  Child Sexual Exploitation  
  Children and Families that go Missing (Including Unborn Children)  
  Children Affected by Gang Activity and Youth Violence Updated
  Children from Abroad  
  Children in Custody  
  Children Living Away from Home with Other Families  
  Children Missing from Education  
  Children Missing from Home and Care Updated
  Children Moving Across Local Authority Boundaries Updated
  Children of Parents with Learning Difficulties  
  Children of Parents with Mental Health Problems Updated
  Children of Parents who Misuse Substances Updated
  Children Visiting Psychiatric Wards and Facilities  
  Concealed Pregnancies  
  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
  Honour Based Violence Updated
  Modern Slavery New
  Prevent - Safeguarding Children and Young People Against Radicalisation and Violent Extremism  
  Self Harm and Suicidal Behaviour  
  Sexually Harmful 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 Reviews  
  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) New

4. Roles and Responsibilities of LSCB

  Local Safeguarding Children Board - Role and Function  
  Agency Roles and Responsibilities Updated
  Escalation Protocol  
  Guidance for Safe Recruitment, Selection and Retention for Staff and Volunteers  
  Complaints in Relation to Child Protection Conference  

5. Appendices and Protocols - Local Protocols, Contacts, Using this Manual


Local Protocols

  Bruising in Non-independently Mobile Children Protocol  
  Protocol for Assessment of Non-Independently Mobile Children Presenting with Bruising  
  Complaints about Gateshead Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB)  


  Local Contacts
  National Contacts



  Using this Manual  
  NICE Guidelines