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Sunderland Safeguarding Children Board Procedures Manual


April 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 Updated
  Child Protection Enquiries - Section 47 Children Act 1989 Updated
  Child Protection Conferences Updated
  Child Protection Plans  
  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  

2. Safeguarding Practice Guidance

  Spiritual, Cultural and Religious Beliefs  
  Breast Ironing  
  Child Sexual Exploitation Updated
  Children and Families that go Missing (Including Unborn Children)  
  Children Affected by Gang Activity and Youth Violence  
  Children in Custody New
  Children from Abroad  
  Children Living Away from Home with Other Families  
  Children Missing from Education Updated
  Children Missing from Care, Home and Education Updated
  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 Psychiatric Wards and Facilities  
  Concealed Pregnancies New
  Disabled Children  
  Domestic Violence and Abuse Updated
  E-Safety: Children Exposed to Abuse through the Digital Media  
  Fabricated or Induced Illness  
  Female Genital Mutilation  
  Forced Marriage  
  Honour Based Violence  
  Pre-birth New
  Prevent - Safeguarding Children and Young People Against Radicalisation and Violent Extremism  
  Self Harm and Suicidal Behaviour  
  Sexually Harmful Behaviour Updated
  Trafficked Children Updated
  Underage Sexual Activity Updated
  Working with Interpreters and others with Special Communication Skills  

3. Learning and Improvement

  Learning and Improvement Framework  
  Serious Case Reviews  
  Child Death Reviews  

4. Roles and Responsibilities of LSCB

  Local Safeguarding Children Board - Role and Function  
  Agency Roles and Responsibilities  
  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

  Disguised Compliance  
  Joint Guidance for the Supervision or Restriction of Parental/Carer Contact to Babies and Children Admitted to Paediatric Wards where there is Actual or Suspected Deliberate Harm to a Child
  Bruising in Non-Mobile Babies



  Using this Manual  
  Local Contacts Updated
  National Contacts  
  NICE Guidelines