Escalation Policy - Process for Resolution of Professional Disagreements Relating to the Safeguarding & Protection of Children
SCOPE OF THIS CHAPTER
This document sets out the process to be followed when resolving differences of opinion between professionals working with children and families.
In February 2021, this document which sets out the process for resolution of professional disagreements relating to the safeguarding and protection of children was added to the procedures. It outlines the steps to be taken when there are disagreements between practitioners (from different agencies) in relation to concerns about the safety and welfare of a child or young person, and/or action being taken to safeguard them. Following this process will ensure that all professionals have a quick and straightforward means of resolving professional differences in order to safeguard the welfare of children.