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Berkshire West Safeguarding Children Partnership (in Reading)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

  Recognising Abuse and Neglect  
  Referrals Updated
  Single Assessment  
  Child Protection Enquiries - Section 47 Children Act 1989  
  Child Protection Conferences  
  Child Protection Plans  
  Children and Families Moving Across Local Authority Boundaries or Abroad  
  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  
  Child Sexual Abuse in the Family Environment  
  Criminal and Sexual Exploitation of Children  
  Children and Families Absent or Missing  
  Children from Abroad, including Victims of Modern Slavery, Trafficking and Exploitation  
  Children Living Away from Home Updated
  Children with Disabilities  
  Concealed Pregnancy Updated
  Dogs and Safeguarding Children Updated
  Domestic Abuse  
  Fabricated or Induced Illness  
  Faith Related Harmful Practice  
  Female Genital Mutilation and Other Harmful Practices Updated
  Forced Marriage  
  Harmful Sexual Behaviour  
  Online Safety Updated
  Parents with Learning Disabilities  
  Parents with Mental Health Problems Updated
  Parents who Misuse Substances  
  Safeguarding Children and Young People Against Radicalisation and Violent Extremism  
  Self Harm and Suicidal Behaviour  
  So-called 'Honour' Based Abuse Updated
  Underage Sexual Activity  
  Visits to Prisons by Children  
  Children Visiting Psychiatric Wards and Facilities Visits  
  Working with Interpreters and others with Special Communication Skills  
  Transitional Safeguarding  

3. Safeguarding Partnership Arrangements (Roles and Responsibilities)

  Safeguarding Partnership Arrangements tri.x Resource New
  Multi-Agency Safeguarding Arrangements – National Guidance New
  Organisational Responsibilities – National Guidance New
  Pan Berks Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews - to follow  
  Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews - National Guidance Updated
  Pan Berkshire Child Death Review Process  
  Child Death Reviews - National Guidance Updated
  Safeguarding Partnership Principles - National Framework New
  Resolving Professional Difference of Opinion and Escalation  
  Guidance for Safe Recruitment, Selection and Retention for Staff and Volunteers  
  Whistleblowing or Raising Concerns at Work  
  Equality and Diversity Policy  

4. Appendices and Protocols


Local Protocols

  Local Resources  



  Using this Manual  
  Local Contacts  
  National Contacts  
  NICE Guidelines