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Sunderland Safeguarding Children Board Procedures Manual


November 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. Core Procedures
  2. Safeguarding Practice Guidance
  3. Learning and Improvement
  4. Multi-Agency Safeguarding Arrangements
  5. Appendices and Protocols - Local Protocols, Contacts, Using this Manual

1. Core Procedures

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

2. Safeguarding Practice Guidance

  Spiritual, Cultural and Religious Beliefs  
  Breast Ironing  
  Child Sexual Abuse in the Family Environment  
  Child Sexual Exploitation Updated
  Children and Families that go Missing (Including Unborn Children)  
  Children in Custody  
  Children from Abroad, including Victims of Modern Slavery, Trafficking and Exploitation Updated
  Children Living Away from Home with Other Families  
  Children Missing from Education  
  Children Missing from Home and Care  
  Children Moving Across Local Authority Boundaries  
  Children of Parents with Learning Disabilities Updated
  Children of Parents with Mental Health Problems  
  Children of Parents who Misuse Substances  
  Children Visiting Psychiatric Wards and Facilities  
  Concealed Pregnancies Updated
  Dangerous Dogs and Safeguarding Children  
  Disabled Children  
  Domestic Violence and Abuse  
  E-Safety: Children Exposed to Abuse through the Digital Media  
  Fabricated or Induced Illness  
  Female Genital Mutilation  
  Forced Marriage  
  Gang Activity, Youth Violence and Criminal Exploitation Affecting Children  
  Honour Based Violence  
  Prevent - Safeguarding Children and Young People Against Radicalisation and Violent Extremism Updated
  Self Harm and Suicidal Behaviour Updated
  Sexually Harmful Behaviour  
  Underage Sexual Activity  
  Working with Interpreters and others with Special Communication Skills  

3. Learning and Improvement - under review

  Learning and Improvement Framework  
  Serious Case Reviews  
  Child Death Reviews Updated
  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)  

4. Multi-Agency Safeguarding Arrangements

  Multi-Agency Safeguarding Arrangements Updated
  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

  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
  Assessment of Bruising/Marks/Possible Non-Accidental Injury in a Non-Mobile Baby/Child or Young Person  


  Local Contacts Updated
  National Contacts



  Using this Manual  
  NICE Guidelines