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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

1. Core Procedures

  Responding to Abuse and Neglect  
  Early Help  
  Child Protection Enquiries - Section 47 Children Act 1989  
  Child Protection Conferences  
  Child Protection Plans  
  Children and Families Moving Across Local Authority Boundaries  
  Allegations Against Staff or Volunteers who Work with Children  
  Organised and Complex Abuse  
  Information Sharing  
  Whistleblowing or Raising Concerns at Work  
  Good Practice Supporting the Voice of the Child  
  Engaging with Fathers, Male Partners or Carers  

2. Safeguarding Practice Guidance

  Adolescent to Parent Violence and Abuse  
  Breast Ironing  
  Bruising in Pre/Non-Mobile Children (Local Information)  
  Child Sexual Abuse in the Family Environment  
  Child Sexual Exploitation  
  Children and Families that go Missing (Including Unborn Children)  
  Children from Abroad, including Victims of Modern Slavery, Trafficking and Exploitation  
  Children in Custody  
  Children Living Away from Home with Other Families  
  Children Missing from Education  
  Children Missing from Care, Home and Education  
  Children of Parents with Learning Disabilities  
  Children of Parents with Mental Health Problems  
  Children of Parents who Misuse Substances  
  Children Visiting Prisons  
  Children Visiting Psychiatric Wards and Facilities  
  Concealed Pregnancies  
  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  
  Self Harm and Suicidal Behaviour in Children and Young People  
  Sexually Harmful Behaviour  
  Spiritual, Cultural and Religious Beliefs  
  Underage Sexual Activity  
  Working with Interpreters and others with Special Communication Skills  

3. Learning and Improvement

  This section will be reviewed in line with the new multi agency safeguarding arrangements (MASA).  
  Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews  
  This section will be updated following the implementation of the regional Child Death Overview Panel (CDOP).  
  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)  

4. Multi-Agency Safeguarding Arrangements

  Multi-Agency Safeguarding Arrangements  
  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

  Sunderland - Local Protocols


  Gateshead - Local Contacts
  Newcastle - Local Contacts
  Northumberland - Local Contacts
  South Tyneside - Local Contacts
  Sunderland - Local Contacts
  National Contacts


  Using this Manual  
  NICE Guidelines  

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