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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. Improving Child Protection and Safeguarding Practice
  4. Safeguarding Partnership Arrangements
  5. Protocols, Additional Guidance and Appendices

1. Core Procedures

  Responding to Abuse and Neglect  
  Good Practice Supporting the Voice of the Child  
  Child Protection Enquiries - Section 47 Children Act 1989  
  Child Protection Conferences  
  Child Protection Plans  
  North West Notification and Transfer of Children Subject of Child Protection Plans across Local Authority Boundaries Procedure (ADCS) Updated
  Allegations Against Staff or Volunteers Updated
  Organised and Complex Abuse  
  Information Sharing Guidance (Pan Cheshire)  
  Information Sharing Advice for Safeguarding Practitioners (DfE)  
  See also: Early Intervention: Policy and Provision (House of Commons Library)  

2. Safeguarding Practice Guidance

  Abuse Linked to Spiritual, Cultural and Religious Beliefs  
  Child Sexual Abuse in the Family Environment  
  Child Exploitation Updated
  Child Sexual Exploitation  
  Children and Families that go Missing (Including Unborn Children)  
  Cheshire Police Guidance on Use of Locate Trace Markers  
  Locate Trace Markers  
  Children from Abroad, including Victims of Modern Slavery, Trafficking and Exploitation Updated
  Children Living Away from Home  
  Children Missing Education  
  Children and Young People (under 18) who Display Harmful Sexual Behaviour  
  Children and Young People who Run Away or go Missing from Home and Care  
  Children in Need Moving Across Local Authority Boundaries Updated
  Children of Parents with Learning Disabilities  
  Children of Parents with Mental Health Problems  
  Children of Parents who Misuse Substances  
  Contextual Safeguarding  
  Concealed Pregnancy  
  Dangerous Dogs  
  Disabled Children  
  Domestic Abuse  
  Online Safety  
  Fabricated or Induced Illness and Perplexing Presentations  
  Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)  
  Forced Marriage  
  Gang Activity and Serious Youth Violence Updated
  ‘Honour’ Based Abuse  
  MAPPA One Minute Guide  
  MAPPA Referral Form New
  Safeguarding Children and Young People Against Radicalisation and Violent Extremism  
  Safeguarding Children with a Social Worker, Looked After Children and Previously Looked After Children at School New
  Safe Sleep Guidance  
  Self Harm and Suicidal Behaviour Updated
  Transitional Safeguarding  
  Underage Sexual Activity  
  Visits to Prisons by Children  
  Visits to Psychiatric Wards and Facilities  
  Working with Interpreters and Others with Special Communication Skills  

3. Improving Child Protection and Safeguarding Practice

  Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews  
  See also: Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel - Guidance for Safeguarding Partners and Child Protection Professionals on What the Panel Does and How it Works  
  Child Death Reviews  
  Pan Cheshire Child Death Overview Panel Protocol  
  Pan Cheshire Child Death Overview Panel (CDOP) Arrangements Overview  
  Sudden Unexpected Death in Infants and Children (SUDIC) Updated

4. Safeguarding Partnership Arrangements

  Agency Roles and Responsibilities Updated
  Procedure for Multi-agency Professional Challenge and Escalation  
  Guidance for Safe Recruitment, Selection and Retention for Staff and Volunteers Updated
  Complaints in Relation to Child Protection Conferences  

5. Protocols, Additional Guidance and Appendices


Pan Cheshire Protocols

  Bruising in Children who are Not Independently Mobile (2023-2024) Updated
  Joint Cheshire, Halton and Warrington Protocol for the Provision of Local Authority Accommodation for Juvenile Detainees  

Cheshire West and Chester Protocols

  Pre Birth Assessment Procedure and Practice Guidance



  Using the Procedures  
  Local Contacts  
  National Contacts  
  NICE Guidance - When to Suspect Maltreatment in Under 18s