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Full Contents

August 2017

1. Working with Children and Families


Referral, Investigation and Assessment

1.1.1 Responding to Abuse and Neglect  
1.1.2 Reporting Concerns  
1.1.3 Information Sharing  
1.1.4 Good Practice Supporting the Voice of the Child New
1.1.5 Referrals  
1.1.6 Assessment  
1.1.7 Investigating Child Protection Concerns  
1.1.8 Organised and Complex Abuse  



Child Protection Conference and Plans

1.2.1 Child Protection Conferences  
1.2.2 Child Protection Plans and Core Groups  



Children in Vulnerable Circumstances

1.3.1 Protecting the Unborn Child  
1.3.2 Concealed Pregnancies  
1.3.3 Honour Based Violence  
1.3.4 Forced Marriage  
1.3.5 Abuse Linked to Faith or Belief  
1.3.6 Female Genital Mutilation Multi-Agency Protocol Updated
1.3.7 Child Sexual Exploitation Updated
1.3.8 Harmful Sexual Behaviour  
1.3.9 Underage Sexual Activity  
1.3.10 Trafficked Children  
1.3.11 Modern Slavery New
1.3.12 Part 1: Managing Individuals who Pose a Risk of Harm to Children  
  Part 2: Notification Regarding Adults and Young People who Pose a Risk or a Potential Risk to Children  
  Part 3: Guidance on the Disclosure to Third Parties of Information about Sex Offenders and others without Convictions who may Present a Risk to Children  
  Part 4: Checks with the DBS, Police Disclosure Unit and Police Safeguarding Referral Unit  
1.3.12 Children Visiting Prisons  
1.3.13 Bullying  
1.3.14 Children Affected by Gang Activity or Serious Youth Violence  
1.3.15 Online Safety  
1.3.16 Children of Parents with Mental Health Problems  
1.3.17 Children Visiting Psychiatric Wards and Facilities  
1.3.18 Children of Parents with Learning Difficulties  
1.3.19 Children of Parents who Misuse Substances  
1.3.20 Hard to Engage Families  
1.3.21 Domestic Abuse, Teenage Relationship and Interfamilial Violence  
1.3.22 Children from Abroad  
1.3.23 Children and Families Moving Across Local Authority Boundaries  
1.3.24 Children Living Away from Home  
1.3.25 Safeguarding Children from Dangerous Dogs  
1.3.26 Children Missing from Care and Home Updated
1.3.27 Children Missing Education Updated
1.3.28 Multi-Agency Child Neglect Guidance  
1.3.29 Bruising, Burns and Injuries in Non Mobile Children Protocol - under review  
1.3.30 Perplexing Presentations (including Fabricated or Induced Illness)  
1.3.31 Children who are Disabled  
1.3.32 Working with Interpreters or Intermediaries  
1.3.33 Self Harm and Suicidal Behaviour  
1.3.34 Prevent: Safeguarding Children and Young people against Radicalisation and Violent Extremism  
1.3.35 Licensing and Licensed Premises  
1.3.36 Overweight and Obese Children  

2. Organisational Responsibilities

2.1 Allegations Against Staff and Volunteers  
2.2 Role and Function of the LSCB  
2.3 Escalation Policy  
2.4 Notification and Transferring Information  
2.5 Safe Working Practice and Electronic Communication  
2.6 Guidance on Safe Recruitment  
2.7 Complaints Procedure  
2.8 Whistleblowing or Raising Concerns at Work  

3. Learning and Improvement

3.1 Learning and Improvement Framework  
3.2 Notifiable Incidents  
3.3 Serious Case Reviews and Other LSCB Audits Updated
3.4 Sudden Unexpected Death in Childhood  

4. Appendices

4.1 How to Use this Manual  
4.2 Local Directory  
4.3 National Contacts  
4.4 Keywords  
4.5 NICE Guidelines  
4.6 Amendments