Contents

October 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 where there are Concerns about a Child's Safety and Welfare
  2. Children in Specific Circumstances
  3. Policy Framework and Protocols
  4. Practice Guidance
  5. Safe Workforce
  6. Learning and Improvement
  7. Child Death
  8. The Local Safeguarding Children Boards
  9. Appendices and Local Contacts


1. Core Procedures where there are Concerns about a Child's Safety and Welfare

1.1

Multi-Agency Threshold Descriptors

 
1.1.1 Borough of Poole and Bournemouth Borough Council - Threshold Document - Early Help and Eligibility Criteria and Levels of Need for Referrals to Children's Social Care  
1.1.2 Threshold Tool - Continuum of Help and Support  
1.1.3 Sexually Harmful Behaviour Levels of Need  


 

1.2

Referring Safeguarding Concerns about Children

 
1.2.1 Referrals  
1.2.2 Responding to Abuse and Neglect  
1.2.3 Neglect  
1.2.4 Child Sexual Abuse in the Family Environment  
1.2.5 Underage Sexual Activity  

   

1.3

Assessment

 
1.3.1 Assessment  

   

1.4

Child Protection - Investigation and Conferences

 
1.4.1 Child Protection Enquiries  
1.4.2 Child Protection Conferences  
1.4.3 Child Protection Plans and Core Groups  
1.4.4 LSCB Complaints Procedure  


2. Children in Specific Circumstances

2.1

Safeguarding Children at Risk due to their Behaviour or Vulnerability

 
2.1.1 Child Sexual Exploitation  
2.1.2 Abuse by Children and Young People  
2.1.3 Safeguarding Disabled Children  
2.1.4 Bullying  
2.1.5 Online Safety - Children Exposed to Abuse through the Digital Media  
2.1.6 Supporting Children and Young People Vulnerable to Violent Extremism  
2.1.7 Self Harm and Suicidal Behaviour  
2.1.8 Gang Activity, Youth Violence and Criminal Exploitation Affecting Children  
2.1.9 Sexually Harmful Behaviour  

   

2.2

Safeguarding Children at Risk because of Concern About a Parent or Carer

 
2.2.1 Safeguarding Unborn or Newborn Babies  
2.2.2 Concealment and Denial of Pregnancy  
2.2.3 Children of Parents who Misuse Substances  
2.2.4 Safeguarding Children where a Parent has a Learning Disability  
2.2.5 Safeguarding Children where a Parent has a Mental Health Problem  
2.2.6 Domestic Violence and Abuse  
2.2.7 Spiritual, Cultural and Religious Beliefs  
2.2.8 Safeguarding Girls and Young Women at Risk of Abuse through Female Genital Mutilation  
2.2.9 Safeguarding Children and Young People from Forced Marriage  
2.2.10 Safeguarding Children and Young People from Honour Based Violence  
2.2.11 Safeguarding Children in Whom Illness is Fabricated or Induced  
2.2.12 Children Visiting Prisons  
2.2.13 Children Visiting Psychiatric Wards and Facilities  

   

2.3

Safeguarding Children at Risk because of Living Away from Home or Missing or Moving Across Boundaries

 
2.3.1 Children and Families that go Missing (including Unborn Children)  
2.3.2 Children Missing from Care, Home and Education  
2.3.3 Children Missing Education  
2.3.4 Children and Families Moving Across Local Authority Boundaries  
2.3.5 Children Living Away from Home (such as in Foster Care, being Privately Fostered, in a Residential Setting, Hospital, Custody or Living in Temporary Accommodation with Family)  

   

2.4

Safeguarding Children from Abroad

 
2.4.1 Safeguarding Children from Abroad  
2.4.2 Safeguarding Children who may have been Trafficked from Abroad  
2.4.3 Safeguarding Children from Modern Slavery  


3. Policy Framework and Protocols

3.1 Information Sharing  
3.2 Escalation Policy  


4. Practice Guidance

4.1 Hard to Engage Families  
4.2 Organised and Complex Abuse  
4.3 Working with Interpreters and others with Special Communication Skills  
4.4 Managing Individuals who Pose a Risk to Children  
4.5 Dangerous Dogs and Safeguarding Children  
4.6 Good Practice Supporting the Voice of the Child  
4.7 Licensing Premises  


5. Safe Workforce

5.1 Safer Recruitment and Employment  
5.2 Allegations Against Staff, Carers and Volunteers  
5.3 Whistleblowing or Raising Concerns at Work  


6. Learning and Improvement

6.1 Learning and Improvement Framework  
6.2 Safeguarding Practice Reviews  


7. Child Death

7.1 Child Death Reviews  
7.2 Pan Dorset Child Death Protocol  


8. The Local Safeguarding Children Boards

8.1 Local Safeguarding Children Board - Role and Function  
8.2 Agency Roles and Responsibilities  
8.3 LSCB Complaints Procedure  


9. Appendices and Local Contacts

9.1 Key and Local Contacts  
9.2 NICE Guidelines  
9.3 Amendments  

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