Escalation Policy

LOCAL GUIDANCE

Local Guidance in relation to this chapter can be found in: Policy Framework and Protocols.

1. Introduction

At no time must professional disagreement detract from ensuring that the child is safeguarded. The child's welfare and safety must remain paramount throughout.

The Pan-Dorset Escalation Policy identifies a non-exhaustive list of potential areas of disagreement, guidance on preventing disputes and procedures to be followed when disputes cannot be resolved through discussion and negotiation between professionals at front line level.