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Northamptonshire Safeguarding Children Partnership Procedures Manual




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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. Roles and Responsibilities of LSCP
  5. Appendices and Protocols

1. Core Procedures

  Responding to Abuse and Neglect  
  Reporting Concerns  
  Child Protection Enquiries - Section 47 Children Act 1989  
  Child Protection Conferences  
  See also: Early Intervention - Policy and Provision (House of Commons Library)  
  Child Protection Plans  
  Children and Families Moving Across Local Authority Boundaries  
  Allegations Against Staff or Volunteers Updated
  Organised and Complex Abuse  
  Information Sharing  
  Good Practice Supporting the Voice of the Child  

2. Safeguarding Practice Guidance

  Child Sexual Abuse in the Family Environment  
  Child Sexual Exploitation Updated
  Child Criminal Exploitation New
  Children and Families that go Missing (Including Unborn Children)  
  Gang Activity, Youth Violence and Criminal Exploitation Affecting Children  
  Children from Abroad, including Victims of Modern Slavery, Trafficking and Exploitation  
  Children Living Away from Home  
  Children Missing from Education  
  Children Missing from Care, Home and Education Updated
  Children and Families Moving Across Local Authority Boundaries or Abroad  
  Children of Parents with Learning Disabilities Updated
  Children of Parents with Mental Health Problems  
  Children of Parents or Significant Others who Misuse Substances Updated
  Visits to Prisons by Children  
  Children Visiting Psychiatric Wards and Facilities  
  Concealed Pregnancies  
  Disabled Children  
  Domestic Abuse  
  Online Safety Updated
  Fabricated or Induced Illness/Perplexing Presentations  
  Female Genital Mutilation  
  Forced Marriage  
  So-called 'Honour' Based Abuse  
  Modern Slavery  
  Pre-Birth Practice Guidance  
  Safeguarding Children and Young People Against Radicalisation and Violent Extremism  
  Self Harm and Suicidal Behaviour  
  Harmful Sexual Behaviour  
  Spiritual, Cultural and Religious Beliefs  
  Trafficked Children  
  Underage Sexual Activity  
  Working with Interpreters and others with Special Communication Skills  
  Transitional Safeguarding New

3. Learning and Improvement

  Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews  
  Child Death Reviews - under review  

4. Roles and Responsibilities of LSCP

  Local Safeguarding Children Partnership - Role and Function  
  Agency Roles and Responsibilities Updated
  Guidance for Safe Recruitment, Selection and Retention for Staff and Volunteers  
  Case / Conflict Resolution Procedure Updated
  Complaints in Relation to Child Protection Conference  
  Whistleblowing or Raising Concerns at Work  

5. Appendices and Protocols


Local Protocols

  Adolescent Risk Management  
  Armed Forces - Northamptonshire Protocol for working with Armed Forces  
  Bruising and Marks in Non Mobile Infants - Practice Guidance  
  Children in Custody  
  Concealed Pregnancies - Practice Guidance  
  Harm to Animals and Implications for Children - Practice Guidance  
  Housing Protocol - Homeless 16 & 17 Year Old Young People  
  Male Circumcision - Practice Guidance  
  MAPPA - Northamptonshire Local Working Arrangements  
  Northamptonshire Protocol for Raising Concerns about Vulnerable Adults and Children  
  People Posing a Risk to Children  
  Pre Birth Assessments - Practice Guidance  
  Safe Sleep Guidance  
  Safeguarding Children from Dangerous Dogs - Practice Guidance  
  Uncooperative Families - Practice Guidance  



  Using this Manual  
  Local Contacts  
  National Contacts  
  NICE Guidelines