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SouthamptonLocal Safeguarding Children Board Procedures Manual


June 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
  2. Safeguarding Practice Guidance
  3. Learning and Improvement
  4. Roles and Responsibilities of LSCB
  5. Local Protocols
  6. Appendices

1. Core Procedures

  Responding to Abuse and Neglect  
  Child Protection Enquiries - Section 47 Children Act 1989 Updated
  Child Protection Conferences Updated
  Child Protection Plans  
  Children and Families Moving Across Local Authority Boundaries  
  Allegations Against Staff or Volunteers  
  Organised and Complex Abuse  
  Information Sharing Updated
  Good Practice Supporting the Voice of the Child  

2. Safeguarding Practice Guidance

  Adults Who Disclose Childhood Sexual Abuse – 4LSCB Practice Guidance  
  Child Sexual Exploitation  
  Children and Families that go Missing (Including Unborn Children)  
  Children from Abroad, including Victims of Modern Slavery, Trafficking and Exploitation Updated
  Children Living Away from Home with Other Families  
  Children Missing from Education  
  Children Missing from Care, Home and Education  
  Children Moving Across Local Authority Boundaries Updated
  Children of Parents with Learning Difficulties  
  Children of Parents with Mental Health Problems  
  Children of Parents who Misuse Substances  
  Children Visiting Prisons  
  Children Visiting Psychiatric Wards and Facilities  
  Dangerous Dogs and Safeguarding Children  
  Disabled Children  
  See also Intimate and Personal Care for Children with Disabilities  
  Domestic Violence and Abuse  
  Fabricated or Induced Illness Updated
  Female Genital Mutilation  
  Forced Marriage  
  Gang Activity, Youth Violence and Criminal Exploitation Affecting Children Updated
  Harmful Sexual Behaviour  
  Honour Based Violence Updated
  Online Safety: Children Exposed to Abuse through the Digital Media  
  Safeguarding Children and Young People Against Radicalisation and Violent Extremism  
  Self Harm and Suicidal Behaviour Updated
  Spiritual, Cultural and Religious Beliefs  
  Underage Sexual Activity  
  Working with Interpreters and others with Special Communication Skills  

3. Learning and Improvement

  Learning and Improvement Framework  
  Serious Case Reviews  

Child Death Reviews

  Child Death Memorandum of Understanding  
  Rapid Response Procedure  
  Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy and Childhood - Multi-agency Guidelines for Care and Investigation (Royal College of Pathologists, endorsed by The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health)  

4. Roles and Responsibilities of LSCB

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

5. Local Protocols

  4LSCB Guide to CSA medical examinations New
  4LSCB Protocol for Parents with Learning Disabilities New
  Child and Family Engagement Guidance – primary care New
  Child and Family Engagement Guidance – secondary and tertiary care New
  What Happens When a Child is not brought to their appointment  
  Historic Abuse  
  Missing, Exploited and Trafficked Information Guide 2018-2020  
  Unborn Babies Safeguarding Protocol  
  Protocol for the Management of Actual or Suspected Bruising in Infants who are not Independently Mobile  
  Delegation of Authority / Consents for Looked After Children  
  Joint Working Protocol - Safeguarding Children and Young People whose Parents/Carers have Problems with: Mental Health, Substance Misuse, Learning Disability and Emotional or Psychological Distress  
  See also Joint Working Protocol Summary  
  4LSCB Protocol on Child Abduction and Removal of Children of Concern from the UK  
  Protocol for Protecting Children Who Move Across Local Authority Borders  
  NHS - CPIS (Child Protection Information Sharing)  

6. Appendices

  Using this Manual  
  Local Contacts  
  National Contacts  
  NICE Guidelines