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Bedford Borough, Central Bedfordshire and Luton Safeguarding Children Boards 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. Assessing Need and Providing Help
  2. Learning and Improving Framework
  3. Child Deaths
  4. Bedford Borough, Central Bedfordshire and Luton Safeguarding Children Boards and Organisational Responsibilities
  5. Appendices

1. Assessing Need and Providing Help


Early Help

1.1.1 Early Help Assessment (EHA)  
1.1.2 Responding to Abuse and Neglect Updated
1.1.3 Pan Bedfordshire Practitioner's Guide to Information Sharing to Safeguard Children and Young People Updated
1.1.4 Information Sharing New
1.1.5 Voice and Lived Experience of Children and Young People Guidance for Practitioners New



Referral, Investigation and Assessment


1.2.1 Child Protection Enquiries  

See also:

1.2.2 Child Protection Conferences Procedure  
1.2.3 Child Protection Plans and Core Groups  
1.2.4 Action to be taken where a Child is Suffering or Likely to Suffer Significant Harm  
1.2.5 The East of England Region Children's Services Joint Protocol on Children Subject to Child Protection Plan Moving Between Local Authority Boundaries  
1.2.6 Child Protection Medical Assessments  
  See also: Request for Child Protection Medical Assessment Form  
1.2.7 Organised and Complex Abuse  
1.2.8 Non-Recent Abuse Allegations  
1.2.9 Guidance for Practitioners Completing Chronologies and Genograms  



People Posing a Risk to Children

1.3.1 People Posing a Risk to Children - Guidance and Procedure  
1.3.2 Allegations and Concerns regarding Staff, Carers and Volunteers Working with Children and Young People Updated



Children in Specific Circumstances

1.4.1 Forced Marriage  
1.4.2 So Called 'Honour' Based Abuse  
1.4.3 Private Fostering Policy  
1.4.4 Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children: East of England Protocol  
1.4.5 Safeguarding Children who Run Away and Go Missing from Home and Care  
1.4.6 Children Missing from Education  
1.4.7 Fabricated and Induced Illness / Disorders in Children  
1.4.8 Female Genital Mutilation Updated
1.4.9 Safeguarding Children in Faith Settings  
1.4.10 Safeguarding Children Vulnerable to Gang Activity  
1.4.11 E-Safety: Children Exposed to Abuse through the Digital Media Updated
1.4.12 Children Visiting Prisons Updated
1.4.13 Safeguarding Individuals Against Radicalisation or Violent Extremism: Practice Guidance  
1.4.14 Children from Abroad, including Victims of Modern Slavery, Trafficking and Exploitation  
1.4.15 Neglect  
  See also: Neglect Practice Guidance  
1.4.16 Procedure and Guidance in relation to Pre-Birth Planning and Assessments  
1.4.17 RSPCA, Social Care and Police Referral Protocol  
1.4.18 Dangerous Dogs and Safeguarding Children  
1.4.19 Injuries and Bruising Protocol for Children not Independently Mobile Updated
1.4.20 Photographing Children  
1.4.21 Children Subject to Section 47 Enquires and Child Protection Plans when Travelling Abroad New



Safeguarding Children from Sexual Abuse

1.5.1 Safeguarding Children from Child Sexual Exploitation Updated
1.5.2 Assessing Children and Families affected by Adults Viewing Child Sexual Abuse Images on the Internet: Practice Guidance - under review  
1.5.3 Harmful Sexual Behaviour - under review Updated
1.5.4 Child Sexual Abuse in the Family Environment Updated
1.5.5 Guidance for Professionals Working with Sexually Active Young People under the age of 18 in Bedford Borough Central Bedfordshire and Luton  (Including Risk Assessment)  
1.5.6 Young People who post Self-Taken Images: ACPO Guidance  
1.5.7 Safeguarding Children and Young People Online  



Parents and Families

1.6.1 Children of Parents with Mental Health Problems  
1.6.2 Working with Vulnerable Families Where One or Both Parents have Mental Health Problem: Joint Agency Protocol  
1.6.3 Children of Parents with Learning Disabilities  
1.6.4 Safeguarding Children abused through Domestic Abuse Practice Guidance  
1.6.5 Hard to Engage Families: Working Effectively with Resistance, Hostility or Disguised Compliance New
1.6.6 Children of Parents who Misuse Substances  
1.6.7 Working with Problematic use of Drugs or Alcohol within Families  
1.6.8 Parental Conflict Guidance New

2. Learning and Improvement Framework

  Click here to access the Learning from Local Area SCR’S  
2.1 Serious Case Reviews  
2.2 Learning and Improvement Framework  
  See also: Child Death Overview and Rapid Response Arrangements  

3. Child Deaths

3.1 Central Bedfordshire, Bedford Borough and Luton Child Death Overview Panel Processes and Procedures  

4. Bedford Borough, Central Bedfordshire and Luton Safeguarding Children Boards and Organisational Responsibilities

4.1 Local Safeguarding Children Boards  
4.2 Agency Roles and Responsibilities Updated
4.3 Statutory Framework  
4.4 Guidance for Safe Recruitment, Selection and Retention for Staff and Volunteers Updated
4.5 Complaints arising from Child Protection Conferences  
4.6 Escalation Procedures  

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5. Appendices

5.1 Local Contact Details  
5.2 Nice Guidelines - 'When to suspect child maltreatment'  
5.3 Protecting children and young people - the responsibilities of all doctors’ (GMC 2012)  
5.4 Amendments