1. The Voice and Lived Experience of Children and Young People

1.1.1 Voice and Lived Experience of Children and Young People Guidance for Practitioners  
1.1.2 Pan Bedfordshire Advice and Guidance for when Young People Raise an Issue  
1.1.3 Pan Bedfordshire Advocacy Guidance and Key Principles  



A Day in My Life Practice Guidance Tools

1.2.1 Day in My Life Briefing New
1.2.2 Day in My Life Guidance  
1.2.3 A Day in My Life: Baby  
1.2.4 A Day in My Life: Pre-school Child  
1.2.5 A Day in My Life: Primary Child  
1.2.6 A Day in My Life: Teenager  
1.2.7 Day in my Life Unborn Baby  
1.2.8 So What do we Know - What Next? Template  

2. Information Sharing

2.1 Pan Bedfordshire Practitioner's Guide to Information Sharing to Safeguard Children and Young People  
2.2 Information Sharing  
2.3 Chronologies and Genograms Guidance  
2.4 Pan Bedfordshire Multi-Agency Chronology Practice Guidance  
2.5 Pan Bedfordshire Consent Guidance  
2.6 Consent Summary Guidance  
2.7 Consent Myth Buster  

3. Assessing Need and Providing Help


Early Help

3.1.1 Early Help Assessment (EHA)  
3.1.2 Responding to Abuse and Neglect Updated
  See also: Early Intervention: Policy and Provision (House of Commons Library)  



Referral, Investigation and Assessment

  Bedford Single Assessment  
  Central Bedfordshire Child and Family Assessments  
  Luton Protocol for Single Assessments in Children's Social Care  
  Referrals from Family, Friends and Neighbours Briefing New

3.2.1 Assessment of a Parent/Carer as the Protective Parent  
3.2.2 Child Protection Enquiries  

See also:

3.2.3 Child Protection Conferences Procedure  
3.2.4 Child Protection Plans and Core Groups  
3.2.5 Action to be taken where a Child is Suffering or Likely to Suffer Significant Harm  
3.2.6 The East of England Region Children's Services Joint Protocol on Children Subject to Child Protection Plan Moving Between Local Authority Boundaries Updated
3.2.7 Child Protection Medical Assessments  
  See also: Request for Child Protection Medical Assessment Form  
3.2.8 Organised and Complex Abuse  
3.2.9 Non-Recent Abuse Allegations  
3.2.10 No Access Visits to Children and Young People  



People Posing a Risk to Children

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



Children in Specific Circumstances

3.4.1 Private Fostering Policy  
3.4.2 Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children: East of England Protocol  
3.4.3 Children Missing from Education  
3.4.4 Perplexing Presentations & Fabricated and Induced Illness / Disorders in Children  
3.4.5 Safeguarding Children in Faith Settings  
3.4.6 Visits to Prisons by Children Updated
3.4.7 Pre-Birth Assessment Procedures  
3.4.8 RSPCA, Social Care and Police Referral Protocol  
3.4.9 Dangerous Dogs and Safeguarding Children Updated
3.4.10 Injuries and Bruising Protocol for Immobile Babies and Children  
3.4.11 Children Subject to Section 47 Enquires and Child Protection Plans when Travelling Abroad  
3.4.12 Self Harm and Suicidal Behaviour  
  See also Bedford Borough/Central Bedfordshire and Luton School/College Guidance Responding in the Event of a Young Person’s Suspected Suicide:





3.4.13 Bullying  
3.4.14 Working with Interpreters and Others with Special Communication Skills  
3.4.15 Visits to Psychiatric Wards and Facilities  
3.4.16 Guidance on Children Not Brought to Appointments  
  See also: Children Not Brought to Appointments Briefing New
3.4.17 Concealed, Late and/or Denied Pregnancy  
3.4.18 Young Carers and Young Adult Carers  
3.4.19 Protocol for the Multi-Agency Response to Complex Case Presentations at Acute Hospitals  
3.4.20 Teenage Pregnancy Pathways  
3.4.21 Pan Beds Children who Misuse Substances  
3.4.22 Pan Bedfordshire Children who Harm other Children Guidance and One Page Summary  
3.4.23 Transitional Safeguarding New

Children and Young People aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Please see:





3.5.1 Neglect  
3.5.2 Multi-Agency Practice Guidance for Recognising and Responding to Cases of Child Neglect  
3.5.3 Safeguarding Adults with Hoarding Behaviours Guidance for Practitioners and Managers  
3.5.4 Pan Bedfordshire Stop and Review Meetings Guidance  
  See also: Bedford Borough Council Complex Case Discussions New
3.5.5 Pan Bedfordshire Lead Practitioner Role  
3.5.6 Graded Care Profile 2 (GCP2) Briefing New
3.5.7 Child Neglect Obesity Briefing New
3.5.8 Neglect and Children with a Disability – Briefing New
3.5.9 Neglect and Working with Large Families – Briefing New



Harmful Practices linked to Faith or Culture

3.6.1 Forced Marriage  
3.6.2 One Minute Guide Forced Marriage  
3.6.3 So Called 'Honour' Based Abuse  
3.6.4 One Minute Guide So Called ‘Honour’ Based Abuse  
3.6.5 Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)  
3.6.6 One Minute Guide - FGM  



Safeguarding Children from Sexual Abuse

3.7.1 Harmful Sexual Behaviour Updated
3.7.2 Pan Bedfordshire Children who Harm other Children Guidance New
3.7.3 Child Sexual Abuse in the Family Environment  
3.7.4 Working with Sexually Active Young People  



Safeguarding Children and Young People from Exploitation

3.8.1 Safeguarding Children who Run Away and Go Missing from Home and Care  
3.8.2 Safeguarding Children Vulnerable to Gang Activity Updated
3.8.3 Safeguarding Individuals Against Radicalisation or Violent Extremism: Practice Guidance  
3.8.4 Children from Abroad, including Victims of Modern Slavery, Trafficking and Exploitation Updated
3.8.5 Child Criminal Exploitation  
3.8.6 Safeguarding Children from Sexual Exploitation Updated
3.8.7 Contextual Safeguarding  



Safeguarding Children and Young People Online

3.9.1 Young People who post Self-Taken Images: ACPO Guidance  
3.9.2 Safeguarding Children and Young People Online Updated
3.9.3 Guidelines for Assessing Children and Families Affected by Adults Viewing Child Sexual Abuse Images  
3.9.4 E-Safety: Children Exposed to Abuse through the Digital Media  
3.9.5 Photography and Sharing Images Guidance  

See also:




Parents and Families

3.10.1 Children of Parents with Mental Ill Health  
3.10.2 Children of Parents with Learning Disabilities Updated
3.10.3 Safeguarding Adults and Children from Domestic Abuse  
3.10.4 Working with Parents where Improved Outcomes for Children are not Achieved New
  Fact Sheets: See also: Professional Curiosity Guidance.  
3.10.5 Professional Curiosity New
3.10.6 Children of Parents who Misuse Substances Updated
3.10.7 Parental Conflict Guidance  
3.10.8 Pan Bedfordshire Engaging with Fathers, Male Partners or Carers Guidance  
3.10.9 New Partner Briefing New
3.10.10 New Invisible/Unseen Men Briefing New

4. Learning and Improvement Framework

  Click here to access the Learning from Local Area SCR'S  
4.1 Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews  
4.2 Learning and Improvement Framework - under review  

5. Child Deaths

5.1 Child Death Reviews  
5.2 Bedfordshire Child Death Overview Panel (CDOP) Policy and Guidance Updated

6. Bedford Borough, Central Bedfordshire and Luton Safeguarding Children Partnerships and Organisational Responsibilities

6.1 Multi-Agency Safeguarding Arrangements  
6.2 Agency Roles and Responsibilities Updated
6.3 Statutory Framework: Legislation relevant to Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of Children  
6.4 Guidance for Safe Recruitment, Selection and Retention for Staff and Volunteers  
6.5 Complaints Arising from Child Protection Conferences  
6.6 Whistleblowing or Raising Concerns at Work  

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7. Appendices

7.1 Local Contacts Updated
7.2 Nice Guidelines - 'When to suspect child maltreatment'  
7.3 Protecting children and young people - the responsibilities of all doctors'  
7.4 Amendments