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 Guidance  
1.2.2 A Day in My Life: Baby  
1.2.3 A Day in My Life: Pre-school Child  
1.2.4 A Day in My Life: Primary Child  
1.2.5 A Day in My Life: Teenager  
1.2.6 Day in my Life Unborn Baby New
1.2.7 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 Updated
2.2 Information Sharing  
2.3 Chronologies and Genograms Guidance Updated
2.4 Pan Bedfordshire Consent Guidance New
2.5 Consent Summary Guidance New
2.6 Consent Myth Buster New

3. Assessing Need and Providing Help


Early Help

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



Referral, Investigation and Assessment


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

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  
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  



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  
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  
3.4.10 Injuries and Bruising Protocol for Immobile Babies and Children Updated
3.4.11 Children Subject to Section 47 Enquires and Child Protection Plans when Travelling Abroad  
3.4.12 Self Harm and Suicidal Behaviour  
3.4.13 Bullying Updated
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  
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 Updated
3.4.20 Teenage Pregnancy Pathways Updated
3.4.21 Pan Beds Children who Misuse Substances New
3.4.22 Pan Bedfordshire Children who Harm other Children Guidance and One Page Summary New




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 New
3.5.5 Pan Bedfordshire Lead Practitioner Role 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 - under review Updated
3.7.2 Child Sexual Abuse in the Family Environment  
3.7.3 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 Updated
3.8.2 Safeguarding Children Vulnerable to Gang Activity  
3.8.3 Safeguarding Individuals Against Radicalisation or Violent Extremism: Practice Guidance Updated
3.8.4 Children from Abroad, including Victims of Modern Slavery, Trafficking and Exploitation  
3.8.5 Child Criminal Exploitation Updated
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  
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 Updated
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  
3.10.3 Safeguarding Adults and Children from Domestic Abuse  
3.10.4 Hard to Engage Families: Working Effectively with Resistance, Hostility or Disguised Compliance  

See also - Fact Sheets:

3.10.5 Children of Parents who Misuse Substances Updated
3.10.6 Parental Conflict Guidance  
3.10.7 Pan Bedfordshire Engaging with Fathers, Male Partners or Carers Guidance 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 2019  

6. Bedford Borough, Central Bedfordshire and Luton Safeguarding Children Boards 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