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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  
1.1.4 Information Sharing  
1.1.5 Voice and Lived Experience of Children and Young People Guidance for Practitioners  



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 Updated
  See also: Request for Child Protection Medical Assessment Form Updated
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  



Children in Specific Circumstances

1.4.1 Forced Marriage Updated
1.4.2 So Called 'Honour' Based Abuse Updated
1.4.3 Private Fostering Policy Updated
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 Updated
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  
1.4.12 Visits to Prisons by Children Updated
1.4.13 Safeguarding Individuals Against Radicalisation or Violent Extremism: Practice Guidance Updated
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  
1.4.20 Photography and Sharing Images Guidance  
1.4.21 Children Subject to Section 47 Enquires and Child Protection Plans when Travelling Abroad  
1.4.22 Self Harm and Suicidal Behaviour Updated
1.4.23 Bullying New
1.4.24 Working with Interpreters and Others with Special Communication Skills New
1.4.25 Visits to Psychiatric Wards and Facilities New



Safeguarding Children from Sexual Abuse

1.5.1 Safeguarding Children from Child Sexual Exploitation Updated
1.5.2 Harmful Sexual Behaviour - under review  
1.5.3 Child Sexual Abuse in the Family Environment  
1.5.4 Working with Sexually Active Young People Updated
1.5.5 Young People who post Self-Taken Images: ACPO Guidance  
1.5.6 Safeguarding Children and Young People Online  



Parents and Families

1.6.1 Children of Parents with Mental Ill Health Updated
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  
1.6.6 Children of Parents who Misuse Substances  
1.6.7 Parental Conflict Guidance  

2. Learning and Improvement Framework

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2.1 Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews Updated
2.2 Learning and Improvement Framework - under review  
  See also: Child Death Overview and Rapid Response Arrangements  

3. Child Deaths

3.1 Child Death Reviews New
3.2 Bedfordshire Child Death Overview Panel (CDOP) Policy and Guidance 2019 Updated

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

4.1 Multi-Agency Safeguarding Arrangements New
4.2 Agency Roles and Responsibilities  
4.3 Statutory Framework: Legislation relevant to Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of Children  
4.4 Guidance for Safe Recruitment, Selection and Retention for Staff and Volunteers  
4.5 Complaints Arising from Child Protection Conferences  
4.6 Whistleblowing or Raising Concerns at Work New

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5. Appendices

5.1 Local Contact Details Updated
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  

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