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

1.1 Voice and Lived Experience of Children and Young People Guidance for Practitioners  



A Day in My Life Practice Guidance Tools

1.2.1 A Day in My Life: Baby  
1.2.2 A Day in My Life: Pre-school Child  
1.2.3 A Day in My Life: Primary Child  
1.2.4 A Day in My Life: Teenager  

2. Information Sharing

2.1 Pan Bedfordshire Practitioner's Guide to Information Sharing to Safeguard Children and Young People  
2.2 Information Sharing Updated
2.3 Guidance for Practitioners Completing Chronologies and Genograms  

3. Assessing Need and Providing Help


Early Help

3.1.1 Early Help Assessment (EHA)  
3.1.2 Responding to Abuse and Neglect Updated



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 Updated
3.4.4 Fabricated and Induced Illness / Disorders in Children Updated
3.4.5 Safeguarding Children in Faith Settings  
3.4.6 Visits to Prisons by Children Updated
3.4.7 Neglect  
  See also: Neglect Practice Guidance  
3.4.8 Procedure and Guidance in relation to Pre-Birth Planning and Assessments  
3.4.9 RSPCA, Social Care and Police Referral Protocol  
3.4.10 Dangerous Dogs and Safeguarding Children  
3.4.11 Injuries and Bruising Protocol for Immobile Babies and Children Updated
3.4.12 Children Subject to Section 47 Enquires and Child Protection Plans when Travelling Abroad  
3.4.13 Self Harm and Suicidal Behaviour  
3.4.14 Bullying  
3.4.15 Working with Interpreters and Others with Special Communication Skills  
3.4.16 Visits to Psychiatric Wards and Facilities Updated
3.4.17 Guidance on Children Not Brought to Appointments  
3.4.18 Concealed, Late and/or Denied Pregnancy  



Harmful Practices linked to Faith or Culture

3.5.1 Forced Marriage  
3.5.2 So Called 'Honour' Based Abuse  
3.5.3 Female Genital Mutilation Updated



Safeguarding Children from Sexual Abuse

3.6.1 Harmful Sexual Behaviour - under review  
3.6.2 Child Sexual Abuse in the Family Environment  
3.6.3 Working with Sexually Active Young People  



Safeguarding Children and Young People from Exploitation

3.7.1 Safeguarding Children who Run Away and Go Missing from Home and Care  
3.7.2 Safeguarding Children Vulnerable to Gang Activity  
3.7.3 Safeguarding Individuals Against Radicalisation or Violent Extremism: Practice Guidance Updated
3.7.4 Children from Abroad, including Victims of Modern Slavery, Trafficking and Exploitation  
3.7.5 Child Criminal Exploitation  
3.7.6 Safeguarding Children from Sexual Exploitation Updated



Safeguarding Children and Young People Online

3.8.1 Young People who post Self-Taken Images: ACPO Guidance  
3.8.2 Safeguarding Children and Young People Online  
3.8.3 E-Safety: Children Exposed to Abuse through the Digital Media  
3.8.4 Photography and Sharing Images Guidance  



Parents and Families

3.9.1 Children of Parents with Mental Ill Health Updated
3.9.2 Children of Parents with Learning Disabilities  
3.9.3 Safeguarding Children abused through Domestic Abuse Practice Guidance  
3.9.4 Hard to Engage Families: Working Effectively with Resistance, Hostility or Disguised Compliance  
3.9.5 Children of Parents who Misuse Substances  
3.9.6 Parental Conflict Guidance  

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  
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 Updated

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7. Appendices

7.1 Local Contact Details 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