Contents



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 New
1.1.3 Pan Bedfordshire Advocacy Guidance and Key Principles New

   

1.2

A Day in My Life Practice Guidance Tools

 
1.2.1 So What do we Know - What Next? Template New
1.2.2 Day in My Life Guidance New
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  


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 Guidance for Practitioners Completing Chronologies and Genograms  


3. Assessing Need and Providing Help

3.1

Early Help

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

   

3.2

Referral, Investigation and Assessment

 
   

   
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 Updated
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  

   

3.3

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  

   

3.4

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 Updated
3.4.5 Safeguarding Children in Faith Settings  
3.4.6 Visits to Prisons by Children  
3.4.7 Neglect  
3.4.8 Multi-Agency Practice Guidance for Recognising and Responding to Cases of Child Neglect New
3.4.9 Safeguarding Adults with Hoarding Behaviours Guidance for Practitioners and Managers New
3.4.10 Pre-Birth Assessment Procedures Updated
3.4.11 RSPCA, Social Care and Police Referral Protocol  
3.4.12 Dangerous Dogs and Safeguarding Children  
3.4.13 Injuries and Bruising Protocol for Immobile Babies and Children  
3.4.14 Children Subject to Section 47 Enquires and Child Protection Plans when Travelling Abroad  
3.4.15 Self Harm and Suicidal Behaviour  
3.4.16 Bullying  
3.4.17 Working with Interpreters and Others with Special Communication Skills  
3.4.18 Visits to Psychiatric Wards and Facilities  
3.4.19 Guidance on Children Not Brought to Appointments  
3.4.20 Concealed, Late and/or Denied Pregnancy  
3.4.21 Young Carers and Young Adult Carers New
3.4.22 Protocol for the Multi-Agency Response to Complex Case Presentations at Acute Hospitals New
3.4.23 Teenage Pregnancy Pathways New

   

3.5

Harmful Practices linked to Faith or Culture

 
3.5.1 Forced Marriage  
3.5.2 One Minute Guide Forced Marriage New
3.5.3 So Called 'Honour' Based Abuse Updated
3.5.4 One Minute Guide So Called ‘Honour’ Based Abuse New
3.5.5 Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)  
3.5.6 One Minute Guide - FGM New

   

3.6

Safeguarding Children from Sexual Abuse

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

   

3.7

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 Updated
3.7.3 Safeguarding Individuals Against Radicalisation or Violent Extremism: Practice Guidance  
3.7.4 Children from Abroad, including Victims of Modern Slavery, Trafficking and Exploitation Updated
3.7.5 Child Criminal Exploitation Updated
3.7.6 Safeguarding Children from Sexual Exploitation Updated
3.7.7 Contextual Safeguarding New

   

3.8

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 Updated
3.8.3 Guidelines for Assessing Children and Families Affected by Adults Viewing Child Sexual Abuse Images New
3.8.4 E-Safety: Children Exposed to Abuse through the Digital Media Updated
3.8.5 Photography and Sharing Images Guidance  
 

See also:

Pan Bedfordshire Using technology to provide help and support to children and families Toolkit

The PCFSW Best Practice Guide for Video Call/Contact and Virtual/Online Home Visit

Using Technology Safely (UK Safer Internet Centre) - A checklist for using technology safely with young people in the classroom, at school or even at home.

Social Media: A guide for teachers and professionals (UK Safer Internet Centre)
 

   

3.9

Parents and Families

 
3.9.1 Children of Parents with Mental Ill Health  
3.9.2 Children of Parents with Learning Disabilities Updated
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  
 

See also - Fact Sheets:

 
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 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 Updated
6.5 Complaints Arising from Child Protection Conferences  
6.6 Whistleblowing or Raising Concerns at Work  
6.7

LSCB Websites:

 


7. Appendices

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