This manual contains the inter-agency policies, procedures, protocols and guidance for Bedford Borough, Central Bedfordshire and Luton Safeguarding Children Boards. To clarify:
This manual contains a set of chapters which reflect Working Together to Safeguard Children and related statutory guidance. The content has been written to be accessible to a wide range of users from the Safeguarding Children Partnership and other relevant local organisations and agencies, including the voluntary, charity, social enterprise, faith-based organisations and private sectors.
This manual will be updated on a regular basis and a summary of the changes can be accessed via the 'Amendments' button on the Home page or click here to view details of updates made to this manual.
The next update will be available by May 2020.
If practitioners which to suggest any amendments or additions for the manual, they should contact their Local Safeguarding Children Board:
When the manual is updated and a chapter has been significantly amended or is new, it will be indicated in the Contents List and at the top of the relevant chapter.
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