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Newcastle Safeguarding Children Board Procedures Manual Contents

August 2018

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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. Newcastle Safeguarding Children Board and Organisational Responsibilities
  3. Learning and Improvement Framework
  4. Appendices and Local Contacts

1. Assessing Need and Providing Help


Early Help

1.1.1 Multi-Agency Thresholds Guidance & Continuum of Help and Support Framework  
1.1.2 Recognition of Significant Harm and Categories of Abuse (including Non-Recent (Historical) Abuse) Updated
1.1.3 Early Help Assessment  
  See also: Threshold Criteria for Looked After Children
(Newcastle Children's Services Procedures Manual)



Referral, Investigation and Assessment

  See additional documents in the Documents Library regarding how referrals are received via the MASH  
1.2.1 Concerns about a Child  
1.2.2 Making a Referral to Children’s Social Care  
1.2.3 Response by Children’s Social Care to a Referral  
1.2.4 Child and Family Assessments  
1.2.5 Practice Guidance - Review Child and Family Assessment  
1.2.6 Strategy Discussion/Meeting  
1.2.7 Section 47 Enquiries (Initial Investigation)  
1.2.8 Outcome of Child Protection (Section 47) Enquiries  
1.2.9 Children in Need  
1.2.10 Newcastle Safeguarding Adults Board and Newcastle Safeguarding Children Board: Safeguarding Transition Protocol (revised April 2017)  



Cases with a Foreign Element

1.3.1 Working with Foreign Authorities: Child Protection Cases and Care Orders - Departmental Advice for Local Authorities, Social Workers, Service Managers and Children’s Services Lawyers (July 2014)  
1.3.2 Guidance: The International Child Abduction and Contact Unit  



Child Protection Conferences

1.4.1 Child Protection Conferences Updated
1.4.2 Initial Child Protection Conferences  
1.4.3 Developing the Child Protection Plan and Core Group Responsibilities  
1.4.4 Review Child Protection Conferences  
1.4.5 Other Types of Conference  
1.4.6 Children Being Assessed or are the Subject of a Child Protection Plan Moving Between Areas  
1.4.7 Recording that a Child is the Subject of a Child Protection Plan  
  See also: Working with Foreign Authorities: Child Protection Cases and Care Orders - Departmental Advice for Local Authorities, Social Workers, Service Managers and Children’s Services Lawyers (July 2014)  



Children in Specific Circumstances

1.5.1 Children from Abroad, including Victims of Modern Slavery, Trafficking and Exploitation Updated
1.5.2 Abuse Linked to Spiritual, Cultural and Religious Beliefs  
1.5.3 Breast Ironing  
1.5.4 Bullying Updated
1.5.5 Safeguarding Children and Young People from Child Sexual Exploitation  
1.5.6 Child Sexual Abuse in the Family Environment  
1.5.7 Investigating Complex (Organised or Multiple) Abuse  
1.5.8 Concealed Pregnancy  
1.5.9 Dangerous Dogs and Safeguarding Children  
1.5.10 Safeguarding Disabled Children Guidance  
1.5.11 Domestic Violence and Abuse  
1.5.12 Joint Working Protocol: Supporting and Safeguarding Children Whose Parents/Carers Use Drugs and/or Alcohol  
1.5.13 E-Safety: Children Exposed to Abuse through Digital Media  
1.5.14 Elective Home Education  
1.5.15 Fabricated and Induced Illness Guidance  
1.5.16 Female Genital Mutilation  
1.5.17 Forced Marriage and Honour Based Violence  
1.5.18 Gang Activity, Youth Violence and Criminal Exploitation Affecting Children Updated
1.5.19 Harm to Animals and Possible Implications for Children  
1.5.20 Children of Parents with Learning Disabilities Updated
1.5.21 Children Living Away from Home (Including Children and Families living in Temporary Accommodation)  
1.5.22 Parents with Mental Health Difficulties  
1.5.23 Children Missing Education  
1.5.24 Joint Protocol Between Northumbria Police and Local Authority Regarding Children and Young People Who Go Missing from Home and Care  
1.5.25 Safeguarding Foreign National Children Who Go Missing  
1.5.26 Children and Families who go Missing  
1.5.27 Neglect  
1.5.28 Private Fostering  
1.5.29 Safeguarding Children and Young people against Radicalisation and Violent Extremism  
1.5.30 Self-Harming and Suicidal Behaviour in Children and Young People Updated
1.5.31 Working with Sexually Active Young People  
1.5.32 Working with Children and Young People who Display Sexually Harmful Behaviour (includes flow chart)  
1.5.33 Children Visiting Psychiatric Wards and Facilitates  
1.5.34 Children Visiting Custodial Settings  
1.5.35 Working with Vulnerable Young People Updated
1.5.36 Young Carers  
  See also: Non-Recent (Historical) Abuse  



Practice Guidance

  See also: Resources  
1.6.1 Risks Posed by People with Convictions Against Children  
1.6.2 Uncooperative Families  
1.6.3 Adults in Families  
1.6.4 Under 18 Night Clubs - Minimising Opportunities for Child Abuse to Occur on Your Premises: Good Practice Guidance  
1.6.5 Ten Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them (NSPCC)  
1.6.6 Use of Interpreters, Signers or Others with Communication Skills  
1.6.7 Guidance for Writing Child Protection Policy and Procedures  
1.6.8 Appreciative Inquiry  
1.6.9 Chronologies Updated
1.6.10 Intimate Care Good Practice Guidelines  
1.6.11 MAPPA (Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements) Guidance  
1.6.12 What to do if you Identify a Mark on a Child Flowchart  
1.6.13 Guidance for Photographing and Recording Children During Events and Activities  
1.6.14 Good Practice Supporting the Voice of the Child  
1.6.15 Bruising in Pre-Mobile Infants (Babies) Protocol - to follow  




1.7.1 Protocol for Communication between Paediatric Intensive Unit (PICU) at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the Police  
1.7.2 Media Relations  

2. Newcastle Safeguarding Children Board and Organisational Responsibilities

2.1 Local Safeguarding Children Board: Role and Function  
2.2 Statutory Framework  
2.3 Partner Agencies: Roles and Responsibilities  
2.4 Underlying Values and Principles  
2.5 Sharing Information about Children and Their Families  
2.6 Managing Allegations of Abuse Against a Person who Works with Children  
2.7 Safer Recruitment, Selection and Supervision of Staff  
2.8 Complaints and Appeals  
2.9 Conflict Resolution  
2.10 Whistleblowing or Raising Concerns at Work  

3. Learning and Improvement Framework

3.1 Learning and Improvement Framework  
3.2 Serious Case Review Process  
3.3 Child Death Review Processes  

4. Appendices and Local Contacts

4.1 Local Contacts  
4.2 Local Keywords  
4.3 Resources  
4.4 Working Together to Safeguard Children  
4.5 Amendments