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Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Boards' Procedures Manual


January 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):

Introduction to these Procedures

  1. Assessing and Providing Help
  2. Children's Workforce
  3. DSCB and Organisational Responsibilities
  4. Learning and Improvement
  5. Guidance Documents
  6. Appendices

1. Assessing and Providing Help

1.1 Providing Early Help  
1.2 Making a Referral to Social Care  
1.3 Child Protection Section 47 Enquiries  
1.4 Child Protection Conferences  
1.5 Implementation of Child Protection Plans  



Children in Specific Circumstances

1.6.1 Children who Present a Risk of Harm to Others - reviewed  
1.6.2 Abuse of Disabled Children  
1.6.3 Child Abuse linked to Belief in Possession or Witchcraft  
1.6.4 E-Safety and Internet Abuse  
1.6.5 Adults who Disclose Non Recent Abuse  
1.6.6 Children and Families living in Temporary Accommodation  
1.6.7 Derby and Derbyshire Runaway or Missing from Home or Care Protocol (Documents Library, Protocols)  
1.6.8 Working with Sexually Active Children and Young People Under the Age of 18 Updated
1.6.9 Children in Whom Illness is Fabricated or Induced (FII) Updated
1.6.10 Children Living Away from Home  
1.6.11 Children Abused Through Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)  
1.6.12 Domestic Abuse  
1.6.13 Safeguarding Children at Risk of Abuse Through Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)  
1.6.14 Forced Marriage - under review  
1.6.15 Investigating Complex (Organised or Multiple) Abuse  
1.6.16 Managing Individuals who Pose a Risk of Harm to Children - under review  
1.6.17 Working with Parents who are Misusing Substances  
1.6.18 Working with Learning Disabled Parents Updated
1.6.19 Working with Parents / Carers Who Have Mental Health Needs  
1.6.20 Safeguarding Children Who May be Victims of Modern Slavery (have been Trafficked)  
1.6.21 Safeguarding Children and Young people against Radicalisation and Violent Extremism  

2. Children's Workforce

2.1 Recruitment and Selection  
2.2 Allegations Against Staff, Carers and Volunteers  

3. DSCB and Organisational Responsibilities

3.1 The Legal Framework - under review  
3.2 Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Boards (DSCBs) Roles and Functions  
3.3 Organisational Roles and Responsibilities  

4. Learning and Improvement

4.1 Learning and Improvement Framework (Documents Library, Local Strategies)  
4.2 Serious Case Reviews  
4.3 Child Death Reviews  

5. Guidance Documents

The following documents can be found in the Documents Library, Guidance Documents:  
5.1 Derby City and Derbyshire Thresholds Document  
5.2 Derby and Derbyshire Escalation Policy and Process  
5.3 Multi-Agency Guidance on Home Visits  
5.4 Self-Harm Practice Guidance  
5.5 Guidance to Support Safe Sleeping Practices in Babies and Infants  
5.6 Prevention of Non-Accidental Head Injury in Infancy Guidance  
5.7 Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Boards' Information Sharing Agreement and Guidance for Practitioners  
5.8 Safeguarding Children from Dangerous Dogs Guidance  

Other Documents

5.9 Death of, or Serious Injury to, a Child  
5.10 Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) - to follow  

6. Appendices

6.1 Local Contacts Updated
6.2 Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015  
6.3 What to do if you're worried a child is being abused - Advice for Practitioners (2015)  
6.4 Information Sharing: Advice for Practitioners Providing Safeguarding Services to Children, Young People, Parents and Carers (Department for Education, 2015)  
6.5 NICE Guidance - When to Suspect Maltreatment in Under 18s  
6.6 GMC Guidance - Protecting Children and Young People: The Responsibilities of all Doctors  
6.7 Local Keywords  
6.8 Amendments