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Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Partnership Procedures Manual



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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. Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Partnership and Organisational Responsibilities
  4. Learning and Improvement
  5. Guidance Documents
  6. Appendices

Please note: The Derby City and Derbyshire Thresholds Document can be found in the Documents Library.

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 Updated
1.5 Implementation of Child Protection Plans Updated
1.6 DDSCP Information Sharing Guidance for Practitioners  



Children in Specific Circumstances

1.7.1 Children who Present a Risk of Harm to Others  
1.7.2 Abuse of Disabled Children Updated
1.7.3 Child Abuse Linked to Faith or Beliefs  
1.7.4 Adults who Disclose Non Recent Abuse  
1.7.5 Derby and Derbyshire Runaway or Missing from Home or Care Protocol (Documents Library, Protocols)  
1.7.6 Working with Sexually Active Children and Young People Under the Age of 18  
1.7.7 Children with Perplexing Presentations (PP) in whom Illness is Fabricated or Induced (FII)  
1.7.8 Children Living Away from Home (including Children and Families Living in Temporary Accommodation)  
1.7.9 Children at Risk of Exploitation (CRE)  
1.7.10 Domestic Abuse  
1.7.11 Safeguarding Children at Risk of Abuse Through Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)  
1.7.12 Forced Marriage Updated
1.7.13 Honour Based Abuse and Violence Updated
1.7.14 Investigating Complex (Organised or Multiple) Abuse  
1.7.15 Managing Individuals who Pose a Risk of Harm to Children Updated
1.7.16 Working with Parents who are Misusing Substances  
1.7.17 Online Safety and Internet Abuse - under review  
1.7.18 Working with Learning Disabled Parents  
1.7.19 Working with Parents/Carers Who Have Mental Health Needs  
1.7.20 Responding to Adult and Child Victims of Modern Slavery (Documents Library, Guidance Documents)  
1.7.21 Safeguarding Children and Young people against Radicalisation and Violent Extremism Updated

2. Children's Workforce

2.1 Recruitment and Selection  
2.2 Allegations Against Staff, Carers and Volunteers Updated
2.3 Whistleblowing (Documents Library, Guidance Documents)  

3. Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Partnership and Organisational Responsibilities

3.1 The Legal Framework  
3.2 Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Partnership Multi Agency Safeguarding Arrangements  
3.3 Agency Roles and Responsibilities Updated
  (In the interim, please see Multi Agency Safeguarding Arrangements for Derby and Derbyshire)  

4. Learning and Improvement

4.1 Learning and Improvement Framework (Documents Library, Local Strategies) - under review  
4.2 Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews - An overview  
4.3 Child Death Reviews - An overview  
  See also: Derby and Derbyshire Child Death Overview Panel - Statutory Responsibilities and Arrangements Implementation Plan  
  and Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel - Guidance for Safeguarding Partners and Child Protection Professionals on What the Panel Does and How it Works  

5. Guidance Documents

CAPTION: Contents 5
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 Multi Agency Dispute Resolution and Escalation Policy  
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 Partnership Information Sharing Agreement and Guidance for Practitioners  
5.8 Safeguarding Children from Dangerous Dogs Guidance  
5.9 Use of Written Agreements by Professionals Working with Children and Families  

Other Documents

5.10 Death of, or Serious Injury to, a Child  
5.11 Deprivation of Liberty (DoL)  

6. Appendices

6.1 Local Contacts Updated
6.2 Working Together to Safeguard Children  
6.3 What to do if you're worried a child is being abused - Advice for Practitioners (Department for Education, 2015)  
6.4 Information Sharing: Advice for Practitioners Providing Safeguarding Services to Children, Young People, Parents and Carers (Department for Education, 2018)  
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