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Transfer Child Protection Conference

The child‘s name will remain on the list of Children with a Child Protection Plan in the permanent home.

10-07-2020
Children and Young People Vulnerable to Violent Extremism14-04-2020
Children and Young People Vulnerable to Violent Extremism14-04-2020
Involving Children and Family Members30-03-2020
Flowchart: What Happens after the Child Protection Conference, including the Review Process30-03-2020
Quorate Conferences30-03-2020
Exclusion of Family Members from a Conference30-03-2020
Absence of Parents and/or Children30-03-2020
Absence of Parents and/or Children30-03-2020
Information for a Conference30-03-2020
Chairing of Conferences30-03-2020
Actions and Decisions of the Conference30-03-2020
Quorate Conferences30-03-2020
Exclusion of Family Members from a Conference30-03-2020
Absence of Parents and/or Children30-03-2020
Information for a Conference30-03-2020
Chairing of Conferences30-03-2020
Actions and Decisions of the Conference30-03-2020
Actions and Decisions of the Conference30-03-2020
Administrative Arrangements and Record Keeping for Child Protection Conferences30-03-2020
Exclusion of Family Members from a Conference30-03-2020
Absence of Parents and/or Children30-03-2020
Information for a Conference30-03-2020
Chairing of Conferences30-03-2020
Actions and Decisions of the Conference30-03-2020
Quorate Conferences30-03-2020
Administrative Arrangements and Record Keeping for Child Protection Conferences30-03-2020
Quorate Conferences30-03-2020
Unexpected Child Death24-03-2020
Unexpected Child Death24-03-2020
Unexpected Child Death24-03-2020
Sussex Child Death Review Practice Guidance24-03-2020
Sussex Child Death Review Practice Guidance24-03-2020
Sussex Child Death Review Practice Guidance24-03-2020
Sussex Child Death Review Practice Guidance24-03-2020
Sussex Child Death Review Practice Guidance24-03-2020
Sussex Child Death Review Practice Guidance24-03-2020
Sussex Child Death Review Practice Guidance24-03-2020
Resolution of Professional Disagreements13-03-2020
Challenges by Professionals and Parents13-03-2020
Challenges by Professionals and Parents13-03-2020
Challenges by Professionals and Parents13-03-2020
Administrative Arrangements and Record Keeping for Child Protection Conferences13-03-2020
Flowchart: What Happens after the Child Protection Conference, including the Review Process13-03-2020
Challenges by Professionals and Parents13-03-2020
Challenges by Professionals and Parents13-03-2020
Challenges by Professionals and Parents13-03-2020
Fabricated or induced illness (FII) and Perplexing Presentations (including FII by carers)13-03-2020
Information Communication Technology05-03-2020
Information Communication Technology04-03-2020
Information Communication Technology04-03-2020
Information Communication Technology04-03-2020
Information Communication Technology04-03-2020
Information Communication Technology04-03-2020
Information Communication Technology04-03-2020
Information Communication Technology04-03-2020
Information Communication Technology04-03-2020
Information Communication Technology04-03-2020
Information Communication Technology04-03-2020
Information Communication Technology04-03-2020
Information Communication Technology04-03-2020
Information Communication Technology04-03-2020
Information Communication Technology04-03-2020
Information Communication Technology04-03-2020
Information Communication Technology04-03-2020
Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews24-02-2020
Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews24-02-2020
Breast Ironing

Added new CPS guidance on breast ironing as a crime.

24-02-2020
Breast Ironing24-02-2020
Domestic Violence and AbuseAdded Domestic Abuse Bill 2019 factsheets to related guidance.24-02-2020
Female Genital MutilationAdded FGM guidance for schools to related guidance.24-02-2020
Arrangements Regarding Recruitment and Selection of StaffAmended update date for Keeping Children Safe in Education.24-02-2020
Agency Roles and Responsibilities

Amended Keeping Children Safe in Education link.

24-02-2020
Sexually Active Children

Amended Keeping Children Safe in Education link.

24-02-2020
Safeguarding Children and Young People Who May be Affected by Gang Activity19-02-2020
Fabricated or induced illness (FII) and Perplexing Presentations (including FII by carers)19-02-2020
Section 47 Enquiries19-02-2020
Section 47 Enquiries19-02-2020
Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews05-02-2020
Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews05-02-2020
Safeguarding Children Partnership05-02-2020
Children Living Away from Home05-02-2020
Allegations Against People who Work with, Care for or Volunteer with Children05-02-2020
Children and Families who Go Missing05-02-2020
Online Safety05-02-2020
Online Safety05-02-2020
Online Safety05-02-2020
Online Safety05-02-2020
Online Safety05-02-2020
Online Safety05-02-2020
Abuse Linked to Spiritual and Religious Beliefs/Ritual Abuse05-02-2020
Fabricated or induced illness (FII) and Perplexing Presentations (including FII by carers)05-02-2020
Unexplained Injuries to Young Children05-02-2020
Uncooperative or Hostile Parents05-02-2020
Uncooperative or Hostile Parents05-02-2020
Information Communication Technology05-02-2020
Information Communication Technology05-02-2020
Fabricated or induced illness (FII) and Perplexing Presentations (including FII by carers)29-01-2020
Fabricated or induced illness (FII) and Perplexing Presentations (including FII by carers)29-01-2020
Fabricated or induced illness (FII) and Perplexing Presentations (including FII by carers)29-01-2020
Fabricated or induced illness (FII) and Perplexing Presentations (including FII by carers)29-01-2020
Fabricated or induced illness (FII) and Perplexing Presentations (including FII by carers)29-01-2020
Fabricated or induced illness (FII) and Perplexing Presentations (including FII by carers)29-01-2020
Fabricated or induced illness (FII) and Perplexing Presentations (including FII by carers)29-01-2020
Fabricated or induced illness (FII) and Perplexing Presentations (including FII by carers)29-01-2020
Fabricated or induced illness (FII) and Perplexing Presentations (including FII by carers)29-01-2020
Fabricated or induced illness (FII) and Perplexing Presentations (including FII by carers)29-01-2020
Fabricated or induced illness (FII) and Perplexing Presentations (including FII by carers)29-01-2020
Fabricated or induced illness (FII) and Perplexing Presentations (including FII by carers)29-01-2020
Fabricated or induced illness (FII) and Perplexing Presentations (including FII by carers)29-01-2020
Fabricated or induced illness (FII) and Perplexing Presentations (including FII by carers)29-01-2020
Fabricated or induced illness (FII) and Perplexing Presentations (including FII by carers)29-01-2020
Fabricated or induced illness (FII) and Perplexing Presentations (including FII by carers)29-01-2020
Fabricated or induced illness (FII) and Perplexing Presentations (including FII by carers)29-01-2020
Fabricated or induced illness (FII) and Perplexing Presentations (including FII by carers)29-01-2020
Fabricated or induced illness (FII) and Perplexing Presentations (including FII by carers)29-01-2020
Fabricated or induced illness (FII) and Perplexing Presentations (including FII by carers)29-01-2020
Fabricated or induced illness (FII) and Perplexing Presentations (including FII by carers)29-01-2020
Fabricated or induced illness (FII) and Perplexing Presentations (including FII by carers)29-01-2020
Fabricated or induced illness (FII) and Perplexing Presentations (including FII by carers)29-01-2020
Fabricated or induced illness (FII) and Perplexing Presentations (including FII by carers)29-01-2020
Fabricated or induced illness (FII) and Perplexing Presentations (including FII by carers)29-01-2020
Fabricated or induced illness (FII) and Perplexing Presentations (including FII by carers)29-01-2020
Fabricated or induced illness (FII) and Perplexing Presentations (including FII by carers)29-01-2020
Fabricated or induced illness (FII) and Perplexing Presentations (including FII by carers)29-01-2020
Fabricated or induced illness (FII) and Perplexing Presentations (including FII by carers)29-01-2020
Fabricated or induced illness (FII) and Perplexing Presentations (including FII by carers)29-01-2020
Fabricated or induced illness (FII) and Perplexing Presentations (including FII by carers)29-01-2020
Fabricated or induced illness (FII) and Perplexing Presentations (including FII by carers)29-01-2020
Fabricated or induced illness (FII) and Perplexing Presentations (including FII by carers)29-01-2020
Fabricated or induced illness (FII) and Perplexing Presentations (including FII by carers)29-01-2020
Fabricated or induced illness (FII) and Perplexing Presentations (including FII by carers)29-01-2020
Fabricated or induced illness (FII) and Perplexing Presentations (including FII by carers)29-01-2020
Fabricated or induced illness (FII) and Perplexing Presentations (including FII by carers)29-01-2020
Fabricated or induced illness (FII) and Perplexing Presentations (including FII by carers)

It is often unclear in these cases whether the carer is actively fabricating their child’s illness, whether they are simply an anxious parent with a distorted view of their child’s state of health, whether the carer holds inappropriate beliefs or expectations about health and illness, or if the parent and child are interacting in a way that involves the child assuming the ‘sick role’ or the role of a disabled child. Sometimes there are familial or cultural styles of ‘illness behaviour’ that affect how children are presented to doctors. Most of these cases, at least in the initial stages, do not need a safeguarding approach and are probably not ‘true’ FII cases. It should be considered at this stage whether the child is experiencing the forms of emotional abuse or neglect, including medical and/or educational neglect.

29-01-2020
Fabricated or induced illness (FII) and Perplexing Presentations (including FII by carers)29-01-2020
Fabricated or induced illness (FII) and Perplexing Presentations (including FII by carers)29-01-2020
Fabricated or induced illness (FII) and Perplexing Presentations (including FII by carers)29-01-2020
Fabricated or induced illness (FII) and Perplexing Presentations (including FII by carers)29-01-2020
Fabricated or induced illness (FII) and Perplexing Presentations (including FII by carers)29-01-2020
Fabricated or induced illness (FII) and Perplexing Presentations (including FII by carers)29-01-2020
Fabricated or induced illness (FII) and Perplexing Presentations (including FII by carers)29-01-2020
Fabricated or induced illness (FII) and Perplexing Presentations (including FII by carers)29-01-2020
General Medical Council Guidance: Protecting Children and Young People – The Responsibilities of all Doctors17-01-2020
General Medical Council Guidance: Protecting Children and Young People – The Responsibilities of all Doctors17-01-2020
Child maltreatment: when to suspect maltreatment in under 18s17-01-2020
Child maltreatment: when to suspect maltreatment in under 18s17-01-2020
Arrangements for Training Staff17-01-2020
Agency Roles and Responsibilities17-01-2020
Safeguarding Children Partnership17-01-2020
Disabled Children17-01-2020
Exploitation17-01-2020
Parent or Carer Involved in Sex Work17-01-2020
Parent or Carer Involved in Sex Work17-01-2020
Child victims of modern slavery and trafficking17-01-2020
Child victims of modern slavery and trafficking17-01-2020
Recognition of Abuse and Neglect17-01-2020
Parent or Carer Involved in Sex Work17-01-2020
Online Safety17-01-2020
Online Safety17-01-2020
Information for a Conference10-01-2020
Action on Receipt of Referrals10-01-2020
Making a Referral10-01-2020
Making a Referral10-01-2020
Information Sharing10-01-2020
Information Sharing10-01-2020
Introduction10-01-2020
Thresholds10-01-2020
Early Help Plan/ Strengthening Families Assessments10-01-2020
Local Contact Details10-01-2020
Local Contact Details10-01-2020
Underlying Policy, Principles and Values10-01-2020
Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews18-11-2019
Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews18-11-2019
Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews18-11-2019
Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews18-11-2019
Complex (Organised and Multiple) Abuse18-11-2019
Information Sharing18-11-2019
Supervision and Management of Staff18-11-2019
Arrangements Regarding Recruitment and Selection of Staff18-11-2019
Agency Roles and Responsibilities18-11-2019
Agency Roles and Responsibilities18-11-2019
Agency Roles and Responsibilities18-11-2019
Agency Roles and Responsibilities18-11-2019
Agency Roles and Responsibilities18-11-2019
Agency Roles and Responsibilities18-11-2019
Agency Roles and Responsibilities18-11-2019
Agency Roles and Responsibilities18-11-2019
Agency Roles and Responsibilities18-11-2019
Agency Roles and Responsibilities18-11-2019
Agency Roles and Responsibilities18-11-2019
Agency Roles and Responsibilities18-11-2019
Agency Roles and Responsibilities18-11-2019
Agency Roles and Responsibilities18-11-2019
Agency Roles and Responsibilities18-11-2019
Agency Roles and Responsibilities18-11-2019
Agency Roles and Responsibilities18-11-2019
Agency Roles and Responsibilities18-11-2019
Agency Roles and Responsibilities18-11-2019
Exploitation18-11-2019
Exploitation18-11-2019
Exploitation18-11-2019
Exploitation18-11-2019
Exploitation18-11-2019
Exploitation18-11-2019
Exploitation

Contextual Safeguarding is an approach to understanding, and responding to, young people’s experiences of significant harm beyond their families. It recognises that the different relationships that young people form in their neighbourhoods, schools and online can feature violence and abuse. Parents and carers have little influence over these contexts, and young people’s experiences of extra-familial abuse can undermine parent-child relationships.

Therefore children’s social care practitioners need to engage with and recognise individuals, spaces and sectors who do have influence over the young person, within extra-familial contexts, and recognise that assessment of, and intervention with, these spaces are a critical part of safeguarding practices.

Contextual Safeguarding, therefore, expands the objectives of child protection systems in recognition that young people are vulnerable to abuse in a range of social contexts.

Contextual Safeguarding Network Briefing

18-11-2019
Exploitation18-11-2019
Exploitation18-11-2019
Exploitation18-11-2019
Exploitation18-11-2019
Exploitation18-11-2019
Exploitation18-11-2019
Exploitation18-11-2019
Exploitation18-11-2019
Exploitation

It is important to note that perpetrators of criminal exploitation may themselves be children who are criminally exploited and that the victims of crimial expolitation may also be at risk of becoming perpetrators.

18-11-2019
Exploitation18-11-2019
Exploitation18-11-2019
Exploitation18-11-2019
Exploitation18-11-2019
Exploitation18-11-2019
Exploitation18-11-2019
Exploitation18-11-2019
Exploitation18-11-2019
Exploitation18-11-2019
Exploitation18-11-2019
Exploitation18-11-2019
Exploitation18-11-2019
Exploitation18-11-2019
Exploitation18-11-2019
Exploitation18-11-2019
Exploitation18-11-2019
Underlying Policy, Principles and Values18-11-2019
Underlying Policy, Principles and Values18-11-2019
Introduction18-11-2019
Forced Marriage15-11-2019
Forced Marriage15-11-2019
Domestic Violence and Abuse15-11-2019
Hate Crime and Harassment15-11-2019
Hate Crime and Harassment15-11-2019
Hate Crime and Harassment15-11-2019
Hate Crime and Harassment15-11-2019
Hate Crime and Harassment15-11-2019
Hate Crime and Harassment15-11-2019
Hate Crime and Harassment15-11-2019
Hate Crime and Harassment15-11-2019
Safeguarding Children Partnership15-11-2019
Safeguarding Children Partnership15-11-2019
Safeguarding Children Partnership15-11-2019
Safeguarding Children Partnership15-11-2019
Safeguarding Children Partnership15-11-2019
Safeguarding Children Partnership15-11-2019
Safeguarding Children Partnership15-11-2019
Safeguarding Children Partnership15-11-2019
Safeguarding Children Partnership15-11-2019
Safeguarding Children Partnership15-11-2019
Safeguarding Children Partnership15-11-2019
Safeguarding Children Partnership15-11-2019
Safeguarding Children Partnership15-11-2019
Safeguarding Children Partnership15-11-2019
Safeguarding Children Partnership15-11-2019
Safeguarding Children Partnership15-11-2019
Safeguarding Children Partnership15-11-2019
Safeguarding Children Partnership15-11-2019
Safeguarding Children Partnership15-11-2019
Safeguarding Children Partnership15-11-2019
Safeguarding Children Partnership15-11-2019
Safeguarding Children Partnership15-11-2019
Safeguarding Children Partnership15-11-2019
Safeguarding Children Partnerships15-11-2019
Hate Crime and Harassment15-11-2019
Known Offenders and Others who may Pose a Risk to Children15-11-2019
Local Contact Details15-11-2019
Local Contact Details15-11-2019
Local Contact Details15-11-2019
Local Contact Details15-11-2019
Local Contact Details15-11-2019
Local Contact Details15-11-2019
Local Contact Details15-11-2019
Local Contact Details15-11-2019
Local Contact Details15-11-2019
Visits by a Child to High Secure Hospitals and Prisons27-09-2019
Children and Young People Vulnerable to Violent Extremism27-09-2019
Children and Young People Vulnerable to Violent Extremism27-09-2019
Violence Towards Staff27-09-2019
Allegations Against People who Work with, Care for or Volunteer with Children27-09-2019
Allegations Against People who Work with, Care for or Volunteer with Children27-09-2019
Allegations Against People who Work with, Care for or Volunteer with Children27-09-2019
Allegations Against People who Work with, Care for or Volunteer with Children27-09-2019
Complex (Organised and Multiple) Abuse27-09-2019
Complex (Organised and Multiple) Abuse27-09-2019
Section 47 Enquiries27-09-2019
Quorate Conferences27-09-2019
Action on Receipt of Referrals27-09-2019
Uncooperative or Hostile Parents02-09-2019
Uncooperative or Hostile Parents02-09-2019
Uncooperative or Hostile Parents02-09-2019
Children from Abroad06-08-2019
Children left unaccompanied by parents/carers (Home alone)06-08-2019
Children who Harm Other Children06-08-2019
Child victims of modern slavery and trafficking06-08-2019
Complex (Organised and Multiple) Abuse06-08-2019
Concealed Pregnancy06-08-2019
Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority Claims for Looked After Children06-08-2019
Dangerous Dogs06-08-2019
Disabled Children06-08-2019
Domestic Violence and Abuse06-08-2019
E-Safety Strategy06-08-2019
Elective Home Education06-08-2019
Fabricated or Induced Illness06-08-2019
Female Genital Mutilation06-08-2019
Forced Marriages06-08-2019
Foreign Exchange Visits06-08-2019
Historical Abuse Allegations06-08-2019
Honour Based Violence06-08-2019
Information Communication Technology06-08-2019
Learning Disabled Parent or Carer06-08-2019
Looked After Children06-08-2019
Online Safety06-08-2019
Male Circumcision06-08-2019
Parent or Carer Involved in Prostitution06-08-2019
Parent or Carer Involved in Prostitution06-08-2019
Missing Children06-08-2019
Parental Mental Health06-08-2019
Parental Substance Misuse06-08-2019
Pre-Birth Child Protection Procedures06-08-2019
Racial and Religious Harassment06-08-2019
Safeguarding Children and Young People Who May be Affected by Gang Activity06-08-2019
Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour06-08-2019
Sexual Exploitation06-08-2019
Sexually Active Children06-08-2019
Surrogacy06-08-2019
Uncooperative or Hostile Parents06-08-2019
Unexpected Child Death06-08-2019
Unexplained Injuries to Young Children06-08-2019
Use of Interpreters, Signers or Others with Communication Skills06-08-2019
Violence Towards Staff06-08-2019
Young Carers06-08-2019
Young Persons’ Substance Misuse06-08-2019
Young Carers06-08-2019
Missing Children06-08-2019
Male Circumcision06-08-2019
Online Safety06-08-2019
Young Carers06-08-2019
Child victims of modern slavery and trafficking06-08-2019
Children from Abroad06-08-2019
Children and Young People Vulnerable to Violent Extremism06-08-2019
Children and Families who Go Missing06-08-2019
Missing Children06-08-2019
Looked After Children06-08-2019
Male Circumcision06-08-2019
Information Communication Technology06-08-2019
Honour Based Violence06-08-2019
Learning Disabled Parent or Carer06-08-2019
Historical Abuse Allegations06-08-2019
Looked After Children06-08-2019
Information Communication Technology06-08-2019
Information Communication Technology06-08-2019
Information Communication Technology06-08-2019
Honour Based Violence06-08-2019
Learning Disabled Parent or Carer06-08-2019
Historical Abuse AllegationsAmended order of chapters.06-08-2019
Forced Marriages06-08-2019
Forced MarriagesAmended order of chapters.06-08-2019
Female Genital Mutilation06-08-2019
Fabricated or Induced Illness06-08-2019
Elective Home Education06-08-2019
Elective Home EducationAmended order of chapters.06-08-2019
Complex (Organised and Multiple) Abuse06-08-2019
Complex (Organised and Multiple) AbuseAmended order of chapters.06-08-2019
Complex (Organised and Multiple) AbuseAmended order of chapters.06-08-2019
Complex (Organised and Multiple) AbuseAmended order of chapters.06-08-2019
Complex (Organised and Multiple) Abuse06-08-2019
Complex (Organised and Multiple) Abuse06-08-2019
Complex (Organised and Multiple) Abuse06-08-2019
Children left unaccompanied by parents/carers (Home alone)06-08-2019
Fabricated or Induced Illness06-08-2019
Fabricated or Induced Illness06-08-2019
E-Safety StrategyAmended order of chapters.06-08-2019
Online Safety06-08-2019
Online Safety06-08-2019
Online Safety06-08-2019
Online Safety

Amended formatting.

06-08-2019
Online Safety06-08-2019
Online Safety

Amended formatting of table.

06-08-2019
Online Safety

Changed WT2015 to WT2018

06-08-2019
Abuse Linked to Spiritual and Religious Beliefs/Ritual Abuse17-07-2019
Abuse Linked to Spiritual and Religious Beliefs/Ritual Abuse17-07-2019
Abuse Linked to Spiritual and Religious Beliefs/Ritual Abuse17-07-2019
Abuse Linked to Spiritual and Religious Beliefs/Ritual Abuse17-07-2019
Abuse Linked to Spiritual and Religious Beliefs/Ritual Abuse17-07-2019
Abuse Linked to Spiritual and Religious Beliefs/Ritual Abuse17-07-2019
Abuse Linked to Spiritual and Religious Beliefs/Ritual Abuse17-07-2019
Abuse Linked to Spiritual and Religious Beliefs/Ritual Abuse17-07-2019
Abuse Linked to Spiritual and Religious Beliefs/Ritual Abuse17-07-2019
Abuse Linked to Spiritual and Religious Beliefs/Ritual Abuse17-07-2019
Abuse Linked to Spiritual and Religious Beliefs/Ritual Abuse

Revised order of sections

17-07-2019
Abuse Linked to Spiritual and Religious Beliefs/Ritual Abuse17-07-2019
Abuse Linked to Spiritual and Religious Beliefs/Ritual Abuse17-07-2019
Abuse Linked to Spiritual and Religious Beliefs/Ritual Abuse17-07-2019
Abuse Linked to Spiritual and Religious Beliefs/Ritual Abuse17-07-2019
Abuse Linked to Spiritual and Religious Beliefs/Ritual AbuseChapter revised and replaced17-07-2019
Abuse Linked to Spiritual and Religious Beliefs/Ritual AbuseRelated guidance revised.17-07-2019
Exploitation24-06-2019
Abuse Linked to Spiritual and Religious Beliefs/Ritual Abuse24-06-2019
Abuse Linked to Spiritual and Religious Beliefs/Ritual Abuse24-06-2019
Abuse Linked to Spiritual and Religious Beliefs/Ritual Abuse24-06-2019
Introduction10-05-2019
Local Contact Details03-05-2019
Local Contact Details03-05-2019
Local Contact Details03-05-2019
Local Contact Details03-05-2019
Information Communication Technology

'Use of Internet' updated to Serious Crime Act 2015 

01-04-2019
Parental Mental Health01-03-2019
Parental Mental Health01-03-2019
Joint Policy for Children Missing01-03-2019
Joint Policy for Children Missing01-03-2019
Joint Policy for Children Missing

'No Apparent Risk' category removed as no longer used by police.

01-03-2019
Information Communication Technology01-03-2019
Information Communication Technology

Outdated details removed.

01-03-2019
Concealed Pregnancy18-02-2019
Concealed Pregnancy15-02-2019
Concealed Pregnancy14-02-2019
Concealed Pregnancy14-02-2019
Concealed Pregnancy14-02-2019
Concealed Pregnancy14-02-2019
Concealed Pregnancy14-02-2019
Concealed Pregnancy14-02-2019
Concealed Pregnancy14-02-2019
Concealed Pregnancy14-02-2019
Concealed Pregnancy14-02-2019
Concealed Pregnancy14-02-2019
Concealed Pregnancy14-02-2019
Concealed Pregnancy14-02-2019
Concealed Pregnancy14-02-2019
Concealed Pregnancy14-02-2019
Concealed Pregnancy14-02-2019
Concealed Pregnancy14-02-2019
Concealed Pregnancy14-02-2019
Concealed Pregnancy14-02-2019
Concealed Pregnancy14-02-2019
Concealed Pregnancy14-02-2019
Concealed Pregnancy14-02-2019
Concealed Pregnancy14-02-2019
Concealed Pregnancy14-02-2019
Concealed Pregnancy14-02-2019
Concealed Pregnancy14-02-2019
Concealed Pregnancy14-02-2019
Concealed Pregnancy14-02-2019
Concealed Pregnancy14-02-2019
Concealed Pregnancy14-02-2019
Concealed Pregnancy14-02-2019
Concealed Pregnancy14-02-2019
Concealed Pregnancy14-02-2019
Concealed Pregnancy14-02-2019
Concealed Pregnancy14-02-2019
Concealed Pregnancy14-02-2019
Concealed Pregnancy14-02-2019
Concealed Pregnancy14-02-2019
Concealed Pregnancy14-02-2019
Concealed Pregnancy14-02-2019
Concealed Pregnancy14-02-2019
Concealed PregnancyRevised procedure14-02-2019
Implementation of the Child Protection Plan – Lead Social Worker and Core Group Responsibilities

Corrected spelling.

06-02-2019
Making a Referral

Changed LSCB to safeguarding partner.

06-02-2019
Making a Referral

Paragraph 3.2.6 added as per WT2018.

06-02-2019
Making a Referral

Changed LSCB to safeguarding partners.

06-02-2019
Recognition of Abuse and Neglect

Paragraph 3.1.25 added as per WT2018.

06-02-2019
Recognition of Abuse and Neglect

Changed wording in light of WT2018: 'Sexual abuse can take place online, and technology can be used to facilitate offline abuse.'

06-02-2019
Early Help Plan/ Strengthening Families Assessments

Changed LSCBs to Safeguarding partners.

06-02-2019
Underlying Policy, Principles and Values

Changed LSCBs to Safeguarding partners and added 2017 Children and Social Care Act.

06-02-2019
Introduction

Changed LSCBs to Safeguarding partners.

06-02-2019
Introduction

Changed LSCBs to Safeguarding partners.

06-02-2019
Introduction

Changed LSCBs to Safeguarding partners.

06-02-2019
Introduction

Changed LSCBs to Safeguarding partners.

06-02-2019
Information Communication Technology

Added live streaming and video games.

06-02-2019
Safeguarding Children and Young People Who May be Affected by Gang Activity

Additional risk factors added from Home Office county lines guidance, and link to guidance added.

06-02-2019
Working Together 201821-01-2019
Working Together 201821-01-2019
Arrangements for Training Staff

Updated WT2018

21-01-2019
Agency Roles and Responsibilities

Updated WT2018

21-01-2019
Agency Roles and Responsibilities

Updated WT2018

21-01-2019
Safeguarding Children Partnership

Updated WT2018

21-01-2019
Safeguarding Children Partnership

Updated WT2018

21-01-2019
Children and Young People Vulnerable to Violent ExtremismUpdated WT201821-01-2019
Safeguarding Children and Young People Who May be Affected by Gang ActivityUpdated WT201821-01-2019
Allegations Against People who Work with, Care for or Volunteer with Children

Updated WT2018

21-01-2019
Allegations Against People who Work with, Care for or Volunteer with Children

Updated WT2018

21-01-2019
Domestic Violence and AbuseUpdated WT201821-01-2019
Actions and Decisions of the Conference

Updated WT2018

21-01-2019
Actions and Decisions of the Conference

Updated WT2018

21-01-2019
Actions and Decisions of the Conference

Updated to WT2018

21-01-2019
Child and Family Assessments21-01-2019
Recognition of Abuse and Neglect21-01-2019
Statutory Framework for Child Protection21-01-2019
Introduction

Updated WT2018.

21-01-2019
Section 47 Enquiries11-12-2018
Recognition of Abuse and Neglect11-12-2018
Elective Home Education21-11-2018
E-Safety Strategy21-11-2018
Online Safety21-11-2018
Online Safety21-11-2018
Online Safety21-11-2018
Online Safety21-11-2018
Online Safety21-11-2018
Online Safety21-11-2018
Online Safety21-11-2018
Online Safety21-11-2018
Complex (Organised and Multiple) Abuse14-11-2018
Complex (Organised and Multiple) Abuse14-11-2018
Information Sharing09-11-2018
Information Sharing

Added information from Myth Busting Guide 

09-11-2018
Information Sharing09-11-2018
Implementation of the Child Protection Plan – Lead Social Worker and Core Group Responsibilities09-11-2018
Implementation of the Child Protection Plan – Lead Social Worker and Core Group Responsibilities09-11-2018
Implementation of the Child Protection Plan – Lead Social Worker and Core Group Responsibilities09-11-2018
Implementation of the Child Protection Plan – Lead Social Worker and Core Group Responsibilities

Remove ref to LSCB Chair

09-11-2018
Implementation of the Child Protection Plan – Lead Social Worker and Core Group Responsibilities

Removed - Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015, Flowchart 5, What happens after the child protection conference, including the review?  states that the date of the first Core Group meeting must be within 10 working days of the Initial Child Protection Conference. This date must be arranged at the end of the conference, along with an indication of the required frequency of subsequent meetings.

09-11-2018
Implementation of the Child Protection Plan – Lead Social Worker and Core Group ResponsibilitiesAddition of WT1809-11-2018
Implementation of the Child Protection Plan – Lead Social Worker and Core Group Responsibilities09-11-2018
Working Together 2018Removed 2015 and replaced with 201809-11-2018
Resolution of Professional Disagreements09-11-2018
Information Sharing09-11-2018
Resolution of Professional Disagreements09-11-2018
Resolution of Professional DisagreementsDispute Resolution & Escalation Protocol  added in November 201809-11-2018
Resolution of Professional Disagreements09-11-2018
Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority Claims for Looked After Children07-11-2018
Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority Claims for Looked After Children07-11-2018
Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority Claims for Looked After Children07-11-2018
Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority Claims for Looked After Children07-11-2018
Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority Claims for Looked After Children07-11-2018
Information Sharing

The Data Protection Act 1998 requires that:

Personal information is obtained and processed fairly and lawfully; only disclosed in appropriate circumstances; is accurate, relevant and not held longer than necessary; and is kept securely.

The Act balances the rights of the information subject (the individual whom the information is about) and the need to share information about them. Never assume sharing is prohibited – it is essential to consider this balance in every case. The Information Commissioner has published a statutory code of practice on information sharing to help organisations adopt good practice

07-11-2018
Information Sharing

Removed

Working Together 2015 states that:

“… all organisations should have arrangements in place which set out clearly the processes and the principles for sharing information between each other, with other professionals and with the LSCB; and no professional should assume that someone else will pass on information which they think may be critical to keeping a child safe. If a professional has concerns about a child’s welfare and believes they are suffering, or likely to suffer, harm, then they should share the information with local authority children’s social care.

Information Sharing: Advice for practitioners providing safeguarding services to children, young people, parents and carers (2015) supports frontline practitioners working in child or adult service who have to make decisions about sharing personal information on a case- by-case basis. The guidance can be used to supplement local guidance and encourage good practice in information sharing.” (Working Together 2015) 

07-11-2018
Information Sharing07-11-2018
Information Sharing

Removed

Information sharing: advice for practitioners providing safeguarding services (March 2015) states that:

Wherever possible, you should seek consent or be open and honest with the individual (and/or their family, where appropriate) from the outset as to why, what, how and with whom, their information will be shared. You should seek consent where an individual may not expect their information to be passed on and they have a genuine choice about this. Consent in relation to personal information does not need to be explicit – it can be implied where to do so would be reasonable, i.e. a referral to a provider or another service. More stringent rules apply to sensitive personal information, when, if consent is necessary then it should be explicit. But even without consent, or explicit consent, it is still possible to share personal information if it is necessary in order to carry out your role, or to protect the vital interests of the individual where, for example, consent cannot be given. Also, if it is unsafe or inappropriate to do so, i.e. where there are concerns that a child is suffering, or is likely to suffer significant harm, you would not need to seek consent. A record of what has been shared should be kept.

07-11-2018
Information Sharing

Removed-

Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015 states that:

“Effective sharing of information between professionals and local agencies is essential for effective identification, assessment and service provision.

Early sharing of information is the key to providing effective early help where there are emerging problems. At the other end of the continuum, sharing information can be essential to put in place effective child protection services. Serious Case Reviews (SCRs) have shown how poor information - sharing has contributed to the deaths or serious injuries of children.

Fears about sharing information cannot be allowed to stand in the way of the need to promote the welfare and protect the safety of children.” (Working Together 2015)

07-11-2018
Information Sharing07-11-2018
Concealed Pregnancy06-11-2018
Early Help Plan/ Strengthening Families Assessments06-11-2018
Thresholds06-11-2018
Complex (Organised and Multiple) AbuseReviewed in October 201806-11-2018
Honour Based ViolenceReviewed in October 201806-11-2018
Child Witnesses in Criminal Prosecution and Pre-Trial Therapy SupportReviewed in October 201806-11-2018
Dangerous DogsReviewed in October 201806-11-2018
Child victims of modern slavery and trafficking06-11-2018
Child victims of modern slavery and trafficking06-11-2018
Child victims of modern slavery and trafficking06-11-2018
Child victims of modern slavery and trafficking06-11-2018
Child victims of modern slavery and trafficking06-11-2018
Child victims of modern slavery and trafficking06-11-2018
Child victims of modern slavery and trafficking06-11-2018
Child victims of modern slavery and trafficking06-11-2018
Child victims of modern slavery and trafficking06-11-2018
Child victims of modern slavery and trafficking06-11-2018
Child victims of modern slavery and trafficking06-11-2018
Child victims of modern slavery and trafficking06-11-2018
Child victims of modern slavery and trafficking06-11-2018
Child victims of modern slavery and trafficking06-11-2018
Child victims of modern slavery and trafficking06-11-2018
Child victims of modern slavery and trafficking06-11-2018
Child victims of modern slavery and trafficking05-11-2018
Child victims of modern slavery and trafficking05-11-2018
Child victims of modern slavery and trafficking05-11-2018
Child victims of modern slavery and trafficking05-11-2018
Child victims of modern slavery and trafficking05-11-2018
Child victims of modern slavery and trafficking05-11-2018
Child victims of modern slavery and trafficking05-11-2018
Child victims of modern slavery and trafficking05-11-2018
Child victims of modern slavery and trafficking05-11-2018
Child victims of modern slavery and trafficking05-11-2018
Child victims of modern slavery and trafficking05-11-2018
Child victims of modern slavery and trafficking05-11-2018
Child victims of modern slavery and trafficking05-11-2018
Child victims of modern slavery and trafficking05-11-2018
Child victims of modern slavery and trafficking05-11-2018
Child victims of modern slavery and trafficking05-11-2018
Child victims of modern slavery and trafficking05-11-2018
Child victims of modern slavery and trafficking05-11-2018
Child victims of modern slavery and trafficking05-11-2018
Child victims of modern slavery and trafficking05-11-2018
Child victims of modern slavery and trafficking

This definition is inclusive of internal trafficking or trafficking of children within borders.

Care of Unaccompanied and Trafficked Children: Statutory Guidance for Local Authorities on the Care of Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking and Trafficked Children (2014) provides that where the age of a person is uncertain and there are reasons to believe that they are a child, they are presumed to be a child in order to receive immediate access to assistance, support and protection in accordance with Article 10(3) of the European Convention on action Against Trafficking in Human Beings. Age assessments should only be carried out where there is significant reason to doubt that the claimant is a child. Age assessments should not be a routine part of a local authority’s assessment of unaccompanied or trafficked children. Where age assessments are conducted, they must be Merton Compliant.

05-11-2018
Child victims of modern slavery and trafficking05-11-2018
Child victims of modern slavery and trafficking05-11-2018
Child victims of modern slavery and trafficking05-11-2018
Child victims of modern slavery and trafficking

This guidance provides information about trafficking, the roles and functions of relevant agencies and the procedures practitioners should follow to ensure the safety and well-being of children who it is suspected have been trafficked

05-11-2018
Child victims of modern slavery and trafficking05-11-2018
Child victims of modern slavery and trafficking05-11-2018
Child victims of modern slavery and trafficking

The organised crime of child trafficking into the UK has become an issue of considerable concern to all professionals with responsibility for the care and protection of children. Any form of trafficking children is an abuse. Children are coerced, deceived or forced into the control of others who seek to profit from their exploitation and suffering. Some cases involve UK-born children being trafficked within the UK.

05-11-2018
Child victims of modern slavery and traffickingchanged title 05-11-2018
Child Witnesses in Criminal Prosecution and Pre-Trial Therapy Support29-10-2018
Child Witnesses in Criminal Prosecution and Pre-Trial Therapy Support29-10-2018
Child Witnesses in Criminal Prosecution and Pre-Trial Therapy Support

Caps - Young Witness Service

29-10-2018
Honour Based Violence25-10-2018
Honour Based Violence25-10-2018
Parent or Carer Involved in Sex Work

Addition of Emotional, physical or sexual abuse of the parent or any behaviour in another adult which leaves the parent involved in prostitution in fear.

18-10-2018
Complex (Organised and Multiple) Abuse18-10-2018
Complex (Organised and Multiple) Abuse18-10-2018
Complex (Organised and Multiple) Abuse18-10-2018
Complex (Organised and Multiple) AbuseAMENDMENT In October 2013, paragraph 8.8.4 and paragraph 8.8.20 were amended to include further information on investigations being defined as complicated rather than complex. In October 2018 the following was removed Further advice for the police can be found in Appendix I to the Force Child Protection Policy.  Detailed guidance for senior investigating officers is also contained in the ACPO document The Investigation of Historical / Institutional Child Abuse - The Senior Investigating Officers' Handbook. This guidance is no longer referred to. 18-10-2018
Female Genital Mutilation16-10-2018
Sexually Active Children16-10-2018
Sexually Active Children16-10-2018
Sexually Active Children16-10-2018
Sexually Active Children16-10-2018
Parental Substance Misuse16-10-2018
Early Help

updated details for B&H

16-10-2018
Early Help Plan/ Strengthening Families Assessments

Amended B&H details 

16-10-2018
Early Help Plan/ Strengthening Families AssessmentsBrighton & Hove use the Strengthening Families Assessment16-10-2018
Referral Form16-10-2018
Female Genital MutilationAdded link to NHS England FGM website.15-10-2018
Children Living Away from Home

Added sentence on children's services and housing services working together and link to government guidance. 

15-10-2018
Arrangements Regarding Recruitment and Selection of StaffUpdated Keeping Children Safe in Education link and date.15-10-2018
Agency Roles and Responsibilities

Updated Keeping Children Safe in Education link and date.

15-10-2018
Children who Harm Other ChildrenSection 8.8.6 was amended to include new Department for Education guidance.15-10-2018
Children who Harm Other Children15-10-2018
Sexually Active Children21-09-2018
Sexually Active Children21-09-2018
Sexually Active Children21-09-2018
Sexually Active Children

udpated with new links

21-09-2018
Sexually Active Children

Updated to include WT2018

21-09-2018
Sexually Active Children

updated to reflect publications in 2018

21-09-2018
Sexually Active Children21-09-2018
Sexually Active Children

removed link Department of Health Best Practice Guidance for Doctors and other Health Professionals on the provision of Advice and Treatment to Young People Under 16 On Contraception, Sexual, and Reproductive Health.

 

Replaced with guidance issued in Feb 2018

21-09-2018
Sexually Active Children

removed link Department of Health Best Practice Guidance for Doctors and other Health Professionals on the provision of Advice and Treatment to Young People Under 16 On Contraception, Sexual, and Reproductive Health.

 

Replaced with guidance issued in Feb 2018

21-09-2018
Sexually Active Children

removed link Department of Health Best Practice Guidance for Doctors and other Health Professionals on the provision of Advice and Treatment to Young People Under 16 On Contraception, Sexual, and Reproductive Health.

 

Replaced with guidance issued in Feb 2018

21-09-2018
Sexually Active Children21-09-2018
Sexually Active Children21-09-2018
Sexually Active Children21-09-2018
Sexually Active Children21-09-2018
Sexually Active Children21-09-2018
Making a Referral

Request at Pan Sussex Procs meeting to remove references to interagency referral form (Meeting July 2018)

11-09-2018
Reporting Children who Go Missing from Care11-09-2018
Reporting Children who Go Missing from Care11-09-2018
Reporting Children who Go Missing from Care11-09-2018
Reporting Children who Go Missing from Care11-09-2018
Reporting Children who Go Missing from Care

Replace Absent with No Apparent Risk

11-09-2018
Reporting Children who Go Missing from Care11-09-2018
Reporting All Children who Go Missing11-09-2018
Reporting All Children who Go Missing

Replaces - Where the child's location or reason for absence is unknown and/or there is cause for concern for the child because of their vulnerability or there is a potential danger to the public. A child in this category must be reported to the police.

11-09-2018
Reporting All Children who Go Missing

Replaces  -

 

Anyone whose whereabouts cannot be established and where the circumstances are out of character, or the context suggests the person may be the subject of crime or at risk of harm to themselves or another.

11-09-2018
Joint Policy for Children Missing11-09-2018
Joint Policy for Children Missing

Additon of - Across Sussex, Police attend a number of information sharing meetings alongside partner agencies. These meetings aim to support in finding resolutions to issues regarding repeat missing children or missing incidents of concern. These meetings also focus on reviewing cases and raising concerns in relation to missing children.

Not suggested as a new paragraph.

11-09-2018
Joint Policy for Children Missing

Removes- Often such children are immediately labelled as 'the problem' and insufficient consideration is given to why they are persistently absenting themselves.

11-09-2018
Joint Policy for Children Missing

Replaces - If appropriate the child should have this policy explained to them so that they understand what actions will be taken if they absent themselves without permission.

11-09-2018
Joint Policy for Children Missing11-09-2018
Joint Policy for Children Missing11-09-2018
Joint Policy for Children Missing

 Provides wider narrative 

11-09-2018
Joint Policy for Children Missing

Replaces - The top 5 repeat callers for missing reports were from Children’s Homes. These 5 Children’s Homes equate to a total of 7% of all calls received regarding missing children. Children in Care Homes may have been placed by one of the local authorities within Sussex or by another, more distant Local Authority with the residential homes often managed within the Private Sector. Looked after children are at high risk of being reported missing. 1 in 10 looked after children are reported missing each year compared to 1 in 200 total children. Looked after children who are reported missing will be reported on average 6 times (Missing People, 2016).

11-09-2018
Joint Policy for Children Missing

Updated figures from 62% of the 4,820 

11-09-2018
Joint Policy for Children Missing

Removed - A school based study in 2005 showed that 52% of runaways stayed away for one night, 27% stayed away for 2-6 nights, 11% stayed away for 1- 4 weeks and 10% stayed away for longer than 4 weeks.

11-09-2018
Missing Children

Addition of definition and removal of RHI provider

11-09-2018
Missing Children10-09-2018
Children left unaccompanied by parents/carers (Home alone)31-08-2018
Children left unaccompanied by parents/carers (Home alone)31-08-2018
Children left unaccompanied by parents/carers (Home alone)31-08-2018
Children left unaccompanied by parents/carers (Home alone)31-08-2018
Children left unaccompanied by parents/carers (Home alone)31-08-2018
Children left unaccompanied by parents/carers (Home alone)31-08-2018
Recognition of Abuse and Neglect31-08-2018
Recognition of Abuse and Neglect31-08-2018
Recognition of Abuse and Neglect31-08-2018
Local Contact Details31-08-2018
Making a Referral31-08-2018
Interagency Referral Form31-08-2018
Breast Ironing31-08-2018
Breast Ironing31-08-2018
Local Contact Details21-08-2018
Allegations Against People who Work with, Care for or Volunteer with Children13-08-2018
Local Contact Details10-08-2018
Arrangements for Training Staff03-08-2018
Supervision and Management of Staff03-08-2018
Arrangements Regarding Recruitment and Selection of Staff03-08-2018
Agency Roles and Responsibilities03-08-2018
Local Safeguarding Board – Role and Function03-08-2018
Introduction03-08-2018
Introduction03-08-2018
Information Sharing03-08-2018
Information Sharing03-08-2018
Information Sharing03-08-2018
Information Sharing03-08-2018
Information Sharing03-08-2018
Information Sharing03-08-2018
Information Sharing03-08-2018
Information Sharing03-08-2018
Information Sharing03-08-2018
Information Sharing03-08-2018
Information Sharing03-08-2018
Information Sharing03-08-2018
Information Sharing03-08-2018
Information Sharing03-08-2018
Information Sharing03-08-2018
Information Sharing03-08-2018
Information Sharing03-08-2018
Information Sharing03-08-2018
Information Sharing03-08-2018
Information Sharing03-08-2018
Information Sharing03-08-2018
Information Sharing03-08-2018
Information Sharing03-08-2018
Children left unaccompanied by parents/carers (Home alone)01-08-2018
Children left unaccompanied by parents/carers (Home alone)01-08-2018
Children left unaccompanied by parents/carers (Home alone)01-08-2018
Safeguarding Foreign National Children Who Go Missing01-08-2018
Safeguarding Foreign National Children Who Go Missing01-08-2018
Safeguarding Foreign National Children Who Go Missing01-08-2018
Safeguarding Foreign National Children Who Go Missing01-08-2018
Safeguarding Foreign National Children Who Go Missing01-08-2018
Safeguarding Foreign National Children Who Go Missing01-08-2018
Domestic Violence and Abuse09-07-2018
Children and Young People Vulnerable to Violent Extremism

Updated link to Brighton & Hove Channel Panel referral form

10-05-2018
Unexplained Injuries to Young Children05-04-2018
Children and Young People Vulnerable to Violent Extremism04-04-2018
Use of Interpreters, Signers or Others with Communication Skills07-02-2018
Section 47 Enquiries07-02-2018
Section 47 Enquiries07-02-2018
Female Genital Mutilation26-01-2018
Female Genital Mutilation26-01-2018
Female Genital Mutilation26-01-2018
Female Genital Mutilation25-01-2018
Female Genital Mutilation25-01-2018
Female Genital Mutilation25-01-2018
Female Genital Mutilation25-01-2018
Female Genital Mutilation25-01-2018
Female Genital Mutilation25-01-2018
Female Genital Mutilation25-01-2018
Female Genital Mutilation22-01-2018
Female Genital Mutilation

Formatting

22-01-2018
Unexplained Injuries to Young Children28-11-2017
Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour13-10-2017
Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour13-10-2017
Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour13-10-2017
Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour13-10-2017
Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour13-10-2017
Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour13-10-2017
Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour13-10-2017
Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour13-10-2017
Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour13-10-2017
Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour13-10-2017
Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour13-10-2017
Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour13-10-2017
Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour13-10-2017
Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour13-10-2017
Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour13-10-2017
Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour13-10-2017
Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour13-10-2017
Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour13-10-2017
Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour13-10-2017
Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour13-10-2017
Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour13-10-2017
Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour13-10-2017
Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour13-10-2017
Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour13-10-2017
Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour13-10-2017
Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour13-10-2017
Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour13-10-2017
Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour13-10-2017
Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour13-10-2017
Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour13-10-2017
Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour13-10-2017
Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour13-10-2017
Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour13-10-2017
Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour13-10-2017
Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour13-10-2017
Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour13-10-2017
Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour13-10-2017
Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour13-10-2017
Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour13-10-2017
Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour13-10-2017
Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour13-10-2017
Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour13-10-2017
Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour13-10-2017
Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour13-10-2017
Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour13-10-2017
Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour13-10-2017
Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour13-10-2017
Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour13-10-2017
Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour13-10-2017
Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour13-10-2017
Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour13-10-2017
Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour13-10-2017
Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour13-10-2017
Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour13-10-2017
Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour13-10-2017
Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour13-10-2017
Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour13-10-2017
Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour13-10-2017
Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour13-10-2017
Administrative Arrangements and Record Keeping for Child Protection Conferences13-10-2017
Administrative Arrangements and Record Keeping for Child Protection Conferences13-10-2017
Online Safety20-09-2017
Online Safety20-09-2017
Online Safety19-09-2017
Online Safety19-09-2017
Online Safety19-09-2017
Online Safety19-09-2017
Online Safety19-09-2017
Online Safety19-09-2017
Local Contact Details18-07-2017
Local Contact Details18-07-2017
Local Contact Details18-07-2017
Local Contact Details18-07-2017
Abuse Linked to Spiritual and Religious Beliefs/Ritual Abuse14-06-2017
Abuse Linked to Spiritual and Religious Beliefs/Ritual Abuse14-06-2017
Terminology14-06-2017
Introduction14-06-2017
Introduction14-06-2017
Female Genital Mutilation09-06-2017
Female Genital Mutilation09-06-2017
Female Genital Mutilation09-06-2017
Female Genital Mutilation09-06-2017
Female Genital Mutilation09-06-2017
Female Genital Mutilation09-06-2017
Children who Harm Other Children09-06-2017
Guidance on Children who present with Harmful Sexual Behaviours09-06-2017
Guidance on Children who present with Harmful Sexual Behaviours09-06-2017
Guidance on Children who present with Harmful Sexual Behaviours09-06-2017
Guidance on Children who present with Harmful Sexual Behaviours09-06-2017
Guidance on Children who present with Harmful Sexual Behaviours09-06-2017
Guidance on Children who present with Harmful Sexual Behaviours09-06-2017
Guidance on Children who present with Harmful Sexual Behaviours09-06-2017
Guidance on Children who present with Harmful Sexual Behaviours09-06-2017
Guidance on Children who present with Harmful Sexual Behaviours09-06-2017
Guidance on Children who present with Harmful Sexual Behaviours09-06-2017
Historical Abuse Allegations12-04-2017
Historical Abuse Allegations12-04-2017
Breast Ironing12-04-2017
Implementation of the Child Protection Plan – Lead Social Worker and Core Group ResponsibilitiesAdded ADCS/Cafcass agreement (February 2017) as related guidance.04-04-2017
Implementation of the Child Protection Plan – Lead Social Worker and Core Group Responsibilities04-04-2017
Sexual ExploitationAdded Department for Education child sexual exploitation defintion and guide (February 2017) to the list of related guidance.04-04-2017
Exploitation

Updated to reflect Department for Education guidance issued February 2017.

04-04-2017
Exploitation

Definition updated to reflect Department for Education guidance issued in February 2017.

04-04-2017
Male Circumcision30-01-2017
Male Circumcision30-01-2017
Male Circumcision30-01-2017
Male Circumcision30-01-2017
Male Circumcision30-01-2017
Male Circumcision30-01-2017
Male Circumcision30-01-2017
Male Circumcision30-01-2017
Male Circumcision30-01-2017
Male Circumcision30-01-2017
Male Circumcision30-01-2017
Male Circumcision30-01-2017
Male Circumcision30-01-2017
Male Circumcision30-01-2017
Male Circumcision30-01-2017
Male Circumcision30-01-2017
Unexplained Injuries to Young Children28-11-2016
Section 47 Enquiries25-11-2016
Dangerous Dogs25-11-2016
Dangerous Dogs25-11-2016
Dangerous Dogs25-11-2016
Dangerous Dogs25-11-2016
Dangerous Dogs25-11-2016
Dangerous Dogs25-11-2016
Dangerous Dogs25-11-2016
Young Persons’ Substance Misuse25-11-2016
Introduction27-10-2016
Administrative Arrangements and Record Keeping for Child Protection Conferences16-09-2016
Allegations Against People who Work with, Care for or Volunteer with Children16-09-2016
Pre-Birth Child Protection Procedures

Clarified status and timing of pre-birth CP conferences following feedback (May 2016)

05-05-2016
Pre-Birth Child Protection Procedures

Clarified status and timing of pre-birth CP conferences following feedback (May 2016)

05-05-2016
Pre-Birth Child Protection Procedures

Clarified status and timing of pre-birth CP conferences following feedback (May 2016)

05-05-2016
Pre-Birth Conference

Clarified status and timing of pre-birth CP conferences following feedback (May 2016)

05-05-2016
Pre-Birth Conference

Clarified status and timing of pre-birth CP conferences following feedback (May 2016)

05-05-2016
Pre-Birth Conference

Clarified status and timing of pre-birth CP conferences following feedback.

05-05-2016
Local Contact Details

Updated details for East Sussex following introduction of Single Point of Advice from 3 May 2016.

05-05-2016
Local Contact Details05-05-2016
Local Contact Details05-05-2016
Unexplained Injuries to Young Children

Local flowchart pathways and leaflets for parents added

13-04-2016
Local Contact Details11-04-2016
Local Contact Details11-04-2016
Missing Children

Missing People Pan Sussex Missing Children’s Service Operational Instructions added

05-04-2016
Children and Young People Vulnerable to Violent Extremism

Whole chapter updated 

04-04-2016
Children and Young People Vulnerable to Violent Extremism

Whole chapter updated

04-04-2016
Children and Young People Vulnerable to Violent Extremism

Contact details updated 

04-04-2016
Children and Young People Vulnerable to Violent Extremism04-04-2016
Children and Young People Vulnerable to Violent Extremism04-04-2016
Children and Young People Vulnerable to Violent Extremism04-04-2016
Children and Young People Vulnerable to Violent Extremism04-04-2016
Children and Young People Vulnerable to Violent Extremism04-04-2016
Children and Young People Vulnerable to Violent Extremism04-04-2016
Children and Young People Vulnerable to Violent Extremism04-04-2016
Children and Young People Vulnerable to Violent Extremism04-04-2016
Children and Young People Vulnerable to Violent Extremism04-04-2016
Children and Young People Vulnerable to Violent Extremism04-04-2016
Children and Young People Vulnerable to Violent Extremism04-04-2016
Children and Young People Vulnerable to Violent Extremism04-04-2016
Children and Young People Vulnerable to Violent Extremism04-04-2016
Children and Young People Vulnerable to Violent Extremism04-04-2016
Children and Young People Vulnerable to Violent Extremism04-04-2016
Children and Young People Vulnerable to Violent Extremism04-04-2016
Children and Young People Vulnerable to Violent Extremism04-04-2016
Children and Young People Vulnerable to Violent Extremism04-04-2016
Local Contact Details04-04-2016
Local Contact Details04-04-2016
Young Persons’ Substance Misuse

Added additional bullet: 'Children not in stable accommodattion/between local authorities/sofa-surfing'.

30-03-2016
Local Contact Details24-03-2016
Local Contact Details24-03-2016
Local Contact Details24-03-2016
Local Contact Details24-03-2016
Local Contact Details24-03-2016
Section 47 Enquiries

Guidance added for SARC medicals 

21-03-2016
Recognition of Abuse and Neglect

Added SARC Guidance 

21-03-2016
Actions and Decisions of the Conference

Changed CAF to Early Help Plan

03-03-2016
Safeguarding Children and Young People Who May be Affected by Gang Activity

Changed CAF to Early Help Plan throughout chapter.

03-03-2016
Forced Marriage

Throughout chapter changed CPT to Safetyguarding Investigations Unit.

03-03-2016
Children Living Away from Home

Changed CPT to Safeguarding Investigations Unit.

03-03-2016
Making a Referral

Throughout chapter changed CAF to Early Help Plan.

03-03-2016
Making a Referral

Throughout chapter changed CPT to Safeguarding Investigations Unit.

03-03-2016
Strategy Discussions

Changed CPT to Safeguarding Investigations Unit.

03-03-2016
Early Help Plan/ Strengthening Families Assessments

Throughout chapter changed CAF to Early Help Plan.

03-03-2016
Section 47 Enquiries

Changed CAF to Early Help Plan

03-03-2016
Section 47 Enquiries

Changed CAF to Early Help Plan

03-03-2016
Section 47 Enquiries

Throughout chapter changed CPT to Safeguarding Investigations Unit.

03-03-2016
Joint Policy for Children Missing

Changed CPT to Safeguarding Investigations Unit.

03-03-2016
Female Genital Mutilation

Changed CPT to Safeguarding Investigations Unit.

03-03-2016
Reporting All Children who Go Missing

Changed CPT to Safeguarding Investigations Unit.

03-03-2016
Children and Families who Go Missing

Changed CPT to Safeguarding Investigations Unit.

03-03-2016
Reporting Children who Go Missing from Care

Changed CPT to Safeguarding Investigations Unit.

03-03-2016
Unexplained Injuries to Young Children

Throughout chapter changed CPT to Safeguarding Investigations Unit.

03-03-2016
Violence Towards Staff

Changed CPT to Safeguarding Investigations Unit.

03-03-2016
Children and Young People Vulnerable to Violent Extremism

Throughout chapter changed CPT to Safeguarding Investigations Unit.

03-03-2016
Complex (Organised and Multiple) Abuse

Changed CPT to Safeguarding Investigations Unit.

03-03-2016
Information Sharing

Changed CPT to Safeguarding Investigations Unit.

03-03-2016
Resolution of Professional Disagreements

Throughout chapter changed CPT to Safeguarding Investigations Unit.

03-03-2016
Allegations Against People who Work with, Care for or Volunteer with Children

Throughout chapter changed CPT to Safeguarding Investigations Unit.

03-03-2016
Agency Roles and Responsibilities

Thoughout chapter changed Police CPT to Safeguarding Investigations Unit.

03-03-2016
Arrangements Regarding Recruitment and Selection of Staff

Police CPT changed to Safeguarding Investigations Unit.

03-03-2016
Arrangements for Training Staff

Changed CPT to Safeguarding Investigations Unit.

03-03-2016
Local Contact Details

CPT changed to Safeguarding Investigations Unit.

03-03-2016
Historical Abuse Allegations

Police CPT changed to Safeguarding Investigations Unit.

03-03-2016
Historical Abuse Allegations

'All disclosures of historic abuse should be referred into the MASH/CAP' added to paragraph.

03-03-2016
Action on Receipt of Referrals

Changed CAF to Early Help Plan

03-03-2016
Child and Family Assessments

Changed CAF to Early Help Plan

03-03-2016
Learning Disabled Parent or Carer

Changed Common Assessment Framework to Early Help Plan

03-03-2016
Female Genital MutilationFlowcharts added03-03-2016

September 2015

Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details
Abuse Linked to Spiritual and Religious Beliefs A link has been added to Abuse in Faith Settings – The Safe Network.
Allegations Against People who Work with, Care for or Volunteer with Children This chapter has been updated to reflect Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015.
Children who Harm Other Children Section 8.7.48 has been updated.
E-Safety Strategy This chapter has been updated to reflect the Serious Crime Act (2015) which introduced an offence of sexual communication with a child. This applies to an adult who communicates with a child and the communication is sexual or if it is intended to elicit from the child a communication which is sexual and the adult reasonably believes the child to be under16 years of age. The Act also amended the Sex Offences Act 2003 so it is now an offence for an adult to arrange to meet with someone under 16 having communicated with them on just one occasion (previously it was on at least two occasions).
Fabricated or Induced Illness Section 8.13.35 has been amended to reflect who must be invited to a Strategy Meeting and 8.13.40, to state that it is very likely that more than one Strategy Meeting will be necessary
Female Genital Mutilation A link has been added to the Female Genital Mutilation: resource pack (GOV.UK).
Forced Marriages A link has been added to Forced Marriage Protection Orders – A guide to the Court Process in the Related Guidance section.
Joint Policy for Children Missing in Sussex The Local Guidance section has been added.
Parental Substance Misuse A link has been added to Postnatal Care – NICE Clinical Guideline 37 in the Related Guidance section.
Sexually Active Children This chapter has been updated to reflect Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015.
Known Offenders and Others who may Pose a Risk to Children This chapter has been significantly updated in line with recommendations from a Serious Case Review.
Learning and Improvement Framework An updated version of the Learning and Improvement Framework - Brighton and Hove has been added.
Child Death Overview Panel (East Sussex/Brighton and Hove) This chapter has been updated to reflect Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015 and at 11.1.25 the secure e-mail address for the Child Death Overview Panel has been added.
Child Death Overview Panel (West Sussex) This chapter has been updated to reflect Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015 and at 11.1.25, a link has been added to the Single Point of Contact details for all SPOC’s including West Sussex.
Local Safeguarding Board – Role and Function This chapter has been updated to reflect Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015.
Agency Roles and Responsibilities This chapter has been updated to reflect Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015.
Local Contact Details This chapter has been updated.
New Chapters and Features
Chapter Name Details
Information Sharing This chapter has been added to the manual.
Removed Chapters
  • Seven Golden Rules for Information Sharing;
  • Further Information to Inform Decision Making.

Archive

March 2015

Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details
Early Help Information has been added with regards to Early Help in Brighton and Hove and West Sussex.
Cross-Border Child Protection Cases A link has been added to Working with Foreign Authorities: Child Protection Cases and Care Order Departmental Advice for Local Authorities, Social Workers, Service Managers and Children’s Services Lawyers (July 2014) in Related Guidance.
Children from Abroad 8.5.13, Independent Family Returns Panel has been added and the chapter has been updated to reflect Care of Unaccompanied and Trafficked Children: Statutory Guidance for Local Authorities on the Care of Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking and Trafficked Children (2014) in particular age assessments should only be carried out where there is significant reason to doubt that the claimant is a child and should not be a routine part of a local authority’s assessment of unaccompanied or trafficked children.
Domestic Violence and Abuse 8.12.25, Domestic Violence Protection Orders and the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme has been added.
Fabricated or Induced Illness This chapter has been amended to include Police Officers planning surveillance in cases of suspected fabricated or induced illness may seek advice from the National Crime Agency and the contact details to do this.
Female Genital Mutilation 8.14.24, has been added with regards to the Female Genital Mutilation Prevalence Dataset Information Standard.
Forced Marriages At 8.15.8, information has been added in relation to the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.
Pre-Birth Child Protection Procedures 8.26.9, Pre-Birth Multi-Agency Strategy Meeting has been amended to confirm who should attend. Pre-Birth Conference has been amended to include social worker(s) for the parents, if applicable should be invited and where the parent is a care leaver and the social worker is unable to attend, the service should be represented by a senior social worker, senior practitioner or Manager.
Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour A link has been added to Royal College of Psychiatrists Managing Self-harm in Young People and Guidance for Developing a Local Suicide Prevention Action Plan: Information for Public Health Staff in Local Authorities.
Sexual Exploitation At 8.30.35, information has been added in relation to The Child Sex Offender Disclosure Scheme.
Trafficked Children A link has been added to the Statutory Guidance for Local Authorities on the Care of Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking and Trafficked Children (2014) and the chapter updated to reflect the guidance and in particular age assessments should only be carried out where there is significant reason to doubt that the claimant is a child and should not be a routine part of a local authority’s assessment of unaccompanied or trafficked children.
Unexplained Injuries to Young Children 8.36.4 has been amended to include the designation of the term “unexplained” should not influence staff into making assumptions that the injury is either accidental or non-accidental. 8.36.6, Serious Unexplained Injury Strategy Discussion and 8.36.7, Conclusion have been added.
Arrangements Regarding Recruitment and Selection of Staff This chapter has been extensively updated and in particular information has been added with regards to the DBS Eligibility Criteria which has been updated to cover the new term of ‘Work with Children’. The concept of Work with Children includes, but is wider than, Regulated Activity. The term has been adopted by the DBS to give a single definition of roles which will be subject to an Enhanced check, which were previously dealt with under various provisions. The term does not alter the relevant activities, it merely clarifies the situation.
Local Contacts This chapter has been updated.

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