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Rotherham Local Safeguarding Children Board Manual Contents

June 2017

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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. Core Procedures where there are Concerns about a Child's Safety and Welfare
  2. Children in Specific Circumstances
  3. Policy Framework and Protocols
  4. Practice Guidance
  5. Safe Workforce
  6. Learning and Improvement
  7. Child Death
  8. The Rotherham Local Safeguarding Children Board
  9. Appendices and Local Contacts


1. Core Procedures where there are Concerns about a Child's Safety and Welfare

1.1

Multi-Agency Threshold Descriptors

 
1.1.1 Rotherham Multi-Agency Continuum of Need Guidance New
1.1.2 Multi-Agency Threshold Descriptors Updated

   

1.2

Referring Safeguarding Concerns about Children

 
1.2.1 Referring Safeguarding Concerns about Children Updated
1.2.2 Guidance for the Multi-Agency Referral Form (MARF)  
1.2.3 Action Following Referral of Safeguarding Children Concerns Updated
1.2.4 Practice Guidance: Significant Harm - The Impact of Abuse and Neglect  
1.2.5 Neglect - under review  

   

1.3

Assessment

 
1.3.1 Children's Assessment Protocol  
1.3.2 Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and their Families  

   

1.4

Early Help

 
1.4.1 Early Help Guidance: Integrated Working With Children, Young People and Families With Vulnerable or Complex Needs Updated

   

1.5

Child Protection - Investigation and Conferences

 
1.5.1 Strategy Discussions/Meetings  
1.5.2 Section 47 Enquiries  
1.5.3 Paediatric Assessment for Section 47 Enquiry (Child Protection Medical)  
1.5.4 Initial Child Protection Conferences  
1.5.5 Implementation of a Child Protection Plan - Lead Social Worker and the Core Group Responsibilities  
1.5.6 Child Protection Review Conferences  
1.5.7 Practice Guidance: 2013 Protocol and Good Practice Model Disclosure of information in cases of alleged child abuse and linked criminal and care directions hearings (October 2013)  
1.5.8 Practice Guidance: Achieving Best Evidence in Criminal Proceedings Guidance on interviewing victims and witnesses, and guidance on using special measures (March 2011)  
1.5.9 Appeals in Relation to Child Protection Conferences  


2. Children in Specific Circumstances

2.1

Safeguarding Children At Risk Due to Their Behaviour or Vulnerability

 
2.1.1 Safeguarding Children and Young People from Sexual Exploitation - under review Updated
2.1.2 Abuse by Children and Young People Updated
2.1.3 Safeguarding Disabled Children  
2.1.4 Bullying  
2.1.5 Safeguarding Children who are at Risk because of Communication Technology and Social Media Updated
2.1.6 Supporting Children and Young People Vulnerable to Violent Extremism  
2.1.7 Safeguarding Children who are Home Educated - under development  
2.1.8 Rotherham Multi-Agency Guidance for Preventing and Responding to Behaviours Which May Indicate Potential Suicide or Self Harm Clusters  
2.1.9 Supporting Children and Young People who Self-Harm  
2.1.10 Safeguarding Children and Young People with Suicidal Behaviour  
2.1.11 Supporting Children who are Bereaved  
2.1.12 Children Affected by Gang Activity and Youth Violence  

   

2.2

Safeguarding Children At Risk because of Concern About a Parent or Carer

 
2.2.1 Safeguarding Unborn and Newborn Babies  
2.2.2 Concealment and Denial of Pregnancy  
2.2.3 Safeguarding Children of Alcohol Misusing Parents  
2.2.4 Safeguarding Children of Drug Misusing Parents  
2.2.5 Safeguarding Children at Risk where a Parent has a Learning Disability  
2.2.6 Safeguarding Children at Risk where a Parent has a Mental Health Problem  
2.2.7 Safeguarding Children at Risk because of Domestic Abuse Updated
2.2.8 Spiritual, Cultural and Religious Beliefs  
2.2.9 Harm to Animals and Possible Implications for Children  
2.2.10 Safeguarding Girls and Young Women at Risk of Abuse through Female Genital Mutilation  
2.2.11 Safeguarding Children and Young People from Forced Marriage  
2.2.12 Safeguarding Children and Young People from Honour Based Violence  
2.2.13 Safeguarding Children in Whom Illness is Fabricated or Induced Updated
2.2.14 Safeguarding Children at Risk Due to Faltering Growth  
2.2.15 Bruising in Non-Mobile Babies and Children New

   

2.3

Safeguarding Children at Risk because of Living Away From Home or Missing or Moving Across Boundaries

 
2.3.1 Safeguarding Children and Young People who go Missing from Home and Care  
2.3.2 Children Missing from Education Updated
2.3.3 Children and Families who go Missing  
2.3.4 Children Moving Across Boundaries  
2.3.5 Notification by Other Local Authorities of Looked After Children Placed in Rotherham New
2.3.6 Children Living Away from Home (including Children and Families Living in Temporary Accommodation)  
2.3.7 Safeguarding Children Subject to Private Fostering Arrangements Updated

   

2.4

Safeguarding Children from Abroad

 
2.4.1 Safeguarding Children from Abroad Who Go Missing  
2.4.2 Cross-Border Child Protection Cases Under the 1996 Hague Convention  
2.4.3 Children from Abroad (including Migrant Children and Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children)  
2.4.4 Safeguarding Children who may have been Trafficked from Abroad Updated
2.4.5 Safeguarding Children from Modern Slavery New


3. Policy Framework and Protocols

3.1 Underlying Policy, Principles and Values  
3.2 Case Recording  
3.3 Information Sharing and Confidentiality  
3.4 Statutory Framework  
3.5 Practice Resolution Protocol: Resolving Professional Differences of Opinion in Multi-Agency Working with Children and their Families  


4. Practice Guidance

4.1 Reluctant and Hostile Families  
4.2 Race and Racism  
4.3 Safeguarding Children and Young People Involved in Organised or Multiple Abuse, and other Complex Investigations  
4.4 Contact between Parents and their Children in Hospital where there are Safeguarding Concerns  
4.5 Working with Interpreters and Others with Special Communication Skills  
4.6 Discharge Planning from Hospital when there are Safeguarding Concerns about a Child  
4.7 Persons who Pose a Risk to Children Updated
4.8 Safe Sleeping for Infants Guidance New


5. Safe Workforce

5.1 Safer Recruitment and Employment  
5.2 Allegations Against Staff, Carers and Volunteers Updated
5.3 Whistleblowing or Raising Concerns at Work  


6. Learning and Improvement

6.1 Learning and Improvement Framework  
6.2 Notification to the RLSCB of Serious Safeguarding Incidents  


7. Child Death

7.1 Child Death Overview Panel Protocol  
7.2 Rotherham Child Death Review Process Including Dealing With Unexpected Child Deaths (Rapid Response)  


8. The Rotherham Local Safeguarding Children Board

8.1 Rotherham Local Safeguarding Children Board - Role and Function - under review  
8.2 Rotherham Local Children Safeguarding Board Constitution - under review  
8.3 Agency Roles and Responsibilities  


9. Appendices and Local Contacts

9.1 Key and Local Contacts Updated
9.2 GMC Protecting Children and Young People Guidance for Doctors  
9.3 NICE Guidance  
9.4 Amendments  

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