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Rotherham Safeguarding Children Partnership Manual Contents

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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. Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews
  7. Child Death
  8. Safeguarding Partnership Arrangements
  9. Appendices and Local Contacts

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


Multi-Agency Threshold Descriptors

1.1.1 Rotherham Multi-Agency Continuum of Need Guidance  
1.1.2 Multi-Agency Threshold Descriptors  
  See also: Early Intervention: Policy and Provision (House of Commons Library)  



Referring Safeguarding Concerns about Children

1.2.1 Responding to Abuse and Neglect  
1.2.2 Referring Safeguarding Concerns about Children  
1.2.3 Action Following Referral of Safeguarding Children Concerns  
1.2.4 Practice Guidance: Significant Harm - The Impact of Abuse and Neglect  




1.3.1 Assessment  
1.3.2 Children's Assessment Protocol  



Early Help

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



Child Protection - Investigation and Conferences

1.5.1 Strategy Discussions/Meetings  
1.5.2 Child Protection Enquiries - Section 47 Children Act 1989  
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 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 Achieving Best Evidence in Criminal Proceedings Guidance on interviewing victims and witnesses, and guidance on using special measures (Ministry of Justice)  
1.5.9 Complaints and Appeals in Relation to Child Protection Conferences  

2. Children in Specific Circumstances


Safeguarding Children At Risk Due to Their Behaviour or Vulnerability

2.1.1 Child Sexual Abuse in the Family Environment New
2.1.2 Child Sexual Exploitation  
2.1.3 Child Criminal Exploitation  
2.1.4 Abuse by Children and Young People  
2.1.5 Safeguarding Disabled Children  
2.1.6 Bullying  
2.1.7 Online Safety  
2.1.8 Radicalisation and Violent Extremism  
2.1.9 Rotherham Multi-Agency Guidance for Preventing and Responding to Behaviours Which May Indicate Potential Suicide or Self Harm Clusters  
2.1.10 Supporting Children and Young People who Self-Harm  
2.1.11 Safeguarding Children and Young People with Suicidal Behaviour  
2.1.12 Care Pathway for Children & Young People Bereaved by Sudden Traumatic Death  
2.1.13 Gang Activity and Serious Youth Violence  



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 Neglect  
2.2.4 Safeguarding Children of Alcohol Misusing Parents  
2.2.5 Safeguarding Children of Drug Misusing Parents  
2.2.6 Children of Parents with Learning Disabilities  
2.2.7 Safeguarding Children at Risk where a Parent has a Mental Health Problem  
2.2.8 Safeguarding Children at Risk because of Domestic Abuse  
2.2.9 Child Abuse Linked to Faith or Belief Updated
2.2.10 Harm to Animals and Possible Implications for Children  
2.2.11 Safeguarding Girls and Young Women at Risk of Abuse through Female Genital Mutilation or Breast Ironing  
  See also: National FGM Centre, FGM Assessment Tool  
2.2.12 Safeguarding Children and Young People from Forced Marriage Updated
2.2.13 Safeguarding Children and Young People from Honour Based Abuse  
2.2.14 Management and Safeguarding Children Where there are Perplexing Presentations (including Fabricated and Induced Illness/ FII)  
2.2.15 Safeguarding Children at Risk Due to Faltering Growth  
2.2.16 Bruising or injury in Non-Independently Mobile Babies and Children  
2.2.17 Visits to Psychiatric Wards and Facilities by Children  
2.2.18 Visits to Prisons by Children  



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

2.3.1 South Yorkshire Children Missing from Home and Care Protocol 2021  
2.3.2 Children Missing from Education Policy  
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  
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  



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 Victims of Modern Slavery, Trafficking and Exploitation  

3. Policy Framework and Protocols

3.1 Underlying Policy, Principles and Values  
3.2 Case Recording  
3.3 Information Sharing Updated
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 Safeguarding Children and Young People Involved in Organised or Multiple Abuse, and other Complex Investigations  
4.3 Contact between Parents and their Children in Hospital where there are Safeguarding Concerns  
4.4 Working with Interpreters and Others with Special Communication Skills  
4.5 Discharge Planning from Hospital when there are Safeguarding Concerns about a Child  
4.6 Persons who Pose a Risk to Children  
4.7 Safe Sleeping for Infants Guidance  
4.8 Supporting the Voice of the Child  
4.9 Transitional Safeguarding New

5. Safe Workforce

5.1 Guidance for Safe Recruitment, Selection and Retention for Staff and Volunteers Updated
5.2 Allegations Against Staff, Carers and Volunteers Updated
5.3 LADO Referral Process and Threshold  
5.4 Whistleblowing or Raising Concerns at Work  

6. Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews

6.1 Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews Framework  
6.2 Rotherham Practice Review Cases  
  See also: Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel - Guidance for Safeguarding Partners and Child Protection Professionals on What the Panel Does and How it Works  

7. Child Death

7.1 Child Death Reviews  

8. Safeguarding Partnership Arrangements

8.1 Rotherham Multi-Agency Arrangements for Safeguarding Children (June 2019)  
8.2 Agency Roles and Responsibilities Updated

9. Appendices and Local Contacts

9.1 Key and Local Contacts  
9.2 GMC Protecting Children and Young People Guidance for Doctors  
9.3 NICE Guidance - Child Maltreatment Recognition and Management  
9.4 Amendments