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West Yorkshire Consortium Inter Agency Safeguarding and Child Protection Procedures - Contents

December 2018

The Consortium comprises:

Bradford Safeguarding Children Board

Calderdale Safeguarding Children Board

Kirklees Safeguarding Children Board

Leeds Safeguarding Children Partnership

Wakefield and District Safeguarding Children Board

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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. Assessing Need and Providing Help
  2. West Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Boards' Organisational Responsibilities
  3. Learning and Improvement Framework
  4. Child Deaths
  5. Appendices

1. Assessing Need and Providing Help


Early Help

1.1.1 Thresholds of Need Guidance  
1.1.2 Recognising Abuse and Neglect  
1.1.3 Failure to Thrive Policy  
1.1.4 Early Help / Common Assessment Framework  



Referral, Investigation and Assessment

1.2.1 Referrals  
1.2.2 Single Assessment  
1.2.3 Strategy Discussions / Meetings  
1.2.4 Child Protection Enquiries - Section 47 Children Act 1989  



Child Protection Conferences and Child Protection Plans

1.3.1 Initial Child Protection Conferences  
1.3.2 Recording that a Child is the subject of a Child Protection Plan  
1.3.3 Implementation of the Child Protection Plan - Lead Social Worker and Core Group Responsibilities  
1.3.4 Child Protection Review Conferences  



Children in Specific Circumstances

1.4.1 Abuse by Children and Young People who Display Harmful Sexual Behaviour  
1.4.2 Abuse of Disabled Children  
1.4.3 Allegations of Harm Arising from Sexual Activity (including Under Age Sexual Activity)  
1.4.4 Bullying  
1.4.5 Child Abuse and Information Communication Technology  
1.4.6 Child Abuse Linked to Faith or Belief Updated
1.4.7 Safeguarding Children and Young People from Child Sexual Exploitation: Policy, Procedures and Guidance  
1.4.8 Child Criminal Exploitation New
1.4.9 Child Sexual Abuse in the Family Environment  
1.4.10 Children and Families Who Go Missing  
1.4.11 Children at Risk where a Parent has a Learning Disability  
1.4.12 Children at Risk where a Parent has a Mental Health Problem  
1.4.13 Children from Abroad (including Migrant Children and Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children)  
1.4.14 Children Living Away from Home (including Children and Families living in Temporary Accommodation)  
1.4.15 Children Missing from Education  
1.4.16 Children of Alcohol Misusing Parents  
1.4.17 Children of Drug Misusing Parents  
1.4.18 Concealed Pregnancies  
1.4.19 Dangerous Dogs and Safeguarding Children  
1.4.20 Domestic Violence and Abuse  
1.4.21 Complex (Organised or Multiple) Abuse  
1.4.22 Fabricated or Induced Illness  
1.4.23 Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)  
1.4.24 Forced Marriage  
1.4.25 Gang Activity and Youth Violence  
1.4.26 Harm to Animals and Possible Implications for Children  
1.4.27 Intimate Care Good Practice Guidelines  
1.4.28 Male Circumcision - Bradford  
1.4.29 Missing Children Updated
1.4.30 Reluctant and Hostile Families  
1.4.31 Self Harm New
1.4.32 Suicidal Behaviour New
1.4.33 Trafficking and Modern Slavery  
1.4.34 So Called 'Honour' Based Violence  
1.4.35 Risks Posed by People with Convictions Against Children  
1.4.36 Children Visiting Psychiatric Wards and Facilities  
1.4.37 Children Visiting Prisons  
1.4.38 Cross-Border Child Protection Cases Under the 1996 Hague Convention  
1.4.39 Safeguarding Children who Move Across Local Authority Boundaries / Abroad  
1.4.40 Safeguarding Children and Young people against Radicalisation and Violent Extremism  
1.4.41 West Yorkshire Guidance for Families who are Relocating Due to Risk  




1.5.1 Joint Protocol between West Yorkshire Police and Children's Social Care regarding Joint Police/Children's Social Care Enquiries  
1.5.2 Joint Protocol for Children Missing from Home or Care Updated
1.5.3 Multi-Agency Protocol for the Assessment of Bruising, Burns and Scalds in Non Mobile Babies  
1.5.4 Investigation Strategy for Harbourers of Children and Young People  

2. West Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Boards' Organisational Responsibilities

2.1 Local Safeguarding Children Board - Role and Function - under review  
2.2 Agency Roles and Responsibilities  
2.3 Statutory Framework  
2.4 Underlying Policy, Principles and Values  
2.5 Information Sharing and Confidentiality Updated
2.6 Allegations Against Persons who Work with Children Updated
2.7 Safer Recruitment, Selection and Supervision of Staff  
2.8 Complaints and Appeals (Child Protection Conferences)  
2.9 Resolving Multi Agency Professional Disagreements and Escalation  

3. Learning and Improvement Framework

3.1 Learning and Improvement Framework  
3.2 Serious Case Reviews - under review  
  See also: Reviewing all Childhood Deaths  

4. Child Deaths

4.1 Investigation of Sudden Unexpected Deaths in Childhood  
4.2 Reviewing All Childhood Deaths  

5. Appendices

5.1 Local Contacts  
5.2 Local Keywords  
5.3 Working Together to Safeguard Children  
5.4 NICE Guidance - When to suspect maltreatment in under 16s  
5.5 Ethical Guidance for Doctors (GMC)  
5.6 Amendments