West Yorkshire Consortium Inter Agency Safeguarding and Child Protection Procedures - Policies & Procedures

The Consortium comprises:

Bradford Safeguarding Partnership

Calderdale Safeguarding Children Partnership

Kirklees Safeguarding Children Partnership

Leeds Safeguarding Children Partnership

Wakefield Safeguarding Children Partnership

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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. Safeguarding Partnership Arrangements
  3. Improving Child Protection and Safeguarding Practice
  4. Child Death Reviews
  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 Faltering Growth Policy  
1.1.4 Early Help / Early Support / Early Intervention  
1.1.5 Pre Trial Therapy New
  See also: Early Intervention: Policy and Provision (House of Commons Library)  



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




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 Multi-Agency Protocol for the Assessment of Non Mobile Babies with Injuries Including Bruising, Burns and Scalds in Non Mobile Babies  
1.5.3 Accumulation of Minor Injuries Protocol (Kirklees only)  
1.5.4 Investigation Strategy for Harbourers of Children and Young People  
  See also: Missing Children  

2. Safeguarding Partnership Arrangements

2.1 Multi Agency Safeguarding Arrangements  
2.2 Agency Roles and Responsibilities  
2.3 Statutory Framework  
2.4 Information Sharing  
2.5 Allegations Against Persons who Work with Children Updated
2.6 Safer Recruitment, Selection and Supervision of Staff  
2.7 Complaints and Appeals (Child Protection Conferences)  
2.8 Resolving Multi Agency Professional Disagreements and Escalation  

3. Improving Child Protection and Safeguarding Practice

3.1 Learning and Improvement Frameworks  
3.2 Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews  
3.3 Local Arrangements for Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews  
  See also: Child Death Reviews  

4. Child Death Reviews

4.1 Investigation of Sudden Unexpected Deaths in Childhood  
4.2 Child Death Reviews  
4.3 Local Arrangements for Child Death Reviews  

5. Appendices

5.1 Local Contacts Updated
5.2 Local Keywords  
5.3 Working Together to Safeguard Children
5.4 NICE Guidance - When to suspect maltreatment in under 16s
5.5 Protecting Children and Young People - The Responsibilities of all Doctors (General Medical Council)
5.6 Amendments