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Knowsley Safeguarding Children Board Procedures Manual – Contents

July 2018

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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. Introduction
  2. Key Principles
  3. Significant Harm and Sources of Stress
  4. Managing Individual Cases where there are Concerns about a Child's Safety and Welfare
  5. Specific Circumstances (Statutory Guidance)
  6. Specific Circumstances (Non Statutory Guidance)
  7. Child Death
  8. Serious Case Reviews
  9. Complaints and Resolutions
  10. Appendices

1. Introduction

  Procedure for Updating this Manual  

1.1 Introduction  
1.2 The Concept of Safeguarding  

2. Key Principles

2.1 An Integrated Approach  
2.2 A Shared Responsibility  
2.3 Sharing Information  
2.4 Working in Partnership with Children and Families  
2.5 Race, Ethnicity and Culture  
2.6 Record Keeping  
2.7 Supervision and Staff Development  
2.8 Knowsley Threshold of Need Guidance (2018)  

3. Significant Harm and Sources of Stress

3.1 The Concept of Significant Harm Updated
3.2 What is Abuse and Neglect  
3.3 Physical Abuse  
3.4 Emotional Abuse  
3.5 Sexual Abuse  
3.6 Neglect  
3.7 Sources of Stress for Children and Families  
3.8 Past Abuse  
3.9 Responding to Child Neglect in Knowsley - Practitioner Guidance  

4. Managing Individual Cases where there are Concerns about a Child's Safety and Welfare

4.1 Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)  
4.2 Knowsley MASH (Multi-Agency Referral Form)  
4.3 Early Help Assessment Framework in Knowsley  
4.4 Knowsley Engaging Families Toolkit  
4.5 Child Protection – Information Sharing Project New
4.6 The Role of the Team around the Family (TAF) and Lead Practitioner  
4.7 Multi-Agency Child Protection Standards  
4.8 Multi Agency Practice Guidance for Core Groups  
4.9 Pre-birth Child Protection Conferences  
4.10 Recording that a Child is Subject to a Child Protection Plan  
4.11 Guidance in Respect of the Use of Written Agreements Within the Child Protection / Child in Need Processes  
4.12 Children Moving Across Boundaries  
4.13 North West ADCS Notification and Transfer Protocols: Children Moving Across Local Authority Boundaries Procedures
(Knowsley Children's Social Care Operational Procedures Manual)
4.14 Cross-Border Child Protection Cases Under the 1996 Hague Convention  
4.15 Step Up / Step Down Procedure  

5. Specific Circumstances (Statutory Guidance)

5.1 Allegations against Staff, Carers and Volunteers  
5.2 Fabricated or Induced Illness  
5.3 Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Multi-Agency Protocol  
5.4 Forced Marriage Updated
5.5 Honour Based Violence Updated
5.6 Organised/Multiple Abuse  
5.7 Care Plus - A Protocol for Joint Investigation in Merseyside  
5.8 Child Sexual Abuse in the Family Environment  
5.9 Child Sexual Exploitation - A Framework for Professionals Working with Children who Experience, or are at Risk of, Sexual Exploitation - under review  
5.10 Children who Display Inappropriate and Harmful Sexual Behaviour: Procedural Guidance  
5.11 Sexually Active Young People under the age of 18 in Knowsley  
5.12 MAPPA Updated
5.13 Abuse of Disabled Children  
5.14 Children from Abroad, including Victims of Modern Slavery, Trafficking and Exploitation Updated
5.15 Abuse Linked to Spiritual and Religious Beliefs  
5.16 Safeguarding Children and Young People Against Radicalisation and Violent Extremism  
5.17 Protocol for Joint Working between Children’s Social Care, YOS, National Probation Service and Merseyside Community Rehabilitation Company – Care Leavers Released from Custody  

6. Specific Circumstances (Non Statutory Guidance)

6.1 Knowsley Graded Care Profile  
6.2 Children’s Neglect Multi-Agency Strategy (2017-19)  
6.3 Knowsley Resilience and Vulnerability Tool  
6.4 Children Living Away from Home (including Private Fostering and Children Living in Temporary Accommodation)  
6.5 Abuse by Children and Young People  
6.6 Anti-Bullying Strategy Updated
6.7 Children whose Behaviour Indicates a Lack of Parental Control  
6.8 Domestic Violence and Abuse Updated
6.9 Operation Encompass - under review  
6.10 Children of Drug and/or Alcohol Misusing Parents  
6.11 Parental Learning Disability  
6.12 Mental ill Health of a Parent or Carer  
6.13 Child Abuse and Information and Communication Technology (ICT)  
6.14 Pan Merseyside - Local Safeguarding Children Boards: Missing Children Procedure Updated
6.15 Children Missing Education and Pupil Mobility Policy  
6.16 Race and Racism  
6.17 Children Visiting Psychiatric Wards and Facilities  
6.18 Preventing and Tackling the Criminal Exploitation of Children - under review  
6.19 Children Affected by Gang Activity and Youth Violence  
6.20 Children's Homes Protocol - Knowsley  
6.21 Concealed Pregnancies  
6.22 Pan Merseyside Protocol: Bruising in Children who are Not Independently Mobile - A Protocol for Assessment, Management and Referral by Health Practitioners Updated
6.23 Joint Homeless Prevention Protocol for Children aged 16 and 17
(Knowsley Children's Social Care Operational Procedures Manual)
6.24 Dangerous Dogs and Safeguarding Children Updated
6.25 Pre-birth  
6.26 Multi-Agency Safe Sleeping Guidance - Merseyside Child Death Overview Panel (March 2017)  
6.27 Pan Merseyside Multi-Agency Child Exploitation Protocol  
6.28 Having a Child Through Surrogacy New
6.29 Self Harm and Suicidal Behaviour  

7. Child Death

7.1 Merseyside Child Death Overview Panel Protocol  
7.2 Merseyside Joint Agency Protocol: Sudden Unexpected Death in Childhood (SUDiC) (for Children aged 0 to under 18 yrs)  

8. Serious Case Review

8.1 Serious Incident Review Group Procedures  
8.2 Serious Case Review Process Practice Guidance New
8.3 Notifiable Incidents Process  
8.4 Knowsley Safeguarding Children Board Learning and Improvement Framework  
8.5 Multi-Agency Reflective Review Policy New

9. Complaints and Resolutions

9.1 Complaints and Resolutions  
9.2 Multi Agency Escalation Policy  

10. Appendices

10.1 Legal Considerations in Relation to Immediate Protective Action  
10.2 Agenda for Strategy Discussion/Meeting  
10.3 Child Protection Conference Agenda  
10.4 Knowsley Local Safeguarding Children Board Information for Initial Child Protection Conference Members  
10.5 Template of Notes for Initial Child Protection Conference  
10.6 Agenda for Child Protection Review Conference  
10.7 Information for Child Protection Review Conference Members  
10.8 Local Contacts Updated
10.9 Amendments