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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 Working in Partnership with Children and Families  
2.4 Race, Ethnicity and Culture  
2.5 Record Keeping  
2.6 Supervision and Staff Development  
2.7 Knowsley Helping Children Thrive Updated
2.8 Information Sharing  
2.9 Good Practice Supporting the Voice of the Child  

3. Significant Harm and Sources of Stress

3.1 The Concept of Significant Harm  
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 Updated
4.5 Child Protection – Information Sharing Project  
4.6 The Role of the Team around the Family (TAF) and Lead Practitioner  
4.7 Child Protection Conferences  
4.8 Multi-Agency Child Protection Standards Updated
4.9 Multi Agency Practice Guidance for Core Groups  
4.10 Pre-birth Child Protection Conferences  
4.11 Recording that a Child is Subject to a Child Protection Plan  
4.12 Guidance in Respect of the Use of Written Agreements Within the Child Protection / Child in Need Processes  
4.13 Children Moving Across Boundaries  
4.14 North West ADCS Notification and Transfer Protocols: Children Moving Across Local Authority Boundaries Procedures
(Knowsley Children's Social Care Operational Procedures)
4.15 Cross-Border Child Protection Cases Under the 1996 Hague Convention  
4.16 Step Up / Step Down Procedure Updated

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  
5.5 Honour Based Violence  
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 Updated
5.11 Sexually Active Young People under the age of 18 in Knowsley  
5.12 MAPPA  
5.13 Abuse of Disabled Children  
5.14 Children from Abroad, including Victims of Modern Slavery, Trafficking and Exploitation  
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 Knowsley Safeguarding Children Partnership Multi-Agency Neglect Strategy (2019 - 2021) Updated
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  
6.7 Children whose Behaviour Indicates a Lack of Parental Control  
6.8 Domestic Abuse and Reduction Strategy Updated
6.9 Operation Encompass - under review  
6.10 Children of Drug and/or Alcohol Misusing Parents  
6.11 Children of Parents with Learning Disabilities  
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 Partnerships: Missing Children Procedure  
6.15 Children Missing Education and Pupil Mobility Policy - under review  
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 Updated
6.20 Children's Homes Protocol - Knowsley - under review  
6.21 Concealed Pregnancies Updated
6.22 Pan Merseyside Protocol: Bruising in Children who are Not Independently Mobile - A Protocol for Assessment, Management and Referral by Health Practitioners  
6.23 Joint Homeless Prevention Protocol for Children aged 16 and 17
(Knowsley Children's Social Care Operational Procedures)
6.24 Dangerous Dogs and Safeguarding Children  
6.25 Pre-birth  
6.26 Multi-Agency Safe Sleeping Guidance - Merseyside Child Death Overview Panel (March 2017) - under review  
6.27 Pan Merseyside Multi-Agency Child Exploitation Protocol Updated
6.28 Having a Child Through Surrogacy  
6.29 Self Harm and Suicidal Behaviour  

7. Child Death

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

8. Serious Case Reviews

8.1 Serious Incident Review Group (SIRG) Procedures  
8.2 Child Safeguarding practice reviews - Notifiable incidents process guidance New
8.3 Notifiable Incidents Process
8.4 Knowsley Safeguarding Children Board Learning and Improvement Framework  
8.5 Multi-Agency Reflective Review Policy  

9. Complaints and Resolutions

9.1 Complaints and Resolutions  
9.2 Multi Agency Escalation Policy Updated

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 Safeguarding Children Partnership 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  
10.9 Amendments  

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