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Coventry Local Safeguarding Children Board Procedures Manual


March 2017

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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
  2. Safeguarding Practice Guidance
  3. Learning and Improvement
  4. Roles and Responsibilities of LSCB
  5. Appendices and Protocols

1. Core Procedures

  Responding to Abuse and Neglect  
  The levels of intervention for children (Thresholds of intervention guide)  
  See also: The levels of help for children (Thresholds of Need guide) Leaflet  
  Assessment Updated
  Child Protection Enquiries - Section 47 Children Act 1989  
  Child Protection Conferences Updated
  Child Protection Plans  
  Children and Families Moving Across Local Authority Boundaries  
  Allegations Against Staff or Persons in Position of Trust  
  Organised and Complex Abuse  
  Information Sharing  

2. Safeguarding Practice Guidance

  NOTE: All Safeguarding Practice Guidance should be read in conjunction with The Voice of the Child.  
  Abuse Linked to Faith or Belief  
  Children Affected by Gang Activity or Serious Youth Violence  
  Children And Families that Go Missing (Including Unborn Children)  
  Children And Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)  
  Children From Abroad  
  Children Living Away from Home with Other Families  
  Children of Parents with Learning Difficulties  
  Children of Parents with Mental Health Problems  
  Children of Parents who Misuse Substances  
  Children Visiting Prisons  
  Children Visiting Psychiatric Wards and Facilities  
  Disabled Children  
  Domestic Violence and Abuse Updated
  E-Safety: Children Exposed to Abuse through the Digital Media  
  Fabricated or Induced Illness  
  Forced Marriage  
  Harmful Sexual Behaviour Updated
  Honour Based Violence  
  Missing Child Policy  
  Missing Child Procedure Updated
  Safeguarding Children And Young People Against Radicalisation and Violent Extremism  
  Safeguarding Children and Young People from Child Sexual Exploitation  
  Self Harm and Suicidal Behaviour  
  The Voice of the Child New
  Trafficked Children  
  Unborn Children  
  Underage Sexual Activity  
  Working with Interpreters and others with Special Communication Skills  

3. Learning and Improvement

  Learning and Improvement Framework  
  Serious Case Reviews  
  Child Death Reviews  

4. Roles and Responsibilities of LSCB

  Local Safeguarding Children Board - Role and Function  
  Agency Roles and Responsibilities Updated
  Escalation and Resolution of Professional Disagreements  
  Guidance for Safe Recruitment, Selection and Retention for Staff and Volunteers  
  Complaints in Relation to Child Protection Conference  

5. Appendices and Protocols


Local Protocols

  To follow  



  Using this Manual  
  Local Contacts  
  National Contacts  
  NICE Guidelines