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National Guidance

Listed below are some useful National Guidance.

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Guidance on making arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children under section 11

Department for Education and Skills - Guidance on making arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children under section 11 of the Children Act 2004

Health information

Roles and competences for health care staff - Intercollegiate document, September 2010

NICE - When to Suspect Child Maltreatment

 

Improving Access to Sexual Health Advice Services: Extended Schools

National Guidance - Extended Schools: Improving Access to Sexual Health Advice Services

 

Information Sharing

Information sharing: advice for practitioners providing safeguarding services (PDF).

The Department for Education has published advice for safeguarding professionals on information sharing. The advice explains relevant legislation and includes key principles and practicalities of sharing personal information . This advice replaces ‘Information sharing: guidance for practitioners and managers’ (2008).

Source: Department for Education - updated 26 March 2015

 

Keeping Children Safe in Education

Keeping children safe in education: statutory guidance for schools and colleges (PDF).

The Department for Education has published new guidance for schools and colleges on safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Source: Department for Education - for September 2016

 

Safeguarding Children from Abuse linked to a belief in spirit possession

Safeguarding Children from Abuse Linked to a Belief in Spirit Possession

Sexual Health

Working with Young People: Sex & Relationships Education. Please see downloadable guidance - Signpost Guide for Nurses Working with Young People: Sex & Relationships Education

National Guidance for School Nurses - Please find downloadable guidance - The Role of School Nurses in providing Emergency Contraceptive Services in Educational Settings

National Guidance for Social Workers, Residential & Foster Carers re Sexually Active Young People. Please find downloadable guidance - Enabling Young People to Access Contraceptive & Sexual Health Informaion & Advice: Legal & Policy Framework for Social Workers, Residential Staff, Foster Carers & Social Care Practitioners

What to do If ......

What to do if you’re worried a child is being abused: advice for practitioners (PDF).

The Department for Education has published new advice for professionals on identifying and responding to child abuse. It replaces the previous version of ‘What to do if you’re worried a child is being abused’ (2006).

Source: Department for Education - updated 26 March 2015

Working Together

Working together to safeguard children: a guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children (PDF).

The Department for Education has published a revised version of the Working together to safeguard children guidance. Changes include: guidance on notifiable incidents and a definition of serious harm.

Source: Department for Education - updated 26 March 2015

The NSPCC Information Service has published an article explaining how the new Working Together guidance impacts on people working with children in England. We have also published two new briefings: on information sharing and confidentiality for professionals and a summary of the updated statutory guidance for schools in England.

Updated 8 April 2015

Information sharing and confidentiality for practitioners - things to know and issues to consider (PDF)

Briefing on updated statutory guidance for schools in England - keeping children safe in education (PDF)

 

A Guide for the Police, CPS and LSCBs to assist with the liaison and exchange of information when there are simultaneous Chapter 8 SCRs and Criminal Proceedings

A Guide for the Police, Crown Prosecution Service & Local Safeguarding Children Boards to assist with liaison & the exchange of information when there are simultaneous Chapter 8 Serious Case Reviews & Criminal Proceedings

 

News

Ofsted Inspection

The Bedford Borough Safeguarding Children Board (BBSCB) is judged to be 'Good' in a report published today by Ofsted. For more details of the report and a statement by Jenny Myers, Independent Chair of BBSCB can be found here 

 

Child Sexual Exploitation Conference

‘The More You Know, The More You See’ – Child Sexual Exploitation Conference

Date: Thursday 28th September 2017

Venue: The Rufus Centre, Flitwick

Time: 9:30 – 4:30 (Registration 9:00 – 9:30)

For more details please click here