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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. Safeguarding Partnership Arrangements (Roles and Responsibilities)
  4. Appendices and Protocols

1. Core Procedures

  Thresholds for Access to Services for Children and Families in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Children's Social Care  
  Responding to Abuse and Neglect  
  Early Help Assessment  
  Child Protection Enquiries - Section 47 Children Act 1989  
  Child Protection Conferences  
  Child Protection Plans  
  Children and Families Moving Across Local Authority Boundaries  
  Allegations Against Persons who Work with Children  
  Information Sharing  
  Good Practice Supporting the Voice of the Child  

2. Safeguarding Practice Guidance

  Child Exploitation, CSE and Assessment of Risk Outside the Home (Contextual Safeguarding) Updated
  Children and Young People go Missing from Home or Care  
  Children and Families who go Missing (including Unborn Children)  
  Children Missing from Education or with Issues Regarding School Attendance/Poor School Attendance  
  Bruising, Marks, or Injury of Concern in Pre-Mobile Babies and Non-Independently Mobile Children  
  Bullying Updated
  Children Living Away from Home (including Children and Families living in Temporary Accommodation and Private Fostering)  
  Children of Parents with Learning Disabilities Updated
  Children of Parents with Mental Health Problems  
  Children of Parents who Misuse Substances Updated
  Children Visiting Prisons  
  Children Visiting Psychiatric Wards and Facilities  
  Concealed Pregnancies  
  Dangerous Dogs and Safeguarding Children  
  Disabled Children  
  Domestic Abuse  
  E-Safety: Children Exposed to Abuse through the Digital Media Updated
  Medically Unexplained Symptoms, Perplexing Presentations and Fabricated or Induced Illness (Fii)  
  Failure to Thrive Policy  
  Female Genital Mutilation  
  Forced Marriage  
  Gang Activity, Youth Violence and Criminal Exploitation Affecting Children Updated
  Harmful Sexual Behaviour Updated
  Historical (non recent) Abuse Allegations  
  So Called 'Honour' Based Abuse  
  Pre-Birth and Post Birth Planning  
  Safeguarding Children Vulnerable to Violent Extremism (PREVENT) Updated
  Self Harm and Suicidal Behaviour  
  LLR Practice Guidance: Supporting Children and Young People who Self-Harm and/or have Suicidal Thoughts  
  Sexual Abuse  
  Spiritual, Cultural and Religious Beliefs  
  Uncooperative and Hostile Families  
  Underage Sexual Activity Updated

3. Safeguarding Partnership Arrangements (Roles and Responsibilities)

  Leicester Multi-Agency Safeguarding Arrangements (MASA)  
  Leicestershire and Rutland Multi-Agency Safeguarding Arrangements  
  Agency Roles and Responsibilities Updated
  Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews  
  Child Death Reviews  
  Resolving Practitioner Disagreements and Escalation of Concerns  
  Appeals by Parents / Carers and Children against Child Protection Conference Decisions  
  Guidance for Safe Recruitment, Selection and Retention for Staff and Volunteers  

4. Appendices and Protocols


Local Protocols

  Leicester Safeguarding Children Partnership Board Website  
  Leicestershire and Rutland Safeguarding Children Partnership Website


  Using this Manual  
  Local Contacts  
  National Contacts  
  NICE Guidelines  
  Mental Health and Well Being CCG Website