The Safeguarding Procedures comprise:
- Statutory guidance for all organisations in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in accordance with the Children Acts of 1989 and 2004 i.e.
- How organisations should work together
- The roles and responsibilities of different organisations
- How individual cases should be managed where there are concerns about a child’s safety and welfare in a range of different circumstances
- How child deaths should be managed
- How cases should be reviewed if a child dies or is seriously injured
- Non statutory practice guidance in respect of specific adult or child circumstances that make a child particularly vulnerable.
All practitioners working with children and young people must fully understand their responsibilities and duties as set out in these procedures. Their practice in carrying out these responsibilities should conform to the expectations described in both the statutory and non statutory practice guidance.
These procedures produced by the Local Safeguarding Children Board are intended to ensure effective inter-agency communication and safeguarding practice and to provide a framework within which safeguarding decisions may be made by all those whose work brings them into contact with children.