Welcome to North Lincolnshire Local Safeguarding Children’s Board multi agency policy and procedures.
On this page you will find all the LSCB procedures that have been updated in line with Working Together to Safeguarding Children [PDF 1233Kb].
Working Together 2015 provides the statutory guidance on how agencies should respond individually and collectively to concerns related to the safeguarding and welfare of children. It also includes the statutory guidance on the operation of Local Safeguarding Children Boards, Serious Case Reviews and Child Death Review processes and training.
Individual agency procedures must be compliant with the statutory Working Together guidance. The headings below will take you to the relevant section you are interested in. If you need any further information or help with these procedures, please contact the Local Safeguarding Children Board on 01724 297240.
Telephone: 01724 297240
Multi Agency Protocol for the Assessment of Injuries to Non-mobile Babies and Children [PDF 1Mb] – this chapter outlines the responsibilities of practitioners operating in North Lincolnshire who may come into contact with babies who are not yet self-mobile, and who may be in a position to identify that the baby has received an actual or suspected bruise, burn or scald. Last updated October 2017. Date of review October 2018.
Children who Runaway or go Missing from Home and Care [PDF 706Kb] – this chapter outlines the actions to be taken by partners when a child is deemed to be missing. Last updated May 2017. Date of review May 2018.
Early Years PVI Safeguarding Policy [PDF, 71Kb] – this policy outlines procedures to be followed to ensure that all children are safeguarded.
Engaging Families who are difficult to engage [PDF 214Kb] – this guidance is to assist professionals where they are working with families who are reluctant to engage. Last updated September 2017. Date of review September 2018.
Safeguarding Arrangements for Escalation [PDF 401Kb] – this procedure outlines the action taken to resolve professional differences of opinion on cases. Last updated January 2017. Date of review January 2018.
Guidance Code of Conduct for Working with Children and Young People [PDF 267Kb] – this guidance describes the standards of conduct and practice that should be followed by professionals. Last updated April 2017. Date of review April 2018.
Guidance for Working with Children and Young People who are Vulnerable to Radicalisation March 2017 [PDF 411Kb] – Guidance on working with children and young people who are vulnerable to messages of terrorism and extremism – this guidance provides a clear framework for professionals with which to respond to safeguarding concerns for those children and young people who may be vulnerable to the messages of extremism. Last updated March 2017. Date of review March 2018.
Honour Based Violence and Forced Marriage Protocol [PDF 264Kb] – the protocol provides practitioners in North Lincolnshire with information about HBV, and guidance about what to do if they are concerned about a child or young person. Last updated October 2017. Date of review October 2018.
Information Sharing Protocol [PDF 563Kb] – the protocol provides information on the effective and legitimate sharing of information between professionals and agencies. Last updated June 2017. Date of review June 2018.
Neglect Guidance [PDF 326Kb] – this guidance supports professionals in working with families where neglect is a factor. Last updated May 2017. Date of review May 2018.
No Access Visits Guidance [PDF 99Kb] – this guidance assists practitioners in determining the most appropriate course of action to take in situations where the child is unseen. Last updated December 2016. Date of review December 2017.
Practice Guidance Section 85 and 86 [PDF 104Kb] – this guidance outlines the responsibilities of agencies to make referrals to Children’s Social Work services where a child has been placed for or with the intention of being placed for 3 months or more in a care home, hospital or independent hospital. Last updated January 2017. Date of review January 2018.
Protocol for multi agency assessment of child in need [PDF 181Kb] this protocol sets out the way in which all agencies operating in North Lincolnshire will work together to safeguarding children in respect of conducting assessments on children who may require support once a referral has been made into Children’s Social Care. Last updated September 2017. Date of review September 2018.
Joint Safe Sleeping Guidance for Babies [PDF 539Kb] – the guidance supports all organisations and their workers in a consistent message and approach to safe sleeping to prevent baby / child deaths. Last updated January 2017. Date of review January 2018.
Supplementary Guidance: Child Sexual Exploitation: Definition and a guide for practitioners, local leaders and decision makers working to protect children from child sexual exploitation [PDF 837Kb] Child Sexual Exploitation Vulnerabilities and Risk Indicators Guide [PDF 215Kb] – this guidance outlines the policy and procedures for how organisations and agencies should work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people from sexual exploitation. Last updated May 2017. Date of review May 2018.
The Sheffield Protocol – allegations of harm as a result of underage sexual activity [PDF 405Kb] – this protocol outlines the action to be taken by professionals following allegations of underage sexual activity. Last updated June 2017. Date of review June 2018.
Trafficked and Unaccompanied Children Procedure [PDF 548Kb] – this guidance is to support professionals and agencies in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of trafficked and unaccompanied children. Last updated October 2016. Date of review October 2017.
Procedure for recognising and responding to FGM [PDF 444Kb] – this procedure explains the duties and action to be taken regarding recognising and responding to children at risk / who may have suffered FGM. Last updated May 2017. Date of review May 2018.
Guidance for recognising and responding to FGM [PDF 473Kb] – this guidance is for professionals to help them identify and respond to concerns or disclosures about FGM. Last updated May 2017. Date of review May 2018.
LSCB Complaints Procedure [PDF 399Kb] – the procedure outlines the steps to be taken if you have a complaint about the work of the LSCB. Last updated February 2017. Date of review February 2018.
Safeguarding Children and Young People with Suspected Fabricated or Induced Illness [PDF 374Kb] – the protocol sets out how agencies should work together where there are concerns about a child at risk of / suffering fabricated / induced illness. Last updated May 2017. Date of review May 2018.
Guidance on distinguishing between healthy and harmful sexual behaviour [PDF 347Kb] – this document is designed to support professionals in understanding healthy and harmful sexual behaviour in children and young people. Last updated June 2017. Date of review June 2018.
Good practice for use of interpreters [PDF 207Kb] – this document is for the use of schools and other agencies. Last updated January 2017. Date of review January 2018.
North Lincolnshire Suicide Cluster Community Action Plan Practice Guidance [PDF 765Kb] – this guidance outlines the action to be taken following a death by suicide and there are concerns about a possible contagion. Last updated July 2016. Date of review July 2018.
Supporting Parents with Mental Health, Substance Misuse and / or Learning Difficulties [PDF 984Kb] – protocol for safeguarding children where there are concerns about the parenting capacity of a vulnerable adult. Last updated October 2017. Date of review October 2018.
Integrated Multi Agency Partnership (IMAP) Information Sharing Agreement [PDF 349Kb] – The goal of IMAP is to improve safeguarding and promote the welfare of children and young people through the timely exchange of proportionate and accurate information following an enquiry by any professional or member of the public.
Policy Statement – Protecting Disabled Children from Harm [110Kb] – sets out what North Lincolnshire will do to protect disabled children from harm. Last updated October 2016. Date of review October 2017.
Policy Statement – Reducing the harm from neglect [156KB] – sets out what North Lincolnshire will do to reduce the harm from neglect.
Guidance and Checklist for Child Protection Policies – Voluntary and Community Organisations [102kb] – this document is for the use of voluntary and community organisations to develop a child protection policy. Last updated October 2017. Date of review October 2018
The Right to Choose [PDF 185Kb] – statutory guidance for dealing with forced marriage. Last updated January 2014.
What to do if you’re worried a child is being abused [PDF 320Kb] – advice for professionals. Last updated March 2015.
Working Together to Safeguarding Children [PDF 1233Kb] – statutory guidance on interagency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. Last updated March 2015.
Information sharing letter [PDF 205Kb] – Cross Government endorsement for effective information sharing for the protection of children. Last updated March 2015.
The Channel Duty Guidance [PDF 602 Kb] – statutory guidance on arrangements and contribution for Channel panels. Last updated March 2015.
Keeping Children Safe in Education [PDF 798Kb]- statutory guidance for schools and colleges – September 2016 [PDF 552 Kb] – statutory guidance for schools and colleges. Last updated September 2016.
Department for Education CSE Definition and Guide [PDF 285kb] – definition and a guide for practitioners, local leaders and decision makers working to protect children from child sexual exploitation. February 2017.
The Humberside Channel Referral Form [DOC 1Mb] – is for partners involved with Prevent to send referrals to Humberside Police. Last updated 2016.
CONTEST is the Home Office’s current Counter Terrorism Strategy.
You can help to support, monitor and assist young people.
You can help spot those at risk from radicalisation so intervention can take place at an early stage.
It is important to recognise that if an individual is vulnerable to radicalisation by extremist organisations they are also vulnerable to criminal activity, bullying, cyber bullying and sexual exploitation.
Prevent Procedure [PDF 411 Kb]- Guidance for working with children and young people who are vulnerable to radicalisation
The Prevent Factsheet [PDF 70 Kb] sets out the Objectives for CONTEST – the Home Office’s current Counter Terrorism Strategy
The Channel Factsheet gives an overview of the Prevent Delivery Unit and processes [PDF 114 Kb]
The Channel Communications Toolkit [PDF 245 Kb] – provides the LSCB with information on protecting vulnerable people from being drawn into terrorism
The Channel Duty Guidance [PDF 602 Kb] – explains the processes in place for referring concerns surrounding vulnerability to radicalisation. The Channel process is not about referring concerns that you suspect someone (young or old) is a terrorist. The framework exists to refer concerns that someone is vulnerable to extremism and to safeguarding them from extremism.
The Channel Multi Agency Panel Terms of Reference [PDF 109Kb] – sets out its purpose, aims, accountability and membership.
The Humberside Channel Referral Form [DOC 1Mb] – is for partners involved with Prevent to send referrals to Humberside Police. Completed forms should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure the referral is assessed accordingly. This is the most efficient way of making a referral and ensures the right person sees the referral when it is submitted. The agency submitting the form will maintain and keep a record of the form for auditing and their own safeguarding purposes.
The Government has a new website called Educate against Hate. This website gives parents, teachers and school leaders practical advice on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation.
The following documents are of interest to schools:
Model School Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy 2017 [PDF 967Kb] – schools may adopt and adapt as appropriate
Ofsted requirements for safeguarding in schools [PDF 762Kb]
Annual Safeguarding Audit – Education [PDF 346Kb]
Guidance for Safer Working Practice [PDF 551Kb] – for those working with children and young people in education settings
Keeping Children Safe in Education [PDF 798Kb]- Statutory Guidance for Schools and Colleges