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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 2018.

Working Together 2018 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.

Contact

Email: LSCB@northlincs.gov.uk

Telephone: 01724 297240

Visit www.northlincscmars.co.uk to see additional supplementary policy and procedures

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 2018. Date of review May 2019.

Safeguarding Arrangements for Escalation [PDF 401Kb] – this procedure outlines the action taken to resolve professional differences of opinion on cases. Last updated April 2018. Date of review April 2019.

Guidance for Working with Children and Young People who are Vulnerable to Radicalisation[PDF 511Kb] – 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 April 2018. Date of review April 2019.

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 2018. Date of review January 2019.

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 81009Kb] CSE Vulnerabilities and Risk Indicators[PDF 222Kb] – 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.

Supplementary Guidance: Child Criminal Exploitation: Definition and a guide for practitioners, local leaders and decisions makers working to protection children from child criminal exploitation [PDF 1457kb] Child Criminal Exploitation Vulnerabilities and Risk Indicators Guide [PDF 129KB] – this guidance outlines the policy and procedures on how organisations and agencies should work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people from child criminal exploitation. Last updated April 2018. Date of review April 2019.

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.

Guidance for recognising and responding to breast ironing [PDF 107KB] – this guidance explains the actions to be taken regarding recognising and responding to children who are at risk of/who have suffered breast ironing. Last updated June 2018. Date of review June 2019

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.

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) Memorandum of Understanding [PDF 511 Kb]

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 – Children who live in households where there is domestic abuse [47kb] – sets out what North Lincolnshire will do to protect children from the effects of domestic abuse. Last updated April 2018. Date of review April 2019.

Policy Statement – Protecting Disabled Children from Harm [47Kb] – sets out what North Lincolnshire will do to protect disabled children from harm. Last updated April 2018. Date of review April 2019.

Policy Statement – Reducing the harm from neglect [42KB] – sets out what North Lincolnshire will do to reduce the harm from neglect. Last updated April 2018. Date of review April 2019.

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 Humberside Channel Referral Form [DOC 1Mb] – is for partners involved with Prevent to send referrals to Humberside Police. Last updated 2016.

Stopping people being groomed into Extremism

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 prevent@humberside.pnn.police.uk 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.