Third Sector (voluntary, community, faith) agencies make a huge contribution to supporting and enriching the lives of children and young people in North Lincolnshire.
This section provides information for professionals and volunteers working in and with the sector to support working with children and young people. It will help keep you up to date with developments in safeguarding practice and will provide information across a range of issues and how to respond to them. A key part of this section sets out safeguarding policies and procedures that support effective multi-agency working.
Policies and procedures provide the framework within which an organisation and its staff / volunteers operate. They define what an organisation does and how it does it. Clear policies and procedures support effective decision making, providing guidelines on what staff and volunteers can and cannot do, what decisions they can make and what activities are appropriate.
All organisations working with children and young people and / or their parents and carers should have robust policies and procedures to ensure that children are safe, workers know and understand their roles and responsibilities and how to respond appropriately if they have concerns about a child or young person’s safety or welfare. This is expected in Working Together 2015. The LSCB for North Lincolnshire has developed some guidance for that may be useful for your organisation to use:
Policies and procedures are frequently updated to ensure that they meet emerging requirements and challenges. It is important that you check this website on a regular basis to ensure practice and multi-agency working is guided by the most up to date procedures.
If you are thinking of setting up a new voluntary or community group please contact the LSCB.
E mail: LSCB@northlincs.gov.uk
Effective sharing of information between professionals and local agencies is essential for effective identification, assessment and service provision.
Early sharing of information is the key to providing effective early help where there are emerging problems. At the other end of the continuum, sharing information can be essential to put in place effective child protection services. Serious Case reviews have shown how poor information sharing has contributed to the deaths or serious injuries of children.
Fears about sharing information cannot be allowed to stand in the way of the need to promote the welfare and protect the safety of children.
See Chapter 1 on the Policies and Procedures page : Assessing Need and Providing Help for information on effective safeguarding arrangements.
The North Lincolnshire Multi Faith Partnership is committed to working in partnership with the LSCB to help keep children and young people safe from harm, abuse, neglect and exploitation.
The Partnership is a means of developing more effective joint working and coexistence between public agencies, private, community and voluntary sectors and the community.
The Partnership is made up of a group of individuals from all of the major faith communities and representatives from the Public, Private, Voluntary and Political sector within North Lincolnshire.
The aim of the Partnership is to:
Membership is open to any individual or interested person representing a faith or belief group or who is interested in Multi Faith activities. The partnership shall have the right to invite any such person into membership if they are based in North Lincolnshire or have responsibilities for issues relevant to the Partnership’s object. Members will be entitled to receive the NLMFP minutes and agendas and to attend and participate at meetings. They will also be eligible for membership of any working groups set up by the partnership.
The Reverend Canon Edward Jarosz is the Chair of the North Lincolnshire Multi Faith Partnership. The contact for the Chair is firstname.lastname@example.org
The Purpose Statement and Constitution sets out the purpose, operational arrangements and membership of the Board.
For further information on the Multi-Faith Partnership please contact Vince Mancini on 01724 296647