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Core Procedures

  Responding to Abuse and Neglect Updated
  Multi-agency Thresholds Guidance (including Referrals)  
  Local Protocol for Assessment  
  Child Protection Enquiries Updated
  Child Protection Conferences  
  Child Protection Plans  
  Children and Families Moving Across Local Authority Boundaries  
  Allegations Against Staff or Volunteers Updated
  Organised and Complex Abuse  
  Information Sharing Protocol  

Safeguarding Practice Guidance

  NOTE: All Safeguarding Practice Guidance should be read in conjunction with:
Guidance to Ensure The Voice of The Child is Heard

  Abuse Linked to Faith or Belief  
  Bruising in Babies and Children who are Not Independently Mobile  
  Child Sexual Abuse in the Family Environment Updated
  Child Sexual Exploitation  
  Children and Families that go Missing (Including Unborn Children)  
  Gang Activity, Youth Violence and Criminal Exploitation Affecting Children  
  Children from Abroad, including Victims of Modern Slavery, Trafficking and Exploitation  
  Children Living Away from Home with Other Families  
  Children who go Missing from Care or Home Updated
  Children Missing from Education  
  Children Moving Across Local Authority Boundaries  
  Children of Parents with Learning Disabilities  
  Children of Parents with Mental Health Problems  
  Children of Parents who Misuse Substances  
  Child with a Disability or Complex Health Needs  
  Children Visiting Psychiatric Wards and Facilities  
  Concealed Pregnancies  
  Dangerous Dogs and Safeguarding Children  
  Domestic Violence and Abuse  
  E-Safety: Children Exposed to Abuse through the Digital Media Updated
  Female Genital Mutilation  
  Forced Marriage  
  Harmful Sexual Behaviour  
  Guidance For Professionals Working With Children And Young People Who Self-Harm  
  Honour Based Violence  
  Safeguarding Children in whom Illness is Fabricated or Induced (FII)  
  Sudden and Unexpected Death in Infants, Children and Young People (SUDICYP) – Multi-Agency Guidance  
  Supporting Children and Young People Vulnerable to Violent Extremism and Radicalisation  
  Underage Sexual Activity  
  Working with Interpreters and others with Special Communication Skills  
  Working with Families who are Hard to Engage  
  Young People who use Substances  

Learning and Improvement

  Learning and Improvement Framework  
  Learning and Improvement Training Strategy  
  Serious Case Reviews Updated
  CDOP Reports and Presentations  
  See also: Multi-agency Thresholds Guidance (including Referrals)  
  Cumbria Multi-Agency Safeguarding Training (Cumbria LSCB Website)  

Roles and Responsibilities of LSCB

  Local Safeguarding Children Board - Role and Function  
  Agency Roles and Responsibilities  
  Escalation Policy  
  Guidance for Safe Recruitment, Selection and Retention for Staff and Volunteers Updated
  Complaints in Relation to Child Protection Conference  
  Whistleblowing or Raising Concerns at Work  

Appendices and Protocols

Local Protocols

  See: Local Protocol for Assessment Updated
  Multi-agency Pre-Birth Protocol  
  MARAC Operating Protocol  
  Procedure for Schools - Children who go Missing Throughout the School Day  
  Joint Protocol for Homeless 16-17 Young People in Cumbria and Local Area Commitment  
  EDT Protocol New



  How to Use this Manual  
  Local Contacts  
  National Contacts  
  NICE Guidelines