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Core Procedures

  Responding to Abuse and Neglect  
  Reporting Concerns - Professionals  
  Cumbria Multi-Agency Thresholds Guidance  
  See also: Cumbria Understanding The Level of Need and Practice Response  
  Local Protocol for Assessment  
  Child Protection Enquiries (Section 47 Children Act 1989)  
  Child Protection Conferences  
  Child Protection Plans  
  Children and Families Moving Across Local Authority Boundaries or Abroad  
  Allegations Against Staff or Volunteers Updated
  Organised and Complex Abuse  
  Information Sharing Protocol Updated
  See also: Early Intervention: Policy and Provision (House of Commons Library)  

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 Updated
  Bruising in Babies and Children who are Not Independently Mobile  
  Child Sexual Abuse in the Family Environment Updated
  Child Exploitation (including Child Sexual Exploitation and Child Criminal Exploitation) Updated
  Children and Families that go Missing (Including Unborn Children)  
  Children from Abroad, including Victims of Modern Slavery, Trafficking and Exploitation Updated
  Children Living Away from Home with Other Families  
  Children who go Missing from Care or Home  
  Children Missing from Education  
  Child with a Disability or Complex Health Needs Updated
  Concealed Pregnancies  
  Dangerous Dogs and Safeguarding Children  
  Domestic Abuse  
  Fabricated or Induced Illness/Perplexing Presentations  
  Female Genital Mutilation  
  Forced Marriage Updated
  Gang Activity and Serious Youth Violence Updated
  Guidance for Professionals Working with Children and Young People who Self-Harm  
  Harmful Sexual Behaviour  
  So-called 'Honour' Based Abuse  
  Modern Slavery Pathway and Guidance  
  Online Safety  
  Parents with Learning Disabilities  
  Parents with Mental Health Problems  
  Parents who Misuse Substances  
  Radicalisation and Violent Extremism  
  Underage Sexual Activity  
  Visits to Psychiatric Wards and Facilities  
  Visits to Prison by Children  
  Working with Interpreters and others with Special Communication Skills  
  Working with Families who are Hard to Engage  
  Young People who use Substances  
  Professional Curiosity Guidance for Practitioners  

Learning and Improvement

  Learning and Improvement Framework  
  Learning and Improvement Training Strategy  
  Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews (national arrangements)  
  See also: Cumbria Multi-Agency Thresholds Guidance  
  See also: Cumbria Understanding The Level of Need and Practice Response  
  Cumbria Multi-Agency Safeguarding Training
(Cumbria SCP Website)

Child Death

  Child Death Reviews - Overview of Arrangements  

Safeguarding Partnership Arrangements

  Cumbria Safeguarding Children Partnership  
  Agency Roles and Responsibilities Updated
  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

CAPTION: Appendices

Local Protocols

  See: Local Protocol for Assessment  
  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  
  Protocol for Improving Standards of Care and Safeguarding in Private Residential Provision in Cumbria  
  Cumbria Intervention Protocol Following a Suspected Child Suicide  
  EDT Protocol  
  Safer Sleeping Guidance for Children  



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  National Contacts  
  NICE Guidelines