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Welcome to the Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool and Lancashire Children's Safeguarding Assurance Partnership (CSAP) Procedures Manual

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This contents list is sub divided into the following sections, each Section contains relevant Chapters/Procedures: (Click on the title to jump to the Section you require):
  1. Policy Framework
  2. The Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool and Lancashire Children's Safeguarding Assurance Partnership (CSAP)
  3. Managing Individual Cases where there are Concerns about a Child's Safety and Welfare
  4. Managing Individual Cases where there are Concerns about a Child's Safety and Welfare - Flowcharts
  5. Children in Specific Circumstances
  6. Safe Workforce
  7. Individuals who Pose a Risk to Children
  8. Professional Disagreements
  9. Child Death
  10. Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews
  11. Regional Protocols
  12. Local Protocols
  13. Appendices


1. Policy Framework

1.1 Preface and Introduction  
1.2 Underlying Policy, Principles and Values  
1.3 Working Well with Children and Families in Lancashire  
1.4 Recognising Abuse and Neglect  
1.5 Information Sharing  
1.6 Common Assessment Framework, CAF and Early Help  
1.7 Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and their Families  
1.8 Statutory Framework  
1.9 Use of Interpreters, Signers or Others with Communication Skills  
  See also chapter on Diversity in Part 5  
1.10 Procedure for Updating this Manual  


2. The Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool and Lancashire Children's Safeguarding Assurance Partnership (CSAP)

2.1 Safeguarding Children Partnership Arrangements and Child Death Review Arrangements for Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool and Lancashire  
2.2 Agency Roles and Responsibilities Updated


3. Managing Individual Cases where there are Concerns about a Child's Safety and Welfare

3.1 Making a Referral to Children's Social Care  
3.2 Single Assessments - Assessments under Children Act 1989  
3.3 Strategy Discussions  
3.4 Section 47 Enquiries  
3.5 Initial Child Protection Conferences  
3.6 Developing the Child Protection Plan  
3.7 Child Protection Review Conferences  
3.8 Complaints in Relation to Child Protection Conferences  
3.9 Multi-Agency Pre-Birth Protocol  
  See also: Early Intervention: Policy and Provision (House of Commons Library)  


4. Managing Individual Cases where there are Concerns about a Child's Safety and Welfare - Flowcharts

These flowcharts link directly to Chapter 1: Assessing Need and Providing Help of Working Together to Safeguard Children

4.1 Action Taken When a Child is Referred to Local Authority Children's Social Care Services  
4.2 Immediate Protection  
4.3 Action Taken for an Assessment of a Child under the Children Act 1989  
4.4 Action Following a Strategy Discussion  
4.5 What Happens After the Child Protection Conference, including the Review Process?  


5. Children in Specific Circumstances

5.1 Abduction  
5.2 Alcohol Misusing Parents/Carers  
5.3 Bullying Updated
5.4 Child Sexual Exploitation - Pan Lancashire Standard Operating Protocol  
5.5 Child Criminal Exploitation (CCE) Updated
5.6 Children from Abroad, including Victims of Modern Slavery, Trafficking and Exploitation  
5.7 Children Living Away from Home (including Children and Families living in Temporary Accommodation)  
5.8 Community, Voluntary and Faith Sector  
5.9 Complex (Organised or Multiple) Abuse  
5.10 Concealed and Denied Pregnancy Guidance  
5.11 Dangerous or Out of Control Pets  
5.12 Disabilities and Learning Difficulties  
5.13 Diversity  
5.14 Domestic Abuse Updated
5.15 Drug Misusing Parents/Carers Updated
5.16 Fabricated or Induced Illness and Perplexing Presentations Guidance (2022) Updated
5.17 Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)  
5.18 Forced Marriages  
5.19 Gambling  
5.20 Gang, Group Activity and Criminal Exploitation Affecting Children  
5.21 Historical Abuse Allegations  
5.22 'Honour' Based Abuse  
5.23 Hospital Stays for Children Where there are Welfare Concerns  
5.24 International Cross-Border Child Protection Cases Under the 1996 Hague Convention  
5.25 Learning Difficulties and Disabilities of a Parent/Carer  
5.26 Licensed Premises  
5.27 Mental Illness of a Parent or Carer  
5.28 Missing Children and Families  
5.29 Neglect  
5.30 Online Safeguarding Updated
5.31 Peer Abuse  
5.32 Private Fostering  
5.33 Radicalisation Updated
5.34 Religious Beliefs and Linked Abuse  
5.35 Safeguarding Children and Young People in the Youth Justice System  
5.36 Safeguarding Guidance for Early Years Settings  
5.37 Self-Harm or Suicidal Ideation  
5.38 Sexually Active Young People Under the Age of 18  
5.39 Transfer Across Local Authority Boundaries and Children and Families Moving Abroad  
5.40 Uncooperative Families  
5.41 Lancashire Multi Agency Guidance Child Sexual Abuse in the Family Environment  


6. Safe Workforce

6.1 Safe Recruitment, Selection and Supervision of Staff  
  See also: Support for Staff Following the Death of a Child  
6.2 Multi-Agency Standards for the Supervision of Staff  
6.3 Training and Development for Inter Agency Work  
6.4 Allegations Against Persons who Work with Children (including Carers and Volunteers)  
6.5 Developing a Whistleblowing Policy  


7. Individuals who Pose a Risk to Children

7.1 Persons Identified as Posing a Risk to Children  
7.2 Processes for Managing Risk  
7.3 Children Visiting Psychiatric Wards and Facilities  
7.4 Visits to Prisons by Children  


8. Professional Disagreements

8.1 Resolving Professional Disagreements (Escalation and Conflict Resolution) Updated


9. Child Death

9.1 Child Death Overview Panel  
9.2 The Management of Sudden Unexpected Deaths in Childhood (SUDC) *
*(Children aged under 18)
 
9.3 Support for Staff Following the Death of a Child  
  See also: Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool and Lancashire Child Death Overview Panel website  


10. Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews

10.1 Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews  


11. Regional Protocols

11.1 Joint Protocol - Children and Young People who Run Away and Go Missing from Home and Care  
11.2 Procedure for the Referral and Transition of Young People with Mental Health Problems into Lancashire Adult Mental Health Services  
11.3 Safer Sleeping Guidance for Children (2020)  
11.4 Pan-Lancashire Procedure for Children and Young People Who Display Sexually Harmful Behaviour  
  See also: Child Sexual Exploitation - Pan Lancashire Standard Operating Protocol  
11.5 Pan-Lancashire Procedure for the Supervision of Parents/Carers in Hospital Settings when there are Child Protection Concerns  


12. Local Protocols

12.1

Blackburn with Darwen

 
12.1.1 Working Well with Children and Families in Lancashire - Blackburn with Darwen  
12.1.2 Child and Family Assessment (CAF)  
12.1.3 Procedures and Protocol for Children Missing from or not Receiving a Suitable Education  
12.1.4 E-Safety Charter  
12.1.5 E-Safety Policy and Guidance  
12.1.6 Information for Parents and Carers about Bruising or Injuries to Immobile Children Leaflet  
12.1.7 Blackburn with Darwen Children’s Social Needs and Risk – Local Assessment Protocol  

   

12.2

Blackpool

 
12.2.1 Working Well with Children and Families in Lancashire - Blackpool  
12.2.2 Cessation of a Child Protection Plan for Looked After Children  
  See also: Private Fostering Procedure  
12.2.3 Notifications and Transfer of Children Subject to Child Protection Plans Moving from/to Other Local Authority Areas  
12.2.4 Partnership Agency Report to Child Protection Conference  
12.2.5 Practice Guidance: Medical Examinations for Children Suspected of Being Abused  

   

12.3

Lancashire

 
12.3.1 Early Help Assessment Forms  
12.3.2 Lancashire Family Safeguarding  
12.3.3 Lancashire Child Protection Conference Complaints and Appeals Procedure  
12.3.4 Problem Resolution Protocol for Children and Young People Subject of a Child Protection Plan  
12.3.5 Notifications and Transfer of Children Subject to Child Protection Plans Moving from/to Other Local Authority Areas  
12.3.6 Handle with Care: A Guide to Keeping Baby Safe  
12.3.7 Strategy Meeting Agenda  
12.3.8 Strategy Meeting Decision Sheet  
12.3.9 Guidance on the Use of Written Agreements by Social Care Staff  
12.3.10 Safeguarding Children Referral Form  
12.3.11 Safeguarding Children Referral Form Guidance  


13. Appendices

13.1 Local Contacts  
13.2 Working Together to Safeguard Children  
13.3 NICE Guidelines 'When to suspect child maltreatment'  
13.4 Protecting Children and Young People – the Responsibilities of all Doctors (GMC)  
13.5 Keeping Children Safe in Education  
13.6 College of Policing  
13.7 Public Protection Handbook  
13.8 Amendments  

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