10. Resources and Links

Local Resources/LSCB Posters

The Senior in Care Council and Off The Record have made a short film about what it is like to be in foster care. This film is useful to share in team meetings and training. What is Foster Care?

iHop Information Pack and Working with Children in Custody

Information Pack

I-Hop website supporting all professionals to work with offenders’ children and their families

Concordat for Working with Children in Custody (October 2017)

Private Fostering Leaflets


For more information on private fostering, including information leaflets and referral forms, please visit the private fostering information on the  Bath and North East Somerset Council website.


Independent Reviewing Officers Annual Report

B&NES Self Harm (including Suicide) Guidelines

NEW:  Guidance for professionals working with children and young people who self-harm.

 As of November 2017 B&NES has adopted the information and guidance found on HarmLESS https://www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk/harmless  as a guide to multi agency professionals working with young people who self-harm.  This provides up to date information about:-

•  What is meant by self-harm including thoughts and acts of self-harm, and risks and   triggers for young people

•  Guidance on how to react and talk to young people who are self-harming using the acronym SLEEP (Stop, Listen, Empathise, Explore, Plan)

•  An online assessment tool to complete with a young person.  This assessment  automatically generates a safety plan

•  Links to others useful resources and web sites

•  Links to (B&NES) Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)


Anyone currently using the document entitled Multi Agency Guidelines for Professionals Working with Children and Young People who Self-harm should note that as of November 2017 this is now out of date and should be removed from circulation. 

Coping With Suicide Guidance (guidance for Schools)


Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

LSCB & LSAB FGM TRAINING SLIDES - please add to you single agency safeguarding training presentations using the general ones and then any additional slides as relevant:


Drug and Alcohol Information and Support

Project 28

Young People’s Drug & Alcohol Service




FRANK is an independent government-funded service that offers information and advice about drugs.




Promotes evidence-based information on drugs, alcohol and tobacco



Alcohol Education Trust

Useful and evidence-based information, advice and resources for teachers and parents



Why Not Find Out

Recommended by  Project 28, this  website  has a lots of useful information  about NPS  (formerly legal highs including case studies and young people friendly video clips.  



Legislation & Guidance - Children's safeguarding

Legislation update   A Summary

Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018

Working Together 2018   The guidance replaces Working Together (2015) and applies to all organisations and professionals who work with children. The guidance sets out what organisations must do to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children and young people under the age of 18 in England and was published following implementation of the Children and Social Work Act (2017) and a subsequent government consultation.

Working Together 2018 on a page

Working Together 2018 A Summary of each Chapter

Neglect Stakeholder Event November 2018

 Joanna Nicolas Neglect Presentation

Warren Larkin Presentation

Together We Can Tackle Child Abuse Toolkit

Online Safety Information

Useful Links


Concerned about a Child?

  • If you have a concern about a child or young person, please call the Children and Families Assessment and Intervention Team on 01225 396312 or 01225 396313.
  • If outside of office hours, please call the Emergency Duty Team on 01454 615165.
  • If a child or young person is in immediate danger then please dial 999 and ask for police assistance. 

The Local Authority Designated Officer for managing allegations or safeguarding concerns against staff can be contacted on 01225 396810 Monday – Friday in office hours.