4. BCSSP Multi Agency Policy and Procedures

Bruising in Non Mobile Babies and Children Protocol

Exploitation, CSE and Missing Children

                                    Email contact for sending WIllow or SERAF forms - Willow_CSEReferrals@bathnes.gov.uk

Child Protection for Schools

Complaints/Appeals Process for Child Protection Conferences

Domestic Abuse

Early Help and Thresholds for Assessment

E-Safety Strategy

Female Genital Mutilation

Joint Working Protocol

Information Sharing

Learning and Improvement Framework

LSCB & LSAB Communication Protocol

LSAB & LSCB Escalation Protocol for Resolving Professional Disagreement

LSCB & LSAB Mental Capacity Act Policy

LSCB & LSAB Modern Slavery Statement

LSCB & LSAB Dispute Resolution Policy

LSCB Training

Managing Allegations


Presentations form Neglect Stakeholder Event November 2018

Joanna Nicolas Neglect Presentation

Warren Larkin Presentation

Notifiable Incidents and Serious Case Review Process

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 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Professionals Working with Children and Young People who Self-harm' should note that as of November 2017 this is now out of date and should be removed from circulation. 

Unborn Baby Protocol

                                Please note that this is different from Appendix Two on SWCPP

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

Working Together 2018 Summary PowerPoint

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.