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Key child protection documents

Professionals will find on the consortium web pages every policy and procedure that is required. Listed below are some frequently used Herefordshire Safeguarding policies and procedures:

Child Exploitation - Herefordshire local documents

Injuries in babies and children not independently mobile

Children Missing Education 

Chronologies

Early Help for Families

Escalation Policy: Resolution of Professional Disagreements

Domestic Violence Pathway

HSCB Neglect Strategy 2017-2019 - Strategy under review

LADO Information: Guidance, Leaflets, contact details etc.

Make a Safeguarding Referral (MARF)

Threshold Guidance and the Levels of Need

           -  Levels of Need Leaflet

Sexual Health Services 4 Herefordshire

There is a dedicated young person’s Sexual Health clinic (a non-prejudiced service) which takes place every Wednesday afternoon 1-4pm at 15 St Owens Street (opposite the Town Hall). Or young people can drop in anytime Monday – Friday 9.30am – 12 to see a clinician.

All staff within the sexual health service are trained and have a responsibility for safeguarding and are guided and supported by an experienced Safeguarding Nurse. Any young person experiencing high anxiety about accessing routine sexual health clinics can telephone the service and ask to speak to a clinician or email the service in confidence through the “contact us” option on the www.sexualhealthservices4herefordshire.co.uk website. Contact details for the team can be found here: Contact details.

 

Child Exploitation

For guidance on Child Exploitation please visit our CE and Missing page.

Multi-agency Safeguarding Children Policies and Procedures

For a full list of Multi-agency Safeguarding Children Policies and Procedures please go to the West Midlands Safeguarding Children Procedures web page.

CDOP Forms (to be used from 1 April 2019)

Forms to help the child death overview panel (CDOP) assess the causes of a child’s death as part of the child death review process including:

CDOP and CDR Notification of Child Death form (Formerly Form A)

CDOP and CDR Child death reporting form (Formerly Form B)

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/child-death-reviews-forms-for-reporting-child-deaths

RCPCH Child Protection Evidence Reviews for Practitioners

Child Protection Evidence from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH).

Evidence-based resource for clinicians in the UK and internationally which helps inform clinical practice, child protection procedures and professional and expert opinion in the legal system. Formerly known as CORE Info, it comprises 15 systematic reviews.