Working Together to Safeguard People:
Volume 5 – Handling Individual Cases to Protect Children at Risk
Parents with severe mental health problems and/ or substance misuse protocol
The overarching aim of this Protocol is to ensure that the children of a parent(s) with severe mental illness or substance misuse receive appropriate support, safeguarding and protection. Agencies have a collective responsibility to protect children. This requires effective communication and co-ordination of services at both strategic and operational levels.
NWSB Safeguarding Disabled Children Policy
This practice guidance makes clear that disabled children have exactly the same human rights to be safe from abuse and neglect, to be protected from harm and achieve the Social Services and Well Being Act 2014 (Wales) outcomes as non- disabled children. Disabled children do however require additional action.
Guidance for Chairs and Minute Takers of Part IV Meetings
This guidance relates to the management of allegations of abuse about or against a professional, staff member or volunteer in contact with children and vulnerable adults (or who manage/supervise/influence services). The Part IV process being supplemental to the Part III (AWCPP 2008) processes which should be considered in conjunction with such allegations
All Wales Practice Guidance: Safeguarding Children and Young People Affected by Domestic Abuse
Children who live in households where there is domestic abuse are exposed to significant risk of harm (Children and Young People: Rights to Action: Safeguarding Children: Working Together Under the Children’s Act 2004).
Agencies should apply this practice guidance to all circumstances of domestic Abuse.
The issue of children living with domestic abuse is now recognised as a matter for concern in its own right by both government and key children’s services agencies
Working Together to Safeguarding People – Volume 2 – Child Practice Reviews
This guidance sets out arrangements for multi-agency child practice reviews in
circumstances of a significant incident where abuse or neglect of a child is known or
suspected. Chapters 1-7 of this guidance are issued under section 139 of the Social
Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014.
Multi Agency Pre Birth Pathway
This guidance is designed to better identify those babies most at risk and promote effective sharing of information between agencies. This guidance promotes effective and efficient multi agency working.
This guidance needs to be considered in line with the Regional Information Sharing and Confidentiality Procedure
Within this document the procedure relating to pre-birth assessment is clarified and in particular the circumstances in which they should be used.
This document should be read in conjunction with the All Wales Child Protection Procedures and this document should be reviewed when any revisions to relevant parts of the AWCPP is made.
North Wales Inter-Agency Information Sharing Protocol for the Assessment of Children In Need and Children In Need of Protection
The purpose of the protocol is to promote inter-agency information sharing for the purpose of assessing and planning for the delivery of services for vulnerable children living within their own families, to promote a satisfactory level of health and development, as defined by Section 17 of The Children Act, 1989.
Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) – Referral Information
Domestic abuse can take many forms but it is usually perpetrated by men towards women in an intimate relationship such as boyfriend/girlfriend, husband/wife. This checklist can also be used for lesbian, gay, bisexual relationships and for situations of ‘honour’-based violence or family violence. Domestic abuse can include physical, emotional, mental, sexual or financial abuse as well as stalking and harassment. They might be experiencing one or all types of abuse; each situation is unique. It is the combination of behaviours that can be so intimidating. It can occur both during a relationship or after it has ended.
SafeLives DASH Risk Assessment for use by IDVA’s and other non-police agencies for identification of risks when domestic abuse, ‘honour’- based violence and/or stalking are disclosed
The Protection of Children and Young People at risk or experiencing harm through the use of Information Communication Technology
This guidance is intended to inform professionals working with the protection of children and young people who may be at risk of or experiencing abuse via information communication technology.
North Wales Protocol for the provision of pre-trial therapy for child witnesses
This Protocol has been drafted as suggested in paragraph 6.16 of the Practice Guidance “Provision of Therapy for Witnesses Prior to a Criminal Trial” and should be read in conjunction with that Practice Guidance.
North Wales protocol for resolving professional differences of opinion
Welsh Government guidance to the Children Act 2004: Working Together, insists that all Local Safeguarding Boards have a protocol that deals with resolving differences of opinion. This is not a whistleblowing process, it is a structure to be followed to deal with difference of professional opinion.
North Wales protocol for the management of complaints relating to child protection conferences
‘Working Together’ under the Children Act 2004 requires the safeguarding board to have in place a procedure for dealing with complaints about the functioning of Child Protection Conferences.
North Wales leaflet for parents/ carers/ young people on the procedure for complaints relating to child protection conferences
North Wales procedure for safeguarding children through the management of offenders who have viewed child abuse images
This outlines the child protection processes for practitioners and to provide practice guidance to support practitioners working with children and families affected by adults viewing child sexual abuse images.
North Wales Safeguarding Board general complaints procedure
This protocol provides the process for managing complaints against the function of the Board, for example in relation to concerns regarding multi-agency working / training / management of Board or sub-group.
North Wales Children’s Services Multi Agency Referral Form
This form has been developed for practitioners to refer any child protection concerns they have in respect of a child to children services across North Wales.
Procedural Response to Unexpected Deaths in Childhood
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