How to use these procedures

How to use these procedures

The procedures are divided into chapters as shown in the contents section on the right hand. You can click on any of the chapters to see the sub sections within. You then need to click on a sub section to view the text.

The procedures starts with chapters on Common Assessment Framework then go on to look at children in need before concentrating on children in need of protection.

The subsequent chapters outline professional’s roles and responsibilities, managing allegations against staff, complaints and conflicts of resolution and private fostering arrangements.

The Supplementary Guidance section looks at safeguarding in specific situations and other important information.  The final section consists of useful resources and practice based guidance.

The Procedures are a 'live' dynamic document, which is why they are web based. The procedures will be updated in line with new law and guidance.