Procedures and Practice Standards

A project team is overseeing the smooth transition to the new Regional Safeguarding Children procedures which go live on 1st April 2017.  The project involving  ten Local Safeguarding Children Boards across the midlands region, consolidates regional and local guidance to ensure that everyone working with children and young people have easy access to up to date on-line guidance.   We would welcome user feedback  via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  please use Subject Header ‘ New Regional Procedures - Feedback’.


Writing Safeguarding Policy and Procedures

  • Model Safeguarding Policy for Schools and Education Settings – September 2017/18 (updated August 2017) - Click Here          
  • Model Safeguarding Policy for Schools Codicil of Changes (no updates to view) - Click Here
  • Framework for Voluntary and Independent Child Care Organisations - Click Here
  • Model No Platforms Policy for Schools - Click Here
    'In applying this policy there is useful information in the Birmingham City Council No Platform Policy' - Click Here

 Inter-Agency Protocols

  • Information Sharing Protocol - click here
    Protocol Summary - click here
  • Early Help Definition - click here
  • West Midlands Child Protection Conference System - Principles, Protocols and Practice Standards - click here
  • Resolution and Escalation Protocol (multi-agency) - Resolution of Professional Disagreements about Safeguarding Children - click here
    Summary of changes - click here
    Contact List of Agencies Senior Safeguarding Leads - click here
  • Forced Marriage Protocol - click here (between Birmingham City Council and West Midlands Police) 
  • FGM Mandatory Reporting Protocol - click here
    With effect from 31st October 2015, certain professional have a legal duty to report known cases of female genital mutilation to the police.  This protocol outlines the actions to be taken by professionals in Birmingham
  •  Sudden Unexpected Deaths in Infants & Children Under 18 (SUDC)  Click Here West Midlands Police Geographical Area 

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