Procedures and Practice Standards

New Regional Multi-Agency Safeguarding Children Procedures (April 2017)  

The Regional Safeguarding Children procedures went live in April 2017.  The project involved ten Local Safeguarding Children Boards across the midlands region, consolidated regional and local guidance to ensure that everyone working with children and young people have easy access to up to date on-line guidance.  


Writing Safeguarding Policy and Procedures

  • Model Safeguarding Policy for Schools and Education Settings – September 2018/19 - Click Here (updated 15th January 2019)         
  • 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

  • Birmingham/Children's Collaborative Working Information Sharing Framework/Policy - 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 

Practice Guidance

  • Birmingham Criminal and Gang Affiliation Practice Guidance - click here.

 Page updated 17.05.2019

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