Policies & Procedures

Quick Links:
This contents list is sub divided into the following sections, each Section contains relevant Chapters/Procedures: (Click on the title to jump to the Section you require):

  1. Core Procedures
  2. Safeguarding Practice Guidance
  3. Safeguarding Partnership Arrangements
  4. Appendices and Protocols

1. Core Procedures

  Responding to Abuse and Neglect  
  Multi-Agency Threshold Guidance  
  Early Help  
  Contacts and Referrals  
  Multi Agency Guidance for Working with Children in Need  
  Child Protection Enquiries - Section 47 Children Act 1989  
  Child Protection Conferences  
  See also: Doncaster Children's Services Trust - Child Protection Conference Screening Form, Signs and Indicators of Abuse for Need, Harm and Risk Identification and Decision Making  
  Child Protection Plans  
  See also: Child Protection Chair Handbook  
  Children and Families Moving Across Boundaries or Abroad  
  See also: Early Intervention: Policy and Provision (House of Commons Library)  
  Responding to Allegations Against Staff, Carers or Volunteers - under review  
  Complex (Organised and Multiple) Abuse  
  Information Sharing  
  Good Practice Supporting the Voice of the Child  

2. Safeguarding Practice Guidance

  Bullying Updated
  Child Abuse Linked to Faith or Belief  
  Child Sexual Exploitation  
  Children from Abroad, including Victims of Modern Slavery, Trafficking and Exploitation  
  Children Living Away from Home (Including those who are Privately Fostered and those Placed in Secure Accommodation on Welfare Grounds)  
  Concealed Pregnancy and Birth Policy  
  Disabled Children  
  Domestic Abuse - under review  
  Fabricated or Induced Illness / Perplexing Presentations  
  Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)  
  Forced Marriage  
  Gang Activity, Youth Violence and Criminal Exploitation Affecting Children (CCE) - under review Updated
  Harmful Sexual Behaviour Updated
  'Honour' Based Abuse  
  Managing Individuals Identified as Posing a Risk to Children  
  Non Recent (Historical) Abuse  
  Online Safety Updated
  Parents with Learning Disabilities  
  Parents with Mental Health Problems  
  Parents who Misuse Substances Updated
  Policy for Responding to Injuries or Abuse in Babies who are not Independently Mobile  
  Radicalisation and Violent Extremism Updated
  Safeguarding Children and Young People who may have been Sexually Abused  
  Safeguarding Unborn Babies  
  Transitional Safeguarding New
  Self Harm and Suicidal Behaviour  
  Underage Sexual Activity  
  Use of Interpreters, Signers or Others with Communication Skills  
  Visits to Prisons by Children  
  Visits to Psychiatric Wards and Facilities by Children  

3. Doncaster Safeguarding Children Partnership - Arrangements

  About Doncaster Safeguarding Children Partnership  
  Agency Roles and Responsibilities  
  Protocol for Conducting Rapid Reviews and Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews  
  Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews  
  Child Death Reviews  
  South Yorkshire Child Death Review Arrangements for Child Death Reviews (2019)  
  Resolving Professional Differences Protocol  
  Whistleblowing or Raising Concerns at Work  
  Guidance for Safe Recruitment, Selection and Retention for Staff and Volunteers  

4. Appendices and Protocols


Local Protocols and Practice Guidance

  Dangerous Dogs Practice Guidance  
  Doncaster Multi-Agency Guidance for Preventing and Responding to Behaviours Which May Indicate Potential Suicide or Self Harm Clusters  
  Notifying GPs where a Child is the Subject of an Early Help Assessment (EHA), Team Around the Family (TAF) or Child in Need (CIN)  
  Working with Uncooperative Families  


  Using this Manual  
  National Contacts  
  NICE Guidelines