Information for Professionals

Welcome to the NYSCB's section of the website dedicated to providing professionals with up to date procedures and practice guidance.  For more information please select a category:

  • NYSCB Procedures - Here you will find the multi-agency procedures for safeguarding children in North Yorkshire
  • Practice Guidance - Here you will find multi-agency practice guidance for professionals on a variety of subjects
  • One Minute Guides - The NYSCB One Minute Guides (OMGs) provide basic information on a variety of subjects including Rapid Responses, Trafficking, Vulnerable, Exploited Missing and Trafficked Practitioner Groups and more
  • Safeguarding Themes - Here you will find links to relevant safeguarding information, resources and campaigns supported by the NYSCB on a variety of safeguarding issues
  • Vulnerability Checklist - In accordance with Working Together (2015) each Local Safeguarding Children Board area must have an agreed multi-agency threshold document.  The Vulnerability Checklist is the threshold document for North Yorkshire
  • Forms for professionals - Here you will find all relevant forms for refer a child or young person to the Children and Families Service, sharing information and intelligence, writing reports for Child Protection Conferences, submitting a notification of a child death and more 
  • Child Death - Here you can find information about the Child Death Review Process as well as relevant notification forms, procedures and information
  • Notifiable childcare incidents - Here you will find information regarding Notifiable Childcare Incidents and how to make a notification
  • Glossary - the glossary is a useful reference for professionals which established the meaning o a number of safeguarding terms

 

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Latest News

MAST & Professionals Consultation Line 1 Hour Briefing

We would like to invite professionals in the East of the County (Scarborough Borough Council and Ryedale District Council areas) to attend one of seven 1hr Briefings around the ‘Multi-agency Screening Team (MAST) and the new Professionals Consultation Line’ during...

Updated Vulnerability Checklist

Some minor amendments have been made to the Vulnerability Checklist which was released in September 2018.

School Safeguarding Audit Tool 2018-19

We are pleased to share the School Safeguarding Audit Tool 2018-19 for all schools to complete and return no later than Friday 29th March 2019.

Criminal Exploitation & County Lines

Criminal exploitation of children and young people (many of whom are vulnerable) is an issue nationally and it is happening in North Yorkshire too.

Working with Individuals Vulnerable to Extremism in Education Settings

Working with Individuals Vulnerable to Extremism in Education Settings Practice Guidance has now been published.

New and Updated Practice Guidance Out Now

New Substance Misuse in Parents and updated Safer Recruitment practice guidance for professionals is now available.

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