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Procedures, Practice Guidance and One Minute Guides

Procedures, Practice Guidance and One Minute Guides


The NYSCP multi-agency procedures and practice guidance have been developed to support all practitioners working with children, young people and their families across North Yorkshire.

You will find a comprehensive list of North Yorkshire specific procedures and practice guidance on our website www.proceduresonline.com/northyorkshire/scb/index.html. The NYSCP also work in partnership with Tri.X who provide national policies and practice guidance that can be accessed here:

To access all NYSCP procedures, please click on the drop down menu below.

If practitioners are unable to locate guidance on a particular topic please contact nyscp@northyorks.gov.uk

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NYSCP Practice Guidance

The NYSCP Practice Guidance has been agreed as a framework for multi-agency working in child protection across North Yorkshire. They reflect the relevant national legislation, current guidance and local context in North Yorkshire. Professionals that are or may be involved in the safeguarding of children need to have a working knowledge of these documents and to refer to relevant sections as needed.

  1. Bullying – Link to Tri.X procedures
  2. Challenging victim blaming language and behaviours when dealing with the online experiences of children and young people. UK Council for Internet Safety.
  3. Child Abuse linked to Faith or Belief including Witchcraft
  4. Child Protection Medical Assessments
  5. Child Sexual Abuse in the Family Environment – Link to Tri.X procedures
  6. Child Sexual Abuse Medical Assessments
  7. Child Sexual Exploitation – Link to revised practice guidance on Tri.X
  8. Children and Custodial Settings
  9. Children and young people who display sexually harmful behaviours
  10. Children from Abroad, including Victims of Modern Slavery, Trafficking and Exploitation – Link to Tri.X procedures
  11. Children Living Away From Home – Link to Tri.X procedures
  12. Children Missing Education – Link to Tri.X procedures
  13. Children of Parents with Learning Disabilities – Link to Tri.X procedures
  14. Children of Parents with Mental Health Problems – Link to Tri.X procedures
  15. Children Visiting Psychiatric Wards and Facilities – Link to Tri.X procedures
  16. Concealed, Denied or Late Presentation of Pregnancy
  17. Criminal Exploitation and County Lines
  18. Dangerous Dogs and Safeguarding Children – Link to Tri.x procedures
  19. Disabled Children – Link to Tri.X procedures
  20. Domestic Abuse – Including link to Domestic Abuse Strategy
  21. Escalation Pathway – Access to CAMHS Inpatient Unit
  22. Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Practice Guidance
  23. Forced Marriage – Link to Tri.X procedures
  24. Home Environment Assessment Tool Guidance & HEAT Toolkit
  25. Honour Based Violence – Link to Tri.X procedures
  26. LADO – Managing Allegations Against Those Who Work or Volunteer with Children
  27. Let’s talk about language: Tools for prompting discussion about out use of language around child exploitation.
  28. Managing Injuries to Non-Independently Mobile Children
  29. Missing from Home and Care
    – See also Tri.X guidance Children and Families that go Missing (Including Unborn Children)
  30. Modern Day Slavery and Human Trafficking Toolkit
  31. Multi Agency Child Exploitation and Contextual Safeguarding
  32. Neglect
  33. Online Safety – Link to Tri.X procedures
  34. Out of Area Looked After Children Protocol
  35. Out of Area Young People Arrested Who Appear at Risk of Criminal Exploitation
  36. Perplexing Presentations, Fabricated and Induced Illness in Children Practice Guidance
  37. Pre-Birth – Link to Tri.X procedures
  38. Prevent: Working with Individuals Vulnerable to Extremism
  39. Preventing Sudden or Unexpected Death in Infancy
  40. Private Fostering
  41. Professional Curiosity
  42. Professional Resolutions
  43. Radicalisation, Terrorist and Extremist Ideology – Link to Tri.X procedures
  44. Referrals to Children and Families Service using the updated Universal Referral Form
  45. Safeguarding Children with a Social Worker, Children in Care and Children Previously in Care at School Link to Tri.X procedures
  46. Safeguarding Unborn Babies
  47. Safe Sleep for Babies Practice Guidance – Day or Night Sleep Right Practice Guidance
  48. Safer Recruitment – Link to Tri.X procedures
  49. Schools Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy Template 2024 – 2025
  50. Self Harming and Suicidal Ideation Pathway
  51. Slang Dictionary and Emoji Dictionary
  52. Spiritual, Cultural and Religious Beliefs – Link to Tri.X procedures
  53. Stronger Relationships – Reducing Parental Conflict
  54. Substance Use in Parents and Carers
  55. Underage Sexual Activity – Link to Tri.X procedures
  56. Whistleblowing
  57. Working with Interpreters and others with Special Communication Skills – Link to Tri.X procedures
  58. Writing Child Protection Policy
  59. Writing Safeguarding Children Policy and Procedures for Early Years Providers

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Framework for decision-making: Right help, at the right time by the right person

The “Framework for decision-making: Right help, at the right time by the right person” has been developed to help and support practitioners working with children across all agencies and organisations, when faced with a decision about the safety and wellbeing of a child or young person. It is a collaborative approach to support and drive our shared ambition of the right help, at the right time from the right service and, importantly, from the right person.

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Standards & Criteria

NYSCP’s Standards and Criteria document lays out the multi-agency expectations in respect of:

  • Strategy Discussions
  • Child Protection Conferences
  • Reports to Child Protection Conferences
  • Child Protection Conference Documents and Minutes
  • Child Protection Plans
  • Core Groups
  • Child in Need Meetings
  • Assessment Standards
  • Notifiable Incidents Involving Children
  • Private Fostering

The standards reflect the requirements set out in Working Together to Safeguarding Children (2018) and are relevant to quality assurance. This document can also be of use for practitioners working with children and their families as a framework.

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One Minute Guides

Our One Minute Guides (OMGs) are designed to provide professionals with bite sized briefings on key issues to support frontline practice. An A-Z list can be found below, click on the text to open the guide:

  1. Child Adolescence to Parent Violence and Abuse (CAPVA)
  2. Child Death Review Process
  3. CDOP Joint Agency Response
  4. Child Safeguarding Rapid Review Process
  5. County Lines, Cross Border Gangs and Cuckooing
  6. Deep Dive Multi Agency Audits
  7. Drug Alert Escalation Process
  8. Early Help
  9. Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
  10. Forced Marriage
  11. Information Sharing
  12. Intelligence Sharing
  13. Leaving a Child at Home
  14. MACE & Contextual Safeguarding Lv. 1
  15. MACE & Contextual Safeguarding Lv. 2
  16. MACE Persons who pose a risk by Exploitation Process
  17. Making a referral
  18. Managing Allegations against staff – LADO Notification
  19. MAST – Multi Agency Screening Team
  20. MATE Crime
  21. Missing Child/Young Person
  22. Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking
  23. No Wrong Door – RAISE Approach
  24. North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Partnership (NYSCP)
  25. Notification of Private Fostering Arrangements
  26. Operation Choice – Drugs Early Intervention and Prevention for Children and Young People in North Yorkshire
  27. Operation Divan
  28. Operation Divan School Guidance
  29. Parental Conflict – A Guide for Professionals – new
  30. Parental Conflict – A Guide for Parents
  31. Parental Mental Ill Health on Children
  32. Prevent: Extremism & Radicalisation
  33. Professionals Consultation Line
  34. Safeguarding Children and Adults when Volunteering in North Yorkshire
  35. Safeguarding Practice Review Group (SPRG)
  36. Safer Recruitment
  37. Signs of Safety
  38. Snapchat – new
  39. Stalking Protection Orders
  40. Submitting a Referral to the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) for a child
  41. SUDI Prevention
  42. Trusted Relationships
  43. Using the Children and Families Universal Referral Form

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