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Practice Guidance & Framework for Decision Making

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. Children and Custodial Settings
  2. Children and young people who display sexually harmful behaviours
  3. Child Sexual Abuse Medical Assessments
  4. Child Sexual Exploitation
  5. Concealed, Denied or Late Presentation of Pregnancy
  6. Criminal Exploitation and County Lines
  7. Domestic Abuse
  8. Fabricated and Induced Illness
  9. Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
  10. Managing Allegations Against Those Who Work or Volunteer with Children
  11. Managing Injuries to Non-Independently Mobile Children
  12. Missing from Home and Care
  13. Modern Day Slavery and Human Trafficking
  14. Multi-Agency Child Exploitation (MACE) and Contextual Safeguarding
  15. Neglect
  16. Non-Recent, Organised/Complex Abuse Procedures
  17. Out of Area Looked After Children Protocol
  18. Out of Area Young People Arrested Who Appear at Risk of Criminal Exploitation
  19. Prevent: Working with Individuals Vulnerable to Extremism
  20. Private Fostering
  21. Professional Resolutions
  22. Referrals to Children and Families Service using the updated Universal Referral Form
  23. Safeguarding Policies and Procedures for Early Years Providers
  24. Safeguarding Unborn Babies
  25. Safer Recruitment
  26. Schools Child Protection Manual Sept 2021 (replaces the School Child Protection Policy Template) – NEW
  27. Self Harming and Suicidal Ideation Pathway
  28. Substance Misuse in Parents
  29. Whistleblowing
  30. Writing Child Protection Policy

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.


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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