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Procedures, Practice Guidance and One Minute Guides

Procedures, Practice Guidance and One Minute Guides


The NYSCP multi-agency procedures have been developed as a framework for services working in child safeguarding within North Yorkshire. They reflect relevant legislation, guidance and the local context in North Yorkshire.

Professionals that are or may be involved in the protection of children need to have a working knowledge of these procedures and to refer to relevant sections as required.

To access a procedures, please click on the drop down menu below:

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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 WitchcraftNew 23/01/2023
  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 ExploitationLink 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. Corona Virus – Guidance, help, support and resources
  18. Criminal Exploitation and County Lines
  19. Dangerous Dogs and Safeguarding Children – Link to Tri.x procedures
  20. Disabled Children – Link to Tri.X procedures
  21. Domestic Abuse
  22. Escalation Pathway – Access to CAMHS Inpatient Unit – New
  23. Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Practice GuidanceUpdated
  24. Forced Marriage – Link to Tri.X procedures
  25. Home Environment Assessment Tool Guidance
  26. Honour Based Violence – Link to Tri.X procedures
  27. Let’s talk about language: Tools for prompting discussion about out use of language around child exploitation.
  28. Managing Allegations Against Those Who Work or Volunteer with Children
  29. Managing Injuries to Non-Independently Mobile ChildrenUpdated
  30. Missing from Home and Care
    – See also Tri.X guidance Children and Families that go Missing (Including Unborn Children)
  31. Modern Day Slavery and Human Trafficking Toolkit
  32. Multi Agency Child Exploitation and Contextual Safeguarding
  33. Neglect
  34. Non-Recent, Organised/Complex Abuse Procedures
  35. Online Safety – Link to Tri.X procedures
  36. Out of Area Looked After Children Protocol
  37. Out of Area Young People Arrested Who Appear at Risk of Criminal Exploitation
  38. Perplexing Presentations, Fabricated and Induced Illness in Children Practice Guidance
  39. Prevent: Working with Individuals Vulnerable to Extremism
  40. Preventing Sudden or Unexpected Death in Infancy
  41. Private Fostering
  42. Professional Curiosity
  43. Professional Resolutions
  44. Referrals to Children and Families Service using the updated Universal Referral Form
  45. Safeguarding Policies and Procedures for Early Years Providers
  46. Safeguarding Unborn Babies – Last Updated 14 March 2023
  47. Safe Sleep for Babies Practice Guidance – Day or Night Sleep Right Practice Guidance
  48. Safer Sleep from Day One: A Professionals’ Guide Updated 22/03/2023
  49. Safer Recruitment – Link to Tri.X procedures
  50. Schools Child Protection Manual Sept 2023
  51. Schools Child Protection Policy Template 2023
  52. Self Harming and Suicidal Ideation Pathway
  53. Slang Dictionary and Emoji Dictionary
  54. Spiritual, Cultural and Religious Beliefs – Link to Tri.X procedures
  55. Stronger Relationships
  56. Substance Misuse in Parents and Carers
  57. Underage Sexual Activity – Link to Tri.X procedures
  58. Whistleblowing
  59. Working with Interpreters and others with Special Communication Skills – Link to Tri.X procedures
  60. Writing Child Protection Policy
  61. 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 Abuse Linked to Faith or Belief including Witchcraft (CALFBW)NEW 23/01/2023
  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. Early Help
  8. Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
  9. Forced Marriage
  10. Independent Child Trafficking Guardianship Service NEW
  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
  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 Mental Ill Health on Children
  30. Prevent: Extremism & Radicalisation
  31. Professionals Consultation Line
  32. Safeguarding Children and Adults when Volunteering in North Yorkshire
  33. Safeguarding Practice Review Group (SPRG)
  34. Safer Recruitment One Minute GuideNEW
  35. Signs of Safety
  36. Social Media: Guidance for Professionals
  37. Stalking Protection Orders
  38. Submitting a Referral to the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) for a child
  39. SUDI Prevention
  40. Trusted Relationships
  41. Using the Children and Families Universal Referral Form

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