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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. Child Protection Medical Assessments – NEW
  3. Child Sexual Abuse in the Family Environment – Link to Tri.X procedures
  4. Child Sexual Abuse Medical Assessments
  5. Child Sexual ExploitationLink to revised practice guidance on Tri.X
  6. Children and Custodial SettingsUPDATED
  7. Children and young people who display sexually harmful behaviours
  8. Children from Abroad, including Victims of Modern Slavery, Trafficking and Exploitation – Link to Tri.X procedures
  9. Children Living Away From Home – Link to Tri.X procedures
  10. Children Missing Education – Link to Tri.X procedures
  11. Children of Parents with Learning Disabilities – Link to Tri.X procedures
  12. Children of Parents with Mental Health Problems – Link to Tri.X procedures
  13. Children Visiting Psychiatric Wards and Facilities – Link to Tri.X procedures
  14. Concealed, Denied or Late Presentation of Pregnancy
  15. Corona Virus – Guidance, help, support and resources
  16. Criminal Exploitation and County Lines
  17. Dangerous Dogs and Safeguarding Children – Link to Tri.x procedures
  18. Disabled Children – Link to Tri.X procedures
  19. Domestic Abuse
  20. Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Practice GuidanceUpdated
  21. Forced Marriage – Link to Tri.X procedures
  22. Home Environment Assessment Tool GuidanceNEW
  23. Honour Based Violence – Link to Tri.X procedures
  24. Managing Allegations Against Those Who Work or Volunteer with Children
  25. Managing Injuries to Non-Independently Mobile Children
  26. Missing from Home and Care
    – See aslso Tri.X guidance Children and Families that go Missing (Including Unborn Children)
  27. Modern Day Slavery and Human Trafficking
  28. Multi-Agency Child Exploitation (MACE) and Contextual Safeguarding
  29. Neglect
  30. Non-Recent, Organised/Complex Abuse Procedures
  31. Online Safety – Link to Tri.X procedures
  32. Out of Area Looked After Children Protocol
  33. Out of Area Young People Arrested Who Appear at Risk of Criminal Exploitation
  34. Perplexing Presentations, Fabricated and Induced Illness in Children Practice Guidance
  35. Prevent: Working with Individuals Vulnerable to Extremism
  36. Preventing Sudden or Unexpected Death in Infancy
  37. Private Fostering
  38. Professional Curiosity NEW
  39. Professional Resolutions
  40. Referrals to Children and Families Service using the updated Universal Referral Form
  41. Safeguarding Policies and Procedures for Early Years Providers
  42. Safeguarding Unborn Babies
  43. Safe Sleep for Babies Practice Guidance – Day or Night Sleep Right Practice Guidance – NEW
  44. Safer Recruitment – Link to Tri.X procedures
  45. Schools Child Protection Manual Sept 2021 (replaces the School Child Protection Policy Template)
  46. Self Harming and Suicidal Ideation Pathway
  47. Slang Dictionary and Emoji DictionaryNEW
  48. Spiritual, Cultural and Religious Beliefs – Link to Tri.X procedures
  49. Substance Misuse in Parents
  50. Underage Sexual Activity – Link to Tri.X procedures
  51. Whistleblowing NEW
  52. Working with Interpreters and others with Special Communication Skills – Link to Tri.X procedures
  53. Writing Child Protection PolicyUPDATED

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

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