ESCB Policies, Procedures and Practice Guidance
The ESCB has recently updated several pieces of practice guidance, which are available to download on their website. They have been highlighted below. Take a moment to make sure you are familiar with these documents and know where to access them.
All documents are available in the dedicated Practitioner section of their website called 'Working with Children'. There is a page called policies, where all existing and updated policies are available.
SET Safeguarding and Child Protection Procedures
The Southend, Essex and Thurrock Safeguarding and Child Protection Procedures were last updated in September 2015. Further updates are likely in 2016 which we will keep you informed about.
Southend, Essex and Thurrock Safeguarding and Child Protection Procedures
Local Guidance, Policy / Protocols
Alongside the overarching SET procedures there are some local ESCB practice guidance and protocols that complement them.
~ Safer Recruitment Top Tips
~ Pre-birth Assessment multi-agency protocol
~ Supervision of Parents of Children in Acute Hospital Settings When There Are Safeguarding Concerns ~
~ Practice Guidance and Care Pathway for Children and Young People who are admitted to Psychiatric In-patient Units in Essex
~ Safeguarding Children Contact Sheet Updated November 2018
~ CSE Strategy (SET) ~
~ Domestic Abuse Strategy (SET) ~
Both of these strategies are available here.
Further information and guidance on these topics can be found in the safeguarding topics section of the ESCB website.
Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) resources
The RCGP has produced two helpful leaflets - one for young people encouraging them to seek advice and one for parents explaining and reassuring parents as to why GPs may see young people on their own.
Please call 0345 603 7627 or visit the Reporting Concerns page
For further information please visit ESCB