What are the safeguarding procedures?
Safeguarding and child protection procedures are detailed guidelines and instructions that support your overarching safeguarding policy statement. They explain the steps that your organisation will take to keep children and young people safe and what to do when there are concerns about a child’s safety or wellbeing.
What is child protection local protocol?
This Protocol sets out the procedures for recognising safeguarding concerns, abuse and neglect of children under the age of 18 years in any of the settings that HMI Prisons works. It also clarifies how to respond to and make referrals about such concerns.
Who is involved in the local safeguarding children’s board?
All local authorities have a safeguarding children board. They are responsible for: coordinating local work to safeguard and promote children’s welfare. ensuring the effectiveness of member organisations.
What is the role of local safeguarding boards?
The Local Safeguarding Children Board is in charge of publishing important safeguarding guidance, policies, and procedures for the local area, in line with current government guidance.
What is a Section 47 social services?
Section 47 investigations A Section 47 enquiry means that CSC must carry out an investigation when they have ‘reasonable cause to suspect that a child who lives, or is found, in their area is suffering, or is likely to suffer, significant harm’1.
When can social services remove a child UK?
A court order, known as an emergency protection order, is required for social services to take a child away from parents, unless there are immediate concerns for the child’s safety, in which case a child may be removed by the police and placed in police protection for up to 72 hours.
What are the two main laws for child protection?
What legislation and policies surround safeguarding children?
- The Children Act 1989 (as amended).
- The Children and Social Work Act 2017.
- Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019.
- Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018.
- The Education Act 2002.
- The United Nations convention on the Rights of the Child 1992.
What do safeguarding adults Boards investigate?
the safety of people who use services in local health settings, including mental health. the safety of adults with care and support needs living in social housing. effective interventions with adults who self-neglect, for whatever reason.
Can a local authority choose to have a safeguarding adults Board?
Section 43 of the Care Act requires every Local Authority to establish a Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB) for its area. The SAB operates at a strategic level, helping and protecting adults in its area from abuse and neglect through co-ordinating and reviewing a multi-agency approach across all member organisations.
How long do section 47 Enquiries take?
45 working days
While the timescale within which the assessment must be completed is 45 working days the outcome of enquiries under Section 47 must be available in time for an Initial Child Protection Conference which (if required) must be held within 15 working days of the Strategy Discussion/Meeting where the enquiries were …
Does a social worker have the power to remove a child?
Social workers from children’s services departments cannot remove a child from their parent or carer to the care system unless either: The Family Court has approved a plan for the child to be removed and made an order allowing children’s services to put that plan into action, or.
What is the timeframe for the local authority to make a decision?
Within one working day
Within one working day of a referral being received a Local Authority Social Worker should make a decision about the type of response that is required.