Welcome to your West Midlands Child Protection and Safeguarding Procedures Manual
Within the West Midlands, there are nine local areas that collaborate with regards to child safeguarding procedures. With the introduction of Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018, each local area’s multi-agency safeguarding arrangements are led by the statutory safeguarding partners/organisations: local authorities, clinical commissioning groups and the police.
These child protection and safeguarding procedures are for nine participating areas and are effective from 31st March 2017.
A project proposal was successfully submitted to DfE on behalf of the West Midlands Safeguarding Children Boards to develop regional safeguarding procedures. It was felt that it would be sensible to move to a more regional approach to multi-agency working around safeguarding, especially in light of the fact that so many partner organisations (including Police, Probation, Health and many others) span an area that crosses local authority boundaries.
How to use the manual
Use the link to the contents page to access the different sections of the regional procedures – Statutory Child Protection Procedures; Regional Safeguarding Guidance; Local Area Specific Safeguarding Information and Procedures
With respect to the Local Area Specific Safeguarding Information and Procedures please choose from the drop-down list to access the localised content for your respective area.
Child protection referrals
If you are a professional and want to make a referral to Children’s Social Care, use this link and choose the area you’re working in.
For contact details for your Local Safeguarding Children Board, use this link and choose the area you’re working in