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Welcome to your West Midlands Child Protection and Safeguarding Procedures Manual

These child protection and safeguarding procedures are for 10 Local Safeguarding Children Boards in the West Midlands 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. 

Quick Guide:

You can access a more visual view of the contents by using the ‘Launch Quick Guide’ button on the left hand side of the screen.

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




This page is correct as printed on Thursday 27th of April 2017 02:17:33 AM please refer back to this website ( for updates.