Top
Please select a partnership to see additional information
Birmingham
Coventry
Dudley
Herefordshire
Sandwell
Shropshire
Solihull
Telford & Wrekin
Walsall
Warwickshire
Wolverhampton
Worcestershire

Please select a partnership to see additional information:

Share

Amendments

Shared Board Amendments

ChapterDetailsDate
Self-harm and suicidal behaviour

Revised Further information section

26-08-2020
Children Missing Education (CME)

Revised procedure

26-08-2020
Children affected by Explotation and Trafficking (including Gangs)

New combined exploitation chapter.

16-07-2020
Children and families moving across local authority boundaries

Transfer of responsibility arrangements during Covid-19 removed. 

13-07-2020
Abuse linked to faith or belief

New section added.

17-06-2020
Safeguarding children and young people against radicalisation and violent extremism

The links to the resources at the end of the document have been updated. The link to support for children and their families returning from conflict zone has been removed, as local safeguarding arrangement should respond to vulnerabilities relating to returnees and their families.

17-06-2020
Safeguarding children and young people against radicalisation and violent extremism

Additional websites added.

17-06-2020
Safeguarding children and young people against radicalisation and violent extremism

Prevent officer and CTU WMCTU Gateway information added.

17-06-2020
Children from abroad

Procedure updated

10-06-2020
Bullying

Revised procedure

11-05-2020
Neglect

Revised procedure

11-05-2020
Children and families moving across local authority boundaries

Added Covid-19 arrangements.

07-04-2020
Domestic violence and abuse

Added Domestic Abuse Bill 2019 factsheets

17-03-2020
Additional guidance

Amended last paragraph to clarify that the notification should be sent to health and other partners.

16-03-2020
Trafficked children

Police Partnership intelligence forms updated.

29-01-2020
Children and families moving across local authority boundaries

Amended 'Children subject to a statutory order' to provide clarity.

16-12-2019
Persons posing a risk to children

Removed PPRC manual from further information section.

16-12-2019
Persons posing a risk to children

Revised as per Procedures group direction.

16-12-2019
Female genital mutilation

Added guidance for schools

02-12-2019
Children with disabilities

Added 'Reducing the need for restraint and restrictive intervention'

02-12-2019
Online safety: Children exposed to abuse through digital media

Added 'Teaching online safety in schools'

02-12-2019
Children Missing Education (CME)

Revised Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019

02-12-2019
Children Missing Education (CME)

Revised Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019

02-12-2019
Children who abuse others

Updated page reference for Keeping Children Safe in Education

02-12-2019
Female genital mutilation

Revised Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019.

02-12-2019
Children missing from care, home and education

Revised Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019

02-12-2019
Recruitment, supervision and training

Revised Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019

02-12-2019
Allegations against staff or volunteers

Revised Keeping Children Safe in Education link

02-12-2019
Allegations against staff or volunteers

Updated Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019

02-12-2019
Child Death Reviews

Revised version uploaded, as per group's direction and Working Together 2018.

02-12-2019
Children with disabilities

Revised as per group's direction.

02-12-2019
Children with disabilities

Revised as per group's direction

02-12-2019
Children with disabilities

Revised as per group's direction

02-12-2019
Children with disabilities

Revised as per group direction

02-12-2019
Sexual activity in children and young people (including under-age sexual activity) and peer on peer abuse

Title amended to include peer on peer abuse

17-10-2019
Female genital mutilation

Updated mandatory reporting requirements

17-10-2019
Female genital mutilation

Added related guidance

17-10-2019
Children missing from care, home and education

Taken out text 'absent' not being used in West Mercia.

02-09-2019
Children missing from care, home and education

Removed paragraph on the use of 'absent' in the different areas.

02-09-2019
Children missing from care, home and education

Corrected name of procedure

02-09-2019
Fabricated or Induced Illness

Changed WT 2015 to 2018

02-09-2019
Online safety: Children exposed to abuse through digital media

Added early years online safety considerations link.

21-08-2019
Online safety: Children exposed to abuse through digital media

Paragraph on live streaming added.

21-08-2019
Safeguarding children and young people against radicalisation and violent extremism

WT2018.

26-04-2019
Children living away from home

Removal of 'LSCB'.

26-04-2019
Persons posing a risk to children

Removal of 'LSCB'.

26-04-2019
Persons posing a risk to children

Removal of 'LSCB'.

26-04-2019
Domestic violence and abuse

Removal of 'LSCB'.

26-04-2019
Forced marriage

WT2018 amend.

26-04-2019
Female genital mutilation

Removal of 'LSCB'.

26-04-2019
Children missing from care, home and education

Removal of 'LSCB'.

26-04-2019
Children missing from care, home and education

Removal of 'LSCB'.

26-04-2019
Children missing from care, home and education

Removal of 'LSCB'.

26-04-2019
Children missing from care, home and education

Removal of 'LSCB'.

26-04-2019
Child sexual exploitation

Removal of 'LSCB'.

26-04-2019
Recruitment, supervision and training

Removal of 'LSCB'.

26-04-2019
Additional guidance

Under review

26-04-2019
Additional guidance

Under review

26-04-2019
Additional guidance

WT2018 amends.

26-04-2019
Additional guidance

WT2018 amends.

26-04-2019
Additional guidance

WT2018 amends.

26-04-2019
Additional guidance

WT2018 amends.

26-04-2019
Additional guidance

WT2018 amends.

26-04-2019
Child deaths

Section under review.

26-04-2019
Organised and complex abuse

WT2018 amends.

26-04-2019
Allegations against staff or volunteers

WT2018 amends.

26-04-2019
Allegations against staff or volunteers

WT2018 amends.

26-04-2019
Managing professional disagreements

WT2018 amends.

 

26-04-2019
Implementing child protection plans

WT2018 amends.

26-04-2019
Child protection conferences

WT2018 amends.

26-04-2019
Child protection conferences

WT2018 amends.

26-04-2019
Child protection conferences

WT2018 amends.

26-04-2019
Child protection conferences

WT2018 amends.

26-04-2019
Child protection conferences

WT2018 amends.

26-04-2019
Child protection enquiries

WT2018 amends.

26-04-2019
Strategy meeting/discussion

WT2018 amends.

26-04-2019
Assessment

WT2018 amends

26-04-2019
Assessment

WT2018 amends.

 

26-04-2019
Referrals

WT2018 amends.

26-04-2019
Responding to concerns about a child

WT2018 amends.

26-04-2019
Sharing information

WT2018 amends.

26-04-2019
Early help

WT2018 amends

26-04-2019
Introduction

WT2018 amends

26-04-2019
Safeguarding children and young people against radicalisation and violent extremism

Revised procedure as per procedures group direction.

24-04-2019
Recruitment, supervision and training

Revised procedure as per procedures group direction.

24-04-2019
Online safety: Children exposed to abuse through digital media

Revised procedure as per procedures group direction.

24-04-2019
Information sharing and confidentiality

Revised procedure as per procedures group direction.

24-04-2019
Information sharing and confidentiality

Revised procedure as per procedures group direction.

24-04-2019
Disguised compliance, coercive control and families who are hostile or resistant to change

Revised procedure as per procedures group direction.

24-04-2019
Disguised compliance, coercive control and families who are hostile or resistant to change

Revised procedure as per procedures group direction.

24-04-2019
Disguised compliance, coercive control and families who are hostile or resistant to change

Revised procedure as per procedures group direction.

24-04-2019
Disguised compliance, coercive control and families who are hostile or resistant to change

Revised procedure as per procedures group direction.

24-04-2019
Disguised compliance, coercive control and families who are hostile or resistant to change

Revised procedure as per procedures group direction.

24-04-2019
Disguised compliance, coercive control and families who are hostile or resistant to change

Revised procedure as per procedures group direction.

24-04-2019
Children of parents with mental health problems

MIND link added

 

24-04-2019
Children of parents with mental health problems

Revised procedure as per procedures group direction.

24-04-2019
Children of parents with mental health problems

Revised procedure as per procedures group direction.

24-04-2019
Children of parents with mental health problems

Revised procedure as per procedures group direction.

24-04-2019
Children with disabilities

Removed old Ofsted report.

24-04-2019
Children with disabilities

Revised procedure as per procedures group direction.

24-04-2019
Children with disabilities

Revised procedure as per procedures group direction.

24-04-2019
Children with disabilities

Revised procedure as per procedures group direction.

24-04-2019
Children with disabilities

Revised procedure as per procedures group direction.

24-04-2019
Children with disabilities

Revised procedure as per procedures group direction.

24-04-2019
Children with disabilities

Revised procedure as per procedures group direction.

24-04-2019
Children with disabilities

Revised procedure as per procedures group direction.

24-04-2019
Children affected by Exploitation and Trafficking (including Gangs)

Revised as per procedures group direction.

24-04-2019
Children affected by Exploitation and Trafficking (including Gangs)

New section.

24-04-2019
Children affected by Exploitation and Trafficking (including Gangs)

New section.

24-04-2019
Children affected by Exploitation and Trafficking (including Gangs)

New section

24-04-2019
Children affected by Exploitation and Trafficking (including Gangs)

Revised procedure as per procedures group direction.

24-04-2019
Children affected by Exploitation and Trafficking (including Gangs)

Revised procedure as per procedures group direction.

24-04-2019
Children affected by Exploitation and Trafficking (including Gangs)

Revised procedure as per procedures group direction.

24-04-2019
Trafficked children

Updated as per procedures group request.

08-04-2019
Trafficked children

Updated as per procedures group request.

08-04-2019
Trafficked children

Updated as per procedures group request.

08-04-2019
Trafficked children

Updated as per procedures group request.

08-04-2019
Trafficked children

Updated as per procedures group request.

08-04-2019
Trafficked children

Updated as per procedures group request.

08-04-2019
Trafficked children

Updated as per procedures group request.

08-04-2019
Trafficked children

Updated as per procedures group request.

08-04-2019
Trafficked children

Updated as per procedures group request.

08-04-2019
Trafficked children

Updated as per procedures group request.

08-04-2019
Trafficked children

Updated as per procedures group request.

08-04-2019
Trafficked children

Updated as per procedures group request.

08-04-2019
Trafficked children

Updated as per procedures group request.

08-04-2019
Children missing from care, home and education

Updated as per procedures group request.

08-04-2019
Children missing from care, home and education

Updated as per procedures group request.

08-04-2019
Children missing from care, home and education

Updated as per procedures group request.

08-04-2019
Children missing from care, home and education

Updated as per procedures group request.

08-04-2019
Children missing from care, home and education

Updated as per procedures group request.

08-04-2019
Children missing from care, home and education

Updated as per procudure group request.

08-04-2019
Children missing from care, home and education

Updated as per procedures group request.

08-04-2019
Children missing from care, home and education

Updated as per procedures group request.

08-04-2019
Children missing from care, home and education

Updated as per procuredure group request.

08-04-2019
Children affected by Exploitation and Trafficking (including Gangs)

Home Office guidance link added: 'Criminal exploitation of children and vulnerabe adults: county lines'.

13-02-2019
Bullying

Added new definition of a bully (The Diana Award).

08-11-2018
Neglect

Updated information sharing link

08-11-2018
Information sharing and confidentiality

Updated government guidance on information sharing (2018)

08-11-2018
Information sharing and confidentiality

Updated government guidance on information sharing (2018)

08-11-2018
Sharing information

Updated 'Seven golden rules to sharing information' and links to government guidance on information sharing (updated 2018).

08-11-2018
Bullying

Added Department of Education guidance: Approaches to preventing and tackling bullying

08-11-2018
Children Missing Education (CME)

Updated Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018

08-11-2018
Children Missing Education (CME)

Updated Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018

08-11-2018
Female genital mutilation

Updated Keeping Children Safe in Education (2018)

08-11-2018
Recruitment, supervision and training

Updated Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018

08-11-2018
Allegations against staff or volunteers

Updated Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018

08-11-2018
Children who abuse others

Updated Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018

08-11-2018
Children who abuse others

Updating Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018.

08-11-2018
Child deaths

Added link to national forms / DfE website.

29-10-2018
Domestic violence and abuse

Updated link to DVRIM website.

02-08-2018
Recruitment, supervision and training

Updated link to current guidance in 'Protection and action to be taken'

09-05-2018
Children affected by Exploitation and Trafficking (including Gangs)

Added Early Help Assessment (EHA) as an alternative to Common Assessment Framwork (CAF)

09-05-2018
Responding to concerns about a child

Addition to 'Duty to co-operate and refer'

Where a child or unborn baby has an allocated social worker and a professional has new or additional information this must be documented and passed without delay to the allocated social worker or case manager for consideration by children's social care.  In the event the allocated scial worker and/or case manager are unavailable the person holding information should follow the arrangements for passing on information to the relevant team.  As above, if it is outside of office hours the local authority children's social care emergency duty team/out of hours team should be contacted if the concern is high.  In emergencies, such as if a child is in immediate danger, the Police should be called for assistance.

 

08-05-2018
Discontinuing a child protection plan
  • the child is no longer deemed at risk of significant harm due to becoming a Looked After Child (this decision could be made at a Review Conference or via formal correspondence with conference members (e.g. letter) dependant on local process)
08-05-2018
Strategy meeting/discussion

Added 'health' to the list of agencies that should always attend strategy meetings

08-05-2018
Online safety: Children exposed to abuse through digital media

Added Yoti app for reporting explicit images into the further information section.

27-02-2018
Online safety: Children exposed to abuse through digital media

Changed 'sexting' to 'youth produced sexual imagery', as per UK Council for Child Internet Safety guidance

27-02-2018
Online safety: Children exposed to abuse through digital media

Changed 'sexting' to 'youth produced sexual imagery', as per UK Council for Child Internet Safety guidance

27-02-2018
Child sexual exploitation

Changed 'sexting' to 'youth produced sexual imagery', as per UK Council for Child Internet Safety guidance

27-02-2018
Online safety: Children exposed to abuse through digital media

Changed 'sexting' to 'youth produced sexual imagery', as per UK Council for Child Internet Safety guidance

27-02-2018
Sexual activity in children and young people (including under-age sexual activity) and peer on peer abuse

Added Department for Education guidance.

27-02-2018
Neglect

Added NICE guidance to end of section on Indicators.

27-02-2018
Additional guidance

Added NICE guidance to end of Definitions section.

27-02-2018
Trafficked children

Changed 2014 statutory guidance to 2017 statutory guidance

27-02-2018
Trafficked children

Changed the name and link of statutory guidance 2014 to updated guidance 2017

27-02-2018
Trafficked children

Updated statutory guidance from 2014 guidance to 2017 guidance.

27-02-2018
Domestic violence and abuse

Removed Solihull reference

04-07-2017
Introduction

Removed Solihull and changed 10 boards to nine

04-07-2017
Child protection enquiries

Changed text regarding review of West Mercia Police and Children's Servcies Protocol in 'Summary'

31-03-2017

Please select a partnership to see additional information:

This page is correct as printed on Wednesday 23rd of September 2020 11:16:48 AM please refer back to this website (http://westmidlands.procedures.org.uk) for updates.
Close