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Practitioner & Volunteers

Practitioners Tool Box

The following tools are all referred to in the LSCB child protection procedures, but have been gathered here in one place to help practitioners. 

Threshold guidance 

Early Help

Graded care profile 2 and Neglect tool kit

Dispute resolution procedures, and template If a professional and their line manager agree that a a child / children are likely to suffer significant harm with the next 24 hours then they may need to refer to the emergency resolution procedure , but these should only be used in such an emergency. 

Domestic Abuse- This flow chart may provide you with assistance when someone is suffering domestic abuse. It’s vital to make an accurate and fast assessment of the danger they're in, so they can get the right help as quickly as possible. The Dash risk checklist is a tried and tested way to understand risk for an adult. Dash stands for domestic abuse, stalking and ‘honour’-based violence. It is based on research about the indicators of high-risk domestic abuse. Barnardo' Domestic Violence Risk Identification Matrix (DVRIM) is a multi-agency tool to assess the risk to children living in household where domestic violence is present. Having used the tools they may indicate that a referall to MARAC (Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference) needs to be made. 

Signs of Safety

Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) - If you have concerns about a child or young person is a victim of CSE then you should use a screening tool to help you make a professional judgement about the level of risk and response required. There is a screening tool for children under 12 and another for children and young people over 12 More information is available on this website about CSE for practitioners and volunteers, parents and children and young people .

If you do not work in Solihull and would be interested in using the under 12's screening tool in your area there is an external version available.  

FGM Risk Assessment Tool 

Contact numbers within Children's Social Work Services

Useful Solihull Children's Services numbers can be found here