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.
Links/Tools useful to all child safeguarding cases:
LSCB child protection procedures – To help you understand what happens when you make/receive a referral, and what to do/what happens in specific circumstances from a multi-agency perspective.
Threshold guidance – To help inform your professional judgement if you are worried about a child’s safety and/or wellbeing.
Early Help – Guidance (soon to be updated) to assist with promoting wellbeing by identifying and meeting a child’s needs as early as possible.
Emergency resolution procedure - If a professional and their line manager agree that a child / children are likely to suffer significant harm with the next 24 hours and their dispute is still on-going then they may need to refer to this procedure.
Signs of Safety –To help you make decisions and have discussion with parents about a child’s care. The tool/system expands the investigation of risk to encompass strengths and Signs of Safety that can be built upon to stabilise and strengthen a child’s and family’s situation.
Tools and Guidance for Specific Circumstances/Types of Abuse.
1. Domestic Abuse – General guidance and information about abuse.
Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)
1. CSE Risk Screening Tool - Children 12 & Under – To help you assess risk (and take action regarding) a child or young person who is 12 or younger that you are worried about.
1. Neglect tool kit – To help you understand and more effectively take action against neglect.
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
1. FGM Flowchart – A flowchart produced by the Department of Health and Social Care to help you make decisions on which actions to take regarding a case/suspected case/someone at risk of FGM.