West of Scotland

West of ScotlandChild Protection Consortium
Inter-Agency Child Protection Procedures Manual


January 2017

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This contents list is sub divided into the following sections, each Section contains relevant Chapters/Procedures: (Click on the title to jump to the Section you require):

  1. Introduction
  2. Core Procedures
  3. Practice Guidance
  4. Significant Case Reviews
  5. Child Protection Committee Functions
  6. Agency Roles and Responsibilities

1. Introduction


2. Core Procedures

  Responding to Child Protection Concerns  
  Information Sharing  
  Child Protection Investigations  
  Initial Child Protection Conferences  
  The Core Group  
  Child Protection Plans  
  Review Child Protection Conferences  
  Transfer Child Protection Conferences  
  Removing a Child's Name from the Child Protection Register  
  Children on the Child Protection Register who go Missing  
  Legislative Framework  

3. Practice Guidance - This section is currently under development

  Child Sexual Exploitation  
  Children Left Unattended  
  Children and Young People who Place Themselves at Risk  
  Children Living Away from Home with Other Families  
  Children of Parents with Learning Difficulties  
  Children of Parents with Mental Health Problems  
  Children of Parents who Misuse Substances  
  Disabled Children  
  Domestic Abuse  
  E-Safety: Children Exposed to Abuse through the Digital Media  
  Non-Engaging Families  
  Underage Sexual Activity - to follow  
  Abuse Linked to Faith or Belief - to follow  
  Bullying - to follow  
  Children and Families that go Missing (Including Unborn Children) - to follow  
  Children from Abroad - to follow  
  Children Missing from Education - to follow  
  Children Missing from Care, Home and Education - to follow  
  Children Visiting Prisons - to follow  
  Children Visiting Psychiatric Wards and Facilities - to follow  
  Fabricated or Induced Illness - to follow  
  Female Genital Mutilation - to follow  
  Forced Marriage - to follow  
  Honour Based Violence - to follow  
  Safeguarding Children and Young people against Radicalisation and Violent Extremism - to follow  
  Self Harm and Suicidal Behaviour - to follow  
  Sexually Harmful Behaviour - to follow  
  Trafficked Children - to follow  

4. Significant Case Reviews

  National Guidance for Child Protection Committees  

5. Child Protection Committee Functions

  Child Protection Committees  
  Functions of a Child Protection Committee  

6. Agency Roles and Responsibilities

  Agency Roles and Responsibility