SEFTON SCP Safeguarding Policies and Procedures Online Manual

    1 Introduction / Level of Need Guidance

    Last updated 01/11/2023

    Sefton Safeguarding Children Partnership - Multi-Agency Safeguarding Procedures

    Please take the time to familiarise yourself with all sections of Sefton Safeguarding Children procedures.

    Sefton's Level of Need Guidance (Revised 2023)

    This document, developed and agreed by the partners of Sefton Safeguarding Children Partnership is intended to assist Sefton’s children’s workforce, professionals and all those who come into contact with children, young people and families, to respond appropriately to concerns and make timely decisions, about how to respond to the needs of the children, young people and families they are working with.

    Pan Merseyside Protocols

    These are all the protocols used across the Merseyside Areas that are used in conjunction with local procedures to safeguard children.

    1. Bruising Non Mobile Children (download a full set of blank body maps) 2. Forced Marriage & Honour based Violence
    3. Sudden Unexpected Death in Childhood (SUDiC) / Safe Sleep Guidance 4. Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Merseyside Protocol
    5. Pan Cheshire & Merseyside Perplexing Presentations (PP) and Fabricated or Induced Illness (FII) 6. Pan Merseyside Missing Children
    7. Pan Merseyside Child Exploitation 8. Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) Multi-Agency Pathway

    9. Pan Merseyside MAPPA ProtocolMAPPA Information Sharing Agreement

    10. Pan Merseyside Concealed Pregnancy Protocol
    11. Pan Merseyside Pre Birth Protocol 12. Parenting Capacity & Learning Disabilities
    13. Non Therapeutic Male Circumcism