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Procedures and guidance

What are the local procedures and guidance?

One of the core functions of East Riding Safeguarding Children Board is to develop policies and procedures including those on action taken where there are concerns about the safety and welfare of a child, including thresholds for intervention. 

We are continuing to review and update our procedures in order to ensure they reflect  recent changes in legislation. If you have any queries please discuss them with your manager or child protection lead.

Assessing and Providing Early Help

This guidance is for everyone who works with children and young people and their families in East Riding of Yorkshire. It is about the way we can all work together, share information, and take a child centred approach.

Early Help Guidance (pdf 810kb opens in a new window)

The Early Help Assessment Tool and Guidance can be downloaded below:

Early Help Assessment for Families (Word 335kb opens in a new window)

Early Help Assessment Guidance (Word 431kb opens in a new window)

The ERSCB threshold guidance below offers a model and a framework for identifying needs and analysing risk when working to strengthen and support families. It should be used as guidance and is not intended to restrict the judgement of professionals and volunteers

The guidance and confirmation of a referral form can be downloaded below:

Threshold Document - Guidance for early help, targeted, specialist and statutory support (pdf 1.8MB opens in a new window)

Confirmation of a referral to EHaSH form (Word 144.98 kb opens in a new window)

 Assessment Protocol 2018 - 2020 (pdf 380.10kb opens in a new window)

The aim of the Assessment Protocol is to ensure that there is a unified and consistent approach to assessment that defines roles and responsibilities to protect the safety and wellbeing of all children within the East Riding of Yorkshire.

Child Protection Conferences (Word  1223kb opens in a new window)

The ER Signs of Safety practice guidance and glossary of terms can be downloaded here:

Signs of Safety in the East Riding (word 481kb opens in a new window) 

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Children in Specific Circumstances


Children with Disabilities (pdf 245kb opens in a new window)

Child Sexual Exploitation (pdf 942kb opens in a new window)

CLICK BELOW for related forms:
CSE Risk Indicator Tool 2018 (Word 337Kb opens in a new window)
Partnership Information Form (PIF) (Word pdf 47.20 opens in a new window)

 

Fabricated or Induced Illness (pdf 299kb opens in a new window)

Female Genital Mutilation (pdf 382kb opens in a new window)

Hidden Harm Strategy (pdf 314.60Kb opens in a new window)

Hidden Harm (Parental Alcohol and/or Substance Misuse) Procedures and Guidance (pdf 1.7Mb opens in a new window)

Hidden Harm Tool Kit (pdf 1.21Mb opens in a new window)

Runaway or Missing from Home or Care Protocol (pdf 1Mb opens in a new window)

Self Harm and Suicide (pdf 1.6mb opens in a new window)

Guidance Documents

Allegations of abuse made against adults who work with children (pdf 362kb opens in a new window)

Anti-Bullying Strategy (pdf 2mb opens in a new window)

Online Safety Guidance (Word 227kb opens in a new window)

Information Sharing Advice for Safeguarding Practitioners (pdf 266kb opens in a new window)

Resolving inter-agency disagreements - guidance and protocol (pdf 336kb opens in a new window)

Safer Recruitment Guidance (pdf 237kb opens in a new window)

Working Together 2015 (pdf 1.56mb opens in a new window)

What to do if you are worried a child is being abused (pdf 320kb opens in a new window)

 Allegations of Harm arising from under age sexual activity 2018-2020 (pdf  469Kb opens in a new window)
Animal Abuse  and Links to Abuse of Children and Vulnerable Adults (pdf 259Kb opens in a new window)
Blue Cross - Be Safe with dogs for families (pdf 515Kb opens in a new window)
Blue Cross - Your Dog and Your Baby (pdf 275Kb opens in a new window)
Bruising in Non-Independent  Mobile Babies and Children Guidance 2018-2020 (pdf 279.32Kb opens in a new window)
Children Abused by Children and Young People (Harming Others) 2018-2020 (pdf 275.07Kb opens in a new window)
Children Living Away from Home 2018-2020 (pdf 447Kb opens in a new window)
Dangerous Dogs and Safeguarding Children November 2017 -2020 (pdf 301Kb opens in a new window)
DEFRA - Prohibited Dogs in GB (pdf 238Kb opens in a new window)
HSB - Child Harmful Sexual Behaviour Procedure and Guidance  2018-2020 (pdf 620Kb opens in a new window)
Pre-Birth Assessments 2018-2020 Practice Guidance 2018-2020 (pdf 504Kb opens in a new window)
Spirit Possession  or Witchcraft  Procedures and Guidance (pdf 302Kb opens in a new window)
Visits by Children to Mental Health Units or Special Hospitals Guidance 2018-2020 (pdf 288Kb opens in a new window)

Local Authority Procedures

You can access the Local Authority Childcare Procedures Library here