Policies, Procedures and Guidance - Children & Young People
One of Suffolk Safeguarding Partnership’s key roles is to provide policies and guidance to anyone working with children. This section contains the policies we think you need. If you can’t find what you are looking for, contact us and we will do our best to help.
Adults at Risk
For further information regarding policies relating to adults, please see the Policies, Procedures and Guidance - Adults page
Asylum Seeking Children
Children with Disabilities
In line with the review of the Disabled Children and Young People’s Team, pathways into specialist services are also being reviewed. In the interim anyone in need of support for a child / young person with a disability should still contact Customer First. Details of how to contact Customer First can be found here.
Collaborative Casework: Adults, Children and Families and Mental Health Services (Previously ACCORD)
Collaborative Casework describes the way we expect everyone across our services to work collaboratively to get the best outcomes for the adults and children we work with. We must all change the way we think about what we do and the way we do it, so the County Council, Health and other partners have been looking at how we work together. All parties recognise that the current system in Suffolk is disjointed, not preventative enough and sometimes doesn’t work best for the customer.
The guidance below applies to all casework and collaborative working across service boundaries at every level, to support a child, young person, adult and their whole family.
Cross Boundary Protocol
Dangerous Dogs Guidance
Emotional Health and Wellbeing
Source: Public Health England
Date: 28 September 2020
Public Health England has published guidance for local authorities in England on how to develop a suicide prevention strategy and action plan. The guidance outlines priorities for short-term action which includes the mental health of children and young people.
Read the guidance: Suicide prevention: developing a local action plan
Good Practice Guide – Suffolk County Council
The Suffolk County Council Good Practice Guide is for anyone in Suffolk who works with children, young people and their families. It contains the policies and procedures which promote high quality services and good outcomes for children and young people. Suffolk County Council staff can access this information through mySCC (the SCC Intranet).
External parties requiring further information can contact email@example.com
Hard to Engage Families
Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA)
Parish/Town Council Safeguarding Policy Template
Sexually Active Young People
Other Procedures and Guidance