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Children's neglect framework and practice guidance - September 2020

Guidance for Swindon professionals when working with families where there are concerns about neglect. Latest version published September 2020.

Child sexual exploitation: Professional's handbook - Spring 2017

Handbook designed to support all professionals in their work with children involved in, or at risk of, child sexual exploitation. Latest version published Spring 2017.

Cross border protocol

Guidance focusing specifically on safeguarding responsibilities in relation to children who move across local authority borders. Latest version published October 2019.

Cross border protocol (PDF)

Size: 585.73 KB

Disabled children: Additional child protection procedures

Guidance on additional procedures that safeguarding professionals need to follow when working with disabled children. Latest version published May 2019.

Disabled children: Intimate care guidance

Guidance for safeguarding professionals providing intimate care to disabled children. Complements additional guidance for working with disabled children. Latest version published March 2014.

Unborn baby protocol

Document providing practitioners with guidance to assist with decision making with pre-birth assessments and safeguarding referrals to children’s social care. Latest version published October 2017.

Unborn baby protocol (PDF)

Size: 461.54 KB

Escalation policy

Multi-agency policy on resolution of professional disagreements relating to the safeguarding and protection of children in Swindon. Latest version published September 2019.

Escalation policy (PDF)

Size: 522.5 KB

Example child protection policy for community organisations

Document providing a template for community organisations to create a child protection policy. Latest version published May 2016.

Female genital mutilation (FGM): Multi-agency guidance

Guidance about FGM for practitioners and volunteers who work with children and young people, and for groups who work with the parents of children. Latest version published November 2017.

7 minute brief action plan

Template to complete when using a SSP 7 minute or learning briefing as a record.

7 minute brief action plan (DOC)

Size: 301 KB

Care Act independent advocacy in Section 42 enquiries

Briefing to discuss suspected adult needs for care and support if they are experiencing, or are at risk of abuse or neglect. Latest version published October 2020.

Capturing the voice of the child in records

Briefing that explains what we mean by the child’s voice, referring not only to what children say directly, but to many other aspects of their lives. Latest version published May 2021.

Child protection conferences model

Briefing showing the required elements for moving towards a Family Safeguarding model. Latest version published October 2020.

Child protection conferences model (PPTX)

Size: 155.08 KB

Coercive control

Briefing outlining the term used to describe a pattern of behaviour which seeks to take away the victims sense of liberty or freedom. Latest version published December 2020.

Coercive control (PPTX)

Size: 136.99 KB

Early help hub

Details about the Hub offering advice, support and direct interventions at the earliest point of identified need. Latest version published September 2020.

Early help hub (PPTX)

Size: 153.49 KB

Effective information sharing and consent

Briefing showing how effective information sharing underpins integrated working, a vital element of both early intervention and safeguarding. Latest version May 2021.

Graded care profile 2 (GCP)

Briefing outlining the assessment tool which supports professionals in identifying and assessing neglect. Latest version published June 2020.

Graded care profile 2 (GCP) (PPTX)

Size: 102.89 KB

Harmful gambling

Briefing to help you recognise the signs and symptoms of harmful gambling and how it can affect young people. Latest version published September 2020.

Harmful gambling (PDF)

Size: 113.41 KB

Mental capacity act

Act designed to protect and empower individuals aged 16 and over to safeguard their human rights if they lack mental capacity to make their own decisions. Latest version published October 2020.

Mental capacity act (PPTX)

Size: 152.44 KB

Multi agency child protection standards for safeguarding children

Briefing that provides a framework for professionals and families to understand how organisations work together to safeguard children. Latest version published May 2020.

Multi agency mental health audit

Briefing from the Swindon Safeguarding Partnership multi agency mental health audit. Latest version February 2021.

Multi agency mental health audit (PDF)

Size: 905.78 KB

Neglect framework and practice guidance

Briefing on the persistent failure to meet a child’s basic physical/psychological needs, resulting in serious impairment of the child’s health and development. Latest version published October 2020.

Professional disagreement and escalation

Briefing showing process of challenging a decision made by another professional or organisation. Latest version published November 2020.

Rapid reviews

This briefing places a duty on local Safeguarding Partnerships to undertake a rapid review for serious child safeguarding cases. Latest version published May 2020.

Rapid reviews (PPTX)

Size: 116.5 KB

Resource pack - Professional Curiosity

Resource pack for sharing learning and improving practice. Latest version published January 2021.

Safeguarding adolescents resource pack

Resource pack for sharing learning and improving practice. Latest version published March 2021.

Self neglect

Briefing outlining the reasons for self-neglect, its complexity, its impact on a person’s health, wellbeing or living conditions and negative impact on others. Latest version published April 2021.

Self neglect (PPTX)

Size: 319.94 KB

Supporting vulnerable children and families during COVID-19

This briefing sets out key findings and recommendations, from a thematic analysis of Rapid Reviews, relating to serious child safeguarding
incidents. Latest version published May 2021.

Suspected bruising on children

Briefing outlining details about bruising, the most common presenting feature of physical abuse in children. Latest version published December 2020.

Suspected bruising on children (PPTX)

Size: 12.22 MB

Swindon advocacy movement brief

An independent charity offering a clear and consistent voice for the rights of people with care and support needs. Latest version published October 2020.

Swindon advocacy movement brief (PPTX)

Size: 1.56 MB

Swindon advocacy movement presentation

An independent charity offering a clear and consistent voice for the rights of people with care and support needs. Latest version published October 2020.

Swindon and Wiltshire sexual assault referral centre (SARC)

SARC is a safe place providing confidential practical and emotional support to anyone impacted by rape and serious sexual assault. Latest version published December 2020.

Swindon Safeguarding Partnership Annual Report

Report published by three statutory partners responsible for putting in place effective arrangements to support activity to safeguard children, young people and adults with care and support needs.

Adults escalation policy for Swindon

Document for the resolution of multi-agency professional differences.

Adults escalation policy for Swindon (PDF)

Size: 719.06 KB

Adult self neglect and hoarding guidance

Guidance and procedure for responding to self-neglect and hoarding concerns and enquiries in Swindon.

Adult safeguarding and domestic abuse guide to support practitioners and managers

This guide sets out the overlaps between safeguarding and domestic abuse including approaches and legal frameworks.

DASH risk checklist

The purpose of this checklist is to give a consistent and simple tool for practitioners who work with adult victims of domestic abuse.

DASH risk checklist (PDF)

Size: 351.74 KB

Deciding if you need to raise a safeguarding concern

Process to follow if you are concerned that an adult is at risk of or is experiencing abuse or neglect.

Guidance to safeguarding adults in Swindon

Checklist for maintaining good practice in responding, reporting and recording when someone has a concern.

Risk enablement and positive risk taking policy, procedures and guidance

A framework to support risk enablement and positive risk taking in adult social care.

Safeguarding adults easier to read guide

Document outlining what abuse is and what can you do to help stop it.

Safeguarding adults staff guide

Guide for all staff on what they need to know about reporting suspected abuse or neglect of adults.

Safeguarding adults staff guide (PDF)

Size: 169.03 KB

Safeguarding adults review framework 2019

This document sets out the Swindon LSAB agreed framework for undertaking a systematic evaluation of inter-agency involvement.

Safeguarding adults leaflet

Leaflet providing all you need to know about reporting abuse or neglect.

Safeguarding adults leaflet (PDF)

Size: 317.64 KB

Safeguarding adults in Swindon poster

Poster giving step by step guide to reporting abuse and making a referral.

Slavery and modern trafficking statement 2018

This plan details the overall strategy for the local response to referred individuals who may be survivors of human trafficking or modern slavery in Wiltshire and Swindon.

South West position of trust framework

A framework and process for responding to allegations and concerns against people working with adults with care and support needs.

Swindon MARAC referral form

Form to complete for all MARAC referrals, including reason for referral and additional information.

Swindon MARAC referral form (DOC)

Size: 80.5 KB

Understanding what constitues a safeguarding concern

Suggested multi-agency framework to support practice, recording and reporting.

Your guide to safeguarding in Swindon

This booklet tells you about the way we keep people safe from abuse.

Bruising in non-mobile infants

Policy on suspected bruising or unexplained injury in a child who is not independently mobile. Latest version published October 2019.

Bruising in non-mobile infants (PDF)

Size: 794.6 KB

Bruising in non-mobile infants leaflet

Information for parents and carers about bruising or injury on babies and children who are not independently mobile. Latest version published October 2019.

Forced marriage practice guidance

Guidance designed to provide professionals/ practitioners with information about responding to indications that a young person is at risk of a forced marriage. Latest version published September 2015.

Forced marriage practice guidance (PDF)

Size: 401.12 KB

Health protocol for attendance contribution at child protection strategy discussions

Guidance for health professional’s attending/contributing to strategy discussions held under Swindon child protection procedures. Latest version published May 2019.

Multi-agency standards for safeguarding children

Document outlining the expectations of agencies and professionals who work with children who require a statutory child protection response. Latest version published August 2021.

Online safety social media policy

This guidance provides a building block for organisations to develop their own advice and guidance about social media safer working practice. Latest version published July 2018.

Online safety social media policy (PDF)

Size: 797.11 KB

Safeguarding discharge planning protocol

Support for multi-agency staff to make appropriate arrangements for the safe discharge and transfer of children and young people from acute hospital settings. Latest version published March 2017.

See the adult, see the child​ practice guidelines​

Multi-agency practice guidelines for the assessment, support and case management of families. Latest version published January 2018.