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Swindon Local Policies, Protocols & Guidance


Child protection and safeguarding procedures provide standards for agencies and a framework to promote children's welfare and protect them from abuse and neglect.   Swindon Safeguarding Partnership is signed up to the South West Child Protection Procedures (SWCPP).  For more information about the SWCPP and access to the procedures please go to the SWCPP page.

Swindon Safeguarding Partnership has developed local multi agency procedures and guidance to address specific issues in Swindon, these procedures can be found below.
Swindon Children and Families Service have developed a Swindon Procedures Manual which is a collation of all procedures relating to internal (Swindon Borough Council) staff.  To access these procedures please see the Swindon Procedures Manual page.

Please note some of these documents are currently being revised or an update is planned. Revised versions will appear here as soon as they become available. In the meantime, if you have any queries regarding these documents please contact the Swindon Safeguarding Partnership Business Unit:


​Policy Date published/Updated

Allegation Management Guidance ​


​October 2020

Bruising in Non-mobile Infants

Bruising in Non-mobile Infants Leaflet 

October 2019

Child Death Process - Swindon & Wiltshire​

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Child Sexual Exploitation: Practitioners Handbook

​Spring 2017

Children Missing from Home & Care - Swindon & Wiltshire

May 2019

Cross Border Protocol Oct 2019

Disabled Children: Additional Child Protection Procedures

​May 2019

Disabled Children & Young People: Intimate Care Guidance

​March 2014

Early Help Strategy

​July 2018

Escalation Policy

Sept  2019

Example Child Protection Policy (Community Organisations)​

​June 2016

FGM Multi-agency Guidance

​November 2017

Forced Marriage


Health Protocol for Attendance/Contribution at Child Protection Strategy Discussions May 2019
Multi-Agency Standards for Safeguarding Children April 2020

MARAC Referral form

DASH Risk Checklist (To be used to inform MARAC Referral) 

Sept 2020

​Children's Neglect Framework & Practice Guidance 

​Sept 2020

Safeguarding Discharge Planning Protocol​

​Mar 2017

Safer Working Practices in Education Settings

​May 2019

​See The Adult, See The Child​ Practice Guidelines

Jan 2018

Online Safety - Social Media Policy

July 2018

Swindon Multi Agency Thresholds Framework Document October 2019

​The Right Help at the Right Time

​Feb 2020

Unborn Baby Protocol​

​Aug 2017



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