SEFTON LSCB Safeguarding Policies and Procedures Online Manual

    3.9 Where there is, or maybe, a Crime Committed

    Last updated 12/11/2018

    If the referral relates to a situation in which a crime has or may have been committed, including sexual or physical assault or physical injury caused by neglect, the worker receiving the referral must discuss the referral with the Police at the earliest opportunity. The Police, in consultation with Children’s Social Care Services and any other agencies involved with the child, must consider whether there should be a criminal investigation and/or a Children’s Social Care Services led intervention.

    This will need to be discussed carefully and a decision made at a Strategy Meetings.