SEFTON SCP Safeguarding Policies and Procedures Online Manual

1 Introduction/Level of Need

Sefton Safeguarding Children Partnership - Multi-Agency Safeguarding Procedures

Welcome to the Sefton SCP Multi-Agency Procedures (Safeguarding Children). 

Please take the time to peruse the various sections.

NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) have published quality standards in relation to 'child abuse and neglect'.  Quality standards are intended to drive up the quality of care, and improve outcomes.  The quality standard is expected to contribute to improvements in the following outcomes:

  • 1) Referrals to Children's Social Care;
  • 2) repeated referrals
  • 3) children receiving Early Help support
  • 4) recognition and management of abuse and neglect 
  • 5) children who were the subject of a CP plan
  • 6) experience of health and social care services in children, young people, their families and carers
  • 7) health and wellbeing in children and young people

Click here to view NICE Quality Standards (Child abuse and neglect)

Sefton's Level of Need Guidance (2020)

The purpose of the Level of Need Guidance is to enable all staff and volunteers in Sefton to provide the most appropriate level of need response for children and young people in order that their safeguarding needs are met.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THE LEVEL OF NEED GUIDANCE IS CURRENTLY UNDER REVIEW TO REFLECT CHANGES AND THE NEW PATHWAY IN SEFTON.  Click HERE to view a presentation on the pathway.... 'new way of working' 

Pan Merseyside Protocols

1. Bruising in Children Who are Not Independent Mobile (download a full set of blank body maps) 2. Forced Marriage & Honour based Violence
3. Sudden Unexpected Death in Childhood (SUDiC) / Safe Sleep Guidance 4. Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Merseyside Protocol
5. Pan Cheshire & Merseyside Perplexing Presentations (PP) and Fabricated or Induced Illness (FII) 6. Pan Merseyside Missing Children
7. Pan Merseyside Child Exploitation 8. Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) Multi-Agency Pathway

9. Pan Merseyside MAPPA ProtocolMAPPA Information Sharing Agreement

10. Pan Merseyside Concealed Pregnancy Protocol
11. Pan Merseyside Pre Birth Protocol 12. Parenting Capacity & Learning Disabilities
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