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Safeguarding Children Procedures and Practice Guidance Documents

The Nottingham City Safeguarding Children Board (NCSCB) and the Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Children Board (NSCB) have joint safeguarding children procedures and practice guidance. These are regularly reviewed and updated.

Practice Guidance

In addition to the joint NCSCB / NSCB Practice Guidance that can be accessed above, there is some Practice Guidance which is for Nottingham City only:

Indicators of Child Abuse

Nottingham City Safeguarding Children Board and Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Children Board have made a leaflet to support people to identify when a child is experiencing, or is at risk of experiencing abuse

Excellence in Safeguarding Children Tool

NCSCB has developed the Excellence in Safeguarding Children Tool. This guidance includes learning from Serious Case Reviews and practice guidance and is designed to help practitioners address the issues raised. 

Safeguarding Children and Young People from Child Sexual Exploitation

The following Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Procedural Flowchart and Multi Agency Risk Assessment Tool have been developed to support practitioners in their work to protect children at risk of, or experiencing CSE.

Safer Sleeping for Babies

Nottingham City Safeguarding Children Board and Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Children Board have developed the Safer Sleeping Risk Assessment Tool to support practitioners to identify if parents or carers are putting a baby to sleep in an unsafe way.

A self-directed learning session has also been developed to help practitioners learn about:

  • what guidance to give carers to ensure they are putting babies to sleep safely
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
  • the risk factors for SIDS

Appropriate Language Guidance

Child Sexual Exploitation and Criminal Exploitation

Guidance has been developed to help professionals to use appropriate language when communicating about children and young who are experiencing child sexual exploitation or criminal exploitation. 

Language implying that the child or young person is complicit in any way, or responsible for the crimes that have happened or may happen to them, must be avoided.  The guidance provides lots of suggestions of how to express concerns and describe what the child or young person is experiencing that avoid any suggestion that the child is to blame.

Contact Us

Loxley House Station Street Nottingham NG2 3NG safeguarding.partnerships@nottinghamcity.gov.uk
Tel: 0115 876 4762

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