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1 The Work of SGSCB Janet Fraser Safeguarding Children Strategy Manager

2 SGSCB South Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Board is a statutory partnership its function is; To coordinate what is done by each person or body represented on the Board for the purposes of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in the area.

3 SGSCB And; To ensure the effectiveness of what is done by each person or body for that purpose.

4 SGSCB membership Includes all statutory partners Voluntary agencies Schools The Secure Estate 2 lay members

5 What do we do? Develop policy and procedures Provide multi agency training Scrutinise the compliance of individual agencies with policies for example, safer recruitment, supervision and training Undertake Serious Case Reviews when required CDOP

6 Thresholds Guidance To improve outcomes for all children and young people in South Gloucestershire through safeguarding and promotion of their welfare To support interagency work and collaboration between all agencies when working with children, young people and their families To facilitate the effective and timely delivery of services to children, young people and their families

7 Tier 1 All children and young people May include children and young people who: attend school regularly are reaching developmental milestones and normal growth patterns appear to be emotionally well adjusted have good attachments have carers who take advantage of universal services

8 Lower Tier 2 Children with additional needs. May use pre-CAF check list to decide if CAF is needed May include children and young people who: have regularly missed important health or education appointments are slow in reaching developmental milestones have poor early attachments have lack of appropriate stimulation and play opportunities are starting to have absences from school; sudden, unexplained absence of more than 5 days; and are frequently late, or picked up late (on a regular basis)

9 Upper Tier 2 Children with additional needs which require an interagency response/CAF Lead Professional May include children and young people: Who are living with domestic abuse For whom there are concerns about developmental delays Who have long term physical or mental ill health Who self harm Who have an anti ‑ social behaviour order

10 Tier 3 Children and young people with complex and acute needs/ child protection plan or court order May include children and young people who: are in care have severe/ complex needs are subject to a child protection action plan are subject to court orders

11 Escalation Policy Where there is a difference of opinion between practitioners with regard to the management of a case, thresholds for intervention, roles and responsibilities or the need for action and communication. The document is for use among all staff both statutory and voluntary who work in a professional capacity with children and young people.

12 Allegations or concerns against staff and volunteers All agencies need to have a process in place to deal with allegations or concerns This applies to volunteers as well as paid staff Named officer responsible LADO

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