Policies and Procedures
Pan Berkshire Child Protection Procedures
The Pan Berkshire Child Protection Procedures set out the roles and responsibilities, processes and guidance for multi-agency working in child protection and related areas. They are based on current legislation and guidance, such as Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015 and the Children Act 2004. Professionals and volunteers that are or may be involved in protection of children should develop a good working knowledge and understanding of these procedures.
Resolving Professional Disagreements about Safeguarding Children:
Child Death Overview Panel
All Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCB) are required to have a Child Death Overview Panel (CDOP) to see whether we can learn lessons from children’s deaths in order to improve the health, safety and well-being of other children. Through this we hope to prevent further child deaths. The Pan Berkshire (LSCB) Child Death Overview Panel is the collaboration of six LSCBs.
Section 11 audit
Section 11 of the Children Act 2004 places duties on a range of organisations and individuals to ensure their functions, and any services that they contract out to others, are discharged having regard to the need to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
School Safeguarding Audit
School governing bodies are required to carry out an annual review of their school’s safeguarding practice and to provide information to the LA about how the duties set out in the DfE guidance have been discharged. This is to meet the requirements of Section 175 and 157 of the Education Act. The audit form enables schools to undertake a thorough review of safeguarding procedures.
See also Keeping children safe in education.