Child protection procedures

The procedures have been agreed by the CYSCB as a framework for joint agency working in safeguarding children within the City of York.

The procedures are based on the statutory guidance, Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015, research and good practice.

Staff who are or may be involved in safeguarding children need to have a working knowledge of these documents and to refer to relevant sections as needed.

It should be noted that the procedures are subject to ongoing review and updating to ensure compliance with statutory guidance and may change. 


Agency roles and responsibilities

Involving children and their families

Recognition of abuse

Safer Recruitment

One Minute Guide to Child and Adolescent Neglect


Allegations against professionals, carers and volunteers  and the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)

Child protection conference complaints and appeals

Children who sexually harm 

Initial Child Protection Conferences, Reviews and Implementing the Child Protection Plan  

Interagency Safeguarding Procedure: Responding to child safeguarding concerns and making referrals

Missing from Home and Care Procedure 

Organised Abuse Procedure 

Resolution of professional concerns and disputes 

Responding to child deaths and the Child Death Overview Panel


Guidance (local and national)

Adults who pose a risk to children

Child Sexual Abuse & Exploitation Guidance  

Child Sexual Exploitation screening tool

Safeguarding Children and Young People from Sexual Exploitation Supplementary Guidance

Children Missing from Education (CME)

Domestic abuse

Fabricated and induced illness (FII) (NEW) and FII Chronology doc

Female genital mutilation

Filming and photographing children at school and public event

Keeping Children Safe in Education (from 5 September 2016)

Managing Injuries to Non-Independently Mobile Children

Information guide for professionals to give to parents re injuries to Non-Independently Mobile Children

North Yorkshire Police Modern Slavery Toolkit and Modern Slavery Act 2015

Parental substance misuse

Pre-birth assessment guidance 

'Prevent' (preventing-terrorism) Guidance

Protecting children online 


Sexually active young people

Serious Case Review guidance  

Sports Coaches in Schools, requesting references, coach observation form

Unaccompanied children arriving from outside the UK

Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015


Safeguarding in specific circumstances (A toH)

Safeguarding in specific circumstances (H to Z)