Child protection procedures, guidance and strategies

These documents have been agreed by the CYSCB as a framework for joint agency working in safeguarding children within the City of York.  They 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 these documents are subject to ongoing review and updating to ensure compliance with statutory guidance, and may change. 

Information and strategies

CYSCB Multi-agency Child Neglect Strategy 

One Minute Guide to Child and Adolescent Neglect

Involving children and their families

Recognition of abuse

Safer Recruitment


 **NEW** Bitesize Guides



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

Child deaths and the Child Death Overview Panel

Child protection conference complaints and appeals

Children who sexually harm 


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

Multi- agency 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 


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)  and FII Chronology document

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

Injuries to Non Independently Mobile Children  - Information guide for professionals to give parents and carers

North Yorkshire Police Modern Slavery Toolkit  and Modern Slavery Act 2015

Parental substance misuse

Pre-birth assessment guidance 

'Prevent' (preventing-terrorism) Guidance

'Prevent' flowchart

Protecting children online 


Sexually active young people

Serious Case Reviews

Sports Coaches in Schools,and requesting references,and coach observation form

Unaccompanied children arriving from outside the UK

Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015