Barnsley Safeguarding Children Board

Revised statutory guidance, Working Together to Safeguard Children (2015), came into effect in April 2015.

It was published in response to recommendations from Professor Eileen Munro's report, 'A child-centred system'. This is an interactive version of the guidance.

The guidance sets out the legal requirements that health services, social workers, police, schools and others who work with children, must follow. It places emphasis on safeguarding being everyone's business and the responsibility of all professionals who work with children.

Other resources you may find useful have been added below. Email us if you'd like us to include particular resources or web links that you've found helpful.

 

Recent guidance

Dealing with bullying 

Every child, young person and adult has the right to be treated with dignity and respect.

Domestic abuse

Emotional abuse

Physical abuse

Sexual abuse

Neglect

  • Research in Practice:  Also offers an extensive catalogue of up-to-date articles and information on neglect and related issues.
  • In the child's time: Ofsted report exploring the effectiveness of arrangements to safeguard children with particular focus on those aged 10 and under.

Information sharing

Missing children

  • Guide for Parents on Child Abduction:  This leaflet provides advice to parents on what to do if another parent or relative takes and keeps a child in another country against their will.

Safer recruitment

Support for families of offenders

  • iHOP:  provides a national one-stop information and advice service for all professionals working with children and families of offenders.  Barnardos and POPS (Partners of Prisoners Families support group) have joined together to deliver the service with Government funding. 

Voluntary and community sector

  • Safe Network:  Works towards building common safeguarding standards for voluntary and community organisations.

Young carers

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