Suffolk Safeguarding Children Board

LSCB Policies, Guidance and Protocols

How to bring a policy to the LSCB Planning, Policy and Engagement Group

Adult and Children Services Co-ordination


The Government published new guidance in September 2016 for Keeping Children Safe in Education which contains new information on managing allegations. The documents below are currently being updated to reflect this new guidance.

Please refer to the Information and Links section of our website for arrangements for handling allegations and contact details for Safeguarding Managers undertaking the role of Local Authority Designated Officers for allegations against all staff and volunteers.

Child Deaths

Child Safety

Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)

Children in Need

Children With Disabilities

Complex Abuse

Concealed Pregnancy

Domestic Abuse/Violence

Early Help

This strategy includes a clear statement of how we will work, using the Common Assessment Framework as the approach which links prevention and early help to more specialist services and our commitment to a Lead Practitioner model to ensure that services are coordinated around the needs of families. This Strategy also includes a clear outline of the outcomes we are seeking.


Suffolk Education and Learning colleagues have developed a Model Safeguarding Policy for Schools.

Escalation Policy

Fabricated Illness

Female Genital Mutilation

FGM is an unacceptable form of abuse and violence against girls and women and the Government is committed to preventing FGM. Further information and guidance can be found on the Government website.

National FGM Leaflets:

Forced Marriage


Good Practice Guide – Suffolk County Council

The Suffolk County Council Good Practice Guide is for anyone in Suffolk who works with children, young people and their families. It contains the policies and procedures which promote high quality services and good outcomes for children and young people. Suffolk County Council staff can access this information through mySCC (the SCC Intranet). External parties requiring further information can contact

Honour Based Abuse

Hostile Parents/Families

Male Circumcision

Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA)

Mental Health

Missing Children

The term 'missing' refers to children and young people up to the age of 18 who have run away from their home or care placement, have been forced to leave or whose whereabouts are unknown.

Also please see:

Modern Day Slavery


Further information can be found under our Government Guidance Section, Neglect Matters.

Non-Mobile Infants



Below is guidance that will assist you in deciding whether a Vulnerable To Radicalisation (VTR) referral is appropriate and to help you make that referral if you deem that it is. The quick reference guide gives an overview whilst the Vulnerable To Radicalisation Referral and Channel Guidance document provides more in depth explanation. The referral form itself provides notes to assist with completing it.

Private Fostering

Also please see:

Safer Recruitment

Safer Sleep

Self Harm

Rates of self-harm have increased in the UK over the past decade and are among the highest in Europe. Moreover rates of self-harm are much higher among groups with high levels of poverty and in adolescents and younger adults. Follow the links below to Practitioners Quick Guides:

Sexually Active Young People

Substance Misuse


Trafficked Children

Vulnerable Adults


This page was updated on 18 July 2017 (5 days ago)

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