Information for Practitioners
Resources and information for practitioners can be found below and by selecting the Safeguarding Topics options to the left.
LSCB's guidance on thresholds for children's and family services in Leicester City is available. It is intended to assist professionals within Leicester Childrens’ workforce to identify suitable responses to needs and issues that they encounter amongst the children, young people and families they are working with.
The LLR multi-agency referral form should be used for making referrals to Children's Social Care and Early Help Services in Leicester City. Please ensure that all previous versions of the referral form held within agencies or organisations are removed.
The LSCB procedures were launched on June 7th 2011. The procedures replace the previous LSCB practice guidance and LSCB procedures for Leicester City and Leicestershire and Rutland.
The Procedures will be compatible with "Working Together"(2018).
Notifying the Local Authority about a looked after child being placed into or outside Leicester
If a looked after child or young person is placed outside the geographical boundaries of their home local authority (called originating local authority), the local authority has a responsibility to notify agencies, including children's social care and health, of the move. A regional, East Midlands Protocol has been agreed which can be accessed here.
This pack has been designed by Leicestershire Police, in conjunction with partners involved in children's social care, health, education and local care providers. The pack includes useful information regarding police policy and procedure and also information around responding to risks faced by looked after children.
Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland LSCB SIRG Referral Form
This process and form has been agreed through the SIRG programme groups across LLR as the process that will be used for professionals to make referrals to the SIRG programme groups through safeguarding leads in agencies/organisations.
The reason for having a standard referral process across agencies/organisations is to ensure that professionals working in operational, supervisory and support roles are aware of the process. They will also be able to access a standard way of bringing suitable cases to the attention of the relevant SIRG programme group through their children's safeguarding leads.
The referral form can be accessed here.
Child Protection Information Sharing (CP-IS)
CP-IS is the bridge for information to flow between the NHS and the Local Authority (being implemented nationally) in a 24 hour cycle. This guide will assist practitioners in making use of this information.
Nottingham City Council, NHS Nottingham City CCG and the NCSCB have jointly commissioned a video animation. The video animation aims to encourage practitioners to identify children as ‘Was Not Brought’ as opposed to ‘Did Not Attend’, when referring to them not being presented at medical appointments.
Do you DBS check your staff and volunteers?
Please note there have been changes to the ID checking guidelines. New guidelines were introduced on 24 October 2017.
The national guidelines can be accessed online.
Children at Risk of Serious and Organised Crime
Download Leicestershire Police's warning signs that a child may display when they are beginning to become involved in Serious and Organised Crime.
Contains contact details for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.