Professionals and Practitioners

Here you will find out about document and tools that can help you with your day to day work, but also you can find out information about other services agencies and partners that work with the WDSCB.

Please find enclosed below links to relevant pages that most suits you and your interests, within these pages you can also download document that you might like to read or gather information about other agencies/partners and what they might offer. You can also find tools that you might like to download to help you within your work area.

 

  • CDOP (Child Death Overview Panel)

    Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015 gives Safeguarding Children Boards the duty to review all child deaths in their area, regardless of the cause of…

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  • Children First Hubs

    To find more information about Wakefield’s Early Help offer please visit; http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/schools-and-children/early-help/children-first-hubs  

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  • Criminal Exploitation of Children & Vulnerable Adults County Lines Guidance

    Who’s this guidance for? This guidance is primarily aimed at frontline staff who work with children, young people and potentially vulnerable adults. This includes professionals…

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  • Child Sexual Exploitation

    West Yorkshire CSE Risk Assessment Tool If you are working with a child or young person you suspect to be at risk of or experiencing…

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  • Common Assessment Framework

    The Common Assessment Framework (CAF) is an Early Help Assessment framework for Practitioners from Universal Services. Please see link below for further information.    …

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  • Domestic Abuse

    If you are experiencing abuse or using abusive behaviours you don’t need to suffer in silence. Wakefield District Domestic Abuse Service is here to help…

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  • Future In Mind

    NHS Wakefield’s Future in Mind Programme In October 2015 Wakefield Clinical Commissioning Group secured five years funding to transform emotional wellbeing services for children and…

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  • Early Help Strategy & Continuum of Need

    Here you will see the Early help Strategy and also Continuum of Need.

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  • Information Sharing

    WDSCB have a keen standard regarding information sharing between partners and agencies, as this can have a high outcome towards children and young people. WDSCB…

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  • LADO Local Authority Designated Officer

    Concerned about a child’s safety? If you have concerns about a child’s safety or well-being you should contact Social Care Direct, they will deal with…

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  • Missing Children

    You can download the Missing Children Strategy from the useful recourse at the bottom of this page.

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  • National Working Group Network

    WDSCB are gold members of the NWG Network. The NWG Network is a website for professionals working with children and young people and their families…

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  • Neglect Strategy and Understanding the Impact of Neglect

    ‘Neglect is the ongoing failure to meet a child’s basic needs and is the most common form of child abuse. A child may be left…

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  • Professional Referral

    Here you can download documents and templates for your service.

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  • Procedures, Protocols and Guidance

    West Yorkshire Safeguarding Procedures (West Yorkshire Consortium)http://westyorkscb.proceduresonline.com/index.htm The safeguarding children procedures are to be used at all times when there is conc

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  • Section 11

    If an organisation provides a service to children and/or young people or comes into contact with them, they need to ensure they comply with Section…

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  • Sexual Behaviours in Children and Adolescents

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  • Signs of Safety

    What is Signs of Safety: Signs of Safety is a tool kit for how to do child intervention work, used by: Wakefield Council NHS Police…

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  • Substances and Legal Highs

    Drug or alcohol problems (sometimes also called substance abuse or misuse) is a pattern of harmful behavior involving the misuse or overuse of substances for…

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  • Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS)

    VCS Training Applications: Wakefield LSCB is proud and committed to be working Together with the vibrant VCS in Wakefield and has a good relationship with…

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  • Useful Links

    For any further information and advice please see the useful links at the bottom of this page.  

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