Local Safeguarding Children Policies, Procedures and Guidance

The Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Procedures are used at all times when there are  concerns that a child is at risk of harm.

Our procedures are web based so that practitioners can access up to date procedures in a user friendly format. Practitioners can also register for alerts that will keep them informed of any updates.  

Key local guidance documents

To support agencies and practitioners to safeguard and protect children the Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Boards have published the following documents:

Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Boards have also produced a number of additional guidance documents, assessment tools and leaflets and these can be found on our Information and Resources page.  

National Guidance

What to do if you're worried a child is being abused guidance for practitioners

Information Sharing: Advice for practitioners providing safeguarding services to children, young people, parents and carers

Working Together to Safeguard Children: A guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children

K‌eeping Children Safe in Education (September 2016) guidance for all schools and collages