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Guidance for professionals - domestic violence or abuse / forced marriage

This guidance is for professionals who come into contact with people who have experienced violence or abuse. Other documents include: Multi-agency practice guidelines: Handling cases of Forced Marriage Forced Marriage Protection Orders The Right to Choose: Multi-agency statutory guidance for dealing with forced marriage  …

Guide to Early Help Processes

This handbook is written for frontline operational managers, but the processes and policies will be of use to all staff working with and supporting children, young people and their families. The guidance explains the framework, practice tools and processes that are used to support integrated working…

Keeping Children Safe - Supplementary Education

Supplementary Education includes all non-statutory provision for children and young people in a setting outside of a mainstream school. It is not an alternative to mainstream education in your local school but provides extra support in core cirriculum subjects (Maths, English, Science, etc.) and/or languages,…

Keeping Children Safe - Unregistered Schools

An unregistered school is a school that is independent from Local Authority control and meets the criteria below for registration, but has not done so. The criteria are: Teaches a full-time education to five or more children aged between 5-16 years old Teaches a full-time…

The Law on FGM

National Policy documents for professionals Working Together to Safeguard Children (2013) Multi-Agency Practice Guidelines: Female Genital Mutilation (2011) Royal College of Nursing Female genital mutilation (2006) Safeguarding Children and Young People: A Toolkit for General Practice (2011) Female Genital Mutilation and its Management (2009) Female…

List of FGM Specialist Services in London

1. St George’s FGM Services Tel: 0208 725 5949 Open: 2 Fridays each month 2 – 5pm Contact: Denise Henry, Specialist Perineal Midwife: Denise.Henry@stgeorges.nhs.uk 2. Acton African Well Women Centre Acton Health Centre 35 – 61 Church Road London, W3 8QE Tel: 0208 383 8716;…

NSPCC: Ending Female Genital Mutilation

The following video has been made independently to reflect the experiences of a children who have undergone FGM. Please note some of the content is disturbing. Viewer discretion is advised. <p></p><object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" style="width:425px; height:344px;" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/04qAO5ZzZdY?version=3&amp;hl=en_GB&amp;rel=0"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/04qAO5ZzZdY?version=3&amp;hl=en_GB&amp;rel=0" /><param value="transparent" /></object> The NSPCC FGM helpline is…

Private Fostering - Identification table

The law states that the local authority must be informed about all private fostering situations. The parents, carer and ay professional who knows about the arrangement are legally required to inform the authority’s children’s service giving details about the arrangement.  Definition of a close relative…

Referral to Universal Services (formerly EHITS process)

This will be replacing the Early Help IT System (EHITS). Below are services you can refer to, with their referral criteria, referral form and contact details. To make a referral, you will need to scroll down to the service and download their referral form. When…

Resources to Support Schools in Promoting Pupil Health and Wellbeing

The following are useful resources to support schools in promoting pupil health and wellbeing within and outside the school curriculum.