6.3 B. Guidance and Policies


Protecting adults at risk in London: Good practice resource

Social Care Institute for Excellence (2012)

This resource is a tool for staff engaged in safeguarding adults at risk. It gives practical pointers to help people assess the risk of abuse, recognise it when it does occur and respond to it appropriately.

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Local Safeguarding Children Boards Guidance (Chapter 3 of Working Together to Safeguard Children)

Statutory guidance forms Chapter 3 of the revised version of Working Together to Safeguard Children, which is the core guidance on how agencies should cooperate in child protection and in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Working Together is part of an interlocking set of guidance supporting the Children Act 2004.

For more information, read the Children Act 2004: guidance.


Local Safeguarding Children Boards: The LSCB Challenge and Improvement Tool

Department for children, schools and families (2008)

The DfES undertook a Priority Review of LSCBs between September and December 2006 to assess how this important government objective is being delivered, this document provide LSCBs with access to a collection of resources to provide them with the information and guidance needed to improve their performance and effectiveness.

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What to do if you are worried a child is being abused

Department for Children, Schools and Families (2006)

This document provides best practice guidance for those who work with children in order to safeguard their welfare. It also contains an appendix to help practitioners with the legal issues affecting the sharing of information.

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