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Policies and Guidance

Information for professionals

All professionals should be working in line with national policy around safeguarding children.

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National guidance for safeguarding adults, with reference to The Care Act, The Mental Capacity Act, Deprovation of Liberty Safeguards / Liberty Protection Safeguards, Out of Area Safeguarding Adults Guidance, and Office of Public Guardian.

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Guidance to support professionals who work with adults at risk in their practice. Includes Escalation of professional disagreements; Information Sharing; Supervision Good Practice Guide; Multi Faith Guide

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Policies and guidance around professional working standards for those working with children, including Supervision; Escalation; Allegations against professionals (LADO); Multi-faith guidance

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The KBSP Threshold Guidance 2018 has been designed to help practitioners working with children and young people identify when additional support will help children achieve their potential, and keep them safe from harm. The 2018 refreshed document includes matrices to assist practitioners in their decision making. Dog, dogs, pets, risk assessment, threshold guidance

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Includes KBSP guidance on Working with Adults at Risk, Regional Safeguarding Adults Policy, Safeguarding Pathways, and OOA Safeguarding Guide

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Guidance for professionals working with Adults, Children and Communities to support a 'Think Family' Approach.

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Guidance appropriate for professionals working with Adults and Children; Children and young adults with disabilities.

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Guidance around multi-agency professionals meetings, MAPPA, strategies, and Child Protection conferences.

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The following guidance outlines the principles which underpin best practice interventions to safeguard children and young people from sexual exploitation

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Policies and Guidance relevant to pregnancy and infants, including; Perinatal Mental Health; Expected Baby; Injuries in non-mobile babies

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Information covers Achieving Best Evidence and Inherent Jurisdiction

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Resources for Education professionals, including online safety and transfer of CP files.

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Online Safety resources

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Includes guidance on Referral Pathways to SARC and Harmful Sexual Behaviour

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Includes guidance around Criminal Exploitation (CCE); Trafficking; and County Lines

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Neglect Strategy and supporting information

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Information about Domestic Abuse and MARAC

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Joint Child, Adults and Communities guidance for working with parents and families who misuse substances

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Guidance around the PREVENT agenda and radicalisation, and information for safeguarding children who have returned from Syria

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Information on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Forced Marriage

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Information about Death in Childhood and CDOP annual reports

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These documents were developed to provide a clear outline of the multi-agency responsibilities and response to meeting the needs of children who go missing from home and care

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This document provides a good practice guideline for agencies involved in transitions of children to adult services

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Multi Agency Protocol for Children who present to the Children Emergency Department (CED) at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children (BRHC) who are medically fit but there is an unclear pathway for safe discharge

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Protocol for those working with Adults and Children to support Perinatal Mental Health (PMH)

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Information about the Mental Capacity Act and supporting Best Interests

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Information and guidance on Organisational and Institutional abuse in adult care settings

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The KBSP Prevention and Early Intervention Strategy aims to raise awareness and to promote an outcomes approach in safeguarding adults that results in the best experience possible.

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Information and resources on Mate Crime

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Self neglect is a complex issue for safeguarding. The KBSP has developed Multi Agency Guidance for dealing with adults with care and support needs where there are concerns of Self Neglect.

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Our strategy on how to prevent young people in Bristol from getting involved with gang activity and violence.

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The Keeping Bristol Safe Partnership carries out DHRs when someone aged 16 or over dies as a result of violence, abuse or neglect by a relative, household member or someone they’ve been in an intimate relationship with.

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CSPRs are learning reviews conducted in cases where abuse or neglect of a child is known or suspected and the child has died or been seriously harmed.

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A Safeguarding Adult Review (SAR) is a multi-agency review conducted by the KBSP to learn lessons from serious cases.

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ACEs are highly stressful experiences that occur in early life that can have an impact of physical and mental health throughout life.

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