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Professional Working Guidance - Children

While many of the policies and procedures developed by the KBSP are geared towards supporting practitioners in their frontline safeguarding work, the following documents are designed to support professionals in their inter and intra agency working.

Allegations against people who work with children

Guidance for professionals on how to manage allegations against a person who works with children.

Information for managing allegations against people who work with children

Leaflets with information on how to manage concerns around a person who works with children can be found below

Managing concerns about adults who work with children - information for parents

Managing concerns about adults who work with children - information for employers

Managing concerns about adults who work with children - information for those subject to an allegation

To notify the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) of any allegation against a person who works with children, please complete the following form and return to the relevant email address.

KBSP LADO notification form

Advice specific to the management of allegations against foster carers can be found below.

KBSP guidance on managing allegations against foster carers

 

Escalation of professional disagreements

The KBSP Escalation policy should be used to formally raise concerns between agencies regarding work relating to children.

KBSP Resolution of professional disagreements in work relating to the safety of children

It is necessary to record each instance in which the Escalation policy is used to resolve professional disputes. Complete and send the below form to kbsp@bristol.gov.uk.

KBSP Resolution of professional disagreements – Monitoring Form

 

Supervision (Integrated) Joint Good Practice Guide and Tools

This Good Practice Guide is suitable for use by both child and adult safeguarding practitioners. The aim of this guide is to promote and develop a culture that values and engages in regular safeguarding supervision. It is intended to provide an overarching framework for all staff working in multi-agency organisations across Bristol.

Integrated Supervision Good Practice Guide and Tools

 

Partnership agreements and written undertakings

Used effectively partnership agreements and written undertakings can provide clarity and direction in managing a risk or concern relating to a child. However, learning from recent Serious Case Reviews (now known as Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews) has highlighted that, if not used effectively, they fail to provide sufficient protection to the child subject of the agreement. The following guidance outlines how to use partnership agreements and written undertakings effectively.

KBSP Multi-agency guidance on the use of partnership agreements and written undertakings 2013

Professionals should use the following template when drafting a partnership agreement

KBSP Partnership agreement template

Professionals should use the following template when drafting a written undertaking

KBSP Written Undertaking template

 

Multi Faith Guide

This guide to Child Protection and Adult Safeguarding for Faith Based Establishments was adopted from Faith Associates, Birmingham City Council. It is suitable for both child and adult safeguarding.

Multi-Faith Guide