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.
Leaflets with information on how to manage concerns around a person who works with children can be found below
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.
Advice specific to the management of allegations against foster carers can be found below.
Escalation of professional disagreements
The KBSP Escalation policy should be used to formally raise concerns between agencies regarding work relating to 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
Professionals should use the following template when drafting a partnership agreement
Professionals should use the following template when drafting a written undertaking
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.