Appendix B: Further sources of information


Department for Education guidance

Care of unaccompanied migrant children and child victims of modern slavery

Child sexual exploitation: definition and guide for practitioners

Children Act 1989: care planning, placement and case review

Children Act 1989: court orders

Children Act 1989: private fostering

Information sharing: advice for practitioners providing safeguarding services

Keeping children safe in education: Statutory guidance for schools and colleges on safeguarding children and safer recruitment

Knowledge and skills statements for child and family social work

Listening to and involving children and young people, Department for Education and Home Office

Mandatory reporting of female genital mutilation: procedural information, Department for Education and Home Office

Multi-agency statutory guidance on female genital mutilation, Department for Education, Department of Health and Social Care, and Home Office

National action plan to tackle child abuse linked to faith or belief

National minimum standards for private fostering

Non-Maintained Special Schools Regulations 2015

Pathways to harm, pathways to protection: a triennial analysis of serious case reviews, 2011 to 2014

Preventing and tackling bullying

Safeguarding children, Department for Education, Home Office, Ofsted, Department of Health and Social Care, Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government, Care Quality Commission, Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, and Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Safeguarding Children in whom illness is fabricated or induced, Department for Education, Department of Health and Social Care and Home Office

Safeguarding children who may have been trafficked, Department for Education and Home Office

Safeguarding strategy - unaccompanied asylum seeking and refugee children

Sexual violence and sexual harassment between children in schools and colleges

Statutory framework for the early years [under 5s] foundation stage (EYFS)

Statutory guidance on children who run away or go missing from home or care

Statutory visits to children with special educational needs and disabilities or health conditions in long-term residential settings, Department for Education and Department of Health and Social Care.

The Child Safeguarding Practice Review and Relevant Agency (England) Regulations 2018

The prevent duty: for schools and childcare providers

United Nations Convention on the rights of the child

Use of reasonable force in schools

Visiting children in residential special schools and colleges, Department for Education and Department of Health and Social Care

What to do if you're worried a child is being abused: advice for practitioners


Guidance issued by other government departments and agencies

Achieving Best Evidence in Criminal Proceedings: Guidance on interviewing victims and witnesses, and guidance on using special measures Ministry of Justice

Advice to parents and carers on gangs Home Office

Advice to schools and colleges on gangs and youth violence Home Office

Apply for a forced marriage protection order Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Arrangements to Safeguard and Promote Children’s Welfare (original title "Every Child Matters") UK Visas and Immigration

Asset Plus: assessment and planning in the youth justice system Youth Justice Board

Carers Strategy: Second National Action Plan 2014-2016 Department of Health and Social Care

Carers Strategy: the second national action plan 2014-2016 Department of Health and Social Care

Channel Duty guidance - Protecting vulnerable people from being drawn into terrorism Home Office

Criminal exploitation of children and vulnerable adults: county lines Home Office

Cyber Aware National Cyber Security Centre

DBS barring referral guidance Disclosure and Barring Service

Developing local substance misuse safeguarding protocols Public Health England

Disclosure and Barring Services Disclosure and Barring Service

Female Genital Mutilation Protection Orders: factsheet Home Office

Forced marriage Foreign & Commonwealth Office and Home Office

Forced Marriage Protection Orders HM Courts & Tribunals Service

Guidance for health professionals on domestic violence Department of Health and Social Care

Handling cases of forced marriage: multi-agency practice guidelines Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Indecent images of children guidance for young people Home Office

Mental Health Act 1983 Code of Practice: Guidance on the visiting of psychiatric patients by children Department of Health

Mental Health Act 1983 Code of Practice: Guidance on the visiting of psychiatric patients by children Department of Health

Missing Children and Adults - A Cross Government Strategy Home Office

Modern slavery Act statutory guidance Home Office

Multi-agency public protection arrangements (MAPPA) Ministry of Justice, National Offender Management Service, and HM Prison Service

National service framework: children, young people and maternity services Department of Health and Social Care

NHS England safeguarding Policy NHS England

Prison, probation and rehabilitation: Public protection manual National Offender Management Service and HM Prison Service

Probation service guidance on conducting serious further offence reviews framework Ministry of Justice

Radicalisation - Prevent strategy Home Office

Recognised, valued and supported: next steps for the carers strategy 2010 Department of Health and Social Care

Safeguarding vulnerable people in the reformed NHS: Accountability and Assurance Framework NHS England

Serious and Organised Crime Toolkit: An Interactive Toolkit for practitioners working with young people Home Office

Thinkuknow [Supporting children to stay safe online] National Crime Agency

Understanding the female genital mutilation enhanced dataset: updated guidance and clarification to support implementation Department of Health and Social Care

Violence against women and girls Home Office


Guidance issued by external organisations

Child maltreatment: when to suspect maltreatment in under 18s NICE

Child protection and the Dental Team British Dental Association

Children's Commissioner

Children's rights and the law - Children's Rights Alliance for England

Cyberbullying: Understand, Prevent, Respond – Guidance for Schools Childnet International

How we protect children’s rights – Unicef

Inter parental relationships Early Intervention Foundation

NICE guideline on child abuse and neglect NICE

Prison and Probation Ombudsman’s fatal incidents investigation

Private fostering CoramBAAF

Protecting children and young people: doctors' responsibilities General Medical Council

Safeguarding Children Toolkit for General Practice Royal College of General Practitioners

Standards for safeguarding and protecting children in sport NSPCC

Sudden unexpected death in infancy and childhood: multi-agency guidelines for care and investigation Royal College of Pathologists

Whistleblowing advice line NSPCC

Working Together with Parents Network update of the DoH/DfES Good practice guidance on working with parents with a learning disability (2007) University of Bristol