Welcome to the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough safeguarding resources page for all professionals (statutory and voluntary) who work with children and their families.
Situated here are resources, identified by the Children’s Safeguarding Partnership Board, as helping to support practitioners to safeguard children and young people.
Children’s Partnership Toolbox
The Toolbox consists of a set of slides with the latest Children’s Safeguarding Partnership Board’s; strategies, policies, procedures, practitioner guidance’s and assessment tools. There are also website links to free e learning training and further support for young people.
The’ Basics of Safeguarding’ children and young people
The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Safeguarding Children Partnership Board hosted a number of multi-agency events to consider how practitioners can achieve the best long term outcomes for children by making the right referrals at the right time in accordance with the Safeguarding Partnership Board’s Effective Support for Children and Families (Threshold) Document. The presentation from the multi-agency events can be found here
Achieving the best outcomes for children and young people: Making the right referrals at the right time Multi-Agency Briefings
Found here is a slide pack to support practitioner’s basic understanding about safeguarding children and young people. The slides can be used within single agency training.
Professionals and organisations protecting children and young people need to reflect on the quality of their services and learn from their own practice and that of others. Good practice should be shared so that there is a growing understanding of what works well. Conversely, when things go wrong there needs to be a rigorous, objective analysis of what happened and why, so that important lessons can be learnt and services improved to reduce the risk of future harm to children.
The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Children Safeguarding Partnership Board is committed to ensuring that learning is shared as widely as possible with professionals across all agencies.
Our practitioner briefings are designed to make frontline staff and managers aware of the recommendations from multi-agency audits and local and national Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews (formally Serious Case Reviews (SCRs)).They recognise areas of good practice that can be shared and build upon and identify areas in which there may be policy, training and development needs
The briefings complement our learning events that take place across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough throughout the year. Details of our learning events can be found here
Section 11 Audit
Section 11 (s11) of Children Act 2004 puts a legal duty on a range of organisations to ensure that their functions – and any that they contract out to others, are discharged having regard to the need to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Safeguarding Children Board has a key role in achieving high standards in safeguarding and promoting welfare, not just through co-ordinating services but also through evaluation and continuous improvement.
The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Safeguarding Children Boards have developed a safeguarding audit tool to help organisations undertake their own quality assurance process in regard to safeguarding and child protection.
Online Safeguarding Audit Tool
This self-evaluation tool provides a checklist for organisations to evaluate risks, strengths and weaknesses and the extent to which an organisation is meeting requirements to manage and reduce online abuse and where there may be action points for future improvement.
The audit has been structured in line with Becta’s PIES model. This was an effective framework developed to provide a safeguarding strategy for organisations. It offers a simple way of mitigating against risks through a combination of effective Policies and practice, a robust and secure technology Infrastructure, and Education and training for learners and employees alike, underpinned by Standards and inspection.