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Information and resources

The safeguarding information and resources section will provide learning tools about specific safeguarding issues to help practitioners to develop their knowledge and that of their colleagues.

The resources include SSCB fact-sheets, policies & protocols, guidance materials, e-learning coursesand other training.

Click on one of the areas below to find out more:

Mental Ill-Health

Child & adult mental ill-health; self-harm and suicide; transition to adult services; families with mental ill-health; psychiatric facilities

Domestic Abuse & Forced Marriage

Including domestic abuse & children; forced marriage; honour-based violence; and Multi-agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC)

Sexualised Behaviour, Abuse & Exploitation

Including sexualised behaviour; sexually active young people; trafficking; child sexual exploitation; sexual abuse

Drug & Alcohol Misuse

Children, young people & parents who misuse substances; pregnant women; Hidden Harm; Multi-Agency Pregnancy Liaison Assessment Group (MAPLAG)

Disability & Health Issues

HIV; physical & learning disabilities; transition; fabricated & induced illness; female genital mutilation (FGM)

Online Safeguarding

Including Sheffield Safeguarding Children Board guidance about e-safety; use of camera’s & images; writing policies & procedures

Community & Peer Issues

Peer abuse; gang activity; spiritual beliefs; extremism & radicalisation; persons posing a risk; Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA)

Parenting & Carer Issues

Private fostering;children & young people who run away; children from abroad; licensed premises; prisoners and their families; young carers

Neglect Strategy

To improve the life chances of children and  reduce the risk of harm

Thresholds of Need Guidance

Guidance to support early help, identify needs and analyse risk


Safeguarding children & young people at licenced events and premises, e.g. gambling, taxi's, tattoo's, entertainment & employment

Joint Targeted Area Inspections (JTAI)

JTAIs are joint inspections carried out by Ofsted, the Care Quality Commission, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation (HMIP).    JTAIs look at the effectiveness of multiagency safeguarding arrangements. The attached leaflet for professionals outlines the current focus of these and how the inspections work.



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