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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 SCSP fact-sheets, policies & protocols, guidance materials, e-learning courses and other training.

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

Team Talk

Bi-monthly safeguarding briefings for the Sheffield children’s workforce, focussing on a particular safeguarding issue

Allegations of abuse against people who work with children (LADO)

LADO advice, guidance & management of allegations against a person who works with children


 Leaflets about bereavement that can be used to support staff, children and their families

Child Protection Conferences

 What is a Child Protection Conference and information about the Signs of Safety process

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 & FGM

Domestic abuse; forced marriage; honour-based violence; and Multi-agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC); Female Genital Mutilation

Sexualised Behaviour, Abuse & Exploitation

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)


SCSP guidance about online-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 at licenced events & premises, e.g. gambling, taxi's, tattoo's, entertainment & employment

Joint Targeted Area Inspections (JTAI)

What is a JTAI and which agencies are involved? 

Child Sexual Exploitation & Trafficking

Sheffield strategy; assessment of services; Sheffield Sexual Exploitation Service

Jargon Buster!

Explanations and links to the jargon used in all areas of education, health and social care 



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