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Child Protection and Children in Care

This page contains useful documents and links in relation to Child Protection and Children in Care.

These documents have been agreed by the CYSCP as a framework for joint agency working in safeguarding children within the City of York.  They are based on the statutory guidance, Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018, research and good practice.

Staff who are, or may be, involved in safeguarding children need to have a working knowledge of these documents and to refer to relevant sections as needed. 


It should be noted that these documents are subject to ongoing review and updating to ensure compliance with statutory guidance, and may change. 


Child Protection Procedures

CYSCP Procedure for Child Protection Conferences and Core Group Meetings

The Report for Child Protection Conference can be found on the CYSCP Forms page

This 'lego video is useful if you are working with a child or young person who may be worried or have concerns regarding their health check.  The Show me that I matter website also has useful information.

Speak Up, the York Children's Rights and Advocacy Service have produced information on Advocacy and the Child Protection Process for parents aged under 18

Child Protection Medical Assessment Procedure

Child Protection Assessment Flowchart

Child Protection Medical Assessment Leaflet

Child Protection Sexual Abuse Medical Assessment Procedure

Child Protection Medical Examinations during the COVID-19 pandemic


The email address for reports for Initial Child Protection Conferences (ICPCs) and Review Child Protection Conferences (RCPCs) has changed.  If you need to submit these please now send to the following email address: 


City of York Council Children and Families Service can access documents and procedures also via Tri-X as follows:

Policies (which are found in the contents section):






Professional concerns and disputes can arise at any stage of the child protection process and can lead to ineffective multi-agency working or in rare cases dangerous practice. If you have any concerns over the handling of any aspect of child protection, please folow the process laid down in the CYSCP Resolution of Disputes Practice Guidance, found on the CYSCP Practice Guidance page.

Further CYSCP Documents

All CYSCP procedures, practice guidance, strategies etc are available on the CYSCP Documents webpage.  From this page you can access the following pages:

CYSCP Practice Guidance

CYSCP Procedures


CYSCP One Minute Guides

CYSCP Strategies


CYSCP 7 Point Briefings


CYSCP COVID-19 Statutory Child Protection and CYPIC Arrangements

CYSCP COVID-19 Statutory Child Protection and CYPIC Arrangements