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Child Protection Procedures

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

Child Protection Medical Assessment Procedure

Child Protection Sexual Abuse Medical Assessment Procedure

Child Protection Assessment Flowchart

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 Children and Families Service Procedures Manual (Tri-X)

This online manual contains the policies, procedures and guidance for City of York Council Children and Families Service


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.

CYSCP COVID-19 Statutory Child Protection and CYPIC Arrangements

CYSCP COVID-19 Statutory Child Protection and CYPIC Arrangements