Child protection procedures, guidance and strategies

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. 

Information and strategies

Bitesize Guides

Involving children and their families


Recognition of abuse

Safer Recruitment

York Suicide Safer Community Strategy



Allegations against professionals, carers and volunteers  and the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)

Child deaths and the Child Death Overview Panel

Child protection conference complaints and appeals

Children who sexually harm see also the Harmful Sexual Behaviour webpage


Multi- agency Safeguarding Procedure: Responding to child safeguarding concerns and making referrals

Missing from Home and Care Procedure see also the Children Missing webpage

Organised Abuse Procedure 

Resolution of professional concerns and disputes 


Guidance (local and national)

Adults who pose a risk to children

Child Sexual Abuse & Exploitation  

Children Missing from Education (CME) 2018 CYC Guidance

North Yorkshire and York Criminal Exploitation and County Lines Guidance

Domestic abuse

Fabricated and induced illness (FII)  and FII Chronology document

Female genital mutilation

Filming and photographing children at school and public event

Managing Injuries to Non Independently Mobile Children  with separate Information guide for professionals to give parents and carers

Keeping Children Safe in Education

Parental substance misuse

Pre-birth assessment guidance 

Protecting children online 


Resolution of Disputes (or escalation of concerns)

Sexually active young people

Safeguarding Practice Reviews and Serious Case Reviews

Sports Coaches in Schools,and requesting references,and coach observation form

Threshold Document 2018

Unaccompanied children arriving from outside the UK

Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018