The NEW** CYSCP Neglect Screening Tool can be used by any practitioner to ascertain their level of concern and decide whether an enquiry should be made to the MASH either for Early Help advice from the Local Area Teams or advice from Children's Social Care.
** Updated February 2022
The CYSCP Child Exploitation Screening Tool is to be used as an aid by practitioners to help them consider the level of risk a child or young person might be at, through thinking about their individual needs via their behaviour and known information
The NEW** CYSCP Early Help Assessment Tool can be used by any practitioner.
** Produced February 2022
The PAMIC Tool is to be used when when considering how likely and with what severity an adult’s mental ill health will impact on a child. It involves the practitioner thinking about the nature of risk and also the protective factors for the child so it includes the practitioner’s professional judgement.
See the Online Training page for details of the PAMIC tool - Impact of Parental /Carer Mental Ill Health on Children online training course.
Please also see attached a poster created by Tees Esk Wear Valley NHS Foundation Trust (TEWV) for professionals which is a useful reminder about the impact of parental mental health and the PAMIC Tool.
The CYSCP recommend using the Hackett Continuum if you have concerns about responding to children and young people displaying harmful sexual behaviour.
In addition NSPCC have produced a useful one page summary advising how to respond to children and young people displaying harmful sexual behaviours. Please also see the HSB section on their website for further advice and guidance. Although this information is targetted for health professionals, all professionals will benefit from this information.
Children and Young People Presenting with Harmful Sexual Behaviours is a toolkit for professionals produced by The Children’s Society as part of the National CSAE Prevention Programme for England and Wales, in partnership with Victim Support and the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC).
The Marie Collins Foundation in partnership with the National Working Group have developed a new resource, 'Online Sexual Harm Reduction' Guide to support professionals with regards to how to respond when it is discovered that a child has been harmed online.
MCF is a highly respected charity specialising in the field of raising awareness of online sexual abuse, training professionals and supporting victims. MCF is passionate about advocating for children who have suffered online sexual abuse and exploitation, encouraging and supporting them and their families to survive and recover and empowering them to go on to live safe and fulfilling lives.
NWG is also a charity formed as a network of over 14,500 practitioners across the UK who disseminate information to fellow professionals working on the issue of child exploitation. Its team comprises specialists with a range of skills who proactively engage other organisations by sharing, and seeking, effective practice to better protect children.