Wood review of local safeguarding children boards

Department of Education, May 2016

Alan Wood’s review into the role that local safeguarding children boards (LSCBs) play in protecting and safeguarding children.

Click here to view the full report.


Serious Case Reviews: Learning into Practice Project (LiPP)

Social Care Institute for Excellence, April 2016

The Learning into Practice Project was undertaken between March 2015 and March 2016 by the NSPCC and the Social Care Institute for Excellence, funded by the Department for Education Innovation Programme.

The project developed and tested a number of ways to improve the quality of Serious Case Reviews (SCRs) and their impact on local and national child protection practice.

The goal was to help local safeguarding children boards and SCR reviewers to improve the quality and use of Serious Case Reviews. To that end, we developed and tested four mechanisms: two for improving the quality of SCRs, and two for improving their use.

Click here to download the report and resources relating to the project.

Female genital mutilation risk and safeguarding: Guidance for professionals

Department of Health, March 2015

This guidance provides practical help to support NHS organisations developing new safeguarding policies and procedures for female genital mutilation (FGM).

It can be used by health professionals from all sectors, particularly designated and named safeguarding leads, and local safeguarding children board members. It is based on existing best practice within the NHS.

Click here to download the guidance.

Keeping Myself Safe: Practitioner’s toolkit for developing effective relationships with vulnerable young people

Action for Children, August 2014

Action for Children have developed a new practitioner’s toolkit which gives young people in our residential services a voice and offers guidance to the practitioners who support them.

Focusing on safeguarding issues such as risk taking behaviour and self harm, the toolkit explores the skills and qualities which practitioners should have if they are to build effective professional relationships which can enable young people to build their resilience, develop confidence and manage risk in their lives.

Please click here for further information and to download the toolkit.