Policies & Procedures
All the NSCP policies and procedures are regularly updated. From 2013-2014 the policy manual is hosted online by Fat Media. Please follow this link NSCP Policies and Procedures to find what you need.
The NSCP are committed to ensuring that local policies and procedures remain consistent and contemporary with government guidance and best practice. The policy manual will be reviewed regularly to ensure it is kept up to date. These policies are designed to help professionals from all disciplines the guidance they need to safeguard children in all circumstances. The policies should be read and understood within the ethos and practice framework of Signs of Safety.
The manual is divided into twelve chapters for easy navigation. Chapter titles are:
1. Policy Framework
2. The Norfolk Safeguarding Children Partnership
3. Managing Individual Cases where there are Concerns about a Child’s Safety and Welfare
4. Flowcharts from Working Together 2018
5. Children in Specific Circumstances
6. Children & Families Who Go Missing or Who Don’t Engage: Off or Under the Radar
7. Complex Families and Working with Parents/Carers
8. Safer Workforce
9. Individuals who Pose a Risk to Children
10. Complaints and Professional Disagreements
11. Child Death
12. Learning & Improvement
Please note: Norfolk County Council has moved away from the Common Assessment framework (CAF) and is now working to a local Family Support Process (FSP). See also the Norfolk Early Help website.
These policies are designed to help professionals from all disciplines the guidance they need to safeguard children in all circumstances. The aim is to ensure that partner agencies are knowledgeable about policies and procedures, and have in place appropriate mechanisms to ensure compliance. Further support can be found by contacting the Children’s Advice and Duty Service (CADS) if required.
The Threshold Guide is now included as part of the Multi-Agency Policy Framework (Chapter 1). This document is designed to support professionals to assess the level of need for the children and families they are working with.