Child protection procedures

The procedures have been agreed by the CYSCB as a framework for joint agency working in safeguarding children within the City of York.

The procedures are based on the statutory guidance, Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015, 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 the procedures are subject to ongoing review and updating to ensure compliance with statutory guidance and may change. 


Agency roles and responsibilities

Information sharing (YorOK website)

Involving children and their families

Recognition of abuse

Safer Recruitment Guidance

One Minute Guide to Child and Adolescent Neglect


Interagency Safeguarding Procedure: Responding to child safeguarding concerns and making referrals

Initial Child Protection Conferences, Reviews and Implementing the Child Protection Plan  

Child protection conference complaints and appeals

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

Responding to child deaths and the Child Death Overview Panel

Children who sexually harm 

Organised Abuse Procedure 

Resolution of professional concerns and disputes 

CYSCB Missing from Home and Care Procedure NEW! August 2017


Guidance (local and national)

Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015

Safeguarding in specific circumstances (A toH)

Safeguarding in specific circumstances (H to Z)

Child Sexual Abuse & Exploitation Guidance  NEW! August 2017 including CYSCB CSE screening tool and information sharing form

CYSCB Child Sexual Exploitation screening tool

Keeping Children Safe in Education (from 5 September 2016)

Parental substance misuse

'Prevent' (preventing-terrorism) Guidance

Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery and Modern Slavery Act 2015

Adults who pose a risk to children

Domestic abuse

Children Missing from Education (CME)


Protecting children online

Sexually active young people

Unaccompanied children arriving from outside the UK

Fabricated illness

Female genital mutilation

Pre-birth assessment guidance 

Practice Guidance for Managing Injuries to Non-Independently Mobile Children

Information guide for professionals to give to parents re injuries to Non-Independently Mobile Children

Serious Case Review guidance  

Safer recruitment 


Safeguarding Children and Young People from Sexual Exploitation Supplementary Guidance

Filming and photographing children at school and public events