Southwest Child Protection Procedures

Somerset is one of the 12 Local Safeguarding Children Boards that make up the South West consortia* that have developed the Southwest Child Protection Procedures (in conjunction with Tri.x).

Each board has its own site, which provides a ‘gateway’ to the shared consortium procedures, with the facility to house information specific to individual boards avoiding confusion for users.  Materials will be updated twice yearly to ensure all guidance remains a current and relevant for practitioners.

*Devon; Plymouth; Cornwall; Torbay; Somerset; South Gloucestershire; Wiltshire; Bath and North East Somerset; North Somerset; Swindon; Gloucestershire and Bristol LSCBs.

South West Child Protection Procedures

Local Guidance

Alongside the overarching Southwest Child Protection Procedures, there are local practice guidance and protocols which compliment them:

 Somerset Pre-Birth Planning toolkit

This toolkit should be used in conjunction with the pre-birth (safeguarding unborn babies) guidance, detailed within the SSCB’s manual in South West Child Protection Procedures

Resolving Professional Differences Protocol (previously know as Escalation Process)


Voice of the Child Guidance