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 review Nov 2017 (previously know as Escalation Process)


Voice of the Child Guidance