London Child Protection Procedures Part B now out for consultation
The London Child Protection Procedures Editorial Board has now completed work on Part B, Practice Guidance. This guidance is intended as a high level framework for London, aimed at a multi-agency audience rather than experts in a particular field.
The Editorial Board is currently seeking comments on the revised chapters, which will be available for consultation at www.londoncp.co.uk until Wednesday 19th March 2014. Please note that the sections dealing with "roles and responsibilities for health services" and "learning and development" are currently under review by specialist working groups, and will be the subject of consultation at a later date.
This stage of the editorial process has focussed on updating existing chapters in line with the latest national policy developments, rather than making detailed changes. Where consultation feedback indicates that more significant amendment is required to specific sections, specialist editorial groups will be established to lead on this process throughout 2014. The editorial board would therefore welcome views on which sections require this more focussed attention, alongside general feedback on other chapters as appropriate.
The Editorial Board would also welcome comments on the London Threshold Document - Continuum of Help and Support, and the Part A chapters covering 8.Organised and Complex Abuse and 9. Unexpected Death of a Child
London Child Protection Procedures: updated Part A now available
A multi-agency editorial panel, working with colleagues from Tri.x(appointed by London Councils following an open tendering process) have now completed the work on Part A of the London Child Protection Procedures, covering the Core child protection procedures. These are available to download at www.londoncp.co.uk.
The principles underlying this revision of the procedures have been to separate out procedures from practice guidance and to update the procedures in accordance with Working Together 2013 and other developments in social work practice. The editorial panel are now working on a fully revised section of practice guidance as Part B of the new Procedures. This section is accessible via the 'Part B' tab.
The contents in Part B is the same chapters, which were in the 4th edition of the London Child Protection Procedures and are currently being revised. The time table for the final Part B is to open a consultation of the revision during February 2014 with the publication of the final 5th edition by Spring 2014.
The new 'London Threshold Document - Continuum of Help and Support' has been developed and is linked throughout Part A of these procedures. This document will form a part of the consultation process in Feburary 2014 and the final version will be part of the final 5th edition in Spring 2014.
Police Form 87s
Please follow the links below to download the police form 87s referenced in the procedures.
Previous editions of the London Child Protection Procedures
Please follow the link below to download the second and third editions of the London Child Protection Procedures, which have now been superseded.
The London Child Protection Procedures are supported by a number of supplementary procedures, all of which are summarised in the main document. These supplementaries can be downloaded from the links below - please note that these have not been updated as part of the recent revision of the main procedures, which will take precedence where any contradictions arise.