New children safeguarding guidance

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Safeguarding guidance has been produced following an increase in Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews (CSPR).

One of the responsibilities of the safeguarding team is to attend CSPRs formerly known as Serious Case Reviews, these are conducted when abuse or neglect of a child or young person is known or suspected, and a child has died or been seriously harmed.

Tragically, there has been an increase in the number of CSPRs relating to non-accidental injury in young children and death by suicide in adolescents recently. The purpose of these reviews is not to apportion blame to any particular agency, but to provide multi-agency learning to prevent similar incidents occurring in the future.

As a result of these reviews the safeguarding team have produced the following guidance which can be found on EAST24;

Guidelines for the Management of Suspicious/Unexplained Injuries/ Bruising in Children for all Front-Line Professionals

What to do if you believe a child or young person might be at risk of suicide

Published 15th November 2019

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