All multi-agency children’s safeguarding procedures published by the Wirral safeguarding Children Board (WSCB) are included in our online procedures manual which can be accessed here:
The procedures manual is updated twice a year with new procedures (in January and July) and it is individual agencies and professionals responsibilities to ensure they know how to access the procedures and are familiar with the content.
New procedures published by the WSCB between the updates can be found here: http://www.wirralsafeguarding.co.uk/procedures/new-procedures. New procedures will be added to the procedures manual at the next available update.
Working Together Statutory Guidance
Working Together to Safeguard Children (2015) is the statutory guidance for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The guidance includes the safeguarding responsibilities of all organisations who directly or indirectly deliver services to children and young people. The document can be downloaded below:
Guide to Integrated Working
This sets out local guidance for multi-agency working in Wirral. It is also the WSCB’s Threshold Document and contains descriptors for each of the 4 levels of need. Professionals working with children and young people in Wirral must be familiar with the thresholds and the continuum of need.