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New Procedures

HM Government have published an interim national transfer protocol for unaccompanied asylum seeking children (UASC). The protocol has been created to enable the safe transfer of UASC from one local authority area to another. The protocol is effective from 1st July 2016.


HM Government multi-agency statutory guidance on FGM (published April 2016):

Multi-agency Statutory Guidance on FGM

This page contains multi-agency safeguarding procedures recently published by the Wirral Safeguarding Children Board which are awaiting publication to the procedures directory website (every January and July).

The directory can be accessed here:

1. Child Protection Standards

The Multi-agency WSCB Standards for Statutory Child Protection  are the agreed standards and expectations for partnership working in the Child Protection process.

2. Recently Updates Safeguarding Policies and Procedures

The following policies and procedures have recently been updated and are available on the website:

3.4 Initial Child Protection Conferences

3.6 Implementation of the Child Protection Plan – Lead Social Worker and Core Group Responsibilities

4.3 Sexual Harmful Behaviour Policy January 2016

4.7 Children and Families Who Go Missing

4.15 Fabricated and Induced Illness

5.2 Managing Allegations Procedure

10.7 Merseyside Bruising Protocol

11.1 Wirral FGM Practice Guidance

Revised missing procedure Feb 2016

WSCB Fabricated and Induced Illness Flowchart