To help those working with children and young people in Leeds recognise where they might need additional help from specialists in services such as social care, guidance documents and a common request for service or referral form have been developed.
Understanding Section 17 and Section 47 procedures
This is a poster which has been developed to take you through what steps you should take if you have concerns about a child or young person in Leeds. It also explains where you or your agency might be involved in helping to provide support.
The flowchart has been designed to be customised for you, with space for you to add who your local child protection specialist is.
Procedures for the Safeguarding and Protection of Children
This is written guidance, based on the West Yorkshire Consortium Procedures Manual and is for anyone whose work brings them into contact with children, young people and families in Leeds. It is designed to give you information on how to recognise harm, helping us all to safeguard vulnerable children and young people.
For further information on child protection in Leeds, please refer to Leeds’ procedures for the safeguarding and protection of children.
Service responses to levels of vulnerability and harm
This document uses the nationally recognised ‘windscreen’ diagram to add specific detail about what different levels of this mean in terms of support and services for children and families in Leeds. The document shows where some new systems are being made available to help support children and young people with that level of need.
Request for Service or Referral Form
This form will help you collect the information that is needed for your referral or request for services to be processed and appropriately progressed. Please use this form in association with the referral pathways flowchart which takes you through the required process.
Please find the Word version of the Common Request for Service or Referral Form; the text in this form is identical, but it is easier to save when completed and the boxes will expand to fit more text if necessary.
What happens when you call the Corporate Contact Centre about a child?
Other useful documents:
Leeds City Council's Safeguarding children and adults procedures