This section of the Isle of Wight Safeguarding Children Board website provides information for people from any organisation or agency working with children or families.

We all want better lives for children and young people. As part of everybody’s responsibility for safeguarding children and considering their welfare, we want to identify vulnerable children and young people earlier and work in a coordinated, integrated way to help them before things reach crisis point.

Click here to download the MASH Guide for Professionals

Our Multi-Agency Thresholds Document provides a model of integrated working within children and young people’s services and gives practical guidance on making decisions across service thresholds.

When concerns escalate to a point where there are serious child protection issues then Child Protection procedures must be followed as described at 4LSCB Procedures Online.

The Serious Crime Act 2015 updated the Children and Young Persons Act 1933 and covers the offence of overlaying a baby. 

Safe4me is a website containing Information and Resources for teachers, professionals, parents and young people in Hampshire & The Isle of Wight to raise awareness of law and consequences and to promote safe and healthy choices.

The Isle of Wight Safeguarding Children Board offer multi-agency safeguarding and child protection training and further details can be found here, In addition, various resources and guidance documents are also available on our website which you may find helpful.

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