Professionals and Practitioners

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.

Our newly revised guidance 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. We hope you find this guidance useful.

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

The Procedures are currently being revised to reflect the changes in Working Together 2013 -Please click here for the new Tri.x Policy Brief in relation to Working Together to Safeguard Children.

Please click here for the easy to navigate, web-based version of Working Together 2013.

A useful summary ofwhat to do if you suspect serious abuse or neglect  may also help you understand at a high level what your immediate responsibilities and duties are. In addition, various resources and guidance documents are also available on our website which you may find helpful.

The Isle of Wight Safeguarding Children Board offer multi-agency safeguarding and child protection training and further details can be found here

If you require any further advice or guidance pleasecontact us

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