Argyll and Bute multi-agency child protection procedures

Everyone has a duty and responsibility to protect all children from harm. These Argyll and Bute multi-agency child protection procedures are to assist staff in identifying indicators which might suggest that a child is being abused or is at risk of abuse, advise what steps should be taken if there are concerns about a child, and describe what happens once concerns have been reported. 

  1. Guide to using the procedures

    An introduction to the procedures and how to use them. 

  2. Involving and Supporting Children, Parents and Carers

    Information on the rights and expectations of children, young people, parents and carers.

  3. Identifying Child Protection Concerns

    Protocols, guidance, and toolkits to help you identify and assess child protection thresholds.

  4. Making a Child Protection Referral

    Procedures and paperwork for referring concerns.

  5. Convening and participating in Interagency Referral Discussions

    Protocols, guidance and paperwork for convening, attending and recording IRD’s, and resources to support assessment and decision making.

  6. Conducting Joint Investigative Interviews

    Procedures and guidance to help those undertaking JII’s prepare and conduct effective investigation interviews.

  7. Convening and Participating in Child Protection Planning Meetings and Core Groups

    Procedures and guidance for chairing and participating in meetings. Resources to help with the tasks of assessing and managing risks.

  8. Index by Area of Concern

    A guide to show which documents relate to each area of concern.

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