Local Procedures and Protocols
From this page you can access the local and regional policies, procedures and
protocols that Redcar & Cleveland Local Safeguarding Children Board staff and
agencies work to.
The Relationship between procedures, protocols and guidance
Procedures, protocols and practice guidance together provide a useful framework to guide
actions and clarify individual roles and responsibilities.
Procedures offer the structural framework for practice. They focus on process and indicate
what must or may be done in specified circumstances and define professional direction. Any
inability or failure to comply with the Safeguarding Procedures should be accompanied by a
Individual agencies may develop their own internal safeguarding procedures and in doing so
should ensure that they are consistent with the RCSCB agreed procedures. Procedures
should help workers by providing a structure for their work, clarifying professional roles and
helping to resolve any inter-agency difficulties.
Protocols set out the formal agreement and working relationship between agencies
involved in the task of safeguarding children and vulnerable families.With effect from 1st May 2012 one set of Child Protection Procedures are to be used by
anyone working (paid or unpaid) for an LSCB member agency and in private or voluntary
sector organisations with responsibilities for children in the Tees LSCB areas.
They have been agreed by the four LSCBs covering Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar &
Cleveland and Stockton-on-Tees as a framework for joint agency working in child protection
and can be accessed using the link http://www.teescpp.org.uk/They reflect relevant legislation, guidance from central government, lessons from research
and local practice. Staff that are or may be involved in protection of children need to have a
required changes. If hard copies are downloaded to deal with specific situations staff should
ensure these are destroyed after use to prevent out of date information being used.RCSCB Threshold: Continuation of needRCSCB Local Assessment FrameworkRCSCB Interface with adult servicesPrivate Fostering