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Guidance & Useful documents

The Safeguarding Children’s Team have produced a range of guidance documents aimed at helping GPs and Practitioners. You will find these listed below. 

We have also included relevant useful links and webpages.

Child Sexual Exploitation 

• CSE Flow Chart for Suffolk


• Health Professionals Guidance on Safeguarding Issues in Relation to Male Circumcision


• General Medical Council Guidance on Intimate Examinations and Chaperones (General Medical Council)

Clinical Quality Commission

• CQC – Safeguarding Children Myth Buster

Domestic Abuse

• Domestic Abuse – Local information

• GP and Practice Staff Guidance on Responding to Domestic Violence / Abuse

Fabricated Induced Illness

Female Genital Mutilation

• FGM – Safeguarding Women and Children at Risk of FGM (Gov.uk)

• FGM Letter from NHS England

• FGM Mandatory Reporting Duty

• Free Online Training Resource

• FGM Booklet

• FGM Poster

• FGM Safeguarding Flowchart

• FGM Pocket Guide for Health Professionals

• FGM – Local Guidance for Health Professionals

General Practice

• Safeguarding Children Toolkit - RCGP

• GP & Practice Staff guidance on Children and Young People Who Are Not Brought to Healthcare Appointments

Information Sharing

• Information Sharing and Confidentiality for Practitioners (NSPCC)

Interpretation Services

• Interpretation Services - GP & Practice Staff Guidance

• Interpretation Services – Quick Guide

Internet Safety

• Thinkuknow

Looked After Children

• Looked After Children GP Guidance

•  Children in Care Page

LSCB - Suffolk Safeguarding Children’s Board

• Referral Process for Safeguarding Children in Suffolk (LSCB)

• Quick Guides for Practitioners

MASH(Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub)

• MASH Professionals Consultation line

• MASH Guidance for Primary Care


Mental Capacity Act (2005) Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards: England 2015-16

Mental Capacity Act (2005) Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards: England 2015-16 - Annex A

BMA Mental Capacity Act Tool Kit


• Safeguarding Children News Page

• Safeguarding Children Bulletin

Practitioner Quick Guides (LSCB)

• Quick Guides for Practitioners

Safeguarding Children

• LSCB Forms – Including MARF

• Safeguarding Children Policy (CCG)

• Safeguarding Children GP Resource Pack Guidance

• Safer Sleep Information

Self Harm

• Safeguarding Children GP Guidance

• Self-Harm Guidance – see ‘Self-Harm’ the LSCB webpage

Shaken Baby

• Shaken Baby Information

Suffolk County Council

• Social Care – Suffolk County Council

Suffolk Safeguarding Children’s Board (LSCB)

• LSCB Forms – Including MARF

• Referral Process for Safeguarding Children in Suffolk (LSCB)

• Quick Guides for Practitioners


• Safeguarding Children GP Guidance

• Level 3 Safeguarding Children Training for General Practice

• Safeguarding Children Level 3 Experiential Learning Form for General Practice

Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children

• UASC Health - Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children's health

Young People Services – Suffolk

• Youth Offending Services – Suffolk

• Advice and Information for Young People in Suffolk

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