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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)

Care Quality Commission
• CQC – Safeguarding Children Myth Buster
• CQC - Safeguarding children training Position Statement

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
NSPCC Guidance

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

Key principles of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005
Putting DoLS into practice

• Safeguarding Children News Page
• Safeguarding Children Bulletin
CDOP local newsletter

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

• Self-Harm Guidance for Parents

Crying Baby
Crying 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 

Suffolk Trading Standards

• 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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