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Launch of Bradford’s Child Exploitation Protocol and risk assessment

Bradford has launched a new Child Exploitation Protocol and Risk Assessment Tool. This is now live and being used by multi-agencies working in the Front Door teams to respond to concerns about children potentially at risk of all forms of exploitation. Engagement events are now planned to enable professionals to understand how this protocol and risk assessment tool will be used in practice and are detailed in the flyer below. Please check this site for further details and watch the video.

CEE Protocol Launch Events December 2019


Neglect is a significant issue for children across the Bradford District and the early identification and response to emerging signs of neglect are vital in seeking the best outcomes for children and young people.

Following a Multi-agency review of the existing documents the Neglect Strategy and Toolkit has been refreshed and updated.  The purpose of the Toolkit is to guide front-line practitioners to:

  • Identify the signs of neglect at an early stage
  • Recognise the need for further action
  • Identify which agency/organisation/professional will carry out further assessments or intervention as required.
  • Enable practitioners to recognise the impact of cumulative harm in terms of neglect identification.

The toolkit has been written to incorporate the Signs of Safety approach and should be used in conjunction with the Bradford Continuum of Need document and as necessary the Bradford Multi-agency referral form (MARF).

Family Hub prevention and early help: We’re changing the way schools and practitioners refer families to parenting or other targeted support. Find out more. 

Staff Survey

Are you aware of the Dispute Resolution Process for Initial Child Protection Conference (ICPC), and resolving Multi Agency Professional Disagreements? Find out more

**Bradford Safeguarding Partnership – New Arrangements**

News about how we are changing

In March 2016 the Government accepted the recommendations of the Wood Review into Local Safeguarding Children Board arrangements. This led to changes embedded in the Children and Social Work Act 2017 as well as new guidance in Working Together to Safeguarding Children 2018. As a consequence of these changes the Bradford Safeguarding Children Board (BSCB) will cease to exist in September 2019 and following agreement between the three statutory partners for safeguarding in Bradford, Bradford Metropolitan District Council, West Yorkshire Police and  the three Clinical Commissioning Groups that cover the Bradford District, will be replaced by a new body Working Together to Safeguard Children – The Bradford Partnership.  

Attached are the new arrangements for The Bradford Partnership outlining the new working arrangements, priorities and key work areas and also the new arrangements for Child Death Reviews. These arrangements will commence as of 1st September 2019.

Working Together to Safeguard Children – The Bradford Partnership

Safeguarding Children in Bradford