Documents and Resources

Key Documents and guidance

Continuum of Need and Risk Identification Tool

Continuum of Need Presentation

Continuum of Need Video

Multi-Agency Referral Form (MARF)

MARF guidance with Signs of Safety

Multi-Agency Information Sharing and Consent Policy

Information sharing: Advice for practitioners providing safeguarding services to children, young people, parents and carers

Inter-Agency Information Sharing Protocol 

What to do if you are worried a child is being abused

Working Together to Safeguarding Children 2018

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018 – from  September 2018

Child Exploitation

Child Exploitation Protocol

Child Exploitation Risk Assessment

Child Exploitation Video

Protecting Children and Vulnerable Adults at Risk of Exploitation

Executive Report 2019 Exploitation

Exhibit C – R&V Strategic Response

Appendix D – CSE Strategic Response November

Appendix E – CSE Missing overview for Bradford District Aug 18 to July 19

Appendix F – Case Studies

Resolving Professional Disagreement and Escalation

Resolving Professional Disagreement and Escalation

Resolving Professional Disagreements and Escalation evidence log

Challenge and Risk Log – Professionals


Bradford Neglect Strategy 2017-2020

Bradford Neglect Toolkit 2018

Here is a PowerPoint presentation to help explain how to use the Bradford Neglect Toolkit

NSPCC Child Neglect Pages

BDCFT Guidance on Paediatric Dental Neglect

The guidance has been developed for all non-dental healthcare and non-healthcare professionals (including Social Workers) to provide guidance on how to recognise and respond to dental neglect.

Multi-Agency Protocol for Pre-Birth Assessments and Interventions

Multi-Agency Protocol for Pre-Birth Assessments and Interventions

Bradford Services Protocol: Children’s Services and Substance Misuse Services

The purpose of this Joint Services Protocol  is to promote effective communication and working relationships between staff within Substance Misuse Services, and Children and Family Services in order to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people (including young carers) whose lives are affected by substance using parents or carers.

Non-Engaging Pathway

There is a Non-Engaging Pathway to help professionals work together for families with children and young people who are failing to engage with services leading to professional concern about unknown or emerging risk.

There is guidance, a flow-chart to follow and a template letter to use as part of the process:

Pathway for Assessing Risk in Families
Non-engaging Pathway
Template Agency Letter

It is included in the multi agency procedures at “Reluctant and Hostile Families 1.4.26”


BSCB Guidance on Chronologies

Chronology Template

Children and Young People trafficked for the purpose of exploitation in relation to County Lines

Exploitation Toolkit

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

The Little Book of ACEs

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

National FGM Centre

Safeguarding Children and Dangerous Dogs

Procedure for Dealing with Dangerous Dogs
Safeguarding Children for Dangerous Dogs – Professionals
Dogs Trust advice on safety and dogs
RSPCA advice on keeping kids safe

Healthy Relationships resources to use with children

The West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner has provided innovation funding to develop an online resource library that all schools can access about Healthy Relationships.


Multi-Agency Hoarding Framework – Guidance for Practitioners in Bradford District

This guidance sets out a framework for collaborative multi-agency working within Bradford District using a ‘person centred solution’ based model. The protocol offers clear guidance to staff working with people who hoard.



Safeguarding Children in Bradford