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Guidance for Practitioners

What to do if you are concerned about a child or young person’s safety

If you believe a child or young person is at risk of significant harm or has been harmed, you must share information with the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) immediately. Their telephone number is 01534 519000. The circumstances will be assessed to decide whether it is necessary to take immediate action to protect the child or young person.

In these circumstances, consent from the parents/child should be sought but is not necessary, particularly if there is concern this may raise any risk to the child.  These concerns should be shared following the Safeguarding Children Partnership Board policies.

Record your concerns and the action taken in the child’s file, record or clinical notes.  Police and social workers assessing the situation or your MASH representative will let you know the outcome. They will contact the Lead Worker (if one is in place) to let them know what is happening.

Section A: The Foundations of the Jersey’s Children First Approach

Introduction
Diversity Statement
Executive Summary
Using the Jersey's Children First Guidance
Our Values, Principle and Qualities
Ten Aims
Understanding the Continuum of Children's Needs

Roles and Responsibilities
Sharing Information

Section B: Putting Jersey’s Children First into Practice

When to Start a Child's Assessment and The Five Questions
Wellbeing Indicators
The Child's and Family Assessment - What Good Looks Like
Ensuring Children Get the Right Help at the Right Time
Knowing the Child
My World Triangle
Exploring Each Assessment Domain
Chronology of Significant Events
Resilience and Vulnerability Tool

Section C: Working Together as a Team around the Child

Working Together
The Role of the Lead Worker
Main Tasks of the Lead Worker
Identifying the Lead Worker
Skills of the Lead Worker
Change of Lead Worker
Workforce Requirements
Outcomes Based Accountability - Jersey's Children First

Section D: Tools, Templates and Supporting Documents

Child and Family Assessment
Child's Chronology Template
Child and Family Plan
Child and Family Review
Team Around the Child Member's Views for Meeting
My World Triangle
A Day in My Life Tool
Resilience and Vulnerability Tool
Team around the Child Planning Meeting
Change of Lead Worker
Change of Lead Worker - Handover Actions
Children and Families Participation Toolkit
Child Palliative Care Pathway
Preparing for Adulthood Pathway
TACSCOPE
TACSCOPE Consultation Form
Safeguarding Partnership Board Escalation and Resolution Pathway (Safeguarding website)
Safeguarding Partnership Board Multi-agency Supervision Statement (Safeguarding website)

Chronologies Guidance

Training

Course descriptions, course dates and Eventbrite links

Book Training Course 1 - Introduction to Jersey's Children First

Book Training Course 2 - Jersey's Children First Essentials (full day)

Book Training Course 2 - Jersey's Children First Essentials (evening)

Book Training Course 3 - Using and Sharing Chronologies

Book Training Course 4 - Role and Responsibilities of the Lead Worker

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