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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) on 01534 519000 immediately. This is so that they can decide whether to take immediate action to protect the child or young person.

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 procedures.

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 also 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

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 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
The Child's Chronology of Significant Events
Resilience and Vulnerability Tool

Section C: Working Together as a Team around the Child

Working Together - Team around the Child and the Child's Plan
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 or Young Person's Assessment (Early Help) Form
Child's Chronology Template
Child or Young Person's Plan (Early Help)
Child or Young Person's TaC Review (Early Help) Form
Team Around the Child Member's Views for Meeting Form
My World Triangle - Supporting the Child's Assessment
A Day in My Life Tool (To support assessment)
Resilience and Vulnerability Tool
Team around the Child Planning Meeting (Early Help) Checklist
Change of Lead Worker - Terms of Reference
Change of Lead Worker - Handover Actions
Child, Young Person and Parents's Participation Toolkit
Child Palliative Care Pathway
Preparing for Adulthood Pathway
Multi-agency Reflective Consulation Discussion (TACSCOPE)
TACSCOPE Consultation Form
Support for Children and Families (Jersey Online Directory)
Safeguarding Partnership Board Escalation and Resolution Pathway (Safeguarding website)
Safeguarding Partnership Board Multi-agency Supervision Statement (Safeguarding website)


Course descriptors course dates and eventbrite links 

Book training course 1 – Introduction to Jersey's Children First (Eventbrite link)

Book training course 2 – Jersey's Children First Essentials – FULL DAY (Eventbrite link)  

Book training course 2 - Jersey's Children First Essentials – EVENING (Eventbrite link)

Book training course 3 – Using and Sharing Chronologies (Eventbrite link)

Book training course 4 - Role and Responsibilities of the Lead Worker (Eventbrite link)


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