National policies and guidance

South West Child Protection Procedures:

North Somerset is one of the 12 Local Safeguarding Children Boards that make up the South West consortia* that have developed the Southwest Child Protection Procedures (in conjunction with Tri.x).

Each board has its own site, which provides a ‘gateway’ to the shared consortium procedures, with the facility to house information specific to individual boards avoiding confusion for users.  Materials will be updated twice yearly to ensure all guidance remains a current and relevant for practitioners.

*North Somerset; Devon; Plymouth; Cornwall; Torbay; Somerset; South Gloucestershire; Wiltshire; Bath and North East Somerset; Swindon; Gloucestershire and Bristol LSCBs.

Alongside the overarching Southwest Child Protection Procedures, there are local practice guidance and protocols which compliment them.


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