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Brent LSCB Policies & Gudiance

Page updated 11/04/2017

Brent has signed up to the London Child Protection Procedures which are updated every 6 months.

The Brent LSCB Policies and Procedures Sub-Group is responsible for producing and reviewing all Brent LSCB Policies, Procedures and Guidance. It has been agreed that Brent LSCB will not produce separate local procedures which are included within the London Child Protection Procedures.

Where Brent LSCB have developed supplementary protocols or procedures additional to those agreed for London these will be published below and reviewed every 3 years.

Brent LSCB Guidance

A number of Brent LSCB policies and procedures were scheduled for review in April 2017.

The LSCB Policies and Procedures Sub-Group agreed that due to their inclusion in the London Child Protection Procedures the following Brent LSCB policies will be archived as of April 2017.

  1. Safeguarding Children Policy for Licensed Premises
    The London policy is located in: Chapter 13 of Part B3: Safeguarding Children Practice Guidance.

Brent Levels of Need & Thresholds Protocol

Date of Publication: December February 2015
This protocol sets out arrangements for intervention by Brent agencies working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children in Brent. The protocol was reviewed and signed off by Brent Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) in February 2015.

APRIL 2017 UPDATE: A refreshed protocol is currently out for consultation and the final 2017 update is scheduled for publication in Summer 2017


Protocol for Pre-Birth Assessment

Date of Publication: December July 2014
This protocol has been developed to ensure that the needs of unborn children are identified and responded to as early as possible. This protocol was developed as following a serious case review. It has been reviewed and updated and signed off by Brent LSCB in July 2014.

Next Scheduled Review Date: July 2017

Brent LSCB Child Protection Case Conference Complaints Procedure

Date of Publication: December March 2015
Child Protection Conferences can be very emotional occasions for parents, carers and possibly children who are faced with a number of professionals considering the very personal details of their lives. It is understandable therefore, that on occasion, there is discontent with the meeting / conference or the outcome. Brent LSCB has drawn up a procedure for making complaints about CP Conferences. This document was revised in March 2015.

Next Scheduled Review Date: March 2018


Inter-agency Escalation Policy

Date of Publication: December 2014
Occasionally situations arise when workers within one agency feel that the actions, inactions or decisions of another agency do not adequately safeguard a child. This policy has been developed to assist workers who find themselves in this situation. It has been reviewed and updated and signed off by Brent LSCB in December 2014.

Next Scheduled Review Date: December 2017


Brent Supervision Order Policy

Date of Publication: December 2014
This policy was been developed in response to concern about the understanding among partners about the significance of a Supervision Order and planning and review mechanisms for these children. A Brent Serious Case Review further highlighted the need for strengthened arrangements for this group of children. This document was and updated in December 2014.

Next Scheduled Review Date: December 2017


Brent Core Group Policy

Date of Publication: December 2014
This policy has been devised by Brent LSCB to guide professionals through their role in relation to children who are subjects of Child Protection Plans (CP Plans). This document was updated in December 2014.

Next Scheduled Review Date: December 2017


Guidance on Paediatric Assessments

Date of Publication: January 2016
This policy has been developed to provide guidance on paediatric assessments and how they support the child protection process in Brent. This protocol was reviewed LSCB Policies and Procedures Sub-Group in January 2016.

Next Scheduled Review Date: January 2019

Guidance on Health Economy input to Strategy Discussions & Meetings

Date of Publication: April 2017
This policy has been developed by Brent LSCB to provide guidance and ensure health partners are compliant with Working Together 2015 arrangements for partnership working in Brent.

Next Scheduled Review Date: January 2020