The Safeguarding

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The safeguarding magazine is an interagency guide for practitioners to everything required by Working Together. It links in with and supports the training provided by the LSCB. Each article defines the subject, highlights what to look for and sets out what to do. Links to further reading, local services, procedures and training follow, so practitioners and managers have a resource to refer to when worried about a child.


  • Covers all subject areas
  • Localised to your LSCB
  • Supports your training programme
  • LSCB editorial control with prompt changes
  • Up to date and linked to research
  • 3 editions a year
  • Easy to read and to the point

Your magazine is an excellent resource and I will be forwarding to all the paediatricians and doctors in other departments who should have level 3 training.

Consultant paediatrician & named doctor for child protection

I’m going to go back and read it and print it off for my team.

Course participant

What’s included?

The safeguarding magazine is tailored to your LSCB area. You decide the priorities and each article is linked to your priorities, processes, training and services available to children, young people and families locally. Currently, we have articles prepared and up to date on each of the areas below, but have also produced feature pieces on particular board priorities:

  • Introduction from the Board
  • Identifying abuse
  • Threshold tool
  • Early help & MASH
  • Top tips for a MASH enquiry
  • Think Family
  • Risk and uncertainty
  • Information Sharing
  • Forms of abuse
  • Child protection process
  • Escalation policy
  • Private fostering
  • Family Group Conferencing
  • Assessing risk in unborn children
  • A Child’s First Year
  • Attachment and vulnerability
  • Adolescence
  • Young Carers
  • Emotional and mental wellbeing
  • Young people, drugs and alcohol
  • Online safety and abuse
  • Cyberbullying
  • Sexting
  • Missing children
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Child Sexual Exploitation
  • Friends and gangs
  • Children in care
  • Leaving care
  • Youth Offending
  • Disability
  • Fabricated or Induced Illness (FII)
  • Listening to children
  • Competence
  • Deprivation of Liberty
  • The Mental Capacity Act
  • Advocacy
  • Working with men
  • Culture and religion
  • Honour based violence
  • Female genital mutilation
  • Domestic violence and abuse
  • Parental mental ill health
  • Disguised Compliance
  • Poverty
  • Case study
  • Parental substance misuse
  • Parental learning difficulty
  • Designated Officers and Whistleblowing
  • Culture of openness
  • Recording
  • Chronologies
  • Genograms
  • Focus on Serious Case Reviews

Case study:

When asked by the Devon Safeguarding Children Board to rewrite their interagency training programme, dialogue talked to practitioners, managers and commissioners to see what was really needed. “Less PowerPoint, more on skills and relationships” was the answer, “but you also need to cover all the content”. By separating the knowledge requirements and skills development , we created the safeguarding magazine. Participants receive this in advance of attending training events and have a quiz relating to this when they arrive. The training day is then freed up to develop interagency practice and enable participants to focus on the needs of children and young people with actor-led scenarios and exercises on communication.

The magazine grew beyond the course and is now used widely as an on-going resource and guide to local services, updated every term. Designated leads download the magazine, circulate to their teams and leave copies in staff rooms, police stations, surgeries and other settings for staff to refresh themselves and refer to. Serious case reviews are disseminated through the magazine, and it links to the interagency training programme and wider research. There’s an article on everything in Working Together, Keeping Children Safe in Education and the Intercollegiate roles and competencies for health care staff, so the Board can be confident that staff have access to a comprehensive resource with the latest research, links to their training and procedures and a guide to their local specialist services, all in one easy to read document.

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