Further Safeguarding Resources

Useful documents

Looked After Children & Care Leavers
Click here to view the Norfolk Looked After Children and Care Leavers Strategy 2016-19.

Early Help
Click here to visit the Norfolk Early Help website for more information.

Mental Health Issues
There is a new national initiative called Shelf Help available in all of Norfolk’s public libraries to support young people 13-18 and their friends and families if they are dealing with mental health issues and to raise awareness of common issues, including advice and information about issues like anxiety, stress and OCD, and difficult experiences like bullying, body image and exams. Click here for more information.

Preventing Extremism and Radicalisation
Below is guidance that will assist you in deciding whether a Vulnerable To Radicalisation (VTR) referral is appropriate and to help you make that referral if you deem that it is. The quick reference guide gives an overview whilst the Vulnerable To Radicalisation Referral and Channel Guidance document provides more in depth explanation. The referral form itself provides notes to assist with completing it.

  • Guidance on Safeguarding Individuals Vulnerable to Radicalisation (VTR) and Referral Process – April 2016
  • VTR Practitioners Quick Guide – July 2016
  • Norfolk VTR Referral Form – April 2016
  • Click here for further information, relevant local and national documentation and Prevent resources.

    Domestic Abuse and Violence

  • Safeguarding Children Abused Through Domestic Abuse – Eastern Region Good Practice Handbook
  • Domestic Violence and Abuse Needs Assessment for Children and Young People in Norfolk – Executive Summary 2015
  • Drug and Alcohol Issues
    The Matthew Project: Unity have produced the following leaflets to help raise awareness of the support they offer to young people and their families on tackling drug and alcohol issues.

  • Are you affected by someone else’s drug and alcohol use?
  • Support for children, young people and families tackling drug and alcohol issues
  • Unity Poster
  • For more information on drugs you can also visit the Talk to Frank website.

    Safer Sleeping

  • Safer Sleeping Guidelines 2014
  • Safer Sleeping Assessment Tool
  • Caring for your Baby at night leaflet
  • Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) & Forced Marriage

  • NSCB FGM Policy – November 2016
  • Mutli-Agency Statutory Guidance on FGM – April 2016
  • FGM Mandatory Reporting Procedural Guidance October 15
  • FGM Mandatory Reporting Powerpoint 2015
  • FGM – The Guide to a Good Referral
  • FGM World Prevalence Map
  • National FGM Centre Resources and Guidance
  • National FGM Centre Knowledge Hub
  • Link to Norfolk Constabulary’s Summer Warning for FGM and Forced Marriage
  • Free training link for FGM
  • Government Guidance on FGM
  • FGM Powerpoint for Schools
  • FGM & Forced Marriage Guidance for Schools
  • Multi-Agency Statutory Guidance for dealing with Forced Marriage 2014
  • Multi-Agency practice guidelines: Handling cases of Forced Marriage 2014
  • Free training link for Forced Marriage
  • Forced Marriage Powerpoint for Schools
  • Growing Up Married Information
  • Private Fostering
    Norfolk Children’s Services now have a Kinship Team, offering support, guidance and annual reviews of all children cared for under a Special Guardianship Order (SGO) or Private Fostering. The advice and support line is now open on 01603 224131. The team will take calls on Tuesdays and Thursdays (9.30am-1.30pm), and an answering service is now operational, with the team aiming to reply to queries within 3 working days. This advice line is primarily for special guardians, private foster carers, kinship carers and colleagues. Click here for the Kinship Team leaflet for colleagues.

  • Private Fostering Guidance for Police and other Criminal Justice Professionals
  • Private Fostering Guidance for Schools
  • Private Fostering Guidance for Health Professionals
  • Private Fostering in Norfolk: A multi-agency approach Best Practice Group Presentation – 18 October 2013