Resources for Professionals


Template for Multi-agency report to CP conference May 2018

Core Group – Core Group Meeting template

Domestic Abuse – Domestic abuse checklist for Early Help Services

Early Help Assessment form

LADO Service referral form please also visit Dealing with allegations against people who work with children

Multi-agency Referral Form (MARF) (to be used when referring to the Surrey MASH)

Neglect – Neglect Risk Assessment Tool and Guidance July 2017

Prevent referral form

Serious Case Reviews – SCR Referral Form May 2018

Strategy Discussions – Record of strategy discussion template (PDF)

Surrey Prevent Referral Form – Surrey Prevent referral form (no macros)

Useful information and guidance

Bruising in infants who are not independently mobile

Bruising in infants who are not independently mobile (PDF)

A Multi-agency Protocol for the Management of Actual or Suspected bruising in Infants who are Not Independently Mobile (SSCB Procedures Manual)

Child Criminal Exploitation

The Children’s Society What is County Lines?

County Lines – Criminal exploitation of children and vulnerable adults: county lines – published and updated by the Home Office September 2018

County Lines – protecting vulnerable people from exploitation (posters)

County Lines – The National Crime Agency (NCA) published its third threat assessment on county lines in November 2017

County Lines – Video links re County Lines

Catch22 CCE toolkit – sign up here

Criminal Exploitation of Young People – YouTube Video – Link

Child Employment

Guidance on children and young people in employment or entertainment

Child Protection Conferences and Core Groups

Glossary of Legal Terminology (PDF)

Child protection plan core group members – roles and responsibilities (SSCB Procedures Manual)

Genograms – Family and Social Assessment Tools – Genograms (Dec 2016) PDF
Child Protection Conferences for Children, Young People and Families – Information and Video

Template for Multi-agency report to CP conference May 2018

Child protection conference agenda

Child Protection Information Sharing

Child Protection – Information Sharing (CP-IS) – project factsheet

Children’s Rights

Children’s Right Service – work with children and young people to better understand their experience of living and working in Surrey

Child Sex Offender Disclosure Scheme (Sarah’s Law)

Sarah’s Law

Child Sexual Exploitation

Alternative (non-blaming) language to describe CSE

Child Exploitation Risk Ratings

DfE Definition and a guide for practitioners, local leaders and decision makers working to protect children from child sexual exploitation, February 2017
Annexes to DfE definition and guide February 2017
Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command (CEOP)
Solace – Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC)
SARC Guide for Professionals Booklet 2016
Child sexual exploitation – protecting Surrey’s vulnerable children
Surrey Police website
YMCA Wise Project
National Working Group Network (NWG) Tacking Child Sexual Exploitation
Peer Champions: Be Internet SMART – here

Peer Champions: When You Look at Me – here

What is Child Sexual Exploitation – July 2018

Surrey Child Sexual Exploitation Health Checklist (NHS only) – Tool

Surrey Child Sexual Exploitation Health Checklist (NHS only) – Guidance

Child Trafficking

Child Trafficking and modern slavery – information

Following the ‘Safeguarding Migrant Children’ conference hosted by Hertfordshire Police, please find some resources that ECPAT UK (Every Child Protected Against Trafficking) have published for professionals and practitioners.

Behind The Behaviour: Identifying the criminal exploitation of migrant children

The Secret Gardeners: the trafficking of children from Vietnam

Leaflets (in 11 languages) for young people who may have been trafficked about their rights:

Free webinars on best practice in speaking to trafficked children / age assessment law:


Sign up to ECPAT e-newsletter for regular updates on their work, training and events

Children who are Looked After

Independent Reviewing Officer (IRO) one minute guide (PDF)

Surrey Corporate Parenting Strategy

Surrey Care Council (including Total Respect)

Definitions and Signs of Child Abuse

Definitions and Signs of Child Abuse: Factsheet

DfE ‘Together, we can  tackle child abuse’ link to campaign toolkit


Surrey SEND – Surrey’s Local Offer – the online hub for 0-25 year olds with special educational needs or a disability

Surrey County Council website – support for children with disabilities

Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse – safeguarding and protecting children and young people affected by it

Domestic Abuse Referrers Guide to LINX (PDF) – a 12 week programme supporting young people aged 12-18

Surrey Against Domestic Abuse

Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC)

The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (DVDS) (also known as Clare’s Law)

Surrey against Domestic Abuse Strategy 2018-2023

Early Help

Early Help

Family Information Service

Family Support Programme

Surrey Family Services Guide

Online Child Development Guides – free online guides for families

Early Intervention Foundation

Realising the potential of early intervention. Recent report

Early years

Our review of 75 interventions designed to support parent child interaction in the early years is here:

Social and emotional skills  

Intro briefing

What works to support the development of social and emotional skills  

 Reducing parental conflict


And a guide for commissioners

EIF guidebook

Includes interventions assessed according to strength of evidence

Effective Family Resilience (Levels of Need)

Effective Family Resilience (Levels of Need document)

Surrey Effective Family Resilience Windscreen

Education, Schools and Learning

Link to Surrey County Council Education Safeguarding pages

Keeping Children Safe in Education: Statutory Guidance for Schools and Colleges, September 2018

Summary of key changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education (NSPCC)

Online safety best practice

Protecting children from abuse of position of trust

A summary of government guidance for schools in England and Wales on protecting children from radicalisation and extremism

Responding to concerns of neglect

Safeguarding before and after school (dropping off and picking up)


Supporting children with mental health issues

Safeguarding and child protection in schools – factsheets and briefing


Inter agency escalation policy and procedure (SSCB procedures manual)

Female Genital mutilation (FGM)

FGM posters – Let’s protect out girls – Home Office campaign in association with NSPCC

FGM: Let’s protect our girls – partner resource pack and information

Fire Safety

Setting fires (PDF)


County line and Gangs leaflet

Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Children

Child protection in the GRT community Guidance for professionals

Surrey Information Point – Brighter Futures for Gypsy and Traveller Children and Young People in Surrey

Surrey Gypsy Traveller Communities Forum

Stay Safe, Don’t Send – a video made by Gypsy and Traveller young people to raise awareness about staying safe online (YouTube)

Friends, Families and Travellers – National Charity

Stay Safe, Don’t Send: a Practitioners Guide – Children’s Society

The Fragility of Professional Competence: A Report by the European Roma Rights Centre

Honour Based Violence

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) – Health Education England (HEE) FGM e-learning resource March 2015 (PDF)

FGM – Multi Agency Statutory Guidance on FGM April 2016 (PDF)
Surrey Police website

FGM – information from the NHS for healthcare professionals

Forced marriage – multi agency statutory guidance

Forced marriage – multi agency practice guidelines

Forced marriage – link to government website

Information Sharing

DfE Information Sharing Guidance 2018

Surrey Multi-Agency Information Sharing Protocol


Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) Surrey and Sussex

Mental Health and Wellbeing

CAMHS Community Teams

CAMHS Youth Advisors

Emotional wellbeing & mental health support pack

Mindsight Surrey CAMHS

Healthy Surrey

The Big Chat

Missing people

Missing children – advice and guidance from Surrey Police


Neglect –  Child neglect: Be professionally curious! Practitioners’ guidance notes (PDF)

Neglect – Neglect Risk Assessment Tool and Guidance (July 2017)

Neglect – Bulletin

Online Safety and Technology

Apps and Social Media Library (December 2018) – a comprehensive list of apps and social media websites with descriptions

Education for a connected world – describes the digital knowledge and skills that children and young people should have the opportunity to develop at different stages of their lives. Published by UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) February 2018

Campaign to steer clear of indecent images of children – awareness videos

Indecent images of children education support pack

Simplified social media terms and conditions (from the Children’s Commissioner)

Surrey Hear our Thoughts (SHOuT) Youth Conference – posters for professionals from young people

Stay Safe, Don’t Send – a video made by Gypsy and Traveller young people to raise awareness about staying safe online (YouTube)

UK Safer Internet Centre – Online Safety Live Free Events

Share Aware – Staying safe together: share aware (conversation starters to have with young people)

Net Aware – Understanding the world of young people online:  net aware

Life in ‘Likes’ – Children’s Commissioner report into social media use among 8-12 year olds

Video clip relating to online grooming and sexting

Prevent and Radicalisation

Communities Defeat Terrorism poster A4 (PDF)

Communities Defeat Terrorism leaflet A5 (PDF)

Prevent – Prevent and Safeguarding Procedure March 2016 (PDF)

Prevent – Surrey Community Safety

Prevent – e learning package

Prevent – e learning Channel Awareness

Prevent – referral form

Prevent for Further Education and Learning

Prevent – Parsons Green: Letter to HASC Chair from Home Office

Prevent – September 2018 quarterly prevent national newsletter

Prevent – Contest strategy (The United Kingdom’s strategy for countering terrorism) June 2018

Educate Against Hate materials:

Private Fostering

Private Fostering guidance

SSCB Private Fostering Leaflet 2017 (PDF)


ActiveSurrey – Sport in Surrey protecting and safeguarding children and young people

Substance Misuse

Catch-22 – Surrey Young People’s Substance Misuse Service

Parental Substance Misuse: Best Practice Guidance (May 2016)

Alcohol Package Booklet – April 2018

Referrer and stakeholder information


Surrey Safeguarding Board Supervision Principles (SSCB Procedures Manual)

Surrey Safeguarding Children Board

SSCB Information Poster (PDF)

SSCB Information Leaflet (PDF)

Surrey Sexual Health

Surrey Sexual Health Services

Surrey Police

Partnership Intelligence – Guidance

Partnership Intelligence – Form

Surrey Youth Focus

Surrey Youth Focus

Young Carers

Action for Carers Surrey

Published Reports, Guidance and Documents

Children’s Commissioner’s 2018 report into Childhood Vulnerability published July 2018

CSE – ‘It’s not on the radar’: The hidden diversity of children and young people at risk of sexual exploitation in England (Barnardo’s report)

CSE – Responding to child sexual abuse and exploitation in the night-time economy (Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse December 2017)

Counter terrorism: NPCC Counter Terrorism Research: Key Findings, January 2017 (pdf)

Drug Education (including alcohol, tobacco and other substances) Guidelines 2016 (Surrey County Council and Babcock 4S report)

Framework for supporting teenage mothers and young fathers, 19 May 2016 – published by Public Health England and LGA

Harmful Sexual Behaviour – research briefing published by the NSPCC December 2017

NICE guidance: Therapeutic intervention after abuse and neglect published 2018

NSPCC – How safe are our children 2018

NSPCC Learning Links

Proposed Online Safety Initiatives – Government press release February 2018

What to do if you are worried a child is being abused 2015 (PDF)

Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018