Child Protection and Child in Need

Child Protection Procedures

Cheshire West and Chester SCP provides multi-agency safeguarding and child protection online procedures which can be accessed via the link below. We work with our Pan-Cheshire equivalents in Halton, Warrington and Cheshire East to produce, where possible, policy and procedures that are consistent across our local borders. Where this is not possible, you will find that any local variations in procedures are accessible at the top of each page for the particularly Pan Cheshire Procedure that you are interested in.

Child Protection Conference and Core Group Meeting Templates

In Cheshire West we use the following paperwork within our Child Protection and Core Group meetings. If you require any further explanation or support in using the paperwork you can contact the Child Protection Chairs. The SCP also delivers training on Child Protection Processes that can be accessed via our training page.

Guidance for GPs on Child Protection

The General Medical Council has published guidance for GPs on their role in the child protection system and the responsibilities of all doctors.

Transfer of Children on Child Protection Plans & Children in Need– Regional Agreement/Procedures

There is a regional agreement for the transfer arrangements between authorities for children on child protection plans and children in need.

Child Protection Conference Appeals

This procedure has been written for children, parents, carers and professionals who have attended a Child Protection Case Conference and are unhappy about the outcome or an aspect of the meeting.  In Cheshire West there are four grounds on which you can appeal. Please refer to the local guidance that is contained in the Pan Cheshire Procedures – Child Protection Appeals