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Child Death Review
A child death is a very difficult time for everyone. The time spent with the family now may be brief but actions may greatly influence how the family deal with the bereavement for a long time afterwards.Read more
The child's voice is a phrase used to describe the real involvement of children and young people. It means more than seeking their views, which could just mean the child saying what they want, rather than being really involved in what happens.Read more
Communications / Assessment
This page provides explanations of some of the more common terms used in Health and Social Care when dealing with a referral.Read more
For ease of description this guide is written with the assumption that the worker is an English speaker. There are circumstances when nobody will be speaking in English. However the same principles will apply. The guide is also applicable to signers for people with hearing difficulties.Read more
This page provides information about each of the meetings that you may be invited to as a professional working with a family, and the role of the chair in these meetings.Read more
Serious Case Reviews
Protecting children and young people is an inter-agency and inter-disciplinary responsibility. While it is social work services who usually lead on the discharge of legal responsibilities in respect of the protection of children, any agency (including voluntary sector organisations) or profession may refer to the Islands Safeguarding Children Partnership for consideration of commencement of the Serious Case Review process.Read more
What is Serious Harm?
The States of Guernsey, Children's Services has a general duty to protect the welfare of children and to begin enquiries when a child is at risk of compulsory intervention. This page sets out the grounds for when such enquiries may be necessary.Read more
When and How to Involve Parents and Carers
When making plans to protect a child all of those who have a significant relationship with the child should normally be involved. Unless to do so would place the child or another person at risk. This involvement may be from absent mothers or absent fathers and may include grandparents, extended family and friends, who have frequent contact with the child.Read more
Protecting children with disabilities from abuse
Children with disabilities can be more vulnerable to abuse than other children for a number of reasons. It is important that people working with children and families are alert to the signs of abuse as well as the increased vulnerability of children with disabilities.Read more
- Worried about a child?
- Case Conference
- After the Initial Case Conference
- Supplementary Guidance