Guidance & Procedures

Safeguarding guidance policies and protocols are available on the right hand side of this page.  These guidance and protocols relate to specific areas of safeguarding and child protection such as Child Sexual Exploitation and Neglect etc.  

New Reading LSCB Policies

Escalation Policy - Reading LSCB have agreed an escalation policy for the resolution of professional disagreements relating to safeguarding of children and young people. A copy can be found on the right.

Information Sharing Protocol - Reading LSCB have agreed information sharing guidance for front line practitioners.  A copy can be found on the right.

Berkshire Safeguarding Procedures

Reading Safeguarding Children Board is part of the Berkshire wide shared child protection procedures consortium.

The Berkshire Safeguarding Children Board consortium are Reading, Bracknell Forest, Slough, The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, West Berkshire and Wokingham.

The shared procedures set out the roles and responsibilities, processes and guidance for multi-agency working in child protection and related areas. They are based on current legislation and guidance, such as Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015 and the Children Act 2004. Staff that are or may be involved in protection of children should develop a good working knowledge and understanding of these procedures.

To access the procedures follow this link to the dedicated website:

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