Welcome to the Hull Safeguarding Children Board
The Hull Safeguarding Children Board (HSCB) is the statutory body that brings together all the key partners and organisations who work together to promote children’s welfare and help protect them from abuse.
This website provides information, advice and guidance to the public, children, parents and carers, and professionals working with children and young people.
Threshold of Need framework and guidance
Following multi agency consultation with the HSCB revised Threshold of Need framework and guidance has been published today (Friday 4 May 2018).
The guidance has been designed to assist all whose work brings them into contact with children, young people and their families (including an unborn child) to identify the most appropriate level of support required to ensure that children are kept safe and grow up in circumstances that allow them to achieve their best outcomes.
Threshold of Need Framework and Guidance (link opens in a new window)
Threshold Indicator Windscreen - Appendix 1 (link opens in a new window)
Threshold of Need special eBulletin - on what you need to know about the framework and guidance.
Resolving Inter-agency Disagreements Guidance (Escalation Policy)
The Hull Safeguarding Children Board's updated Resolving Inter-agency Disagreements Guidance (Escalation Policy) has now been published.
The guidance is designed to help and support all practitioners working with children, young people and families by providing a clear mechanism for the timely resolution of inter agency disagreements in the best interest of children and families.
It is designed to support existing individual agency procedures and escalation policies and should be used in conjunction with Hull Safeguarding Children Board Guidelines and Procedures.
Access the Resolving Inter-agency Disagreements Guidance (Escalation Policy) (link opens in a new window)
Access the procedures manual (link opens in a new window)
Latest updates to HSCB multi agency guidelines and procedures for safeguarding children
The guidance is designed to help and support practitioners working with children, young people and families across Hull.
Access our other latest updates
Website for professionals working with children of offenders
Barnardo’s has launched the National Information Centre on Children of Offenders (NICCO), which replaces i-HOP. The website provides resources, information on services, policy developments, events, training opportunities and practice models to professionals who come into contact with the children and families of offenders in England and Wales, as well as academics and those responsible for strategic development and commissioning.
Visit the NICCO website to find out more (link opens in a new window)
Hull Safeguarding Children Board – Child Sexual Exploitation Strategy 2014 – 2017
This strategy reaffirms the commitment of the Hull Safeguarding Children Board to determinedly tackle the issue of child sexual exploitation. It builds on the work already undertaken (since 2008) on this issue. It signals the Board’s determination to ‘take stock’ of existing practice and provision and continue to develop effective responses.
It describes a number of key principles of effective practice and our framework for action. It identifies some key commitments: for example, a multi-agency audit of current practice and a child sexual exploitation self-assessment by the Board. Our action plan is being refreshed – and this will be further informed by our self-assessment. We will continue to consult with and involve young people in the further development of strategy and action plans.
These are local enquiries into the death or serious injury of a child where abuse or neglect are known or suspected.
Serious Case Reviews
Access recent local reviews and national learning