These procedures apply to all children and young people aged under the age of 18 years who live in Dudley borough. They also apply to unborn children.
They are addressed to all organisations, agencies and individuals who work with children and young people in Dudley, including those whose work with adults brings them into contact with children and young people. They set out how agencies will work together to protect children and young people from harm and safeguard and promote their welfare.
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Part "B" Specific Safeguarding Children Procedures
Part "B" contains specific procedures which will not apply to all situations. They are cross referenced throughout with the "Core" Safeguarding Children Procedures in Part "A." Procedures relating to the special circumstances of some children are set out in Part “C” Additional sources of information to which staff may need to refer are cross referenced to Part "D."
Part "C" Children in Special Circumstances
This section contains procedures relating to the special circumstances of some children. They are cross-referenced to the “Core” Safeguarding Procedures in Part “A”, and additional procedures that might be needed in Part “B”. Additional sources of information to which staff may need to refer are cross referenced to Part "D."
Part "D" Reference Section
Part "D" contains a number reference sections to which staff may need to refer in applying the procedures in Parts "A", "B," or “C.”