This part of the website applies to you if you are a ‘Professional’, working with or caring for children and young people in an employed or voluntary capacity. This includes people whose job brings them into contact with children infrequently or on an adhoc basis, (for example Ambulance Drivers) or Clergy. It also includes a wide variety of people in a caring capacity, such as Foster Carers, Childminders or Youth Workers.

Calderdale SCB is responsible for co-ordinating local agencies’, in the ‘statutory’ and ‘non statutory’ sectors and has a collective responsibility for ensuring that all agencies working with children undertake their safeguarding duties and responsibilities.

This section is about sharing information in order to help and assist professionals in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We hope you will find the information useful.

See New Page on Child Sexual Exploitation which contains information on the CSE Flowchart, CSE Risk Assessment and Practice Guidance, CSE Intelligence Document.

Signs and symptoms

Child Abuse, also referred to as Significant Harm, takes many forms. This summarises the different forms of abuse but is not comprehensive.

Signs and symptoms of child abuse

Why Jason died

Why Jason Died is a drama intended to familiarise key professionals and their managers with the processes to be followed when a child dies. Why Jason died

Serious case reviews

Local Safeguarding Children Boards are required to consider holding a serious case review when a child dies and abuse or neglect is known or suspected to be a factor in the death.

More on serious case reviews