The Southwark Safeguarding Children Partnership agrees local child protection procedures. Everyone who works with children must know and follow national guidance and their own organisation's child protection policy and procedures. In Southwark we follow the London Child Protection Procedures, which give more detailed advice about how local services should work to protect children.

The Government provides information sharing advice and guidance for safeguarding practitioners, which can be found here.

The Government updated its 'Keeping Children Safe in Education' guidance in October 2019. The updated version can be downloaded here.

The intercollegiate document outlining safeguarding roles and competencies for health staff can be found here.