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6. Guidance and further information

Local safeguarding information


Key local information about safeguarding children is located on Derby Safeguarding Children Board website (


This includes Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Boards’ safeguarding children procedures. Key chapters’ include:


  • Providing early help
  • Making a referral to children’s social care
  • Child protection section 47 enquiries
  • Child protection conferences
  • Children abused through sexual exploitation
  • Safeguarding children at risk of abuse through female genital mutilation (FGM)
  • Safeguarding children and young people against radicalisation and violent extremism
  • Allegations against staff carers and volunteers
  • Children and families who go missing


The procedures also have key guidance document and information, including:


The DSCB website has a specific page for education providers, including a safeguarding children audit tool for schools and colleges to support schools their annual review of safeguarding practice and in their development of a safeguarding action plan. There is also a training pathway for education providers, template polices and information about the DSCB Education Hub and safeguarding update service.


There is a range of useful information and resources on the website, including:



Other sources of safeguarding information and guidance can be obtained via: