Child Protection


The links in this chapter were revised in March 2023.

Child protection and safeguarding procedures provide standards for agencies and a framework to promote children's welfare and protect them from abuse and neglect. These procedures reflect the requirements of Working together to Safeguard Children.

Swindon LSCB is signed up to the South West Child Protection Procedures (SWCPP). Click here for more information about the SWCPP and access to the procedures.

Guidance on health professional's attendance/contribution to Child Protection Strategy Discussions.

Swindon LSCB has developed local multi-agency procedures and guidance to address specific issues in Swindon, click here to view the Swindon Local Safeguarding Children Board Procedures.

Swindon Multi Agency Risk Panel Operating Protocol and Terms of Reference - the Multi Agency Risk Panel (MARP) Meeting does not replace or supersede any current policy or procedure in relation to child protection. The monthly MARP meetings provide the framework to allow regular action planning and information sharing for children who are assessed to be at high risk.

Please also refer to Information sharing: Advice for practitioners providing safeguarding services to children, young people, parents and carers - This advice is for practitioners and senior managers. It helps them decide when and how to share personal information legally and professionally. It might also be helpful for practitioners working with adults who are responsible for children who may be in need.