Guidance

Somerset Harmful Sexual Behaviour Protocol

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This Harmful Sexual Behaviour Protocol is a partnership document and applies to all Somerset agencies. This protocol was developed to support children who are suspected or observed displaying sexualised behaviour that may be harmful to themselves or others, and those professionals working with them.

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Children Missing from Home or Care in Somerset

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Every missing episode should be robustly responded to. Agencies and professionals in Somerset must work together to ensure a consistent and effective response is given to the child upon their return. This muti agency protocol aims to support this and highlight how all agencies working with children in Somerset must work together to reduce risk …

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Effective Support for Children and Families

Effective Support for Children and Families in Somerset

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Updated: June 2023 This guidance aims to assist professional assessment around the provision of effective support for children and families in Somerset. It covers unborn babies, children and young people aged 0 -19 years, (up to age 25 with special educational needs and disability) and should be used alongside statutory guidance for each agency. Read …

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Parental Responsibility

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Guidance on ‘Who has Parental Responsibility’ Author: Dr Nadya James (nadya.james@nhs.net): Consultant Community Paediatrician, Designated Doctor, MA for Adoption, EMCYPSAS, Nottingham Children’s Hospital.

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