Working with children and young people

The LiquidLogic Children's Portal for raising concerns about a child is now live.

Please use this page as initial guidance for professionals working with children and young people within Gloucestershire. Issues affecting children and young people also have their own allocated pages within the GSCB website, so please visit these pages for further information and guidance.

South West Child Protection Procedures

South West Child Protection Procedures

Working Together to Safeguard Children

Working Together to Safeguard Children July 2018

Working Together: transitional guidance July 2018 

GSCB Revised Guidance - Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018

Working Together to Safeguard Children Statutory Framework July 2018 

Young person's guide to Working Together to Safeguard Children 2013

Gloucestershire Child Protection procedures

What to do if I have a concern about the well being of a child or an unborn baby

Joint Section 47 Enquiry Protocol

Gloucestershire Child Protection Procedures

Gloucestershire Multi-Agency Pre-birth Protocol 2019

Local Strategy Discussion Flowchart

Child in Need Guidance Documents

Child in Need Chairing Meetings Top Tips

Child in Need Attending Meetings Top Tips

Early Help Practice Guidance

Early Help Practice Guidance

Safeguarding Practice Reflection

GSCB Framework For Safeguarding Practice Reflection

Practice Discussion

Guidance SPR

Injuries in Non-Mobile Infants Protocol

Multi-Agency Guidance for Injuries in NON-MOBILE Infants and Injuries of concern in NON-MOBILE Older Children

Injuries in Non-Mobile Infants Protocol

Discharge from Hospital of Children in Care Protocol

Gloucestershire Discharge from Hospital protocol is designed to provide safe planning for any child leaving hospital

Discharge from Hospital Protocol

Levels of Intervention

Please be aware that the Levels of Intervention Guidance is a live document and subject to updates - access via the web rather than printing.

Gloucestershire Revised LOI Guidance

Levels Of Intervention Guidance Windscreen

Escalation of Professional Concerns

GSCB Escalation of Professional Concerns Guidance 

GSCB Escalation Monitoring Form

Social Care Service Request Form, 
Single Consent Form and
guidance documents

LiquidLogic Children's Portal

Gloucestershire Children's Portal Guidance

Multi Agency Service Request Form

Single Consent Form Sept 2017

Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) - FAQs

Information about the development of the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) in Gloucestershire.

New information will be added as soon as it is available. 

Please email the MASH Co-Ordinator (, if you have any questions

Safer Recruitment guidance

For settings working with children and families

Safer Recruitment Guidelines

Safer Recruitment Guidelines - Addendum April 2020

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

Disclosure and Barring Service Referral Form

DBS Disclosure News December 2013

DBS Disclosure News October 2013

DBS information - June 2013

DBS - Useful links September 2013

Childcare Disqualification Requirements – new guidance from 26 February 2015

DBS presentation 25.9.13

Guidance for adults who work with children and young people

Guidance for safer working practice for adults who work with children and young people - this link takes you to the Safer Recruitment Consortium website

Child Protection when Educating Children other than in a school

EHE and Tutor Leaflet - April 2018

Guidance for Commissioners

Guidance for Commissioners and other organisations providing services in Gloucestershire - updated January 2018

GSCB Section 11 Self Assessment for Commissioned Providers

Guidance for Commissioners - January 2018

Guidance for supporting children and Vulnerable Adults with No Recourse to Public Funds

Oct 2012 - No Recourse to Public Funds Guidance

Child Neglect Toolkit

Multi-Agency Child Neglect Toolkit  (DOCX, 334.5 KB) - (When you Print Please make sure you select Printer Properties: Select - Booklet, Long Edge and Colour and it should print out correctly)

Type of Neglect - recording sheet May 2017 (DOCX, 17.7 KB)

Neglect Briefing - Be Professionally Curious! (PDF, 1.6 MB)

Click Here to be redirected to the 'Children Living with Neglect' page

Guidance for Handling a Disclosure from a Child

Handling a Disclosure from a Child

Concerns about a Child Checklist

Concerns about a child A5 Flyer

Concerns about a Child A6 Postcard

Gloucestershire's Chronology Guidance

Gloucestershire's Chronology Guidance

Child Sexual Exploitation

CSE Screening Tool

CSE Screening Tool guidance

CSE Referral Pathway

CSE Post Referral Process May

Substance Misuse Screening Tool

Young People's Substance Misuse Referral Form


Prevent National Referral Form

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