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Our easy-to-navigate resource hub is where you can find content in a way that suits you.

Resources are arranged A to Z  – or you can click on a category below to narrow your search – or simply use the search button above!

In the hub you will find all our policies and procedures; along with topic based resources, briefing sheets and other learning tools.

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About the MSAB
What is the MSAB and what do we do? Manchester Safeguarding Adults Board (MSAB) is a statutory multi-agency board made up...
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Adult abuse - advice for all
Adults can be abused in many different ways. Some groups, such as the elderly and frail, are at particular risk...
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Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) – resources for practitioners
Everyone goes through stress as a child - failing at something we cared about, having to move house or change...
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Age restricted products & solvent abuse - advice for all
The law makes the selling of age restricted products to those under age a criminal offence, with various penalties. Retailers...
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Alcohol & substance misuse - advice for all
It is estimated that around 200,000 adults are currently receiving treatment for substance misuse problems and of these one third...
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Animal abuse & the link to family violence - advice for practitioners
While many people consider animal abuse and family violence to be two separate issues, studies suggest that they are actually...
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Bereavement - support for all
The death of a loved one can be devastating. Bereavement affects people in different ways. There is no right or...
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Boards Affiliated to the MSAB & MSCB - Inter Board Protocol
The MSAB  and MSCB are affiliated to a number of other statutory boards. Inter Board Protocol  Safeguarding is everyone’s business...
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Breast ironing / flattening - advice for practitioners
Professionals working with children and young people must be able to identify the signs and symptoms of girls who are...
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Bulletins from the MSB - archive
As part of our aim to improve communications and awareness raising the MSB sends out regular e-bulletins. Our e-bulletins include news,...
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CSE - resources for families & the community
Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is a type of sexual abuse in which children are sexually exploited for money, power or...
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Care homes - advice for all
If you are starting to think about finding a care home for yourself or a friend or family member, speak...
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Child Sexual Exploitation - resources for practitioners & volunteers
Child exploitation refers to the use of children for someone else's advantage, gratification or profit often resulting in unjust, cruel...
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Child Trafficking - advice & resources for practitioners
Child trafficking is child abuse. Children are recruited, moved or transported and then exploited, forced to work or sold. Children...
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Child abuse linked to faith or belief - advice for practitioners
Child abuse linked to a faith or belief occurs across the country. In such cases a parent or carer has come...
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Child safety & accident prevention - advice & resources for all
Preventing childhood accidents is vital in ensuring all children grow up in a safe, stimulating environment. Practitioners from all agencies...
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Child sex offender disclosure scheme - advice for practitioners
The child sex offender disclosure scheme (CSOD) was rolled out across all England and Wales police forces in 2011, following...
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Children’s Health and Parents Related by Blood – advice for all
What is consanguinity? Consanguinity refers to relationships between blood relatives e.g. first cousins which is common in a number of...
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Chronology writing - guidance for practitioners
A chronology seeks to provide a clear account of all significant events in a child, young person or adult's life to date....
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Clare's Law - advice for all
The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (DVDS) - commonly known as ‘Clare’s law’ - allows individuals to ask the police to check whether...
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Coercive control, controlling behaviour & psychological abuse - advice for all
Psychological abuse is common, but too few people understand the definition of this well enough to spot it at an...
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Communication & engagement - resources for all
Our communication and engagement activities help us 'join the dots' to ensure safeguarding is everyone's business - to do this...
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Concealed or denied pregnancy - advice for practitioners
In a concealed pregnancy, a woman is aware of the pregnancy but does not tell professionals, or may hide the...
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Connected carers - advice & resources for practitioners
Kinship Care A kinship carer looks after the child of a relative or friend on a full time basis, whether...
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Coping with traumatic events - advice for all
A traumatic event is a shocking, scary, or dangerous experience that affects someone emotionally. These situations may be natural, like...
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Councillors & Local Authority Members - useful resources
The local authority (the Council) has statutory responsibilities to safeguard children (Children Act 1989) and vulnerable adults (Care Act 2014)....
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Criminal Exploitation - information for practitioners
Children, young people or adults who are used, through whatever means, to engage in criminal activity by other young people...
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Cuckooing - advice for all
'Cuckooing' is when professional criminals target the homes of vulnerable adults so they can use the property for drug-dealing and...
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Cultural awareness - advice for practitioners
Although some cultural practices are subjective as to whether they constitute abuse, there are a number which can be definitely...
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Dangerous Dogs - advice for all
Unfortunately, over the years there have been some very sad cases where children have been serious injured or killed by...
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Disabled & SEN children - advice for practitioners
A child could be considered to have disabilities if they have significant problems with communication, comprehension, vision, hearing or physical...
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Disrespect NoBody campaign
The Disrespect NoBody campaign builds on the Government’s previous This is Abuse campaign, and is aimed at preventing abusive behaviours...
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Domestic Homicide Reviews - information for practitioners
The Manchester Community Safety Partnership (CSP) is responsible for undertaking Domestic Homicide Reviews (DHR) where the death of a person aged...
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Domestic Violence & Abuse - resources for all
Domestic violence and abuse (DVA) is the abuse of someone within an intimate or family relationship. It is the repeated,...
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Easy Read resources - advice for all
Resources developed by Shared Lives Manchester to support their service users and to assist other partners: Adult Safeguarding - Shared...
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Employing a carer - advice for all
If you employ somebody to help care for you or provide you with support, it is important that you are...
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Escalating a concern or resolving professional differences - advice for practitioners
What to do when you are concerned about a decision or practice in a case involving a child or young...
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Events & festivals - safeguarding advice for organisers
Running events can present a variety of additional safeguarding challenges. Considerations need to be made about issues including security and...
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FGM - resources for practitioners
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is the partial or total removal of external female genitalia for non-medical reasons. It is also...
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Familial sexual abuse - information for practitioners
Intra-familial child sexual abuse refers to child sexual abuse (CSA) that occurs within a family environment. Perpetrators may or may...
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Families of offenders - resources for practitioners
There are a range of resources available for practitioners who are working with offenders' families and children. NICCO (the National...
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Forced Marriage and Honour Based Abuse - advice for families & the community
Forced Marriage A forced marriage is where one or both people do not (or in cases of people with learning...
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Forced Marriage and Honour Based Violence & Abuse - resources for practitioners
Forced Marriage A forced marriage is where one or both people do not (or in cases of people with learning...
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Fraud, scams & safety - advice for all
Scams hit the headlines almost every day with British consumers estimated to lose around £3.5 billion every year – the...
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Gambling establishments - safeguarding advice for premises
The Gambling Act 2005 promotes safer practice at premises where gambling activities take place. Under this legislation, licensees and their...
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Gambling – advice for all
Gambling is taking part in a game or activity where you risk losing something, usually money, in order to try...
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Gang activity & serious youth violence - advice for practitioners
There are a number of areas in which young people are put at risk by gang activity, both through participation...
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General Practitioners - useful safeguarding links & resources
This resource is provided jointly by the Manchester Safeguarding Boards (MSB) and the Manchester Health and Care Commissioning (MHCC) Safeguarding...
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Glossary of terms: adults safeguarding
This resource explains the meaning of commonly used terms relating to safeguarding adults. Abuse Includes physical, sexual, emotional, psychological, financial, material, neglect, acts...
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Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children – advice for all
There are several different groups of Gypsies and Travellers living in England, including Romany Gypsies, Irish Travellers and New Travellers and...
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Hard to engage families - advice for practitioners
All agencies and organisations should devise and implement policies on working to engage with children, young people and their families...
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Hate Crime - advice for all
Hate incidents and hate crime are acts of violence or hostility directed at people because of who they are or...
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Head Lice Infestation - advice for all
Professionals working in schools and other organisations should be aware that a 'Severe and Persistent Infestation' of head lice or...
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Health Practitioners - useful links & resources
This resource is provided jointly by the Manchester Safeguarding Boards (MSB) and the Manchester Health and Care Commissioning (MHCC) Safeguarding...
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Herbert Protocol & dementia - advice for all
The Herbert Protocol 'safe and found' initiative is named after George Herbert, a war veteran of the Normandy landings, who...
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Hoarding - advice & resources for all
Compulsive hoarding is a debilitating psychological condition that is only just beginning to be recognised. A very basic description of...
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Homelessness - advice for practitioners
Homelessness covers a wide range of circumstances from sleeping on the streets, to families living in bed and breakfast hotels,...
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Housing Services - information for providers & safeguarding practitioners
Housing staff have a key safeguarding role to play, alongside their colleagues in social care, health and the police, in...
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Housing and Homelessness - advice for all
Manchester City Council and partners have produced some excellent booklets that give a step-by-step guide through housing options and provide...
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Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy - advice for all
Some people who lack capacity need an advocate to represent their rights and defend what is in their best interests....
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Information Governance - resources for all
Information governance (IG) covers the way the Boards and their partners handle the often sensitive information which they need to...
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Jargon buster: acronyms list
Here are some of the acronyms and jargon you might come across in safeguarding work. Terminology is complex and changing...
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Learning from Practice
The Boards have a duty under Working Together and the Care Act to “learn from practice” where something has happened...
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Leaving care - advice for young people
If you are a young person leaving care you may need help moving into adulthood – living independently and making...
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Legislation & government guidance
There are a number of key pieces of legislation and government guidance that support the work of the Boards.
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Licensing resources - for businesses & event organisers
Since the introduction of Local Safeguarding Boards in 2006, changes have been made to the way in which premises such...
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Local Authority staff - resources
Manchester City Council Find information and resources: about Early Help in the Early Help Practitioner zone Help and Support Manchester...
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MARAC and SARAC - advice for practitioners
MARAC (Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference) Across Greater Manchester services are working together to stop domestic abuse and help anyone...
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MSAB Multi-agency Policies & Procedures - resources for practitioners
Safeguarding adults is far more than a set of guidance or procedures; it is all we do in all our...
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MSAB business documents
Download or view the business documents of the Manchester Safeguarding Adults Board. Downloads on this page:
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MSB Complaints Protocol - advice for all
A complaint may be made by any professional or member of the public about the way the Boards have carried...
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MSB Document & Policy Management Process - advice for partners
A Document Management process ensures the consistent development, implementation and review of multi-agency business documents, policies and procedures, and other...
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MSB subgroups - information for partners
In addition to the main Boards, the MSAB and MSCB have created a number of subgroups to undertake specific tasks...
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Making Safeguarding Personal - advice for all
“Ensuring every citizen in Manchester is able to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect. Everyone who lives or...
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Manchester Safeguarding Standard
The Manchester Safeguarding Adults Board (MSAB) and Manchester Safeguarding Children Board (MSCB) expect all providers and commissioners of services for...
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Mate crime - advice for all
Mate Crime is a form of hate crime and can become a very serious form of abuse. Mate Crime is...
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Mental Capacity & Deprivation of Liberty - advice & resources for all
Every day we make decisions about our lives. These decisions could be about simple things like what we eat and...
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Mental health - resources for all
It can be difficult to maintain good mental health in the face of everyday hassles. It is common for people to worry...
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Missing adults - advice for all
If an adult who has learning difficulties or a condition such as Alzheimer’s goes missing you should always call the...
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Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking - resources for practitioners
Modern slavery includes: slavery human trafficking and exploitation forced labour and domestic servitude. Traffickers and slave masters use whatever means they...
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Modern Slavery & Trafficking campaign toolkit - resources for all
“You may choose to look the other way, but you can never again say that you did not know.” William...
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Off-road Bikes - Safety advice for all
In 2016 in the UK there were over 300 fatalities and over 5,500 people seriously injured from motorcycle related incidents....
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Online learning with other providers - free to all
There are a number of online learning tools on safeguarding issues that are available to practitioners, volunteers and the public. The following...
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Online safety - advice for parents & carers
Few parents or carers understand their children's new cyber culture. They do not understand what they are doing (and how...
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Online safety - advice for practitioners
The internet is a great way for children and adults to connect with others and learn new things. As interactions between...
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Parental Substance Misuse - advice for practitioners
Parental misuse of drugs or alcohol becomes relevant to child protection when the misuse of the substances impacts on the...
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Photographing children & young people - advice for practitioners & volunteers
Agencies frequently use photographs of children, young people and adults in printed publications and on websites to publicise services or...
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Police - useful links & resources for partners
Greater Manchester Police (GMP) The GMP website contains a wide range of information for practitioners and the public - visit...
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Prevent (radicalisation and extremism) - resources for practitioners
Radicalisation refers to the process by which a person comes to support terrorism and forms of extremism leading to terrorism....
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Probation & Youth Justice services - advice for practitioners
The MSAB and MSCB have two Probation partners: Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company Visit cgm-probation.org.uk for more information...
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Professional curiosity & challenge - resources for practitioners
Professional curiosity and challenge span all four MSB priorities and are an essential part of safeguarding. Nurturing professional curiosity and...
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Quality Assurance & Performance Improvement - information for partners
Multi-agency quality assurance and performance improvement activities are key functions of the Boards and allow us to monitor and evaluate...
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Restorative justice - advice for practitioners
Restorative justice brings those harmed by crime or conflict and those responsible for the harm into communication, enabling everyone affected...
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Road Safety - advice for all
Right across the UK, speeding on the roads is a major problem. Speeding puts everyone in the community at risk...
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SMART Planning - tips for practitioners
Case reviews have regularly raised concerns about planning issues e.g. lack of focus, plans not reflecting identified concerns, over optimism...
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Safeguarding Adult Reviews - resources for practitioners
The aim of a Safeguarding Adults Review (SAR) is to carry out a multi-agency review which seeks to determine what...
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Safeguarding Alert - advice for adults
If a you or someone else reports abuse, this is called making a Safeguarding Alert. A Safeguarding Coordinator will then work...
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Safeguarding Policy - advice for partners
As part of the Manchester Safeguarding Standard, the MSAB and MSCB require all partners to have safeguarding policies and procedures that...
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Safer recruitment (employment & volunteering with children) - advice for practitioners
Safer recruitment is central to the safeguarding of children and young people. All organisations which employ staff or volunteers to...
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Schools and Early Years - useful links & resources
Safeguarding Updates for Schools  Issued by the Safeguarding in Education Team - these newsletters will keep schools and early years providers...
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Self neglect - advice for all
Safeguarding adults is about protecting those at risk of harm (vulnerable adults) from suffering abuse or neglect. It is recognised...
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Separation and divorce - resources for all
Many children and young people will experience the separation and divorce of their parents. When a relationship breaks down, it...
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Service offer in the City for Domestic Violence & Abuse
Domestic violence and abuse is the abuse of someone within an intimate or family relationship. It is the repeated, random...
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Seven minute briefings - resources for all
The MSB have introduced 'seven minute briefings' to allow managers to deliver a short briefing to staff regarding on key...
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Sexting - resources for practitioners & parents
Sexting is when someone sends or receives a sexually explicit image, video or text, usually on a mobile phone. Sexting...
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Sexuality - resources for all
Sexuality and sexual orientation is about who a person is physically and emotionally attracted to. Everyone has a sexual orientation...
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Smoking & related issues - safeguarding advice for all
Make your home and car smoke free to prevent fires and protect children and other people who live with you....
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Stalking & harassment - advice for all
Stalking can be defined as persistent and unwanted attention where the victim feels pestered and harassed. There are many forms...
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Sudden Unexpected Death in Childhood (SUDC) - advice for practitioners
The death of a child or young person is always sad. Talking and thinking about a child's death is a...
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Suicide & Self Harm by children & young people - advice for practitioners & parents
Any child or young person who self-harms or expresses thoughts about this or about suicide must be taken seriously and...
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Supervision - guidance for practitioners
Supervision (sometimes referred to a clinical supervision) should be offered to all staff whose work brings them into contact with children,...
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Taxis & private hire - safeguarding & safety handbook
A Safeguarding and Safety Handbook has been produced by Manchester City Council and Greater Manchester Police in conjunction with organisations representing...
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Tips for single agency (in-house training)
All agencies are responsible for ensuring that their workforce is competent and confident in carrying out its responsibilities for safeguarding...
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Training - our multi-agency offer
Multi-agency training helps practitioners and volunteers understand their roles, responsibilities and safeguarding procedures; and create a shared understanding of assessment...
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Trust Your Instinct
We work with Manchester people every day, so our Trust your instinct booklet aims to help you know what to...
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Unaccompanied asylum seeking children - resources for practitioners
Unaccompanied asylum seeking children and young people (UASC), also known as separated children or unaccompanied minors, are children who are...
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Unborn babies & vulnerable pregnant women - resource for practitioners
One in four women experience domestic violence and abuse at some point in their lives. This may be physical, sexual, emotional...
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Use of social media by practitioners & volunteers - advice for all
Digital technology has become an important part of everyday life; however an increasing number of cases where workplace practice has...
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Useful links & publications
This resource is to assist practitioners by providing links to (hopefully) useful websites; however we do not endorse these sites.  If you...
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Voluntary Sector & Faith Groups
The MSB are aware that many voluntary, community and faith groups and supplementary schools may need support in ensuring their safeguarding arrangements...
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Vulnerable Witnesses – awareness for practitioners
Effective communication and partnership working between the Police, Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), intermediary services, social care services and the wider...
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What is abuse - easy read version
Who is an adult at risk of harm? An adult at risk of harm is someone who is over 18...
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What is safeguarding?
Safeguarding refers to the multi-agency procedures for protecting children, young people or adults from abuse or neglect. If you are...
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Whistleblowing - advice for practitioners
Whistleblowing is the term used when a worker passes on information concerning wrongdoing. Government guidance calls it “making a disclosure”...
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Young carers - advice for all
Young carers are children and young people who spend time looking after someone else - usually a family member who...
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