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 Swindon Local Protocols/Guidance


Child protection and safeguarding procedures provide standards for agencies and a framework to promote children's welfare and protect them from abuse and neglect.   Swindon LSCB is signed up to the South West Child Protection Procedures (SWCPP).  For more information about the SWCPP and access to the procedures please go to the SWCPP page.

Swindon LSCB has developed local multi agency procedures and guidance to address specific issues in Swindon, these procedures can be found below.
Swindon Children and Families Service have developed a Swindon Procedures Manual which is a collation of all procedures relating to internal (Swindon Borough Council) staff.  To access these procedures please see the Swindon Procedures Manual page.
Please note some of these documents are currently being revised or an update is planned. Revised versions will appear here as soon as they become available. In the meantime, if you have any queries regarding these documents please contact the LSCB Team at 

 Escalation Policy (Professional Resolution)

Occasionally situations arise when workers within one agency feel that the decision made by a worker from another agency on a child protection or child in need case is not a safe decision. Disagreements could arise in a number of areas, but are most likely to arise around:

  • Levels of need
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • The need for action
  • Communication

If this occurs please refer to the Swindon Escalation Policy 

National Protocols and Guidance


Swindon Local Safeguarding Children Board

  • Civic Offices
  • Euclid Street
  • Swindon
  • SN1 2JH
  • 01793 463803
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