Kent and Medway safeguarding children procedures and strategies

All our procedures and strategies have been developed to support and help partner agencies in their safeguarding work.

View Kent and Medway Safeguarding Children Procedures

Please note our link to the Kent and Medway Safeguarding Children Online Procedures Manual has now changed. Please ensure you have the correct link when signposting to the manual. 

Recently published procedures

These procedures have recently been signed-off by the Kent and Medway Safeguarding Children Partnerships and will be transferred to the Kent and Medway Safeguarding Procedures website during the next update.

View Kent and Medway Safeguarding Children Abused Through Exploitation Procedure (PDF, 468.4 KB)

View Kent Missing Children from Home and Care Procedure
(PDF, 282.9 KB)

View Kent and Medway Pre-Birth Procedure
(DOCX, 133.5 KB)

View Kent and Medway Working with Children and Young People who are Sexually Active or Displaying Harmful Sexual Behaviour Procedure
(DOCX, 327.9 KB)

View Kent and Medway Foreign Exchange Visit Guidance and Procedure (DOCX, 116.4 KB)

View Kent and Medway safer professional practice  with technology: frequently asked questions 
(DOCX, 269.7 KB)

View Kent and Medway responding to nude and semi-nude image sharing: guidance for professionals   (DOCX, 146.9 KB)

View Kent Escalation and Professional Challenge Policy   (DOCX, 85.9 KB)

View Kent and Medway protocol for the management of actual or suspected bruising in infants and children who are not independently mobile (DOCX, 132.9 KB)

View Kent and Medway actual or suspected bruising (information for parents/carers) leaflet (PDF, 1.4 MB)

View Kent and Medway safeguarding children at risk of abuse through female genital mutilation (FGM) procedures (DOCX, 539.6 KB)

View Kent complaints and representations about the Child Protection Conference decision and process procedures (DOCX, 58.8 KB)

View Kent and Medway Pathway for child sexual abuse (CSA) medicals   (DOCX, 157.0 KB)

Strategies

View Kent Neglect Strategy (DOCX, 73.3 KB)

View Kent and Medway Gangs Strategy 2022-2024 (DOCX, 1.3 MB)

We welcome any feedback forwards our procedures and strategies, as this will help us to improve and develop. Feedback can be sent to catherine.hampson@kent.gov.uk