LSCBLocal Safeguarding Children Board Northamptonshire

Policies and Procedures Manual

The Northamptonshire Safeguarding Children Board's Online Procedures Manual can be found at

Updates to the Procedures Manual

The Procedures Manual was updated on 1st August 2016 and now has a completely new look. A series of leaflets can be found at the bottom of this page introducing the manual and helping you to find your way around.

The manual is updated twice a year to cover changes to practice and statutory updates. 

Single Assessments

Northamptonshire operates a single assessment process that combines and replaces the current:

• Initial Assessment (IA),
• Core Assessment (CA) and
• Initial Child Protection Conference Report (ICPC Report).

Single Assessments provides a smoother process for children, young people and their families, who will have one assessment. The Single Assessment reduces duplication for practitioners.

Download the PDF guidance documents for all partners detailing the

We are currently re-writing our Transfer Policy and the First Response Transfer Principles are an interim position to detail the stages at which cases move from First Response.

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Practitioners can also register to receive alerts when updates are made to the Procedures Manual.

Last updated: 01 September 2017

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