Policies and Procedures
- Safeguarding Children in Stockport have adopted the Greater Manchester Safeguarding Children Procedures Manual
- Resolving Professional Disagreements/Escalation Policy for Greater Manchester
Stockport child death overview panel – statutory responsibilities and arrangements
This document details the process that the council and Stockport CCG will undertake to make sure that all child deaths are reviewed under the requirements of the Children Act 2004 as amended by the Children and Social Work Act 2017 and Working Together 2018. We’re fully committed to “the process of systematically reviewing the deaths of children which is grounded in respect for the rights of children and their families, with the intention of learning what happened and why, and preventing future child deaths.” (Working Together to Safeguard Children, 2018).
NHS England has published When a Child Dies: A Guide for Parents and Carers, setting out the steps that follow the death of a child.
The collation and sharing of the learning from reviews is managed by the National Child Mortality Database (NCMD) through the use of standardised forms.
From the 1 April 2021, all child death notifications must be reported electronically via the Greater Manchester eCDOP system.
It’s a statutory requirement to notify the CDOP of all child deaths, aged 0 to 17 years of age. If there are a number of agencies involved, liaison should take place to agree which agency will submit the notification. You must provide as much information as possible to the CDOP.
For more information on any of the responsibilities and arrangements please email:
Child abuse or neglect
Do not ignore it:
- call 0161 217 6028 – Monday to Thursday from 8.30am to 5pm, Friday from 8.30am to 4.30pm
- or 0161 718 2118 – evenings and weekends
Stockport Pathway for Service from Children’s Social Care
If you’ve any concerns about the welfare of a child and/or you want to seek a service from Children’s Social Care or the Supporting Families Pathway, call the Contact Centre on 0161 217 6028 or 0161 718 2188 out of hours.
LADO referral form
The Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) is the single point of contact for all professionals to report concerns, request advice and share information regarding a concern or allegation against an employee, volunteer or professional working with or providing services to children in Stockport
To make a referral visit the Stockport Council website.
Supplementary Stockport Procedures
Stockport retains a small number of procedures specific to Stockport which are supplementary to the Greater Manchester Safeguarding Procedures:
- Stockport self harm policy (PDF 2Mb)
- Stockport Multi Agency Guidance on Levels of Needs (PDF 1.56Mb)
- Stockport Multi Agency Step Up Step Down Protocol (PDF 78Kb)
- Mongolian blue spot protocol (PDF 724Kb)
- Tips for working with families where there is disguised resistance/compliance (PDF 279Kb)
- Stockport Family two page guide – Transition to Adult Services
- All Age Neglect Strategy (PDF 136Kb)
Safeguarding children in specific circumstances
- Stockport FGM Strategy (771Kb)
- So-called Honour Based Abuse and Forced Marriage Strategy and Action Plan 2019-21 (PDF 1Mb)
Early Years practitioners and Childminders
A step by step guide for Early Years practitioners. The safeguarding cards below contain information about what to do if you’re concerned about the welfare of a child.
7 minute briefings
- Keeping vulnerable babies in mind (366Kb)
- Safe sleep for babies (PDF 371Kb)
- Neglect and the Older Child (PDF 218Kb)
- Serious Case Review – Child E 7 minute briefing (PDF 152Kb)
- Honour based violence (PDF 903Kb)
If you have any queries contact the SSCP Business Manager:
- call: 0161 474 5657
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org