How you should be safeguarding children
Manchester Safeguarding Children's Board (MSCB)
Safeguarding children is a really important part of your professional role as a childminder.
This section is here to help you understand the process should you have a concern about a child in your setting, this is outlined in the document 'MSCB Guidelines for Reporting and Contact Procedures'. Manchester has also published several documents to help you have systems in place to ensure you are aware of the policies and procedures you need to share with parents. We have also put on the MSCB continuum of need and responses. If you do need to make a referral, then we have attached MSCB referral form and guidance to help you. However, if you think a child is at risk of immediate harm, please contact the police by calling 999.
We have also attached the Multi-agency training brochure, which you are entitled to use.
If you need to update your Safeguarding Training, you can do this online. Please contact Joanne Horton on 0161 234 7235 or email her on email@example.com It is recommended that you update your Safeguarding training every 3 years.
You can get more information about Manchester's procedures by visiting Manchester Safeguarding Children Board (MSCB) publications. (external website)
These documents need to be part of your portfolio/induction pack and you are required to get parents to sign the 'Safeguarding Children Statement' and complete the 'Additional agencies information' form so that you are aware of other agencies working with the child. These documents should be part of your induction procedure with parents.
We have also attached some further documents which we feel may be useful, such as the 'Information Sharing' booklet, the summary of 'What to do if you are worried a child is being abused', and National Childminding Association's 'Safeguarding children - A guide for childminders'.