Resource Hub

Our easy-to-navigate resource hub is where you can find content in a way that suits you.

Resources are arranged A to Z  – or you can click on a category below to narrow your search – or simply use the search button above!

In the hub you will find all our policies and procedures; along with topic based resources, briefing sheets and other learning tools.

Let us know if we have missed something and we will endeavour to fill the gap. 

Abusive head trauma & ICON - advice & resources for all
Abusive head trauma is a preventable and severe form of physical child abuse. Trauma may result from shaking an infant...
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Animal abuse & the link to family violence - advice for practitioners
While many people consider animal abuse and family violence to be two separate issues, studies suggest that they are actually...
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Behaviour management & discipline strategies - advice for practitioners
Physical punishment is using any physical force to punish a child for wrongdoing. There is no justification for smacking or...
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Bulletins from the MSP
As part of our aim to improve communications and support awareness raising we aim to send out regular e-bulletins. Our...
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Child Development Stages - advice for practitioners
This resource provide examples illustrating expected development for children aged between one month and five years. They consider the following...
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Child Practice Reviews - resources for practitioners
Child Practice Reviews (CPR) or Serious Case Reviews (SCR) play a vital role in helping practitioners and organisations to continually...
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Childhood obesity and neglect - resources for practitioners
Obesity in childhood is a significant public health issue. The National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) measures the height and weight...
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Children & young people with potentially acute health conditions - advice for practitioners & carers
The contribution of multi-agency partners in supporting children, young people, parents and carers to safeguard those with acute and chronic...
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Children Missing from Education - advice for practitioners
Statutory guidance for local authorities, and advice for other groups, on helping children who are missing education get back into...
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Communication & engagement - resources for all
Our communication and engagement activities help us 'join the dots' to ensure safeguarding is everyone's business - to do this...
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Early Help Assessment Journey - resources for practitioners
"Early Help is intervening early and as soon as possible to tackle problems emerging for children, young people and their...
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FGM - resources for practitioners
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is the partial or total removal of external female genitalia for non-medical reasons. It is also...
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Glossary of terms: adults safeguarding
This resource explains the meaning of commonly used terms relating to safeguarding adults. Abuse Includes physical, sexual, emotional, psychological, financial, material, neglect, acts...
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Glossary of terms: children’s safeguarding
Terminology in the area of safeguarding children can be complex and changes as services are reshaped. This glossary sets out what...
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Jargon buster: acronyms list
Here are some of the acronyms and jargon you might come across in safeguarding work. Terminology is complex and changing...
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Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking - resources for practitioners
Modern slavery includes: slavery human trafficking and exploitation forced labour and domestic servitude. Traffickers and slave masters use whatever means they...
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Online learning with other providers - free to all
There are a number of online learning tools on safeguarding issues that are available to practitioners, volunteers and the public. The following...
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Online learning with the MSP
There are various sources of online learning available to professionals, practitioners and volunteers who work in Manchester. Whilst we recognise that this...
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Public data - safeguarding in context
When looking at the performance of the work of the Boards it is important that we understand the context of the...
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SMART Planning - tips for practitioners
Case reviews have regularly raised concerns about planning e.g. lack of focus, plans not reflecting identified concerns, over optimism and...
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Safeguarding Policy - advice for partners
As part of the Manchester Safeguarding Standard, the MSAB and MSCB require all partners to have safeguarding policies and procedures that...
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Safer sleeping & reducing the risk of sudden infant death - resources for practitioners to share
A significant safeguarding theme across the country and locally is the risk factors associated with Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI)....
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Service offer in the City for Domestic Violence & Abuse
Domestic violence and abuse is the abuse of someone within an intimate or family relationship. It is the repeated, random...
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Seven minute briefings - resources for all
We have introduced 'seven minute briefings' to allow managers to deliver a short briefing to staff regarding on key topics...
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Signs of Safety - resources for practitoners
Manchester is one of many local authorities implementing the Signs of Safety approach to help protect children, which means practitioners will see...
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Supervision - guidance for practitioners
Supervision (sometimes referred to a clinical supervision) should be offered to all staff whose work brings them into contact with children,...
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Tips for single agency (in-house) training
All Partnership agencies are responsible for ensuring that their workforce is competent and confident in carrying out its responsibilities for...
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Voice of the child - resources for practitioners
When working with children or young people it is essential to gain a clear picture of their wishes, thoughts and...
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