Mid and West Wales Safeguarding Board

Information for Professionals - Children

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'Was Not Brought' - 'Did Not Attend'

Nottingham City Council, NHS Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group and the Nottingham City Safeguarding Children Board have jointly commissioned a video animation to encourage practitioners to identify children as ‘Was Not Brought’ as opposed to ‘Did Not Attend’ when referring to them not being presented at medical appointments.

The animation is a powerful reminder that children do not take themselves to appointments; they have to be taken by parents or carers. The animation therefore encourages practitioners to reflect on the impact that missed appointments have on a child’s wellbeing.

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National - All Wales Protocols:

• All Wales Child Protection Procedures (2008)

• Safeguarding Children and Young People affected by Domestic Abuse (2011)

• Safeguarding Children in whom Illness is Fabricated or Induced (2008)

• Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) (2011)

• The Management of Young People in Sexually Harmful Behaviour (2012)

 Missing Children - Children who run away or go missing from home or care (2011)

• The Protection of Children and Young People at risk or experiencing harm through the use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) (2015)

• Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of Children who are at Risk of Abuse through Sexual Exploitation (2013)

• Safeguarding Children from Abuse linked to a Belief in Spirit Possession (2008)

• Safeguarding Children who may have been Trafficked (2008)

 Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking and Refugee Children (2010)

 Safe from Harm: Safeguarding Children in Voluntary and Community Organisations in Wales (2007)

• Care Council for Wales - Child Care Law

• Keeping Learners Safe: The role of local authorities, governing bodies and proprietors of independent schools under the Education Act 2002 (2015)

• Safeguarding Children in Education: handling allegations of abuse against teachers and other staff (2014)

• The Right to Choose: Multi-agency statutory guidance for dealing with forced marriage (2008)

• MAPPA Guidance v4 (2012)

• Procedural Response to Unexpected Deaths in Childhood (PRUDiC) (2010)

• Wales Accord on the Sharing of Personal Information (WASPI) (2010)

• HM Government Seven Golden Rules for Information Sharing 

• NSPCC - Harmful Sexual Behaviour Framework

• STOP IT NOW - Useful Publications

Independent Child Trafficking Advocates (ICTAs)

ICTAs are professionals who support children who have potentially been trafficked.  The ICTAs provision was trialled by Barnardo's in 2014-15 and three early adopter sites have now been set up across England and Wales. 

 Barnardos Cymru

For more information on this and the ICTA referral form, see website:

National Counter Trafficking Service 24/7 Referral Line:

  • Tel - 0800 043 4303
  • email - trafficking.referrals@bypmk.cjsm.net 

ICTA Professionals' leaflet

Article on Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA)

For more information about the Truth Project and to participate go to: www.iicsa.org.uk/victims-and-survivors




Updated on 27/01/2017