Information for Professionals - Children
'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.
For more information about Nottingham City Safeguarding Children Board please visit
PROTOCOLS & PROCEDURES
National - All Wales Protocols:
• Care Council for Wales - Child Care Law
• 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.
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the Truth Project and to participate go to: www.iicsa.org.uk/victims-and-survivors
Updated on 27/01/2017