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Children who have a Child Protection Plan

Children who have a Child Protection Plan are involved in the child protection system because they have been abused or injured in some way, or who are thought to be at risk of injury, abuse or neglect. They have a social worker, and will also work with other professionals.

The List of Children who have a Child Protection Plan used to be called the Child Protection Register. It is kept by Sheffield Safeguarding Children Service and is strictly confidential. Information from the List is available only to professional people such as health visitors, teachers, doctors, police officers and social workers.

Every local authority is required to hold a List of Children with a Child Protection Plan. If a child on the List moves out of the Sheffield area, information is passed on to the new local authority area.

If your name is placed on the List this does not affect the rights of your parent/s, and does not mean that you will be removed from their care. This can only happen when there is an order from the Family Court.

If your name is placed on the List, core group meetings will take place every month to discuss the progress of the Child Protection Plan and three months after the conference (and every six months if necessary), a Child Protection Review Conference will meet to decide if it is still necessary for your name to be on the List.

List of Children who have a Child Protection Plan

The List of Children who have a Child Protection Plan is a list of all children who are known or believed to have been abused or injured in some way, or who are thought to be at risk of injury, abuse or neglect. It used to be called the Child Protection Register.

The List is kept by Sheffield Safeguarding Children Service. It is strictly confidential and information from it is available only to professional people such as health visitors, teachers, doctors, police officers and social workers.

Every local authority is required to hold a List of Children with a Child Protection Plan. If a child on the List moves out of the Sheffield area, information is passed on to the new local authority area.

If your name is placed on the List this does not affect the rights of your parent/s, and does not mean that you will be removed from their care. This can only happen when there is an order from the Family Court.

If your name is placed on the List, core group meetings will take place every month to discuss the progress of the Child Protection Plan and three months after the conference (and every six months if necessary), a Child Protection Review Conference will meet to decide if it is still necessary for your name to be on the List.

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If you are concerned about another child or young person, follow this link: Referring a safeguarding concern to Children’s Social Care

Helpful organisations:

  • Childline for advice and support to children and young people. Phone 0800 1111 or visit the Childline website.

  • Connexions Direct - information and advice for 13-19 year olds. Phone 080 800 13 2 19 or visit the Connexions Direct website.

  • Kidscape is a Children’s charitythat gives practical advice to young people about bullying and keeping safe. Visit the Kidscape website

  • The Samaritans confidential helpline for young people experiencing feelings of distress or despair – tel: 08457 90 90 90. Visit The Samaritans website

  • Youth Access – Tel: 020 8772 9900. This organisation will put you in touch with local services that offer information, advice and counselling

  • The Hideout - for young people affected by domestic abuse. Visit The Hideout website.