Safeguarding and Child Protection Induction Checklist

This checklist is written in accordance with the statutory requirements set out in the ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ guidance (Chapter 2, Para 4). It is intended for all practitioners that in the course of their professional duties come into contact with children (pre-birth to 18th birthday) and/or their parents or carers.

Please print or copy this page so that it can be used as a checklist by you and your manager during your induction period.

Week Action Completion Date & Signature
Week 1

1. Read your organisations Child Protection Policy which includes details of your organisations designated child protection/safeguarding leads and what to do if you’re worried about a child.


2. Read your organisations Information Sharing Protocol particularly in relation to when you have a safeguarding duty to share information or as a minimum be familiar with and abide by the ‘7 Golden Rules to Sharing Information’.

Week 2

1. Familiarise yourself with the TSCP Threshold Guidance, Children’s Needs Framework & Professional Disagreement/Escalation Policy.


2. Read your organisations Safe Working Practices guidance or Code of Conduct.

Within 3 months

Complete in-house basic safeguarding awareness training or equivalent. All training should meet the minimum standards set out in the guidance below.


If appropriate complete TSCP ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children - Foundation Course’ and ‘Family CAF’ Training.

For more advice on sharing information please visit: GOV.UK - Information sharing advice for safeguarding practitioners

TSCP Training Offer

Tameside Safeguarding Children Partnership offer a comprehensive training programme for partner agencies. For details please click here.

Continuous Professional Development Opportunities

Development Opportunities are available for practitioners to become more actively involved in training, development and continuous improvement.

  • If you are interested in delivering training as part of TSCPs Training Programme please contact Andy McLean, TSCP Training Organiser on 0161 342 3891
  • If you are interested in becoming a member of the multi-agency Practitioner Group please contact Stewart Tod, TSCP Business Manager on 0161 342 4344

Multi-Agency Training

TSCP Charging Policy for Safeguarding Training

Learn more about TSCP minimum standards...

TSCP minimum standards for basic single agency safeguarding children awareness raising training are designed to assure that relevant training across all agencies and services in Tameside is delivered to a consistently high standard. They will be utilised by the Learning Improvement and Activity Sub- Group to quality assure relevant training. It should be noted that basic single agency awareness training should not be utilised to negate the requirement for professionals or volunteers in Tameside, whose work brings them into with children and their families, from acquiring or refreshing their Multi-Agency safeguarding knowledge via TSCP’s Multi-Agency Training Offer.

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  • What to do if you are worried about a child

    If you think a child is being abused or mistreated or you have concerns about a child’s well-being please contact one of the numbers shown on this page.

    Your phone call could help to safeguard a child who may be at risk.

    If the situation is immediately dangerous for the child then ring 999 and ask for the Police.

    If the child is not in immediate danger contact:

    Children's Hub

    • Monday to Friday during office hours - 0161 342 4101
    • Monday to Friday outside office hours and weekends and public holidays – 0161 342 2222
    • GM Procedures Manual
    • Safeguarding concerns can be reported to the Children's Hub using the Online Electronic Referral form