Challenge and Escalation

Learning from national, and local reviews indicate that all practitioners need to be robust in constructively challenging colleagues when necessary, to achieve best outcome for chidlren and young people.

The following procedures provide the cruicial steps to be taken, when challenging or escalating concerns in a professional and constructive manner.

Please download the Multi-agency procedure for the resolution of  professional disagreements – September 2015 below:

HSCB Escalation & Challenge Procedure- Sept 2015 – multi-agency resolution of professional disagreements or concerns

For complaints procedures relating to Child Protection & Adults Safeguarding meetings and conferences  see below.

Complaints in relation to Safeguarding CP Conferences

What to do if you are worried about a child. To discuss concerns or make a referral: