Guidance

Developing local substance misuse safeguarding protocols

Information on developing local joint protocols between drug and alcohol services, and children and family services.

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Developing local substance misuse safeguarding protocols

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Safeguarding: local practice examples

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This document gives guidance to local authorities on developing local protocols between alcohol and drug services, and children and family services. It provides recommendations and sets out good working practice.

Local authorities can use this guidance to better support troubled families, and children and young people affected by substance misusing parents or carers.

The guidance was updated in 2013 to include recommendations from 3 documents including:

This local practice examples document provides case studies from different local substance misuse commissioners and providers on how they are tackling child safeguarding issues related to substance misuse. It demonstrates how they are putting the drug strategy outcomes into practice. Drug and alcohol misuse commissioners can use these examples to help them develop their own local protocols.

Published 1 December 2013
Last updated 19 December 2017 + show all updates
  1. Added local practice examples
  2. First published.