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Local Practice, Guidance and Resources

The resources listed below have been selected to support the work of the BSCB and it’s policies and procedures (currently available in the online manual)

Whilst some of the resources have been developed within Buckinghamshire, others have been produced as part of a national campaign, or have been sourced and shared (with consent) from other Local Authorities or LSCBs.

If you have any suggestions for additional content which could be included on this page, please email amartindale@buckscc.gov.uk


Children of Parents with Learning Difficulties (developed and shared by Hampshire LSCB)

This link provides a clear definition of Learning Difficulties, as well as highlights the Risks and Indicators which practitioners should be aware of when working with families. It also details the action which must be taken by agencies to ensure that the children living within these household are considered and protected.



Consent – it’s as simple as a cup of tea (VIDEO: sourced from YouTube)


Home Conditions Assessment Tool (developed by Buckinghamshire County Council / Families First / Buckinghamshire Health Trust)

This is a short assessment of the home conditions and their impact on the children who live there. It considers 20 aspects of home conditions such as odour, cleanliness and home maintenance.  It concludes with a decision about the level of concern, what actions need to be taken, what tasks need to be done and who needs to do them.

Home Conditions Assessment Tool


Lift the Baby (VIDEO accessible on lift the baby website: developed by Berkshire CCGs)


This video has been created by Berkshire CCGs to highlight the ‘safe sleep’ message for Dads and their babies.


Rethinking “Did Not Attend” – Was Not Brought (VIDEO: developed by Nottingham LSBC, sourced from YouTube)


Understanding Unidentified Adults Toolkit (developed and shared by Hampshire LSCB)

This toolkit provides practical tools, resource library and a workforce development slide deck, as well as case studies and examples of good practice.



Other BSCB Resources (Quick Links)

Audits & Other Learning

BSCB Newsletters

Children & Young People

Parents & Carers

Serious Case Reviews / Learning Logs