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Amendments

January 2018

Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details
Initial Child Protection Conferences Updated versions of Information for Professionals and Agency Report for Child Protection Conference Template have been added in Section 12.2, Other Agency Reports to Conference.
New Chapters and Features
Chapter Name Details
Safeguarding Procedures on Pre-Birth This chapter has been added to the manual.
Multi-Agency Report to Conference: Guidance Notes These guidance notes have been added to the manual.

September 2017

Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details
Historical (non recent) Abuse Allegations This chapter has been updated including the addition of Appendix 1: Flowchart for responding to disclosure of historical abuse.
Initial Child Protection Conferences In Section, 12.2, Other Agency Reports to Conference, an updated version of Agency Report for Child Protection has been added.
Spiritual, Cultural and Religious Beliefs This chapter, previously called Abuse Linked to Spiritual and Religious Beliefs has been extensively amended and should be read throughout.
Safeguarding Children and Young People from Child Sexual Exploitation Section 3, Definitions has been updated in line with the Child Sexual Exploitation: Definition and Guide for Practitioners (DfE 2017).
E-Safety: Children Exposed to Abuse through the Digital Media This chapter has been updated and now includes information on the recently introduced ‘outcome 21’. Where young people are voluntarily sending/sharing sexual images or content with one another the police may use this new recording code to record that a crime was committed but that it is not considered to be in the public interest to take criminal action against the people involved. This chapter also links to LawStuff which is run by Coram Children’s Legal Centre and gives free legal information to young people on a range of different issues.
Domestic Abuse/Violence A link has been added to Domestic Abuse: A Resource for Health Professionals (DoH, 2017) in Related National Information.
Forced Marriage This chapter has been updated with new Sections 3, Risks and Section 4, Indicators which reflect relevant points from the ‘Protocol on the handling of ‘so-called’ Honour Based Violence/Abuse and Forced Marriage Offences between the National Police Chief’s Council and the Crown Prosecution’ (November 2016). In Related Guidance, links have been added to Multi-Agency practice guidelines: Handling cases of forced marriage 2014 and to Apply for a forced marriage protection order (GOV.UK).
Safeguarding Children at Risk of Abuse through Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) This chapter has been updated with information about the four types of FGM as defined by WHO. Links have been added to both the new Home Office FGM protection orders factsheet and to the guidance to the 'Statement opposing female genital mutilation' (often referred to as a health passport).
People Posing a Risk to Children - Guidance and Procedure This chapter previously called Managing Individuals who Pose a Risk to Children has been extensively updated and should be read throughout.
Children's Visits to Special Hospitals/Psychiatric Units This chapter has been updated to make it more child focussed.
Children and Young People who go Missing from Home or Care An updated version of Children and Young People who go Missing from Home or Care: Joint Protocol 2017 has been added.
Whistleblowing Section 13, Further Information has been added to guidance, legislation and information.
Learning and Improvement Framework An updated version of the Learning and Improvement Framework – Leicester City, Leicestershire and Rutland Safeguarding Children Board has been added.
Child Death Overview Panel Procedures A link has been added to Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy and Childhood - Multi-agency Guidelines for Care and Investigation (Royal College of Pathologists, endorsed by The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health) in the Related Guidance section.
Local Contacts This chapter has been updated.
New Chapters and Features
Chapter Name Details
Good Practice Supporting the Voice of the Child This chapter states the related legislation and previous views states by children and young people.
Dangerous Dogs and Safeguarding Children This chapter deals with the definition, legislation and associated protection and action to be taken.
Modern Slavery This chapter sets out guidance on how to identify and respond to a child or young person where there are concerns that they are a victim or a potential victim of modern slavery.

Next update: March 2018


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