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Amendments

April 2019

Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details
Principles of Assessment This chapter has been revised to reflect updated guidance on Assessment in Working Together to Safeguard Children.
Responding to Abuse and Neglect A link has been added to NSPCC Core Information Leaflets on Aspects of Physical Child Abuse This information will be of use to a wide range of professionals in different disciplines.
Joint Enquiries / Investigations between Children’s Social Care and the Police This chapter has been updated and should be re-read.
Initial Child Protection Conferences This chapter has been reviewed and updated following the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018.
Harmful Sexual Behaviour This chapter has been reviewed and updated. Information was added with regard to Technology-assisted harmful sexual behaviour (TA-HSB) and Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) 2018. The Further Information section has been reviewed and updated.
E-Safety: Children Exposed to Abuse through the Digital Media

This guidance has been reviewed and refreshed as required. In the further information section a link has been added to the Catch 22 publication Social Media as a Catalyst and Trigger for Youth Violence.

Agency Roles and Responsibilities This chapter has been updated and should be re-read.
Information Sharing and Confidentiality This chapter has been updated and should be re-read.
Safer Recruitment, Selection and Supervision of Staff This chapter has been updated.
New Chapters and Features
Chapter Name Details
Management of Marks of Concern in Pre-Mobile Babies and Non-Independently Mobile Children This chapter has been added to the manual, it has replaced Bruising and Injuries in Babies and Children who are not Independently Mobile.
Removed Chapters
  • Bruising and Injuries in Babies and Children who are not Independently Mobile.

Next update: September 2019


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