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Amendments

February 2017

Updated Chapters
Chapter Title Details
Child Protection Conferences This chapter has been extensively updated and should be read throughout.
Bullying This chapter has been updated, links have been added to DfE advice on Cyberbullying for Parents and Carers, Headteachers and School Staff. Further information has also been added with regards to cyberbullying.
Child Sexual Exploitation This chapter has been extensively and should be read throughout.
Children who go Missing from Care or Home This chapter has been extensively updated and should be read throughout.
Children Missing from Education An updated version of the Children Missing Education (CME) Guidance and Procedures has been added.
Children Visiting Psychiatric Wards and Facilities This chapter has been updated to make it more child focussed.
Domestic Violence and Abuse This chapter has been updated to include the 'Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy 2016 to 2020 (Home Office, 2016), and the 'Information Guide: Adolescent to Parent Violence and Abuse (APVA)'. Text has been added in Issues, in the paragraph about 'risk assessment tools and their use'.
E-Safety: Children Exposed to Abuse through the Digital Media This chapter has been updated, in Protection and Action to be Taken a link to the GOV.UK website to report online material promoting terrorism or extremism has been added. Reports can be made anonymously, although practitioners should not do so as they must follow the procedures for professionals.
Safeguarding Children in whom Illness is Fabricated or Induced (FII) This chapter has been extensively updated and should be read throughout.
Female Genital Mutilation This chapter has been amended including the addition of a link to the DoH Female Genital Mutilation Risk and Safeguarding Guidance for Professionals has been added.
Supporting Children and Young People Vulnerable to Violent Extremism and Radicalisation A link has been added to Educate Against Hate in the Further Information section. This website gives parents, teachers and governors practical advice on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation.
Serious Case Reviews A link has been added to Serious Case Review Quality Markers - Supporting dialogue about the principles of good practice and how to achieve them.
Whistleblowing or Raising Concerns at Work A link has been added to Whistleblowing for Employees (GOV.UK) in the Further Information section.
New Chapters and Features
Chapter Title Details
Concealed Pregnancies This chapter deals with the definition, risk and action to be taken in these circumstances.


Next Update: August 2017


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