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August 2018

Updated Chapters
Chapter Title Details
Responding to Abuse and Neglect A link to Child Protection Evidence Resource has been added.
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.
Bruising in Babies and Children who are Not Independently Mobile This chapter has been updated including to reflect that following referral to Children’s Social care the social worker must make a referral to the Paediatric Consultant on call at their local hospital and arrange a paediatric assessment at a time appropriate to the urgency of the concerns.
Gang Activity, Youth Violence and Criminal Exploitation Affecting Children This chapter has been updated to include a link to the Home Office publication Criminal Exploitation of Children and Vulnerable Adults: County Lines. Information has also been added throughout to describe how organised criminal groups exploit young people and use them to distribute money and illegal drugs along ‘county lines’.
Children from Abroad, including Victims of Modern Slavery, Trafficking and Exploitation This chapter has been extensively updated and should be re-read throughout.
Dangerous Dogs and Safeguarding Children This chapter has been reviewed and extensively updated.

Next Update: February 2019


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