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Amendments

August 2019

Updated Chapters
Chapter Title Details
Responding to Abuse and Neglect

This guidance has been reviewed and refreshed throughout as required to ensure consistency with terminology used in current DfE publications, including Working Together to Safeguard Children and Keeping Children Safe in Education.

Information has also been added regarding schools’ responsibility to safeguard children in accordance with the latest DfE guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children and Keeping Children Safe in Education.
Child Protection Enquiries This chapter has been updated in order to incorporate Working Together to Safeguard Children legislation.
Allegations Against Staff or Volunteers This chapter has been amended in order to incorporate Working Together to Safeguard Children legislation.
Child Sexual Abuse in the Family Environment A definition has been added for Child Sexual Abuse within the family environment (also known as Intra-familial Child Sexual Abuse) see Section 1, Definition. Also, a model suggested by the Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse outlining some of the likely impacts of Child Sexual Abuse has been included in Section 2, Risk and Indicators.
Children who go Missing from Care or Home This chapter has been reviewed.
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.
Serious Case Reviews This chapter has been updated to reflect the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and the updated Data Protection Act 2018.
Guidance for Safe Recruitment, Selection and Retention for Staff and Volunteers This chapter has been updated. A link has been added to Statutory Guidance: Disqualification under the Childcare Act 2006 in the Further Information section.
Local Protocol for Assessment This chapter has been revised to reflect updated guidance on Assessment in Working Together to Safeguard Children.
New Chapters and Features
Chapter Title Details
EDT Protocol This chapter has been added to the manual and has been written locally.

Next Update: February 2020


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