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Amendments

February 2018

Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details
Multi-Agency Thresholds Updated Thresholds of Need document and Thresholds of Need Poster have been added.
Referrals References to ‘Locality Team' were changed to ‘First Contact’ have been changed to One Call.
Statutory Assessments A link has been added to Child Protection Medical Assessment: Leaflet for Parents/Carers.
Strategy Discussions/Meetings Appendix 2, Child Protection Medical Assessment: Leaflet for Parents/Carers has been added.
Children from Abroad (including Migrant Children and Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children) In Section 6, Establishing the Child’s Identity and Age, the statutory guidance has been updated to link to the DfE 2017 Care of unaccompanied and migrant children and child victims of modern slavery – statutory guidance for local authorities.
Dangerous Dogs and Safeguarding Children A link has been added in Further Information to Parent Tips - Keeping Babies and Children Safe Around Dogs in the Home (Institute of Health Visiting).
Female Genital Mutilation

In Related Guidance, a link has been added to the DoH page on 'Safeguarding Women and Girls at Risk of FGM', which includes the guidance plus additional resources including a safeguarding pathway and risk assessment tools.

In Section 3, Referral and Assessment, additional information has been added in relation to local arrangements for medical assessments.
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 was also added throughout to describe how organised criminal groups exploit young people and use them to distribute money and illegal drugs along ‘county lines’.
Modern Slavery Links to statutory guidance have been updated.
Safeguarding Children who may have been Trafficked

Related Guidance and Information has been updated.

Section 2, Definitions has been updated to link to the DfE 2017 Care of unaccompanied and migrant children and child victims of modern slavery – statutory guidance for local authorities.

Supporting Children and Young People against Radicalisation and Violent Extremism A link has been added in Further Information to Advice For Local Authorities – Safeguarding Children Returning To The UK From Syria.
Neglect Strategy 2018-2021 An updated version has been added.
Managing Allegations of Abuse Against People who Work with Children An updated DO Flowchart has been added.
Local Contacts References to First Contact have been changed to One Call.
Terminology Changes
'First Contact' / 'One Call' References to 'First Contact' throughout the procedures have been updated to 'One Call'.

Next update: October 2018


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