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October 2018

Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details
Recognition of Significant Harm and Types of Abuse and Neglect This chapter has been given a general refresh throughout.
Assessments This chapter has been updated in line with Working Together to Safeguard Children.
Initial Child Protection Conferences Section 16, Electronic and Digital Recording by Parents has been reviewed and updated following the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018.
Child Protection Review Conferences Section 9, Minutes has been updated following the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018.
Whistleblowing or Raising Concerns at Work Links have been updated in Section 5, Further Information.
Children from Abroad, including Victims of Modern Slavery, Trafficking and Exploitation This chapter has been revised throughout and incorporates content previously held in 3 separate chapters.
Forced Marriages In Section 19, Related Information / Guidance, the link has been updated to the Protocol on the handling of ‘so-called’ Honour Based Violence/Abuse and Forced Marriage Offences between the National Police Chiefs’ Council and the Crown Prosecution Service.
Honour-based Violence In the Related Guidance / Information section, the link has been updated to the Protocol on the handling of ‘so-called’ Honour Based Violence/Abuse and Forced Marriage Offences between the National Police Chiefs’ Council and the Crown Prosecution Service.
Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour A new Section 7, Further Information has been added.
Safe Recruitment, Selection and Supervision of Staff Legislative references have been updated as necessary.
Quality Assurance, Learning and Improvement Framework Legislative references have been updated as necessary.
Preface and Introduction Legislative references have been updated as necessary.
Underlying Principles and Values Legislative references have been updated as necessary.
Information Sharing In October 2018, this chapter was updated throughout in line with the revised versions of Working Together to Safeguard Children and Information Sharing: Advice for Practitioners Providing Safeguarding Services to Children, Young People, Parents and Carers.
Agency Roles and Responsibilities This chapter has been updated in line with Working Together to Safeguard Children.
New Chapters
Chapter Name Details
Bullying This provides information on different types of bullying, including cyberbullying, action to be taken and sources of further information.
Removed Chapters
  • Definitions of Child Abuse and Neglect;
  • Modern Slavery;
  • Trafficking;
  • Recognition of Significant Harm: Indicators of Abuse.

Next update: March 2019


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