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May 2018

Updated Chapters
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Children from Abroad

In Section 4.2, Establishing the Child’s 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. The Modern Slavery Act 2015 is referenced in relation to age assessments.

A link has been added to Advice For Local Authorities – Safeguarding Children Returning To The UK From Syria.
Dangerous Dogs and Safeguarding Children This chapter has been given a general refresh throughout.
Female Genital Mutilation This chapter has been reordered; the substantive content remains the same.
Gang Activity Information has been added into Section 3, Definition of Gang and Gang Members in relation to Organised Criminal Groups and ‘County Lines’.
Children of Parents with Learning Difficulties This chapter has been refreshed throughout.
Modern Slavery Links to statutory guidance have been updated.
Private Fostering This chapter has been amended to add clarity to the definition of private fostering with regards to the legislation and children under 16 who spend more than 2 weeks in residence during holiday time in a school.
Sexual Exploitation Links to related national guidance have been updated. Section 2, Definition was updated to take account of the change of definition in: Child Sexual Exploitation: Definition and Guide for Practitioners (DfE, February 2017).
Trafficking A link has been added to Care of Unaccompanied and Migrant Children and Child Victims of Modern Slavery – Statutory Guidance for Local Authorities.
Safeguarding Children and Young People who may have been Sexually Abused by a Family Member New Section 17, Further Information was added.
Children Vulnerable to or From Extremism A link was added to Advice For Local Authorities – Safeguarding Children Returning To The UK From Syria.
Multi- Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) The link to the national MAPPA Guidance was updated. New Section 6, Potentially Dangerous Persons (PDP) was added.
Updated Factsheets
Title Details
Factsheet: Sexual, Physical and Emotional Abuse by Children and Young People of other Children and Vulnerable Adults The introduction has been updated.
Factsheet: Sexual Exploitation The section on Child Protection Action has been updated.

Next update: September 2018


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