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Northamptonshire Safeguarding Children Partnership Procedures Manual

Amendments

These Child Protection Procedures are reviewed and updated on a 6 month rolling program and all amendments are noted here with the exception of minor text spelling errors or similar. Urgent updates may be added where the outcome of a Case Review or inspection requires and amendment. Alerts will be sent out for any changes.

 

 

September 2022

CAPTION: amendments September 2022
   
Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details

Child Protection Conferences

This chapter has been reviewed and refreshed and should be re-read in its entirety.

Children and Families Moving Across Local Authority Boundaries

This chapter has been reviewed and refreshed and should be re-read in its entirety.

Allegations Against Staff or Volunteers

This chapter has been updated to reflect Keeping Children Safe in Education regarding allegations that can relate to an adult's behaviour outside work known as transferable risk, and in relation to the importance of sharing any concerns about the behaviour of a person who works with children. Information has been added on the differences between an allegation and a concern. See Section 1, Introduction and Criteria.

Good Practice Supporting the Voice of the Child

This chapter has been updated to include information regarding Public Health England becoming the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities.

Bullying

This chapter has been slightly amended and the definition of sexting was expanded to include taking and distributing nude or semi-nude images.

Gang Activity, Youth Violence and Criminal Exploitation Affecting Children

A link has been added to 'CPS Guidance on Victims of Modern Slavery, Human Trafficking and Smuggling'. This guidance aims to identify victims of modern slavery, human trafficking and smuggling at an earlier point in criminal investigations.

Children of Parents or Significant Others who Misuse Substances

Links to 'Guidance - Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Health Needs Assessmen't and 'Guidance: Parents with Alcohol and Drug Problems - Adult Treatment and Children and Family Services' have been added in Further Information.

Domestic Abuse

This chapter has been updated to reflect the new definition of Domestic Abuse within the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 and to update the links within Further Information. The provisions of the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 are still being introduced and the statutory guidance is still in draft so there will be a further update to the chapter once the statutory guidance is finalised.

Online Safety

This chapter has been amended, and the definition of sexting expanded to include taking and distributing nude or semi-nude images. The Further Information section has also been revised.

Safeguarding Children and Young People Against Radicalisation and Violent Extremism

A link to 'Prevent Duty Self-assessment Tool: Further Education' has been added in Further Information.

Harmful Sexual Behaviour

This chapter has been updated with a link to the 'Harmful Sexual Behaviour Support Service for the Children's Workforce (Marie Collins Foundation)' added into Further Information.

Agency Roles and Responsibilities

This chapter has been updated to include information regarding Public Health England becoming the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities.

Next Update: February 2023

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