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Northamptonshire Safeguarding Children Partnership Procedures Manual


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.



February 2021

CAPTION: amendments February 2021
Updated Chapters
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This chapter has been updated with new links added to resources for addressing bullying linked to race/faith, and resources to help make schools, colleges or other settings LGBT inclusive. See Section 6, Further Information.

Gang Activity, Youth Violence and Criminal Exploitation Affecting Children

Links in Further Information have been updated.

Children from Abroad, including Victims of Modern Slavery, Trafficking and Exploitation

A link has been added in the Further Information section, to the statutory guidance Modern Slavery: how to identify and support victims 2020.

This guidance replaces:

  • Duty to Notify the Home Office of potential victims of modern slavery;
  • Victims of modern slavery: frontline staff guidance;
  • Victims of modern slavery: competent authority guidance.

Children Living Away from Home

The Children in Custody section has been updated.

Female Genital Mutilation

This chapter has been substantially updated and should be re read.

Next Update: August 2021


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