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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.

 

 

August 2021

CAPTION: amendments August 2021
   
Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details

Responding to Abuse and Neglect

The definition of safeguarding has been updated to reflect the latest amendments to Working Together to Safeguard Children. A note was also added to the Early Help Section, highlighting that children with a parent or carer in custody may be benefit from Early Help provision.

Referrals

This chapter has been updated to reflect changes from the revised Working Together to Safeguard Children.

Assessment

This chapter has been updated to reflect changes from the revised Working Together to Safeguard Children.

Allegations Against Staff or Volunteers

This guidance has been reviewed and updated as required to reflect the most recent version of Working Together to Safeguard Children. In Section 1, Introduction and Criteria, a fourth bullet point has been added to include situations where an individual has behaved or may have behaved in a way that indicates they may not be suitable to work with children. This is to capture concerns around transferable risk; for example where a person who works with children is involved in a domestic abuse incident at home and this may have implications for their suitability to work with children.

Information Sharing

This procedure has been revised and refreshed and should be re-read in its entirety.

Children of Parents with Mental Health Problems

Links to Further Information have been updated.

Visits to Prisons by Children

This chapter has been updated in line with the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) guidance on 'Providing Visits and Services to Visitors’.

Children Visiting Psychiatric Wards and Facilities

This chapter has been refreshed throughout and terminology updated, and additional information has been added in to Section 3, Visiting Patients in the High Security Psychiatric Services: Ashworth, Broadmoor and Rampton, in line with the High Security Psychiatric Services (Arrangements for Safety and Security) Directions 2019 and associated Guidance.

Agency Roles and Responsibilities

Section 4, People in Positions of Trust has been updated as a result of a revision to the statutory guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children. Policies for responding to allegations against a person who works with children must now cover situations where an individual has behaved or may have behaved in a way that indicates they may not be suitable to work with children. This is to capture concerns around transferable risk; for example where a person who works with children is involved in a domestic abuse incident at home and this may have implications for their suitability to work with child.

Whistleblowing or Raising Concerns at Work

Section 5, Further Information, has been updated to include useful websites and guidance.

Local Contacts

These local contacts have been updated.

Next Update: February 2022

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