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Coventry Local Safeguarding Children Board Procedures Manual

Amendments

March 2017

Updated Chapters
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Assessment

Further information - The International Child Abduction and Contact Unit has been updated with a link to forms and guidance for local authority staff to ask the authorities in another country for information or assistance in a Child Protection case.

Child Protection Conferences

This chapter has been extensively updated including the addition of information at Section 3, Membership of Child Protection Conference, with regards to electronic and digital recording.

Domestic Violence and Abuse

This chapter has been extensively updated and should be read throughout.

Harmful Sexual Behaviour

This chapter has been extensively updated and should be read throughout.

Missing Child Procedure

Section 9, Safeguarding Children Missing from Education has been updated with regards to of the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 which amended the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006 (Pupil Registration) Section 10, Useful Links has also been added.

Agency Roles and Responsibilities

Section 4.12, Early Years and Childcare has been updated with regards to Ofsted Guidance 2016 - Requirement for childcare settings to have a 'Deputy' Safeguarding Lead. The new guidance require early years settings to have an alternative member of staff to take on the responsibility if the safeguarding lead is not present, to ensure appropriate cover at all times of day.

New Chapters
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The Voice of the Child

This chapter has been added to the manual.

Next Update: September 2017

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