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Interagency Safeguarding Children ProceduresNottinghamshire Safeguarding Children Board (NSCB)
Nottingham City Safeguarding Children Board (NCSCB)

Amendments

February 2018

Updated Chapters
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Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour

This chapter has been extensively updated. In particular information has been added to Section 4, Protective and Supportive Action with regards to the local support available.

 

January 2018

Updated Chapters
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Responding to Abuse and Neglect

This chapter has been updated with a link to health guidance on the assessment of sub-conjunctival haemorrhage in infants.

Assessment

This chapter has been updated with a link to health guidance on the assessment of sub-conjunctival haemorrhage in infants.

Modern Slavery

The Royal College of Nursing Guide to Modern slavery has been added to the further information section.

Information Sharing

This chapter has been updated to the latest version.

Fabricated or Induced Illness

This chapter has been updated with a link to additional guidance for health involvement regarding concerns about induced or fabricated illness in section four and further information regarding perplexing presentations.

Female Genital Mutilation

A link has been added directly to the DoH page on 'Safeguarding Women and Girls at Risk of FGM', which includes the guidance plus additional resources including a safeguarding pathway and risk assessment tools.

Forced Marriage

This chapter has been updated with further detail in the Risks, Indicators and Issues sections, to reflect relevant points from the ‘Protocol on the handling of ‘so-called’ Honour Based Violence/Abuse and Forced Marriage Offences between the National Police Chief’s Council and the Crown Prosecution’ (November 2016). In Further Information, links were added to Multi-Agency practice guidelines: Handling cases of forced marriage and to Apply for a forced marriage protection order (Gov.uk).

Gang Activity, Youth Violence and Criminal Exploitation Affecting Children

This chapter has been renamed (previously titled Children and Young People Involved in or Affected by Gang Activity). It has been updated to include a link to the National Crime Agency report County Lines Gang Violence, Exploitation and Drug Supply.

Honour Based Violence

This chapter has been reviewed and further detail has been added in line with the ‘Protocol on the handling of ‘so-called’ Honour Based Violence/Abuse and Forced Marriage Offences between the National Police Chiefs’ Council and the Crown Prosecution Service’ (November 2016). Links have been added to Forced Marriage Guidance (Home Office)- information and practice guidelines for professional protecting, advising and supporting victims and to SafeLives Dash risk checklist for the identification of high risk cases of domestic abuse, stalking and ‘honour’-based violence.

On-line Safety

This chapter has been updated and now includes information on the recently introduced ‘outcome 21’. Where young people are voluntarily sending/sharing sexual images or content with one another the police may use this new recording code to record that a crime has been committed but that it is not considered to be in the public interest to take criminal action against the people involved.

New Chapters
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Good Practice Supporting the Voice of the Child

This chapter outlines the legislative requirement to consider the views of the child and contains good practice guidance.


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