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Interagency Safeguarding Children ProceduresNottinghamshire Safeguarding Children Partnership (NSCP)
Nottingham City Safeguarding Children Partnership (NCSCP)

Amendments

 

February 2022

CAPTION: January 2022
   
New Chapters and Features
Chapter Name Details

Child Criminal Exploitation

This chapter replaces the one previously entitled "Gang Activity, Youth Violence and Criminal Exploitation Affecting Children" and should be re-read.
Removed Chapters
  • Gang Activity, Youth Violence and Criminal Exploitation Affecting Children.

January 2022

CAPTION: January 2022
   
Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details

Responding to Abuse and Neglect

The terminology of assessment of risk outside the home was included to replace contextual safeguarding to reflect the latest amendments to Working Together to Safeguard Children.

Child Protection Conferences

A note has been added into Section 1, Child Protection Conferences to remind all practitioners of the importance of establishing the nationality and immigration status of children and families. This will ensure they can be signposted for immigration advice and support where required. Furthermore, if as EU / EEA nationals they have been granted pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme - it will ensure that they can be supported to apply for settled status when they accrue 5 years' continuous residence in the UK.

Guidance for Safe Recruitment, Selection and Retention for Staff and Volunteers

This chapter has been updated to reflect legal changes following exit from the EU, including guidance on checking the past conduct of individuals who have lived or worked overseas.

Bruising in Babies and Young Children

This chapter replaces the previous chapter entitled 'Bruising in Pre-Mobile Babies'.

Bullying

This chapter has been amended to include information on sexual harassment and violence following the Review of Sexual Abuse in Schools and Colleges (Ofsted) and Keeping Children Safe in Education and the definition of sexting was expanded to include taking and distributing nude or semi-nude images.

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

Minor amendments have been made to this chapter following the U.K.'s exit from the EEA.

Child Sexual Exploitation

This chapter has been amended to include information on sexual harassment and violence and to note the Review of Sexual Abuse in Schools and Colleges (Ofsted).

Domestic Abuse

This chapter replaces the previous guidance held in the resource library.

Fabricated or Induced Illness

This chapter has been updated with a link to the flowchart Perplexing Presentations Guidance for presentations to secondary care health settings in Further Information.

Harmful Sexual Behaviour (HSB)

This chapter has been amended to reflect the Review of Sexual Abuse in Schools and Colleges (Ofsted) and Keeping Children Safe in Education. A link to the Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) has been added to the Further Information section.

'Honour' Based Abuse

Links to the government's updated Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy have been added.

Online Safety

The definition of sexting has been expanded to include taking and distributing nude or semi nude images

Parents who Misuse Substances

Further information has been added on working with parents with alcohol and drug problems and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

Parents with Learning Difficulties

Information in relation to pre-birth assessment some planning has been added.

Underage Sexual Activity

This chapter has been amended to include information on sexual harassment and violence.

Agency Roles and Responsibilities

This chapter has been updated with links to the Safeguarding and Protecting People - Policy of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA).
Next update: July 2022

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