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August 2018

Updated Chapters
Chapter Title Details
Concealed or Denied Pregnancy This chapter has been updated.

May 2018

Updated Chapters
Chapter Title Details
Recognition of Significant Harm A link has been added to Child Protection Evidence – guidance and resources (Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health) in the Related National Guidance section.
Child Sexual Exploitation - Pan Lancashire Standard Operating Protocol The Further Information section has been revised and updated with a link to the Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse: Key Messages from research on child sexual exploitation and Child sexual exploitation: Practice Tool (2017) (open access) - Research in Practice - further background information about child sexual exploitation and additional commentary around some of the complexities of practically responding to the issue.
Children from Abroad (including Unaccompanied and Separated Children and the International Tracing and Messaging Service) In Establishing the Child's Identity and Age, the statutory guidance has been updated to link to the Care of Unaccompanied Migrant Children and Child Victims of Modern Slavery: Statutory guidance for local authorities (DfE, 2017). The Modern Slavery Act 2015 is referenced in relation to age assessments.
Dangerous or Out of Control Pets This chapter has been reviewed and updated.
Gang, Group Activity and Criminal Exploitation Affecting Children This chapter has been updated to include a link to the Home Office publication Criminal Exploitation of Children and Vulnerable Adults: County Lines. Information has also been added throughout to describe how organised criminal groups exploit young people and use them to distribute money and illegal drugs along ‘county lines’.
New Chapters and Features
Chapter Title Details
Concealed or Denied Pregnancy This guidance has been added to the manual.

Next update: November 2018


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