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Amendments

November 2017

Updated Chapters
Chapter Title Details
Underlying Policy, Principles and Values This chapter has been updated particularly with regards to the voice of the child.
Information Sharing and Confidentiality An updated version of Blackburn with Darwen LSCB Information Sharing Protocol has been added.
Making a Referral to Children's Social Care An updated Blackburn with Darwen Continuum of Need and Response has been added. A new document Blackburn with Darwen Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub – Practice Guidance has also been added.
Child Sexual Exploitation - Pan Lancashire Standard Operating Protocol A link has been added to Blackburn with Darwen Engage Team: Multi-Agency Practice Guidance and Blackburn with Darwen Childrens Services - Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Toolkit.
Dangerous or Out of Control Pets This chapter has been extensively updated and should be read throughout.
Disabilities and Learning Difficulties This chapter has been extensively updated and should be read throughout.
Domestic Violence and Abuse A link has been added to Domestic Abuse: A Resource for Health Professionals (DoH, 2017). This resource aims to support continuing improvement in the response from health and care services and allied healthcare partners. It replaces the DoH Handbook for health professionals (2005). It also replaces Domestic Violence: A Resource Manual for Health Care Professionals (2006) and Improving Safety, Reducing Harm: CYP and DV – a toolkit (2010).
Female Genital Mutilation This chapter has been updated with information about the four types of FGM as defined by WHO. Links have been added to both the new Home Office FGM protection orders factsheet; and to the guidance to the 'Statement opposing female genital mutilation' (often referred to as a health passport).
Forced Marriages Links have been updated in the Related National Guidance section.
Gang and Group Activity This chapter has been updated to include a link to the National Crime Agency report County Lines Gang Violence, Exploitation and Drug Supply (2016). Further text has been added to the Definition section to define the use of ‘county lines’ by organised criminal groups.
Honour Based Abuse The Related National Guidance section has been updated.
Missing Children and Families A link has been added to Children Missing from Education.
Online Safeguarding This chapter has been extensively updated and should be read throughout.
Radicalisation A link has been added to Advice For Local Authorities – Safeguarding Children Returning To The UK From Syria (Home Office) in the Related National Guidance section.
Safeguarding Guidance for Early Years Settings A link has been added to Statutory framework for the early years foundation stage - Setting the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth to five in particular Section 3 – The safeguarding and welfare requirements.
Multi-Agency Standards for the Supervision of Staff This chapter has been extensively updated and should be read throughout.
Child Death Overview Panel

A link has been added to Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy and Childhood - Multi-agency Guidelines for Care and Investigation (Royal College of Pathologists, endorsed by The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health). This is a revision of the 2004 report and encompasses the statutory duties of individual professionals and agencies to investigate all sudden and unexpected deaths in infancy and childhood with due thoroughness, care and compassion, according to Working Together to Safeguard Children: A Guide to Inter-agency Working to Safeguard and Promote the Welfare of Children (Department for Education, 2015) and best evidence.

These guidelines have been produced with input from all professional groups involved in the investigation of sudden unexpected death in infancy and childhood, and are based on the best current international research.
Safeguarding Children and Child Protection Policy (Schools Template Policy) This document has been updated.
New Chapters and Features
Chapter Title Details
Modern Slavery This chapter has been added to the manual.
CAF Guidance for Children and Young People This link has been added to the manual.
Lancashire Assessment and Planning Framework This link has been added to the manual.
Risk Sensible Framework for Multi Agency Partners This link has been added to the manual.
School Policy for Safeguarding and Child Protection Template This link has been added to the manual.
Removed Chapters
  • Risk Assessments Toolkit for Younger Children;
  • Risk Assessment Toolkit for Older Children and Young People;
  • Risk Assessment Template;
  • Template Safeguarding Children Policy for Organisations;
  • Safeguarding Children and Young People "Self Audit Tool".

Next update: May 2018


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