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OxfordshireSafeguarding Children Board Procedures Manual


May 2018

Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details

Female Genital Mutilation

Several local documents have been added to this procedure. This procedure has been also updated to reflect local practice with regards to NHS actions and protection and action to be taken.

Gang Activity, Youth Violence and Criminal Exploitation affecting Children

This chapter has been amended to include a link to the Home Office publication Criminal Exploitation of Children and Vulnerable Adults: County Lines. Information was also added throughout to describe how organised criminal groups exploit young people and use them to distribute money and illegal drugs along ‘county lines’.

Self Harm and Suicidal Behaviour

This procedure has been significantly updated to reflect local practice and should be re-read in full.

Trafficked Children

Section 4, Protection and Action to be taken, the statutory guidance has been updated to link to the DfE 2017 Care of unaccompanied and migrant children and child victims of modern slavery – statutory guidance for local authorities. The Modern Slavery Act 2015 is referenced in relation to age assessments.

Dangerous Dogs and Safeguarding

This chapter has been reviewed and updated.

Next Update: November 2018


2017 Amendments

(Please note these archived amendments reflect a previous version of the manual).

2016 Amendments

2015 Amendments

2014 Amendments