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OxfordshireSafeguarding Children Board Procedures Manual

Amendments

November 2017

Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details

Responding to Abuse and Neglect

A new Section 12, Non-recent (Historical) Abuse has been added. Information has also been added with reference to 'peer on peer' abuse. The definition of Abuse has been expanded in line with that as identified in WT 2015 and Keeping Children Safe in Education (2016).

Good Practice in Supporting the Voice of the Child

This chapter has been updated.

Domestic Violence and Abuse

A link to Domestic Abuse: A Resource for Health Professionals (DoH, 2017) has been added into the Further Information section.

Forced Marriage

This chapter has been updated with further detail in Section 3, Risks, Section 3, Indicators and Section 6, Issues, 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 have been added to Multi-Agency practice guidelines: Handling cases of forced marriage 2014 and to Apply for a forced marriage protection order (GOV.UK).

Harmful Sexual Behaviour

This procedure has been updated to reflect local practice.

'Honour' Based Abuse

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.

Dangerous Dogs and Safeguarding

A link to Parent Tips - Keeping Babies and Children Safe Around Dogs in the Home (Institute of Health Visiting) has been added into the Further Information section.

Child Death Reviews

A link 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) has been added into the Further Information section.

New Chapters and Features
Chapter Name Details

Child Sexual Abuse in the Family Environment

This procedure has been added to the manual.

Next Update: May 2018

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