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OxfordshireSafeguarding Children Board Procedures Manual

Amendments

June 2019

Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details

Responding to Abuse and Neglect

This guidance has been reviewed and refreshed throughout as required to ensure consistency with terminology used in current DfE publications, including Working Together to Safeguard Children and Keeping Children Safe in Education.

Child Protection Enquiries - Section 47 Children Act 1989

This chapter has been reviewed.

Assessment

This chapter has been revised to reflect updated guidance on Assessment in Working Together to Safeguard Children.

Allegations Against Staff or Volunteers

This chapter has been reviewed.

Children Visiting Prisons

This guidance has been reviewed and updated throughout in to reflect the latest Prison Service publications covering the provision of visits, including visits to prisoners who are identified as posing a risk to children and additional guidance in Chapter 2, Working Together to Safeguard Children on the statutory duties which apply to the Prison Service to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

E-Safety: Children Exposed to Abuse through the Digital Media

This guidance has been reviewed and refreshed as required. In Further Information, a link has been added to the Catch 22 publication Social Media as a Catalyst and Trigger for Youth Violence.

Harmful Sexual Behaviour

This chapter has been reviewed and updated. Information has been added with regard to Technology-assisted harmful sexual behaviour (TA-HSB) and Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) 2018. The Further Information section has been reviewed and updated.

Child Sexual Abuse in the Family Environment

A definition has been added for Child Sexual Abuse within the family environment (also known as Intra-familial Child Sexual Abuse) see Section 1, Definition. A model suggested by the Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse outlining some of the likely impacts of Child Sexual Abuse has been included in Section 2, Risk and Indicators.

Serious Case Reviews

This chapter has been updated to reflect the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and the updated Data Protection Act 2018.

Agency Roles and Responsibilities

This chapter has been updated and should be re-read throughout.

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

A link has been added to Statutory Guidance: Disqualification under the Childcare Act 2006.

Next Update: December 2019

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