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Amendments

June 2018

Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details
Procedure for Updating this Manual The dates of the next update have been added.
Retention of Records This table sets out retention periods for records in relation to Looked After Children, Fostering, Adoption, Children’s Homes, Child Protection/Assessments/Referrals/Children in Need/Serious Case Reviews. It sets out specific time periods for retention of records set out in legislation. Where there is no specific legislative provision, good practice is suggested.
Early Help Links have been added to the Trafford Early Help Strategy and the Manchester Social Work and Early Help Working Together Guidance.
Resolving Professional Differences/Escalation Policy This chapter has been revised throughout in line with local practice, and should be re-read.
Signs and Indicators of Abuse A link has been added to Definitions and Signs of Child Abuse (NSPCC).
Children of Alcohol and Substance Misusing Parents and Carers This chapter has been revised throughout in line with local practice, and should be re-read.
Children Affected by Gang Activity or Serious Youth Violence In Section 7, Further Local Information a link has been added to the Manchester Multi-Agency Exploitation Screening Tool. In Section 6, Further National Information, a link has been added to Criminal Exploitation of Children and Vulnerable Adults: County Lines.
Children from Abroad, including Victims of Modern Slavery, Trafficking and Exploitation This chapter has been revised throughout in line with updated statutory guidance, and amalgamates the previous separate chapters on Safeguarding Children from Trafficking and Modern Slavery and Safeguarding Children from Abroad. In Section 3.3, Additional Local Guidance and Information links have been added to Manchester local information.
Guidance for Working with Children who have a Parent (or Significant Family Member) in Prison References to iHop have been updated to NICCO (National Information Centre on Children of Offenders).
Female Genital Mutilation Multi-Agency Protocol A link has been added to the DoH page on Safeguarding Women and Girls at Risk of FGM.
Forced Marriage and Honour Based Violence An updated has been added to 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.
Young People and Self-Harm A new Section 8, Further Information has been added.
Safeguarding Children and Young People Abused Through Sexual Exploitation A link has been added to the Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse - Key messages from research on CSE. A link has also been added to the Manchester Multi-Agency Exploitation Screening Tool.
Harmful Sexual Behaviours Presented by Children and Young People Minor amendments have been made in line with local practice.
Protocol between the Greater Manchester (GM) MAPPA Strategic Management Board (SMB) and the GM Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs) Links have been updated to national MAPPA Guidance.
New Chapters and Features
Chapter Name Details
Child Sexual Abuse in the Family Environment This new chapter includes information on Risks and Indicators, Protection and Action to be Taken and Learning from Serious Case Reviews and Points of Good Practice.
Having a Child Through Surrogacy (DoH) A link has been added to this national government guidance.

Next update: December 2018


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