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Amendments

June 2017

Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details
Agency Roles and Responsibilities Information has been added into Section 4, Specific Roles and Responsibilities of Agencies, in relation to the requirement for Early Years settings to have a Deputy Safeguarding Lead.
Early Help A link has been added to the Rochdale Early Help strategy.
The Common Assessment Framework / Early Help Assessment A link has been added to the Rochdale Early Help strategy. The link to the Rochdale CAF / Early Help Assessment website has been updated.
Thresholds for Children’s Social Care An updated link has been added for the Rochdale Threshold Document.
Signs and Indicators of Abuse Information has been added in relation to ‘peer on peer abuse’ (Section 1, The Definition of Significant Harm); Abuse (Section 2.1, Abuse); new Section 9, Historical Abuse.
Section 47 Enquiries A link has been added to the new Electronic and Digital Recording of Meetings and Conversations Procedure.
Initial Child Protection Conferences

A link has been added to Law Society guidance 'Attendance of Solicitors at local authority Children Act Meetings' and their 'Code of Conduct (2011)' where the child or family who attend reviews are supported by a legal representative.

A link has been added to the new Electronic Recordings of Meetings and Conversations Procedure.
Child Protection Review Conferences A link has been added to the new Electronic and Digital Recording of Meetings and Conversations Procedure.
Pace Contacts for Greater Manchester Telephone number updated for Stockport YOS
Safeguarding Children and Young People Abused Through Sexual Exploitation The link to Salford local information has been updated.  A link has been added to Practice guide: Supporting professionals to meet the needs of young people with learning disabilities who experience, or are at risk of, child sexual exploitation.
Harmful Sexual Behaviours Presented by Children and Young People This chapter has been updated. A link has been added to NICE Guidance Harmful Sexual Behaviour Among Children and Young People. In Section 8, Local Pathways, a link has been added to Rochdale AIM Meeting Guidance.
Domestic Violence and Abuse

In Section 7, Additional National Information, a link has been added to Royal College of Nursing - Domestic Abuse: Professional Resources - this provides links to websites and organisations providing relevant information and support to victims of domestic abuse. In Section 6, Additional Local Information, a link has been added to the Salford Local Pathway.

Female Genital Mutilation Multi-Agency Protocol Local Pathways for Salford and Rochdale have been added.
Homeless 16 and 17 Year Olds Updated local information has been added for Salford.
Young People and Self-Harm A link has been added to Salford emotional health directory of services.
Safeguarding Children and Young People Vulnerable to Violent Extremism This chapter has been updated. In Appendix 4, Local Pathways, a link has been added to the Pathway for Channel Referrals for Bury.
Neglect A link has been updated to Salford local information.
NSPCC Multi-faith Safeguarding Hub The link has been updated.
Local Contacts

Updated: Children's Social Care Team Receiving Referrals, Salford

New Chapters and Features
Chapter Name Details
Electronic and Digital Recording of Meetings and Conversations This chapter deals with recording of meetings/conversations by individual service-users, in their capacity as private individuals.
Supervision of Parents of Children and Young People in Hospital (including the new-born baby) - Multi-agency Protocol This protocol is intended to provide guidance to staff from a number of agencies and assist them to increase awareness of the need for effective planning when it is identified that an adult may present a risk to a hospitalised child or other children who may be cared for within the vicinity.
Threat to Life This sets out the procedure to be followed when a Threat to Life is received in relation to a child or a person residing with, or having regular contact with, a child.
Transgender Guidance for Schools (Intercom Trust, Devon and Cornwall Police, Cornwall Council) This provides useful guidance for schools on internal school procedures, changing names and gender markers, and Exam Certificates. It has been adopted as national good practice by the Department for Education.

Next update: November 2017


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