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Amendments

January 2017

Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details
The Common Assessment Framework / Early Help Assessment The link to Stockport local information was updated.
North West CAF Group Cross Border Process (revised 2014) The link to Stockport local information was updated.

November 2016

Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details
Procedure for Updating this Manual This chapter was updated. The dates for the next update were added.
The Common Assessment Framework / Early Help Assessment The link to Stockport local information was added.
Initial Child Protection Conferences Section 5, Quorum was updated, to add information as the circumstances in which a case conference may to proceed where quoracy is not met.
Pre-Birth Assessments The chapter was updated to reflect the outcome of a judgment following an application to remove a child at birth. The judge highlighted 'good practice steps' to undertaking assessments and issuing care proceedings in respect to the removal of a child at birth, including the assessment process.
Safeguarding Children and Young People Online A link was added to the GOV.UK website to report online material promoting terrorism or extremism.
Abuse Linked to Spiritual and Religious Beliefs This chapter was updated to include information in relation to concerns relating to beliefs about the use of medical interventions or health treatment.
Children Missing from Home and Care - A Standardised Approach to Dealing with Missing and Absent Children and Young People Across Greater Manchester A link was added to the Greater Manchester Safeguarding Partnership Missing From Home Helpline.
Domestic Violence and Abuse Links were added to the Ending Violence against Women and Girls Strategy 2016 – 2020. In Section 3, Agency Response to Domestic Violence and Abuse, additional information was added in relation to the use of risk assessment tools. In Section 6, Additional Local Information, a link was added to Greater Manchester Victims’ Services.
Female Genital Mutilation Multi-Agency Protocol Links were added to updated statutory guidance. An updated Appendix 5, Female Genital Mutilation Greater Manchester Pathway was added.
Forced Marriage and Honour Based Violence The link to the Forced Marriage Unit was updated.
Adults who Disclose Childhood Sexual Abuse

Information was added in to section 2. Response:

‘If the alleged perpetrator is known to currently have contact with children, then in addition this needs to be reported to Children’s Social Care where the alleged perpetrator lives and the LADO where the alleged perpetrator works’.
Safeguarding Children from Trafficking and Modern Slavery A link was added to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 Home Office Circular.
Children Affected by Gang Activity or Serious Youth Violence In Section 6, Further Information links were updated to revised statutory guidance and practitioners guide. New section Osman Warning/Threat to Life was added in to Section 4, Protection and Action to be Taken.
Young People and Self-Harm Additional local information was added for Tameside and Rochdale.
Safeguarding Children and Young People Vulnerable to Violent Extremism In Section 6, Referral, a link was added to the GOV.UK website to report online material promoting terrorism or extremism.
Local Contacts Manchester LADO email address updated.
New Chapters and Features
Chapter Name Details
Supervision of Parents of Children and Young People in Hospital: 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.

This chapter has been taken down by Greater Manchester and marked ‘to follow’.

Safeguarding Children as they Become Adults Guidance This guidance applies to young people approaching the age of 18 who are the subject of child protection plans or high level child in need plans who would not be supported through other transition processes (i.e. it does not apply to Looked After Children or children with Complex or Additional Needs or SEN as there are separate transition processes for these young people.) This guidance applies to young people at risk who are approaching their 18th birthday and will cease to be supported through Children’s services. It will also apply to Young Carers.

Next update: June 2017


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