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Amendments

November 2017

Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details
Procedure for Updating this Manual The dates of the next update have been added.
North West Children in Need Moving Across Local Authority Boundaries This procedure has been updated.
North West Notification and Transfer of Children Subject of Child Protection Plans across Local Authority Boundaries Procedure This procedure has been updated.
North West Pre-Care and Care Proceedings Notification and Transfer across Local Authority Boundaries Procedure This procedure has been updated.
Pace Contacts for Greater Manchester Contact details for Stockport have been updated.
Dealing with Persistent Non-Engagement with Services by Uncooperative Families A link has been added to tri.x Policy Briefing on Working with Families Who Display Disguised Compliance.
Safeguarding Children from Dangerous Dogs A link has been added in Section 7, Further Information to Parent Tips - Keeping Babies and Children Safe Around Dogs in the Home (Institute of Health Visiting).
Domestic Violence and Abuse A link has been added in Section 7, Additional National Information to Domestic Abuse: A Resource for Health Professionals (DoH, 2017).
Children Affected by Gang Activity or Serious Youth Violence This chapter has been updated to include a link to the National Crime Agency report County Lines Gang Violence, Exploitation and Drug Supply (2016). Further text has been added to Section 1, Definition to define the use of ‘county lines’ by organised criminal groups, and the ‘Trapped’ campaign across Greater Manchester.
Safeguarding Children from Trafficking and Modern Slavery A new Section 18, Additional Information and Guidance has been added, and links to national guidance and information have been added/updated.
Safeguarding Children and Young People Online This chapter has been updated to include information on ‘outcome 21’. Where young people are voluntarily sending/sharing sexual images or content with one another the police may use this new recording code to record that a crime has been committed but that it is not considered to be in the public interest to take criminal action against the people involved. A link was added in Section 9, Useful Websites to LawStuff which is run by Coram Children’s Legal Centre and gives free legal information to young people on a range of different issues.
Forced Marriage and Honour Based Violence This chapter has been updated with further detail 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 relevant guidance.
Children with Disabilities A link has been added to the Rochdale Interagency Protocol for Children with Complex/Continuing Health Care Needs.
Safeguarding Children and Young People Abused Through Sexual Exploitation Section 1, Definition has been updated to take account of the change of definition in: Child Sexual Exploitation: Definition and Guide for Practitioners (DfE February 2017).
Greater Manchester Serious Case Review Systems Approach Local information has been added for Manchester.
Local Contacts Section 2, Children's Social Care Team Receiving Referrals has been amended to include an updated link to the Manchester website and Section 7, Safeguarding Children and Young People Vulnerable to Violent Extremism has an updated contact for Salford. Section 6, Modern Slavery has also been added.
New Chapters and Features
Chapter Name Details
Good Practice Supporting the Voice of the Child This chapter sets out guidance on enabling children to feel respected, to have their views heard, to have stable relationships with practitioners built on trust and to have consistent support provided for their individual needs.
Children Missing Education This chapter, in line with statutory guidance Children Missing Education (September 2016) sets out the key principles to enable local authorities in England to implement their legal duty under section 436A of the Education Act 1996 to make arrangements to identify, as far as it is possible to do so, children missing education (CME). Additional local information will be added to this chapter at the next update.
Elective Home Education This chapter sets out key principles in line with Elective Home Education: Guidelines for Local Authorities (Department for Education). Additional local information will be added to this chapter at the next update.
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) A link has been added to this national guidance.
Non-Therapeutic Infant Male Circumcision Services in Greater Manchester A link has been added to this national guidance.

Next update: July 2018


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