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Amendments

July 2019

Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details
Procedure for Updating this Manual The dates for the next update have been added. Contact details have also been updated throughout.
Good Practice Supporting the Voice of the Child Local information has been added for Salford.
Policy for the Secure Handling of Protected Information This chapter has been given a general refresh throughout.
Child Protection Conferences: Guidance for Partner Agencies on the Use, Recording, Dissemination and Handling of Police Information (Greater Manchester Police) Minor amendments have been made regarding police terminology.
Data Protection, Information Sharing and Confidentiality In Section 5, National Guidance on Sharing Information - Child Sex Offender Disclosure Scheme, a link has been added to ‘GOV.UK - Child sex offender disclosure scheme guidance’.
Retention of Records Additional information has been added from Bolton.
Photographing Children This chapter has been updated throughout and should be re-read.
Early Help This chapter has been updated in line with Working Together to Safeguard Children. A link has been added to Bolton local information. Updated links have been added for Tameside and Salford local information.
The Early Help Assessment The Rochdale, Salford, Stockport and Tameside local links have been updated.
Thresholds for Children’s Social Care Updated links have been added for the Rochdale and Stockport local information.
Single Assessment This chapter has been revised to reflect updated guidance on Assessment in Working Together to Safeguard Children. A new Section 10, Contextual Safeguarding has also been added.
Section 47 Enquiries In Section 10.4, Arranging the Section 47 Medical Assessment, the link to Trafford local information has been updated. A new Section 12, Timescales has also been added.
Initial Child Protection Conferences This chapter has been updated throughout in line with local practice. Local Information has been added for Rochdale.
North West Children in Need Moving Across Local Authority Boundaries An updated version of this local guidance has been added.
North West Notification and Transfer of Children Subject of Child Protection Plans across Local Authority Boundaries Procedure An updated version of this local guidance has been added.
Joint Protocol for Considering Requests for the Provision of Accommodation under PACE (Greater Manchester Local Authorities and Greater Manchester Police) An updated version of this local guidance has been added.
Domestic Violence and Abuse An updated link has been added to Trafford local information.
Neglect A link has been added to Tameside local information.
Children who are Victims of Modern Slavery, Trafficking and Exploitation Minor amendments have been made to the layout of this chapter to clarify that it covers both children arriving from abroad and children being trafficked within the UK.
Safeguarding Children and Young People Online The Relevant Guidance Section has been updated.
Female Genital Mutilation Multi-Agency Protocol A link has been added to Tameside local information.
Children Missing from Home and Care - A Standardised Approach to Dealing with Missing and Absent Children and Young People Across Greater Manchester Local information has been added for Rochdale and Manchester.
Harmful Sexual Behaviours Presented by Children and Young People 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.
Adults who Disclose Childhood Sexual Abuse This chapter has been updated throughout in line with local practice.
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). In Section 2, Risk and Indicators, 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.
Guidance for Safe Recruitment, Selection and Retention for Staff and Volunteers

In the Further Information Section, a link has been added to Statutory Guidance: Disqualification under the Childcare Act 2006.
The following sections have also been updated:

  • Section 4.9, Interview Panel;
  • Section 4.13, Conditional Offer of Appointment;
  • Section 4.14, Disclosure and Barring Service Checks;
  • Section 4.16, Childcare Disqualification; and
  • Section 4.17, Checks on Overseas Staff.
Managing Allegations of Abuse Made Against Adults Who Work with Children and Young People This chapter has been given a general refresh. References to the National College for Teaching and Leadership have been updated to the Teaching Regulation Agency.
Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews This resource sets out national procedures in accordance with Working Together to Safeguard Children. Additional local content will be added at the next update of these procedures (December 2019).
Child Death Reviews This resource sets out national procedures in accordance with Working Together to Safeguard Children. Additional local content will be added at the next update of these procedures (December 2019).
Child Death Overview Panels A link has been added to Annual Report of Child Deaths in Greater Manchester, 2017/18.
Local Contacts Oldham contact information has been added under Children’s Social Care Team receiving referrals; Children’s Social Care Out of Hours; Safeguarding Unit. A new Section 4, Children Moving into Local Authority – Notifications has been added, and information has also been added for Rochdale.
New Chapters and Features
Chapter Name Details
Use of Social Media Sites by Staff This chapter is designed to highlight some of the issues to be considered, with links to additional information.
Rapid Review Process This provides a link to Rochdale local information. Further content will be added at the next update of the procedures (December 2019).
Rochdale: Safe After School - Advice and Resources This provides advice for unregulated clubs, private tutors and teaching or activity centres that work with children and young people.

Next update: December 2019


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