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Amendments

December 2017

Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details
Relationships and Physical Contact with Children Section 7, Key Points for Good Practice has been added.
Child Protection Referrals Section 6, Child Protection Action Checklist was added. This new section summarises, step by step, the actions to be taken whenever a staff member has a concern or receives information in relation to the possible abuse or neglect of a child. The checklists describe the processes to be followed both during office hours and also out of hours.
Advocacy and Independent Visitors This chapter has been updated to add a link to the Children’s Society publication ‘Advocacy Services for Children and Young People –A Guide for Commissioners’. This guide outlines the legislative requirements of local authorities in relation to the provision of advocacy support to Children in Need and Looked After Children.
Health Notifications and Access to Services A new Section 2, Promoting Health has been added to explain role of the Specialist Nurses for Children in Care in relation to promoting the health of young people who are Looked After.

Next update: June 2018


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