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Amendments

April 2017

Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details
Spiritual Cultural and Religious Beliefs This chapter has been reviewed and substantially updated and should be re-read throughout.
Children Missing from Education / Not Attending School This chapter has been updated to link to The Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2016 – the revised regulations make changes to the Education (Pupil Registration (England) Regulations 2006, Regulation 5 Contents of Admission Register.
Complex (Organised or Multiple) Abuse This chapter has been amended to provide the contact details of who to contact when dealing with cases of this nature.
Female Genital Mutilation This chapter links to Kent and Medway’s local protocol on FGM in the section Related Guidance. This protocol is to support frontline staff working across agencies in Kent and Medway in understanding their duty and the appropriate response to identify and protect girls at risk of FGM and to support those already harmed by the practice.
Foreign Exchange Visits This chapter has been reviewed and substantially updated and should be re-read throughout.
Language Schools This chapter links to the Foreign Exchange Visits Procedure.
Allegations Against Persons who Work with Children Kent has updated its guidance on Allegations with a new document - 'A guide to Managing Allegations against Members of Staff'.
Unexpected Death of a Child This chapter links to Kent’s CDOP Unexpected Child Death Procedures.
Kent - Complaints and Representations about the Conference Decision and about the Conference Process This chapter has been extensively revised and updated and should be re-read in full.
Agency Roles and Responsibilities

This chapter has been updated to include information from the Ofsted guidance (2016) which requires that childcare settings have a ‘deputy’ safeguarding lead on the premises to cover the safeguarding lead when they are not present. See Section 4.12, Early Years and Childcare.

Kent - Contact Details This chapter has been updated to reflect current contact information.
Medway - Contact Details This chapter has been updated to reflect current contact information.
New Chapters and Features
Chapter Name Details
Medway - Pre-birth Procedures This chapter has been added to the manual.
Concealed Pregnancies This chapter has been added to the manual.
Whistleblowing or Raising Concerns at Work This chapter has been reviewed and substantially updated and has been added to the manual as a replacement chapter.
Worried About a Child A link has been added to the manual.
Removed Chapters
  • Underlying Policy, Principles and Values;
  • Common Assessment Framework;
  • Integrated Children's System (ICS) and Assessment under the Children Act 1989;
  • Ten Common Assessment Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them;
  • Begging;
  • Hate Crimes/Harassment;
  • Death of Child Subject to a Child Protection Plan;
  • Child Death Reviews;
  • A Guide to Investigating Child Death (ACPO).


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