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April 2018

Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details
Responding to Abuse and Neglect Links to NSPCC flyers for health professionals and other professionals who work with young peoples and their families - a series of resources detailing aspects of physical child abuse has been added to this chapter.
Children from Abroad Section 5, Issues, the statutory guidance has been updated to link to the DfE 2017 Care of unaccompanied and migrant children and child victims of modern slavery – statutory guidance for local authorities. The Modern Slavery Act 2015 is referenced in relation to age assessments.
Dangerous Dogs and Safeguarding Children This chapter has been reviewed and updated.
Female Genital Mutilation The reference to the Kent and Medway FGM Operational Guidelines has been revised to link to the February 2018 Edition of this document. In addition a link to Safeguarding Women and Girls at Risk of FGM (DoH) – which includes Pathway and Risk Assessment tools was added to the Further Information Section of this chapter
Gang Activity, Youth Violence and Criminal Exploitation Affecting Children This chapter has been updated to include a link to the Home Office publication Criminal Exploitation of Children and Vulnerable Adults: County Lines. Information was also added throughout to describe how organised criminal groups exploit young people and use them to distribute money and illegal drugs along ‘county lines’.
Modern Slavery A link to the 2017 Statutory Guidance 'Care of Unaccompanied Migrant Children and Victims of Modern Slavery: Statutory Guidance for local Authorities has been added to to the Further Information Section of this chapter. A link to Modern Slavery - Royal College of Nursing Guide for Nurses and Midwives was also added.
Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) The references and links in this chapter to the MAPPA statutory guidance has been updated to link to the 2017 edition of the guidance.
Kent - Complaints and Representations about the Conference Decision and about the Conference Process; Section 8, Stage 3 has been revised to clarify issues of delegated authority.

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