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Gateshead Safeguarding Children Board Procedures Manual


June 2018

Local Information

Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details

Children and Families Moving Across Local Authority Boundaries

A link was added to local document: Flowchart: Children Who Move – Subject to Child Protection Plans

Allegations Against Staff or Volunteers

A link was added to local document: LADO: Allegation Against Professional/Volunteer Referral

Escalation Protocol

An updated version of this local document was added, together with an additional local document Child Protection Conference Professional Dissent Process.

Complaints in Relation to Child Protection Conference

A link was added to new local document Child Protection Conference Professional Dissent Process.

Local Contacts

The following details were updated: Designated Nurse; Local Authority Designated Officer.

Shared Information

Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details

Responding to Abuse and Neglect

A link was added to the NSPCC Core Information leaflets.

Child Sexual Exploitation

The Further Information section was revised and updated with links added to:

Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse – Key Messages from Research on Child Sexual Exploitation

Child Sexual Exploitation: Practice Tool (2017) (open access) - further background information about child sexual exploitation and additional commentary around some of the complexities of practically responding to the issue.

Children from Abroad, including Victims of Modern Slavery, Trafficking and Exploitation

This chapter has been revised throughout, and incorporates content from previous separate 3 chapters Children from Abroad, Modern Slavery and Trafficked Children.

Dangerous Dogs and Safeguarding Children

This chapter has been refreshed throughout.

Female Genital Mutilation

A link was added in Further Information to to the DoH page on 'Safeguarding Women and Girls at Risk of FGM', which includes the guidance plus additional resources including a safeguarding pathway and risk assessment tools.

Gang Activity, Youth Violence and Criminal Exploitation Affecting Children

This chapter was 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’.

New Chapters
Chapter Name Details

Child Sexual Abuse in the Family Environment (including Looked After Children)

This chapter includes information on learning from serious case reviews and sources of further information.

Removed Chapters
  • Trafficked Children
  • Modern Slavery
Next Update: November 2018

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