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Gateshead Safeguarding Children Board Procedures Manual

Amendments

November 2018

Local Information

Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details

Thresholds

An updated version of these local guidances have been added.

Shared Information

Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details

Responding to Abuse and Neglect

A link has been added to Child Protection Evidence Resource (RCPCH).

Referrals

Minor amendments have been made throughout in line with local practice.

Assessment

This chapter has been updated in line with revised guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children.

Child Protection Conferences

This chapter has been reviewed and updated following the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018.

Allegations Against Staff or Volunteers

This chapter has been updated in line with revised guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children.

Information Sharing

This chapter has been updated in line with revised statutory guidance.

Whistleblowing or Raising Concerns at Work

Updated links have been added to:

  • Raising Concerns at Work;
  • Whistleblowing Helpline - Speak Up.

Child Sexual Exploitation

A link has been added to the section on Referring a Potential Victim of Modern Slavery to the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) in the procedure on Children from Abroad, including Victims of Modern Slavery, Trafficking and Exploitation.

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

In Section 1.3, Referring a Potential Victim of Modern Slavery to the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) a link has been added to the National Referral Mechanism Referral Form.

Children of Parents with Learning Disabilities

This chapter has been revised throughout in line with case-law and updated good practice guidance.

Concealed Pregnancies

This chapter has been given a general refresh throughout.

Self Harm and Suicidal Behaviour

Links have been updated in the Further Information.

Child Death Reviews

This chapter has been updated in line with the revised Working Together to Safeguard Children.

Multi-Agency Safeguarding Arrangements

This chapter has been updated in line with the revised Working Together to Safeguard Children.

Agency Roles and Responsibilities

This chapter has been updated in line with the revised Working Together to Safeguard Children.

Next Update: June 2019

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