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September 2018

Updated Chapters
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Child Exploitation

Pan Cheshire Exploitation Screening tool and accompanying practice example have been added.

June 2018

Updated Chapters
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Allegations Against Staff or Volunteers

A flowchart has been added summarising the process to be followed when a agency refers a concern to the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO).

Children and Young People (aged under 18) who display Harmful Sexual Behaviour

This guidance has been reviewed throughout and extensively updated. It provides guidance for all professionals on the nature of Harmful Sexual Behaviour (HSB) and explains the importance of assessing and responding to children who are subject to HSB and children who display HSB separately.

Mappa One Minute Guide

This document has been reviewed and updated as required to reflect the latest national MAPPA guidance.

Pan-Cheshire Multi-Agency Escalation Procedure - for Resolving Inter-Agency Professional Challenges when Working with Children and Families

The Multi Agency Escalation Policy has been reviewed and minor revisions made to ensure the document continues to reflect established practice across Cheshire.
New Chapters and Features
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Child Sexual Abuse in the Family Environment

This new guidance contains advice for practitioners on how to identify and respond to concerns in relation to Child Sexual Abuse in the family.

Concealed Pregnancy

This new guidance is for anyone who may encounter a woman or girl who conceals the fact that they are pregnant, or where a professional has a suspicion that a pregnancy is being concealed or denied. It covers Cheshire West and Chester, Halton and Warrington. Professionals working in Cheshire East should continue to refer to the Cheshire East Concealed Pregnancy Policy.

Next Update: December 2018

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