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WarringtonSafeguarding Children Board Procedures Manual

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July 2017

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Children and Young People who Run Away or go Missing from Home and Care

The revised Pan Cheshire Joint Protocol for Children and Young People who Run Away or go Missing from Home or Care has been added to the procedures. The new protocol incorporates the revised College of Policing definition of Missing and local learning since the 2015 Protocol.


June 2017

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Child Sexual Exploitation

The Pan Cheshire Sexual Exploitation Operating Protocol (2017 – 2019) has been updated to reflect the revised definition of CSE published by the DfE in February 2017.

E-Safety: Children Exposed to Abuse through the Digital Media

This guidance has been updated to include information on the recently introduced 'outcome 21'. When young people are voluntarily sending/sharing sexual images or content, Outcome 21 can be used by police forces to record that a crime has been committed but that it is not considered to be in the public interest to take criminal action. A link has also been added to recently draft Cheshire Police Guidance for Police Officers and Staff when Dealing with Reports of Sexting.

Forced Marriage

Further detail has been added in the Risks, Indicators and Issues sections, to reflect relevant points from the 'Protocol on the handling of 'so-called' Honour Based Violence/Abuse and Forced Marriage Offences between the National Police Chief's Council and the Crown Prosecution' (November 2016). In Further Information, links have been added to Multi-Agency practice guidelines: Handling cases of forced marriage 2014 and to how to Apply for a forced marriage protection order (GOV.UK).

Honour Based Violence

This chapter has been reviewed, and further detail added in line with the 'Protocol on the handling of 'so-called' Honour Based Violence/Abuse and Forced Marriage Offences between the National Police Chiefs' Council and the Crown Prosecution Service' (November 2016). Links have also been added to Forced Marriage Guidance (Home Office) - information and practice guidelines for professional protecting, advising and supporting victims and to SafeLives Dash risk checklist for the identification of high risk cases of domestic abuse, stalking and 'honour'-based violence.

Safeguarding Trafficked Children

A link has been added to the new Pan Cheshire Safeguarding Trafficked Children Protocol – Multi Agency Strategy (2017 – 2019) which provides guidance to all professionals and volunteers to safeguarding children who are abused and neglected by adults who are trafficking them within, into and out of the UK in order for the purposes of exploitation.

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Modern Slavery Strategy

The Modern Slavery Strategy sets outs the approach which we taken across Cheshire to work collectively and collaboratively to prevent, identify, disrupt, stop and eradicate modern slavery in all its forms.

Next Update: December 2017

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