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December 2017

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Children from Abroad

This chapter has been updated to include a link to the most recent DfE guidance on the Care of Unaccompanied Migrant Children and Child Victims of Modern Slavery: Statutory Guidance for Local Authorities.

Gang Activity, Youth Violence and Criminal Exploitation

This guidance has been updated to include a link to the National Crime Agency report County Lines Gang Violence, Exploitation and Drug Supply (2016). Further text has been added to Section 1, Definition to describe how Organised Criminal Groups criminally exploit young people and use them to distribute money and illegal drugs along ‘county lines’. 

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Good Practice Supporting the Voice of the Child

This new guidance reinforces the importance of ensuring children are at the centre of safeguarding interventions and that practitioners make sure their voices are heard.

Dangerous Dogs and Safeguarding Children

This guidance explains the importance of making routine enquiries regarding any dogs in the household whenever professionals are working with children and families.  It then goes on to look at what action is required when a child is injured by a dog and / or when there are concerns that a dog in the household may be dangerous or prohibited.

Pan Cheshire Guidelines for The Management of Sudden Unexpected Death in Infants and Children (SUDIC)

This updated guidance provides a framework for the investigation and care of families after an unexpected death of an infant or child.

Next Update: June 2018

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