November 2017

Updated Chapters
Chapter Title Details
Providing Personalised Care This guidance has been updated to include information on the role of residential care workers in supporting young people who are experiencing gender identity issues (see Section 3.2, Gender).
Advocacy and Independent Visitors This chapter has been updated to add a link to the Children’s Society publication ‘Advocacy Services for Children and Young People – A Guide for Commissioners’. This guide outlines the legislative requirements placed on local authorities in relation to the provision of advocacy support to Children in Need and Children Looked After.
Allegations Against Staff and Volunteers This guidance has been reviewed in full and updated as required.

Next update: April 2018