Amendments

May 2022

Updated Chapters
Chapter Title Details
Residential Child Care – Key Principles This chapter has been given a general refresh.
Equality and Diversity Section 1, Equality and Diversity for Children and Young People has been updated.
Education

This chapter has been amended throughout to reflect Keeping Children Safe in Education Statutory Guidance and the outcome of Ofsted’s thematic report, Review of sexual abuse in schools and colleges (June 2021).

Section 1, Responsibilities of the Placing Authority and additional material has enhanced the Personal Education Plans (PEPs). A new Section 1.3, Pupil Premium Plus (PP+) Funding has been added. Section 5, Safeguarding in Schools has been updated to reflect the importance of sharing allegations or concerns about an adult’s behaviour.

Use of Restraint and Physical Intervention This chapter has been given a general refresh.
Countering Bullying This chapter has been amended to reflect Keeping Children Safe in Education Statutory Guidance, the outcome of Ofsted’s thematic report, Review of sexual abuse in schools and colleges (June 2021) and the Domestic Abuse Act 2021. See Section 2, Definition of Bullying; Section 3, General/Prevention; Section 5, Countering Bullying Day-to-Day. A new Section 7, Further Information / Specialist Support has been added.
Recognising Abuse and Neglect This chapter has been amended to reflect Keeping Children Safe in Education Statutory Guidance, the outcome of Ofsted’s thematic report, Review of sexual abuse in schools and colleges (June 2021) and the Domestic Abuse Act 2021. See Section 6, Sexual Abuse and Section 8, Bullying (including On-line/Cyberbullying).
Missing Children This chapter has been significantly updated and should be re-read.
E-Safety A link has been added in Further Information to the Childnet Parents and Carers Toolkit.
Allegations Against Staff Amendments have been made in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance, to highlight the importance of sharing and responding to any concerns about the behaviour of an adult who works with children, no matter how small, including low level concerns.
Admission and Transition This chapter has been given a general refresh.
Moving to Another Placement This chapter has been amended to add a link to the NYAS ‘My Things Matter’ Report – support and respect care-experienced children and their belongings when they move. (See Section 2, Arrangements for the Transfer or Discharge).

Next Update: November 2022


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