Amendments

June 2022

Updated Chapters
Chapter Title Details
Staying in Touch and the Safe Use of the Internet and Social Media A link has been added to a toolkit produced by Childnet to support parents and carers with supporting young people with technology.
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). Please see Section 5, Safeguarding in Schools. New Sections 2.1, Placing the Child and Section 2.2, The Role of the Virtual Head (VSH ) have been added and additional material has enhanced Section 2.3, Personal Education Plans (PEPs). Section 5, Safeguarding in Schools was updated to reflect the importance of sharing allegations or concerns about an adult’s behaviour as set out in Keeping Children Safe in Education (2021).
Restrictive Physical Intervention A link has been added to Ofsted guidance, Positive Environments Where Children Can Flourish.
Countering Bullying and Peer Abuse 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 and Peer Abuse and Section 3, Responding to Bullying.
Allegations Against Staff and Volunteers

KCSIE highlights the importance of sharing and responding to any concerns, about the behaviour of an adult who works with children, no matter how small. This chapter has been revised to also consider low level concerns, with a new section added in relation to the differences between an ‘allegation’ and a concern.

Referrals, Placements and Admissions This chapter has been amended to note the importance of a child’s belonging’s being transferred in appropriate luggage and 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 4, Planning).
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: December 2022


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