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June 2019

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September 2019

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Safe Sleep Guidance

This new guidance aims to; reduce Sudden Infant Deaths in infants in Pan Cheshire; reduce the number of infants placed in unsafe sleep conditions; identify those infants who may be at greater risk of being placed in an unsafe sleep situation; and provide all families and carers with infants with current consistent and reliable information about safe sleep practices. It provides practitioners with evidence-based information and guidance regarding infant safe sleep, so they will feel confident to have an open and honest discussion to support parents and carers to make safer sleeping choices for Infants.

June 2019

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Responding to Abuse and Neglect

This guidance has been reviewed and refreshed throughout as required to ensure consistency with terminology used in current DfE publications, including Working Together to Safeguard Children and Keeping Children Safe in Education.


This chapter has been revised to reflect updated guidance on Assessments in Working Together to Safeguard Children.

Children Missing Education

This chapter has been refreshed where required and updated to add a new section on Elective Home Education to reflect the DfE updated guidance on Elective Home Education for local authorities. A further section on Unregistered Schools has been added.

Children of Parents with Learning Disabilities

This guidance has been reviewed throughout to reflect recent Case Law and good practice guidance.

Agency Roles and Responsibilities

This guidance has been updated throughout to reflect the Statutory Guidance, Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018).

Guidance for Safe Recruitment, Selection and Retention for Staff and Volunteers

A new Section 4.16, Childcare Disqualification has been added to reflect the updated Statutory Guidance: Disqualification under the Childcare Act 2006.

Under the guidance, staff who work in childcare provision or who are directly concerned with the management of such provision, must make sure that appropriate checks are carried out to ensure that individuals are not disqualified under the Childcare (Disqualification) and Childcare (Early Years Provision Free of Charge) (Extended Entitlement) (Amendment) Regulations 2018. Further information on the staff to whom these Regulations apply, the checks that should be carried out, and the recording of those checks can be found in Statutory Guidance:

The 2018 Regulations remove ‘disqualification by association’ (living in the same household where another person who is disqualified lives or is employed) for individuals working in childcare in non-domestic settings (e.g. schools and nurseries). Disqualification by association continues to apply for individuals providing and working in childcare in domestic settings (e.g. where childcare is provided in a childminder’s home).

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Joint Cheshire, Halton and Warrington Protocol for the Provision of Local Authority Accommodation for Juvenile Detainees

The protocol aims to safeguard children and young people through avoiding, so far as is practicable, their detention overnight in police custody following charge and the denial of bail.

It is also intended to clarify the duties and responsibilities of agencies in the management of arrangements for the transfer to Local Authority Accommodation (LAA) of children and young people (aged 10 to 17 years) charged and denied police bail.

Removed Chapters
  • Information Sharing
  • Racism
  • Learning and Improvement Framework
  • Local Safeguarding Children Board - Role and Function
Next Update: December 2019

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