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Amendments

April 2018

Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details
Responding to Abuse and Neglect A link has been added to the NSPCC Core Information Leaflets on aspects of Physical Child Abuse on the RCPCH website. This series of resources details aspects of physical child abuse and will be of use to a wide range of professionals in different disciplines who work with young people and their families.
Pan Bedfordshire Practitioner's Guide to information sharing to safeguard children and young people

A note has been added with regards to NHS - CPIS (Child Protection Information Sharing).

The East Of England Region Children’s Services Joint Protocol on Children Subject to Child Protection Plan Moving Between Local Authority Boundaries

This chapter has been extensively updated and replaces the previous chapter entitled Children Moving Across Local Authority Boundaries

Trafficking of Children and Adults through Bedfordshire (including London Luton Airport) This chapter has been extensively updated and replaces the previous chapter entitled Safeguarding Children who May have Been Trafficked.
Safeguarding Children Vulnerable to Gang Activity This chapter has been updated to include a link to the Home Office publication Criminal Exploitation of Children and Vulnerable Adults: County Lines. Information has also been added throughout to describe how organised criminal groups exploit young people and use them to distribute money and illegal drugs along ‘county lines’.
Dangerous Dogs and Safeguarding Children This chapter has been reviewed and updated.
Safeguarding Children from Child Sexual Exploitation Safeguarding Children and Young People from Sexual Exploitation Procedure has been updated and should be read throughout.
Safeguarding Children and Young People from Sexual Exploitation The Further Information section has been revised and updated with a link to the Centre of expertise on Child Sexual Abuse – Key messages from research on child sexual exploitation. A further link has been added to Child sexual exploitation: Practice Tool (2017) (open access) - further background information about child sexual exploitation and additional commentary around some of the complexities of practically responding to the issue.
Safeguarding Children abused through Domestic Abuse Practice Guidance This guidance has been updated.
New Chapters and Features
Chapter Name Details
Modern Slavery (including the Exploitation of Children) This chapter has been added to the manual.
Child Sexual Abuse in the Family Enviroment This chapter has been added to the manual.
Removed Chapters
  • Working with Parents or Carers with Learning or Physical Disabilities: Protocol;
  • Procedure for Children that have a Dual Status (Bedford Borough Council);
  • Safeguarding Adults at Risk of Abuse and Children;
  • Memorandum of understanding in response to the trafficking of children through Luton Airport: Practice Guidance.


Next update: October 2018


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