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June 2019

Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details
Child Protection Enquiries - Section 47 Children Act 1989 This chapter has been updated to include more detail about Rotherham’s local procedures.
E-Safety: Safeguarding Children Exposed to Harm through the Digital Media This guidance has been reviewed and refreshed as required. In the further information section a link has been added to the Catch 22 publication Social Media as a Catalyst and Trigger for Youth Violence.
Information Sharing and Confidentiality This chapter has been refreshed as required. A link has been added to the GOV.UK - Child sex offender disclosure scheme guidance.
Guidance for Safe Recruitment, Selection and Retention for Staff and Volunteers This chapter has been amended as required. A link has also been added to the Disqualification under the Children Act 2006 in Section 9, Further Information.
Allegations Against Staff, Carers and Volunteers This chapter has been revised to reflect updated guidance for organisations, agencies and individuals to ensure that their functions, and any services that they contract out to others, are carried out with regard to the need to safeguard and promote the welfare of children as set out in Chapter 2: Organisations Responsibilities in Working Together to Safeguard Children. It should be rewrtitten in its entirety.
Agency Roles and Responsibilities This chapter has been updated.
New Chapters
Chapter Name Details
Responding to Abuse and Neglect This chapter has been added to the manual.
Assessment This chapter has been added to the manual.

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