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Amendments

January 2018

Updated Chapters
Chapter Title Details
Statement of Purpose These Statements of Purpose have been reviewed.
Children’s Guide The Children’s Guides have been reviewed and updated.
Case Recording Policy and Staff Guidance A note has been added into Section 17, Records must Usually be Retained After Closure to remind all staff no children’s social care records should be destroyed while the National Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse is on-going.
Health Care Assessments and Plans A link has been added to Promoting the Health and well-being of looked-after children - Statutory Guidance for Local Authorities, Clinical Commissioning Groups and NHS England (March 2015), and a further link has been added to Children’s attachment: attachment in children and young people who are adopted from care, in care or at high risk of going into care (Nice guideline – NG26) (see Related Guidance).
Missing Children Section 1, Definition has been updated with a link to the College of Policing’s definition of missing and absent. A link has been added into Relevant Chapters, to the Portsmouth SCB Children Going Missing from Home or Care – Risk Assessment Toolkit.
Safeguarding Children and Young People from Sexual Exploitation Section 1, Introduction has been updated to take account of the change of definition in: Child Sexual Exploitation: Definition and Guide for Practitioners (DfE February 2017). A link has also been added to the CSE Risk Assessment Toolkit (PSCB).
Advocacy and Independent Visitors A link has been added to Advocacy services for children and young people – A guide for commissioners (The Children’s Society).
Sexual Health and Relationships Section 3, Pornography has been updated to include advice for staff on how to deal with issues relating to young people’s access to pornography online.
New Chapters and Features
Chapter Title Details
Children Going Missing from Home or Care Risk Assessment Toolkit (PSCB) The Portsmouth Safeguarding Children Board Risk Assessment Toolkit for Children going missing has been inserted, which also links from the Missing Children Procedure.
Social Visits (Including Overnight Stays) This chapter has been added as a replacement to the previous chapter.
CSE Risk Assessment Toolkit (PSCB) This toolkit has been added to the manual.
Allegations Against Staff This chapter has been added as a replacement to the previous chapter.
Portsmouth City Council - Children and Families Services - Induction Handbook This Handbook has been added to the procedures at Section 9 on the Contents List.
Portsmouth City Council Social Work Handbook This Handbook has been added to the procedures at Section 9 on the Contents List.

Next Update: November 2018


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