Reducing criminalisation of looked after children

The Department for Education has published a protocol on reducing criminalisation of looked-after children – a framework to help social care and criminal justice agencies keep looked-after children out of the criminal justice system. The protocol aims to avoid the prosecution of looked after children and care leavers wherever possible and appropriate, by encouraging a response to incidents which reduces the likelihood of criminalisation, offending or reoffending. It includes a model local multi-agency protocol.

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National Child Mortality Database arrangements published

Arrangements for reporting child deaths to the new National Child Mortality Database (NCMD) have been published. From 1 April 2019, …

Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel – practice guidance published

The new Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel has published practice guidance, which provides information on what the panel does, how …

Safeguarding children online in early years settings

The UK Council for Internet Safety has published guidance to help those working in early years settings consider their practice …