Statutory Guidance

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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, any new child deat...
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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 it works and ...
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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 and take steps to safe...
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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 cri...
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County Lines guidance published by the Home Office

The Home Office has published guidance for staff working with children, young people and vulnerable adults on dealing with county lines – gangs and ...
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Information sharing guidance updated

The Government has updated its guidance on information sharing for practitioners providing safeguarding services to children, young people, parents an...
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Revised Working Together published

Revised statutory guidance on inter-agency working to safeguard children has been published by the Government. The revised Working Together to Saf...
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Updated guidance on keeping children safe in education

The Department for Education has updated its statutory guidance for schools, Keeping children safe in education. The guidance sets out the le...