Statutory Guidance

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Teenage pregnancy prevention framework published

Public Health England and the Local Government Association have published a Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Framework, with the aim of supporting young p...
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Advice on safeguarding children returning to the UK from Syria

The Department for Education and the Home Office have produced guidance on safeguarding British children who have travelled to Syria and are now retur...
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New NICE guideline on responding to child abuse and neglect

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published new guidance aimed at professionals who come into contact with children, an...
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Guidance released on care of unaccompanied migrant children

The Department for Education has published statutory guidance for local authorities and professionals who support unaccompanied migrant children and t...
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Tackling bullying – guidance for schools

The Department for Education has published guidance to help schools take action to prevent and respond to bullying, as part of their overall behaviour...
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Safeguarding changes as result of Children and Social Work Act 2017

The Children and Social Work Act 2017, which is now law, has enacted changes to safeguarding procedures. The Act introduces local arrangements for saf...
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Children and Social Work Bill becomes law

The Children and Social Work Bill has received Royal Assent and is now an Act of Parliament. The Act means a series of changes to the social work prof...
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Government changes statutory definition of child sexual exploitation

The Department for Education has updated Working Together to reflect changes to the statutory definition of child sexual exploitation. It com...
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Guidance for achieving permanence

The Department for Education has published guidance on the knowledge and skills social workers must have to help children in or entering care find per...