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Amendments

August 2020

Caption: Amendments August 2020
   
Updated Chapters
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Responding to Allegations Against Staff, Carers or Volunteers

This guidance has been reviewed and updated as required to reflect current practice for responding to allegations against staff or volunteers.

Children from Abroad, including Victims of Modern Slavery, Trafficking and Exploitation

A link as been added in the Further Information section, to the statutory guidance Modern Slavery: how to identify and support victims 2020. This guidance replaces:

  • Duty to Notify the Home Office of potential victims of modern slavery;
  • Victims of modern slavery: frontline staff guidance;
  • Victims of modern slavery: competent authority guidance.
Resolving Professional Differences Protocol This protocol has been amended to support Doncaster Safeguarding Children Partnership to monitor professional disagreements and the use of this protocol. It is important that the DSCP Business Unit is kept informed throughout the “Resolving Professional Differences” process.
Next Update: February 2021

February 2020

Caption: Amendments Feb 2020
   
Updated Chapters
Chapter Title Details
Multi Agency Guidance for Working with Children in Need Section 4, The Role of Social Work Team Managers has been updated to explain the steps to be taken when a family withdraws consent to work with Child in Need Services.
Responding to Allegations Against Staff, Carers or Volunteers This guidance has been reviewed and updated as required to reflect current practice for responding to allegations against staff or volunteers.
Bullying This chapter has been updated to reflect Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance (updated September 2019) and reference to Upskirting which is a specific example of abusive behaviour which has been linked to on-line bullying and grooming. Upskirting is a criminal offence and, as such, should be reported to the Police.
Domestic Violence and Abuse A link to the refreshed HM Government Strategy for Ending Violence against Women and Girls Strategy 2016 – 2020, has been added into Section 1, Introduction.