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Amendments

April 2018

Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details
Responding to Abuse and Neglect This chapter has been extensively updated in particular new sections have been added, Section 3, Early Help, Section 11, Non-Recent (Historical)Abuse and Section 13, Schools and Educational Settings.
Allegations Against Staff or Volunteers This chapter has been extensively updated and should be read throughout.
Child Sexual Exploitation Links to various guidance and information have been added to the Further Information section including SPB Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and Missing Children strategy and action plan 2016 to 2018.
Children Affected by Gang Activity or Serious Youth Violence This chapter has been extensively updated in particular Definitions and should be read throughout.
Children Missing from Care, Home and Education This chapter has been updated. In Children Missing from Care and Care Leavers in the guidance on Independent Return Reviews a small amendment has been added clarifying the importance that a Return Interview should be offered and provided within 72 hours of the child being located or returning from absence. This is in line with the Statutory Guidance on Children Who Run Away or Go Missing from Home or Care (2014) and is important to reduce the risk of the loss of important information or evidence. In Children Missing from Education clarification that a Child missing from school for more than four weeks the pupil can be removed from the admission register when the school and the local authority have failed, after jointly making reasonable enquiries, to establish the whereabouts of the child.
Children Missing from Education This chapter has been extensively updated and should be read throughout.
Domestic Violence and Abuse

Links to Domestic Abuse: A Resource for Health Professionals (DoH, 2017) and Royal College of Nursing – Domestic Abuse: Professional Resources have been added to the Helpful ContactsContacts, Information and Guidance Section.

(Please note that this information may not all be relevant for Jersey.)
E-Safety: Children Exposed to Abuse through Digital Media This chapter has been extensively updated and should be read throughout.
Female Genital Mutilation This chapter has been extensively updated in particular Definitions with regards to the four types of FGM as classified by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and should be read throughout.
Forced Marriage This chapter has been extensively updated and should be read throughout.
Honour Based Violence This chapter has been extensively updated in particular links have been added to the Further Information section.
Children and Young People who Display Harmful Sexual Behaviour This chapter has been extensively updated and should be read throughout.
Jersey Safeguarding Children Partnership Board - Role and Function This chapter has been updated, in particular Section 5, Membership.
Roles & Responsibilities of Agencies & Associated Groups This chapter has been extensively updated and should be read throughout.
New Chapters and Features
Chapter Name Details
Good Practice Supporting the Voice of the Child Everyone working with children and families must seek the voice of the child and reflect and respond to it in all aspects of work.
Child Sexual Abuse in the Family Environment This chapter deals with risk, indicators and action to be taken.
Dangerous Dogs and Safeguarding Children This chapter deals with risk, legislation and action to be taken.
Modern Slavery This chapter sets out guidance on how to identify and respond to a child or young person where there are concerns that they are a victim or a potential victim of modern slavery.

Next update: March 2019

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