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November 2017

Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details
LSCB Escalation Procedure This chapter has been updated following revision of the LSCB Escalation Procedure.

September 2017

Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details
Child Abuse and the Internet This chapter has been updated and now includes information on the recently introduced ‘outcome 21’. Where young people are voluntarily sending/sharing sexual images or content with one another the police may use this new recording code to record that a crime has been committed but that it is not considered to be in the public interest to take criminal action against the people involved. This chapter also links to LawStuff which is run by Coram Children’s Legal Centre and gives free legal information to young people on a  range of different issues.
Domestic Violence and Abuse This chapter has been updated by adding a link to Royal College of Nursing, Domestic abuse: Professional Resources, (see Related Guidance). This provides links to websites and organisations providing relevant information and support to victims of domestic abuse.
Safeguarding Children and Young People who may have been Trafficked This chapter has been updated by adding a link to GOV.UK, Modern Slavery: duty to notify, (see Relevant Guidance). These are Factsheets and posters that explain what you need to do if you think someone has been a victim of modern slavery.
Safeguarding Children and Young People from Sexual Exploitation Section 1, Definition and Key Principles has been updated to take account of the change of definition in Child Sexual Exploitation: Definition and Guide for Practitioners (DfE February 2017). A link to Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation: Progress Report has also been added. (See Other Relevant Guidance/Chapter).
New Chapters and Features
Chapter Name Details
Responding to Abuse and Neglect This chapter seeks to set out the framework for agencies working with children in Liverpool to recognise, understand and respond to the variety of key concerns that may arise, including Non-Recent or ‘historic’ abuse. The chapter should be read in conjunction with two existing chapters: ‘Responding to Need Guidance and Levels of Need Framework’ and ‘Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and their Families’.
Good Practice Supporting the Voice of the Child Effective safeguarding systems must be child centred. Everyone working with children and families must seek the voice of the child and reflect and respond to it in all aspects of work. This is rooted in legislation and good practice. All agencies and professionals should seek to put the needs and views of the child at the centre of their practice and thinking.

Next update: February 2018


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