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Amendments

June 2020

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Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details
Assessments A link has been added to the National Referral Mechanism: Digital Referral System for Reporting Potential Victims of Modern Slavery.
Recording Policy and Guidelines A link has been added to the National Referral Mechanism: Digital Referral System for Reporting Potential Victims of Modern Slavery.
Children and Young People Aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities This chapter has been updated to draw attention to OFSTED's advice that LAs should exercise due diligence in ensuring schools for pupils with SEN are registered with the DfE. The same diligence should be exercised on behalf of pupils with SEN.
Unaccompanied Migrant Children and Child Victims of Trafficking and Modern Slavery A link has been added to the National Referral Mechanism: Digital Referral System for Reporting Potential Victims of Modern Slavery.
Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority Claims for Looked After Children This chapter has been reviewed and renewed and should be read in its entirety.
Notifications of Significant Events This chapter has been updated to reflect the Guidance for Children’s Homes providers: Notifying Ofsted of a Serious Event (Ofsted, updated August 2019).
Education of Looked After and Previously Looked After Children Children Safe in Education (2018). Section 8, includes a refence to Upskirting (which is now a criminal offence) and a new section on Serious Violence. Information was added to reflect OFSTED's advice that LAs should exercise due diligence in ensuring schools for LAC pupils are registered with the DFE.
Allegations Against Foster Carers This chapter has been refreshed.
New Chapters and Features
Chapter Name Details
Capacity and Consent In this chapter guidance is offered in relation to the various situations in which consent is likely to be sought, with reference to previous legal judgements. This is a potentially complex practice arena and if the practitioner is in any doubt about gaining consent they should always seek further advice from managers and legal advice must be sought as necessary.
Use of Social Media Sites by Social Care Staff

The use of social media in a social care and safeguarding environment is a developing area. Cases and reviews have discussed the use of social media in social work practice. There is, however, currently no specific government guidance on the issue. This chapter is designed to highlight some of the issues to be considered, with links to additional information. It is not intended to provide any legal advice, and legal advice must be sought as appropriate. Local Authorities and Courts may have local protocols in place on the use of social media/service of documents.

This chapter will continue to be updated as the body of case-law develops.
Storage of Data on Mobile Devices

This chapter provides guidance on the storage of personal data (including photographs) on mobile devices. ‘Personal data’ is any information about an identifiable living individual.

‘Mobile devices’ includes memory sticks, mobile telephones including smartphones, tablet technologies, netbooks and laptops.

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