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September 2017

Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details
Child Protection Conferences Section 10, Administrative Arrangements has been amended.
Complaints in Relation to Designated Officer Strategy Meetings This chapter has been revised.
Domestic Violence and Abuse Links have been added to:
  • Domestic Abuse: A Resource for Health Professionals; and
  • Royal College of Nursing – Domestic Abuse: Professional Resources.
Forced Marriage This chapter has been updated and now includes further detail to reflect points from the Joint Protocol on the handling of 'so-called' Honour Based Violence/Abuse and Forced Marriage Offences between the National Police Chiefs' Council and the Crown Prosecution Service. Links have been added to Further Information to the 'Multi-Agency practice guidelines: Handling Cases of Forced Marriage 2014' and to 'Apply for a Forced Marriage Protection Order'.
People Posing a Risk to Children - Guidance and Procedure The link to the National MAPPA Guidance has been updated.
Safeguarding Children Abused Through Sexual Exploitation This chapter has been updated to reflect local practice in Hertfordshire. Please see Section 6, Safe Exit and Recovery Strategy for more information.
All amendments are highlighted in red text.
Female Genital Mutilation This chapter has been updated with information about the four types of FGM as defined by WHO.
Guidance on Safeguarding Children and Young People Affected by Gangs in Hertfordshire A link to the County Lines - Gang Violence Exploitation and Drug Supply (NCA 2016) has been added.
New Chapters and Features
Chapter Name Details
Good Practice in Supporting the Voice of the Child This chapter has been added to the manual.
Dangerous Dogs This chapter has been added to the manual.
Modern Slavery This chapter has been added to the manual.
Performance Management Framework This chapter has been added to the manual.
Child Death Review and Response Arrangements - Rapid Response Protocol This protocol has been added to the manual.
Interagency Working between Hertfordshire Children’s Services and Tier 4 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services This policy has been added to the manual.

Next update: March 2018


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