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Amendments

September 2022

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Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details
Legal Framework for Child Protection Section 11, Police Protection has been updated.
The HSCP Groups This chapter has been updated to reflect changes in the groups, which support the HSCP system.
The HSCP Structure Chart This chart has been updated.
Good Practice in Supporting the Voice of the Child This chapter has been updated as a result of change in terminology, Public Health England has become the Office of Health Improvement and Disparities.
HSCP Joint Agency Response to Unexpected Child Deaths This document has been updated.
Pre-Birth Protocol, Procedure and Guidance for Pre-Birth Assessment This chapter has been updated to include information in respect of contacting the service manager in Section 4, Children’s Services Response to Contacts.
Children Looked After This chapter has been amended to include a new Section 4, Consent for Surgery for Looked After Children.
Escalation of Concerns and Professional Disagreements about Decisions, including Convening an ICPC This chapter has been amended to include Appendix 2: Escalation of Concerns - Health Services.
Definitions and Recognition of Abuse and Neglect This chapter has been updated to include changes to the Recognition of Child Abuse (6th Edition).
Management of Suspicious Bruises / Marks in Infants Under 6 Months Old The HSCB Multi-Agency Policy: Management of Suspicious Bruises/Marks in Infants under six months has been updated.
Domestic Abuse This chapter has been updated to reflect the new definition of Domestic Abuse within the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 and to update the links within Further Information. The provisions of the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 are still being introduced and the statutory guidance is still in draft so there will be a further update to the chapter once the statutory guidance is finalised.
Bullying This chapter has been slightly amended and the definition of sexting was expanded to include taking and distributing nude or semi-nude images.
Faltering Growth (previously known as Failure to Thrive) This chapter has been reviewed and should be re-read in its entirety.
Guidelines for the Provision of Care in the Presentation of Concealed/Denied/Unknown Pregnancy or Late Booking in Pregnancy This chapter has been significantly updated.
Children who have been the Subject of Safeguarding Concerns in School and who are then Removed from School for Elective Home Education (EHE) This chapter has been reviewed and should be re-read in its entirety.
Safeguarding Children Abused Through Sexual Exploitation Appendix 1: CSE Information Report Operation Halo has been amended.
Online Safety This chapter has been amended and the definition of sexting expanded to include taking and distributing nude or semi-nude images. Further Information was also revised.
Children of Parents who Misuse Drugs or Alcohol Links have been added into Further Guidance and Resources.
HSCP Joint Agency Response to Unexpected Child Deaths This has been added significantly updated.
Hertfordshire Rapid Response Team Leaflet This leaflet has been updated.
Local Contacts All contacts have been reviewed.
New Chapters and Features
Chapter Name Details
Transitional Safeguarding This chapter has been added.

Next update: March 2023


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