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Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Partnership Procedures Manual

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April 2021

CAPTION: April 2021
   
Updated Chapters
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Children at Risk of Exploitation (CRE)

A new Section 5, Care Leavers has been added. This explains how to respond to concerns around exploitation in young people who are leaving or who have left local authority care.

There have also been changes to the workflow / processes to be followed when addressing concerns in relation to medium risk CRE in Derbyshire (see Section 3, Response to Concerns About Children at Risk of Exploitation (CRE)).


January 2021

CAPTION: January 2021
   
Updated Chapters
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Abuse of Disabled Children

This guidance has been reviewed throughout and updated as required. In Section 1, Introduction, additional factors which can increase the vulnerability of disabled children hae been added. Section 2, Recognition and Assessment of the Child's Needs has been updated to reflect the current criteria / terms of reference used by the Derbyshire Disabled Children's Service to determine eligibility for services.

Safeguarding Children at Risk of Abuse Through Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

This guidance has been reviewed following publication of revised FGM Statutory Guidance. The appendices linked from this guidance have also been updated.

Working with Parents who are Misusing Substances

This guidance has been reviewed and updated as required. Additional information has been added into Section 4, Babies Withdrawing from Substances.

Working with Parents/Carers Who Have Mental Health Needs

This guidance has been reviewed an updated as required. A new section on Contingency Planning has been added into Section 4, Emergencies, as well as information on how to proceed if a parent / carer requires an urgent mental health assessment.

New Chapters and Features
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Responding to Adult and Child Victims of Modern Slavery (Documents Library, Guidance Documents)

This new guidance is intended to provide clear and up-to-date information on the key facts, and to help staff recognise the signs and respond effectively, so that more victims get help and perpetrators are brought to justice. This guidance is split between Adults victims (Section 8) and Child Victims (Section 9). The reason for the guidance is to address the situations that occur when a child may be accompanied with an adult. Therefore, it is important that staff understand both processes when referring potential victims into services.

Removed Chapters
  • Safeguarding Children Who May be Victims of Modern Slavery (have been Trafficked).

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Next update: July 2021

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