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September 2019

Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details
Definitions, Context, Principles This guidance has been reviewed and refreshed as required to ensure consistency with terminology used in current DfE publications, including Working Together to Safeguard Children and Keeping Children Safe in Education.
Assessment - Hull Children's Social Care Assessment Protocol This guidance has been updated as required to reflect guidance on assessments contained in the Statutory Guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children (DfE). A new Section 14, Contextual Safeguarding has also been added.
Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and Child Criminal Exploitation (CCE) Information on Child Criminal Exploitation and County Lines have been added to this guidance. Child Criminal Exploitation (CCE) is where gangs target vulnerable children to get them to carry out criminal activity. County line gangs get children to deliver drugs around the country by using intimidation, debt bondage, violence and/or grooming. Gangs utilise children because they are cheaper, more easily controlled and less likely to get picked up by the Police. The fact that children are sent to different locations within the United Kingdom to carry out tasks for the gangs means that this type of CCE falls within the legal definition of trafficking in the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
Children who Run Away / Go Missing from Home and Care

Section 5, Action to be Taken has been updated to include information on the the Daily Tasking meeting (DTM) at which all missing children are discussed.

The purpose of DTM is to share information with regards current missing children, the risks identified and/or posed and to agree plans and share information with regards other possible contact methods or known addresses. The DTM is also used as a forum to discuss cases where children have been found but there are potential safeguarding or risk concerns and to share information with regards areas and places of concern and any additional intelligence that all agencies need to be aware of. Tasks and time scales will be delegated at the DTM to specific agencies and/or professionals in order to increase safeguards and to influence and strengthen plans going forward.
Children Living Away from Home (including Private Fostering Arrangements) and Young People who may be Homeless The Section on Private Fostering has been reviewed and updated.
Intra Familial Sexual Abuse Risk and Indicators, has been updated to reference a model developed by the Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse outlining some of the likely impacts of Child Sexual Abuse has been included.
Online Safety This guidance has been reviewed and refreshed as required. In the further information section a link has been added to the Catch 22 publication Social Media as a Catalyst and Trigger for Youth Violence.
New Chapters
Chapter Name Details
Promoting Resilience and Emotional Well Being Amongst Children and Young People This new document provides guidance for practitioners on promoting emotional well-being and resilience in children and young people, including how to support young people in distress and when and how to refer concerns to specialist support services. It aims to improve emotional well-being and resilience making it ‘everybody’s business’.

Next Update: January 2020


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