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Amendments

 May 2020

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Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details
Assessment This chapter has been updated in line with the new digital referral system for reporting potential victims of Modern Slavery.
Children and Young People Aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities An update has been made in Section 1, Principles to draw attention to OFSTED’s advice that Local Authorities 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 This chapter has been updated to take account of the new NRM digital referral form to report Modern Slavery.
Notification of Significant Events This procedure has been updated to reflect revised guidance issued by Ofsted to Children’s Homes Providers in August 2019. The revised guidance sought to clarify what is meant by a ‘serious event’ in relation to a child living in a Children’s Home with the aim of reducing the overall number of notifications made to Ofsted, and in particular reducing the number of repeat notifications made as a result of submitting additional / updated information.
Education of Looked After and Previously Looked After Children This chapter has been updated to reflect Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019 which replaces the 2018 version. Section 8, Safeguarding the Looked After Child at School has been amended to include reference to Upskirting (which is now a criminal offence) and serious violence.

In Section 1.3, Role of the Local Authority, Virtual School Head (VSH), and School - OFSTED’s advice that Local Authorities should exercise due diligence in ensuring schools for LAC pupils are registered with the DFE has been added.
Allegations Against Foster Carers This chapter has been reviewed and refreshed, and terminology has been updated where required.
New Chapters and Features
Chapter Name Details
Plymouth Safeguarding Children Corporate Policy This policy has been reviewed and updated and should be read in its entirety
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.

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