News from February 2019

Reporting a serious child safeguarding incident: guidance for local authorities

The government has published guidance on how local authorities in England should report a serious child safeguarding incident to the Child Safeguarding Practice Review panel. The guidance states that local authorities must use the child safeguarding incident notification system to notify the Panel if it's known or suspected that a child has been abused or neglected. The statutory guidance Working together to safeguard children has been updated to reflect this change.

Further information: Child safeguarding incident notification system

Item added: 27/02/2019

Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel: first national review

Edward Timpson, Chair of the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel, in a letter to the Secretary of State for Education has announced that the first national child safeguarding practice review will commence in March 2019. The review will focus on adolescents in need of state protection from criminal exploitation.

Further information: Announcement of the child safeguarding practice review panel's first national review (PDF)

Item added: 27/02/2019

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