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March 2019

Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details
Putting Children First (Meeting the Needs of Children and Families in Lincolnshire) This chapter has been updated by adding an additional document regarding more detail on the thresholds and levels of support: universal services; early help; child in need and immediate safeguarding. The document seeks to provide a framework of the child’s needs, parenting capacity and family/environmental factors for each with the exception of ‘immediate safeguarding’, where parental capacity and safeguarding from significant harm are the key factors. Please re-reference.
Protocol on Sharing Information in Order to Safeguard and Promote the Welfare of Children This chapter has been refreshed. A link has been added to the GOV.UK - Child sex offender disclosure scheme guidance (see Child Sex Offender Disclosure Scheme).
Agency Roles and Responsibilities This chapter has been revised to reflect updated guidance for organisations, agencies and individuals to ensure that their functions, and any services that they contract out to others, are carried out with regard to the need to safeguard and promote the welfare of children as set out in Chapter 2: Organisational Responsibilities in Working Together to Safeguard Children.
Child Protection Review Conferences This chapter has been updated to recognise child protection plans should not be ended when significant assessments and pieces of work have not been completed (see Section 2, Criteria for Discontinuing the Child Protection Plan).
Child Abuse and Information Communication Technology This chapter has been updated to add a link to 'Catch 22 Social Media as a Catalyst and Trigger for Youth', (see Relevant Guidance). This report focuses on the link between young people’s use of social media and youth violence. By highlighting the ways in which social media is acting as both a catalyst and trigger for serious incidents of violence by glamorising, displaying and incitement. The report seeks to provide a springboard for action and collaboration.
Female Genital Mutilation This chapter has been updated to add a link to FGM Assessment Tool for Social Workers. It has two elements: Best Practice Guidance and an Online FGM Assessment Tool to help guide the assessment of cases where FGM is a concern.
Safeguarding Children who may have been Trafficked This chapter has been reviewed and adjusted. A link has been added to the LSCB Policy - Safeguarding Children and Young People at Risk of Sexual Exploitation Policy.
Bruising in Babies and Children who are Not Independently Mobile This chapter has been reviewed and updated. In particular it has new material: a new Section 3, Congenital Dermal Melanocytosis (Mongolian Blue Spot) and a new Appendix 1: Pathway for Birthmark, Congenital Dermal Melanocytosis (Mongolian Blue Spot), Bruise or Unexplained Mark in a Child.

An LSCB leaflet on Congenital Dermal Melanocytosis (Mongolian Blue Spot) has also been included.

Please fully re-reference.
Neglect Strategy: Getting It Right First Time - Keeping It Going Information has been added regarding schools’ responsibility to safeguard children in accordance with the latest DfE guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children and Keeping Children Safe in Education. Official definitions of neglect and The Role of Early Help in Addressing Neglect have been added.
The Scope Box now also contains Relevant Guidance for further, more in-depth references.
Managing Allegations of Abuse Made Against Persons who Work with Children and Young People This chapter has been amended to highlight that any settlement or agreement for a person to resign must not prevent a referral to the DBS to consider whether to add the individual to the barred list. It is an offence to fail to make a referral without good reason (see Section 3.5, Resignations and 'Compromise/Settlement Agreements'). Note also: teachers should be reported to the teachers Regulating Agency (see Section 9, Post Investigations).
A Toolkit for Conducting Serious Case Reviews (Guidance, Templates and Alternative Learning Methods) This chapter has been updated to reflect the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and the updated Data Protection Act 2018 (see Section 4.11, Role and Functions of the Serious Case Review Panel).
Local Contacts These details have been updated. Please re-reference as required.
Removed Chapters
  • Mongolian Blue Spots.

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