ESCC Safeguarding newsletter September 2018

ESCC Safeguarding newsletter September 2018

Safeguarding news for September includes several important statutory changes and news of recent attempted scams that demonstrate the need for everyone to remain vigilant.

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A Round up of Safeguarding News for September 2018

Statutory, Non Statutory Guidance, Guidelines, Policy, Strategies Advice and Briefing Updates


The Home Office have updated the Safeguarding policy on children held in detention under Section 55 of the Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009.


  1. The new Keeping children safe in education was enacted on the 3rd September 2018 and has been updated on the 19th September 2018.
  2. Disqualification under the Childcare Act 2006. This is statutory guidance from the Department for Education on the application of the Childcare (Disqualification) and Childcare (Early Years Provision Free of Charge) (Extended Entitlement) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (“the 2018 regulations”) and obligations under the Childcare Act 2006 in schools.
  1. Parental responsibility: guide for schools and local authorities updated September 2018. This Guidance is for local authorities and schools dealing with adults who have legal rights and responsibilities for children at their school. It explains what to do when there are disputes between a number of adults, each claiming to have parental responsibility for a particular child.

Reports, Reviews, Resources, Research and Inquiries

  1. Serious Case Review on a four week old baby has been published by Coventry Safeguarding Children Board.
  2. Latest figures on prosecutions involving Violence against Women and Girls crimes (VAWG) have been released today by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).
  3. Community Rehabilitation Companies are not doing enough to rehabilitate perpetrators of domestic abuse or keep victims safe, according to a new report.

Worthy of note

  1. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is calling for new national guidance to improve the sexual safety of people and staff on mental health wards, following analysis of how mental health trusts in England report sexual incidents.
  2. The Justice Secretary has set out how the government will ensure that support for victims – including those of violent offences such as terrorism and child sexual abuse – is aligned to the changing nature of crime, and boost services at every stage of the justice system.