Working Together to Safeguard Children: changes to statutory guidance

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27 October, 2017
The Government is planning changes to statutory guidance around safeguarding children. It has opened a consultation around the proposed changes and is calling for feedback and input. The deadline is 31 December 2017.
The draft guidance is published alongside the consultation. Click here to view the document.
Key areas covered by the consultation
  • The replacement of Local Children Safeguarding Boards with local safeguarding partners.
  • The establishment of a new national Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel.
  • The transfer of responsibility for child death reviews from Local Safeguarding Children Boards to new Child Death Review Partners.
The chapters of 'Working Together to Safeguard Children' which require significant or total amendment are:
  • Chapter 3: Multi-agency safeguarding arrangements
  • Chapter 4: Learning from serious cases
  • Chapter 5: Child death reviews
The consultation also seeks views on the separate guidance the government intends to issue in order to facilitate the transition from the existing system.
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