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August 2021

Caption: August 2021
Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details
Information Sharing This chapter has been updated to refresh links including: a link the ICO Basis for lawful processing; (see Section 2, The UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018) and to the Liverpool Early Help Assessment and Information Sharing Consent Guidance (see Section 4, Confidentiality and Consent).
Agency Roles and Responsibilities Section 3, Common Features has been updated as a result of a revision to the statutory guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children. Policies for responding to allegations against a person who works with children must now cover situations where an individual has behaved or may have behaved in a way that indicates they may not be suitable to work with children. This is to capture concerns around transferable risk; for example where a person who works with children is involved in a domestic abuse incident at home and this may have implications for their suitability to work with child.
Single Assessments (including Section 47 Enquiries) This chapter has been updated to provide a link to The PCFSW & Social Work England Best Practice Guide for Video Call/Contact and Virtual/Online Home Visit. See Section 6, Planning and Conducting all Single / Specialist Assessments and Relevant Guidance and Legislation.
Children Who Self-Harm This chapter has been updated to provide a link to the updated Liverpool Multi-Agency Self-Harm Guidance (see Relevant Guidance). Please reference the Self harm Guidance and note that the LSCP will provide further training).
Mental Illness of a Parent or Carer This chapter has been updated to add a new Section 4, Further Information. New links have been added to: ‘Mind’; ‘Parental mental illness - impact on children (2017)’ and ‘NSPCC, Parental mental health problems, (2019 - updated)’.
Safe Recruitment, Selection and Supervision of Staff This chapter has been updated to reflect legal changes following the EU exit, including guidance on checking the past conduct of individuals who have lived or worked overseas (see Section 2 Recruitment).

NOTE: In January 2021, the DfE issued a revised version of KCSIE 2020 with changes strictly limited to those related to the UK leaving the EU.
Allegations Against Persons who Work with Children This chapter has been updated to reflect Working Together to safeguard children.
Visiting of Psychiatric Patients by Children This chapter has been refreshed and terminology updated, and additional information has been added in to section 2 Visiting Patients in Psychiatric Wards and section 6 Visiting Patients in the High Security Psychiatric Services: Ashworth, Broadmoor and Rampton, in line with the High Security Psychiatric Services (Arrangements for Safety and Security) Directions 2019 and associated Guidance. A link to updated Guidance, Code of practice: Mental health Act 1983 (DHSC) has been added (see Scope Box - please reference Chapter 11 of this Guidance in particular).
Visits to Prisons by Children This chapter has been revised throughout in line with updated National Offender Management Service (NOMS) guidance on 'Providing Visits and Services to Visitors’. Please re-reference.
New Chapters and Features
Chapter Name Details
Female Genital Mutilation This chapter has been added to compliment the Pan Merseyside chapter. It deals with definitions; the signs of a child and being at risk; the legislation around protection and FGM mandatory reporting duties, etc.

Please reference.
Syria Returnees Considerations & Guidance This new Liverpool chapter acknowledges individuals who are repatriated to, or have already returned to, the UK from theatres of war, will have suffered adverse experiences, both in country and potentially as a consequence of any travel that they have undertaken or been forced to undertake.

This short guidance highlights key agencies and issues and provides a referral workflow to indicate key processes and procedures. Please reference.

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