NICE guidance on harmful sexual behaviour

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published guidance on how to deal with children and young people who display harmful sexual behaviour. It includes recommendations on having a named safeguarding lead in each school, and practitioners engaging with families and carers before beginning an intervention. It also calls for a joined-up approach to responding to concerns about a child or young person’s sexual behaviour.

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National Child Mortality Database arrangements published

Arrangements for reporting child deaths to the new National Child Mortality Database (NCMD) have been published. From 1 April 2019, …

Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel – practice guidance published

The new Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel has published practice guidance, which provides information on what the panel does, how …

Safeguarding children online in early years settings

The UK Council for Internet Safety has published guidance to help those working in early years settings consider their practice …