Statutory Guidance

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Safeguarding changes as result of Children and Social Work Act 2017

The Children and Social Work Act 2017, which is now law, has enacted changes to safeguarding procedures. The Act introduces local arrangements for saf...
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Children and Social Work Bill becomes law

The Children and Social Work Bill has received Royal Assent and is now an Act of Parliament. The Act means a series of changes to the social work prof...
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Government changes statutory definition of child sexual exploitation

The Department for Education has updated Working Together to reflect changes to the statutory definition of child sexual exploitation. It com...
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Guidance for achieving permanence

The Department for Education has published guidance on the knowledge and skills social workers must have to help children in or entering care find per...
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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 ...
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Children missing in education

The Department for Education has published an updated version of Children missing in education: Statutory guidance for local authorities. Thi...
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Keeping children safe in education update

The Department for Education has published an updated version of the statutory guidance, Keeping children safe in education. This revises and...
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Supporting young people leaving care

The Government has published a strategy on how it aims to improve services, support and advice for young people leaving care. It sets out a vision for...
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Changes to Keeping children safe in education

Department for Education has published an updated version of the statutory guidance, Keeping children safe in education. This revises and rep...