October 2021

Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details
Residential Child Care – Key Principles This chapter has been revised throughout.
Information Sharing This chapter has been revised in the light of revisions to Working Together December 2020
Staying in Touch - Safe Use of the Internet, Social Media and Taking Photographs Links have been added to the NSPCC report removal tool – this tool enables young people under the age of 18 to report a nude image or video of themselves which has appeared online. The Internet watch foundation will review these reports and work to remove any content which breaks the law.
Advocacy and Independent Visitors This chapter has been revised throughout
Staff Qualifications and Employment Checks This chapter has been updated in the light of the U.K.’s withdrawal from the EU and exit from the EEA.
New Chapters
Chapter Name Details
Child Criminal Exploitation and County Lines This chapter provides information on Child Criminal Exploitation, including county lines. It describes the signs and indicators that children are being exploited, and offers guidance for staff in Children’s Homes on how they can respond to keep children safe from harm linked to criminal exploitation.

Next update: March 2022


2021 Amendments

2020 Amendments

2019 Amendments

2018 Amendments

2017 Amendments

2016 Amendments

2015 Amendments

2014 Amendments