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February 2018

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Resolving Multi Agency Professional Disagreements and Escalation Tthis protocol, which sets out the steps to be taken to resolve Multi Agency Professional Disagreements when working with children and families, has been reviewed and updated throughout. The process it describes should be followed whenever there is a disagreement between professionals / agencies regarding the best course of action to safeguard a child.

December 2017

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Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) A new Appendix 1: Local FGM Pathways has been added containing links to Local FGM Protocols, Pathways and Strategies.
Trafficked Children

This guidance has been updated to include links to the following:

Care of Unaccompanied Migrant Children Child Victims of Modern Slavery: Statutory Guidance for Local Authorities (DfE, 2017);

Modern Slavery Duty to Notify - Factsheet and posters that explain what you need to do if you think someone has been a victim of modern slavery.

Next Update: May 2018


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