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Amendments

May 2022

Caption: May 2022 Amendments
   
Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details
Statements of Purpose Four Statements of Purpose have been updated.
Restrictive Physical Intervention A link has been added to Guidance: Positive Environments Where Children Can Flourish (Ofsted) – Ofsted Inspectors will use this guidance to evaluate how providers, managers and carers create a positive environment where children can live and learn and where staff interact positively with children. 
Countering Bullying and Peer Abuse This chapter has been amended to reflect Keeping Children Safe in Education Statutory Guidance, the outcome of Ofsted’s thematic report, Review of sexual abuse in schools and colleges (June 2021) and the Domestic Abuse Act 2021. See Section 2, Definition of Bullying and Peer Abuse and Section 3, Responding to Bullying.
Smoking and Alcohol This chapter has been updated and should be re-read.
Education

This chapter has been amended to reflect Keeping Children Safe in Education Statutory Guidance and the outcome of Ofsted’s thematic report, Review of sexual abuse in schools and colleges (June 2021). Please see Section 4, Safeguarding in Schools.

New Section 1.1, Placing the Child and Section 1.2, The Role of the Virtual School Head (VSH) have been added and additional material has enhanced the Personal Education Plans (PEPs).

Section 4, Safeguarding in Schools has been updated to reflect the importance of sharing allegations or concerns about an adult’s behaviour as set out in Keeping Children Safe in Education (2021).
Residential Structure This flowchart has been updated.
New Chapters and Features
Chapter Name Details
NICE Guideline: Looked After Children and Young People This guideline has been added to the manual.
Staying in Touch, the Safe Use of the Internet, Social Media and Taking Photographs This procedure has been added to the manual.

Next update: November 2022


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