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London Child Protection Procedures and Practice Guidance

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Updated: Friday 20th September


Over the summer 2019, the Editorial Board of the London Child Protection Procedures went out to consultation on 2 significant changes to the Procedures. A new chapter dealing with sharing and processing personal information, and amendments concerned with accessing open source information (social media) about children and adults for the purposes of safeguarding children. The consultation period has now ended and we are reviewing the responses with a view to updating the Procedures at the next update on Monday 30th September.

However, it is unlikely that the revised chapter dealing with sharing and processing personal information will be published at the end of September as we understand that the Department for Education is currently reviewing their guidance on information sharing in Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018. Once the DfE’s revisions/ amendments are published, the Editorial Board will review the revised chapter to ensure it is consistent with these changes prior to publication.

Six Monthly Updates:

The London Child Protection Procedures are updated on a 6-monthly basis. The most recent update took place on 29th March 2019 and the changes can be viewed in the section Amendments and Archives.

The next update will be the 30th September 2019 - or the nearest working day. Any comments or suggested changes for this update should be forwarded to Alison Renouf, Board Manager for the London Safeguarding Children Board. alison.renouf@londoncouncils.gov.uk.


Chair of the Editorial Board

Steve Liddicott


London SCB