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August 2020

Caption: August 2020
Updated Chapters
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Unaccompanied Migrant Children and Child Victims of Trafficking and Modern Slavery Further Information has been updated to include a link to Statutory Guidance Modern Slavery: How to Identify and Support Victims.
Decision to Look After and Care Planning A link to the Practice Guidance for Final Care Plans for Adoption has been added.
Notifications of Significant Events This procedure has been updated to reflect the latest Ofsted guidance for social care providers on the types of incident which they consider to be serious and which will therefore require notification to the regulatory authority.
New Chapters and Features
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Capacity and Consent In this chapter, guidance is offered in relation to the various situations in which consent is likely to be sought, with reference to previous legal judgements. This is a potentially complex practice arena and if the practitioner is in any doubt about gaining consent they should always seek further advice from managers and legal advice must be sought as necessary.
Use of Social Media Sites by Social Care and Safeguarding Staff The use of social media in a social care and safeguarding environment is a developing area. Cases and reviews have discussed the use of social media in social work practice. There is, however, currently no specific government guidance on the issue. This chapter is designed to highlight some of the issues to be considered, with links to additional information. It is not intended to provide any legal advice, and legal advice must be sought as appropriate. Local Authorities and Courts may have local protocols in place on the use of social media/service of documents.
Storage of Data on Mobile Devices

This chapter provides guidance on the storage of personal data (including photographs) on mobile devices. 'Personal data' is any information about an identifiable living individual.

'Mobile devices' includes memory sticks, mobile telephones including smartphones, tablet technologies, netbooks and laptops.
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Next Update: January 2021