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September 2020

CAPTION: September 2020
Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details
Assessments A link has been added to: National Referral Mechanism: Digital Referral System for Reporting Potential Victims of Modern Slavery.
Unaccompanied Migrant Children and Child Victims of Trafficking and Modern Slavery In the Further Information Section a link has been added to the Statutory Guidance Modern Slavery: How to Identify and Support Victims.
Allegations Against Foster Carers A link to the documents library has been added.
Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details
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 Staff and Safeguarding 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.

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