Updates and Latest Information

Updates and the latest news regarding safeguarding children

July Update

The keeping children safe in education statutory guidance has been revised. The revised guidance will commence on September 3rd 2018.

Disqualification under the children Act 2006 draft statutory guidance is now available. The revised guidance will commence on 31st August 2018.

The revised Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 has now been released.

Information Sharing for Practitioners 2018 has now been released.


Please see the Preventing Extremism in Dorset flier as discussed at the Designated Safeguarding Leads Network.

June Update

CSA Awareness and Campaign Briefing

Campaign Workforce Briefing Events

As part of a year-long campaign, Bournemouth & Poole Local Safeguarding Children Board, Dorset Safeguarding Children Board and the NSPCC are working in partnership to prevent CSA and to safeguard children from abuse.

The Campaign, which forms part of the LSCBs’ wider strategy tackling child sexual abuse, aims to encourage parents, carers and professionals to have conversations with children in an age-appropriate way, from an early age about how to stay safe from sexual abuse, and how to report any concerns, using the NSPCC’s Underwear Rule (also known as PANTS).

10 briefing sessions will be offered free of charge in various locations across Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole to equip multi agency front line staff with key skills and resources to be able to promote the PANTS preventative strategies with confidence and to respond effectively to any CSA disclosures or concerns that may be raised by children, families or staff members.

Please read and circulate the Counter Terrorism Strategy (CONTEST) 2018. Dated 4 June 2018.

May Updates

Reminder: Don't forget to book your place on the next Designated Safeguarding Lead Network to be held on Thursday 21 June. Please book on CPD Online.

The Pan Dorset Child Sexual Abuse Campaign launch took place on the 1 May 2018. Find more information, download the presentation and photos here.


Last updated: 17 July 2018