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The Department for Education publishes Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018. The current guidance was updated on the 1st July 2022. The host page for the guidance says:

This is a factual update to Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 to reflect recent changes to legislation, including:

  • Integrated Care Boards: from 1 July 2022, integrated care boards have replaced clinical commissioning groups as a result of the Health and Care Act 2022;
  • Public Health England: has now been replaced by the UK Health Security Agency and the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID), which is part of the Department of Health and Social Care, and by the UK Health Security Agency. The Chief Public Health Nurse role has transferred to OHID;
  • Domestic Abuse Act 2021: references to the Domestic Abuse Bill should be read as the Domestic Abuse Act 2021;
  • UK GDPR: references to the GDPR should be read as the UK GDPR. The UK GDPR is the retained EU law version of the GDPR. The UK GDPR sits alongside the Data Protection Act 2018.

Note: there have been no changes to the current document which still contains the old terminology.

Keeping Children Safe in Education published September 2022, should be read alongside Working Together to Safeguard Children.


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