Child protection register

Child protection register

Child protection registers have historically held the names of those children deemed to be at risk of significant harm and held by social services departments.

However these will be scrapped by April 2008, according to revised government guidance on safeguarding children, after Lord Laming’s report called their abolition.

A record of children who are the subject of child protection plans will instead be contained in electronic social care files, under the Integrated Children’s System.

And agencies will have to contact key workers directly to discuss concerns about individual children, according to the updated Working Together to Safeguard Children guidance published in April 2006.

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