On 22 September 2010 Tim Loughton, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families, wrote a letter to DCSs and LSCB chairs to inform them of a change to the statutory guidance set out in Working together to safeguard children (2010) insofar as it relates to Government offices. This change comes into effect on 1 October 2010.

You can download a copy of Tim Loughton's letter from this page.

You can also download a copy of the letter sent to DCSs and LSCB chairs by Jeanette Pugh, Director of the Safeguarding Group, to confirm arrangements for the gathering of information on serious child care incidents and handling of correspondence related to child protection.