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LASSL(2004)21 Handling allegations of sexual offences against children

  • Document type:
    Local authority social services letter
  • Author:
    Department for Education and Skills. Children's Safeguards Unit
  • Published date:
    30 September 2004
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  • Series number:
    LASSL (2004)21
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Alerts recipients to Recommendations 12 and 13 of the Bichard Inquiry, which are about the handling of allegations of sexual offences against children. Also reminds them about the guidance on this subject set out in 'Working Together to Safeguard Children' and the guidance, "Enabling young people to access contraceptive and sexual health information and advice: legal and policy framework for social workers, residential social workers, foster carers, and other social care practitioners" (2004), published alongside this letter. Explains that further guidance will be issued in due course.

Issued in the Department of Health's Local Authority Social Services Letter series of circulars. Further copies of this circular are available from  Children's Safeguards Unit, Department for Education and Skills, Area 113, Wellington House, 133-155 Waterloo Road SE1 8UG.

Although many of the Department of Health's Children and Families functions have transferred to the Department for Education and Skills (DfES), these circulars will continue to be issued in the Local Authority Social Services Letter (LASSL) series for the foreseeable future.

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