February Policy Briefs

Female Genital Mutilation
In August 2014, tri.x issued a policy briefing summarising recent developments aimed at preventing Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Since then campaigners have continued to raise awareness of FGM among both practitioners and the wider public.

The Pupil Premium and the Early Years Pupil Premium
The Pupil Premium was initially introduced in April 2011. It is allocated to all pupils who are Looked After by the Local Authority; all pupils who have left care under a Special Guardianship Order, a Child Arrangements Order or Residence Order; all pupils who have been adopted; pupils whose parents have registered them for free school meals within the last six years (also known as Ever 6 FSM) and for pupils whose parents are currently serving in the Armed Forces. The Early Years Pupil Premium is being introduced in April 2015. It will be allocated to 3 and 4 year old children whose family is claiming one of a range of benefits.

Serious Crime Bill
The Serious Crime Bill has a number of provisions to strengthen the protection of vulnerable children and others (including from paedophiles, and from female genital mutilation). These are contained in Part 5 of the Bill (as it currently stands) which makes a number of changes to the civil and criminal law to enhance the protection of children and others.

Over 200 local authorities, safeguarding boards, independent providers and national agencies have commissioned Tri.x to develop their procedures manual and then keep it up to date.

An increasing number of public and independent agencies in the adult sector are commissioning us to update and maintain their social care and safeguarding procedures.

This includes single agency and regional/consortium manuals.

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  The vast majority of local authorities, LSCBs and a wide range of independent and national agencies trust us to keep their policies and procedures up to date.

We are working with a number of customer to develop regional procedures manuals and have been commissioned to update and maintain the London Child Protection Procedures.

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