SCOPE OF THIS CHAPTER
This chapter details the Bexley procedure of 'Notification' in the event of a serious incident to a child, identifying principally issues which should always be a notification and those officers within the Department who need to informed. The chapter also identifies the process and includes a Serious Incident Notification Template.
This chapter was fully amended in October 2018:
- Death or Serious Injury to a Child (Looked After and Child in Need) Procedure was updated in line with the requirement to notify Ofsted of any serious childcare incident using the Ofsted online notification form;
- Serious Incident Notification Template has been updated;
- Children's Services Serious Incident Notification Policy has been updated;
- A new Notification Categories chart has been added to promote clarity and consistency of reporting.