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Safeguarding Chronology Guidance for Practitioners

Children and young people are most effectively safeguarded when professionals work together and share information.  Locally, we know that when a timeline of significant events (chronologies) from agencies are drawn together for the purpose of case reviews, information emerges that was not known or shared previously.  The purpose of a chronology is to record significant events and changes for a child; rather than including the more detailed information that is recorded in case notes. 

This guidance document has been produced to support practitioners to produce chronologies within their own agencies and to provide clarity of when a multi-agency chronology should be started.

The guidance is available to download from the GSCB website using the external link on this page or clicking here

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