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These are the Children's Services Procedures for the City of York Children and Families’ Service 

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This manual provides Child Services Procedures compliant with the current version of Working Together to Safeguard Children. The content has been written in a style intended to be accessible to a wide range of users from City of York Children's Services, the voluntary sector and members of the public.

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Last Updated: March 15, 2024