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Peterborough Children’s Social Care Procedure Manual Contents

June 2018

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This contents list is sub divided into the following sections, each Section contains relevant Chapters/Procedures: (Click on the title to jump to the Section you require):

  1. All Children
  2. Case Management and Recording
  3. Prevention and Family Support
  4. Children in Particular Circumstances
  5. Looked After Children
  6. Fostering and Adoption
  7. Appendices

The Documents Library contains relevant information for all areas of practice and should be consulted for further guidance.


1. All Children

1.1

Policy Values and Principles

 
1.1.1 Children’s Services Policies, Values and Principles Updated
1.1.2 Confidentiality Policy  
1.1.2 Children's Consultation and Participation  
1.1.3 Family and Friends Care Policy  


 

1.2

Children's Social Care - Assessment and Planning

 
  Please consult the Documents Library for further guidance on the Family Safeguarding Modules.  
1.2.1 Initial Contacts and Referrals  
1.2.2 Child and Family Assessment  
1.2.3 Section 47 Enquiries  
1.2.4 Transfer of Cases between Teams  
1.2.5 Children Who Move Across Local Authorities Boundaries: Cross Boundary Protocol  
1.2.6 East of England Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC) Safeguarding Protocol  


 

1.3

Court Proceedings

 
1.3.1 Applications for Emergency Protection Orders  
1.3.2 Care and Supervision Proceedings and the Public Law Outline Updated
1.3.3 Legal Planning Meetings  
1.3.4 Protocol and Good Practice Model: Disclosure of Information in Cases of Alleged Child Abuse and Linked Criminal and Care Direction Hearings (October 2012)  
  See also: Working with Foreign Authorities: Child Protection Cases and Care Orders Departmental Advice for Local Authorities, Social Workers, Service Managers and Children’s Services Lawyers July 2013  


 

1.4

Miscellaneous

 
1.4.1 Death or Serious Injury to a Child (Looked After and Child In Need)  
1.4.2 Safeguarding Children and Young People from Sexual Exploitation Updated


 

1.5

Complaints and Whistleblowing

 
1.5.1 Complaints and Representations  
1.5.2 Whistleblowing  


2. Case Management and Recording

2.1 Case Recording Policy  
2.2 Case Records and Retention  
2.3 Access to Records  


3. Prevention and Family Support

3.1 Child in Need Procedures  
3.2 Child in Need Plans and Reviews Updated
3.3 Private Fostering  
3.4 Provision of Accommodation to Homeless 16 and 17  
3.5 Family Group Conferences  
3.6 Young Carers  


4. Children in Particular Circumstances

4.1

Children with Disabilities

 
4.1.1 Children and Young People Aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities  
4.1.2 Direct Payments  
4.1.3 Short Breaks  
4.1.4 Eligibility Framework for Children with Disabilities  


 

4.2

Children from Abroad

 
4.2.1 Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children Updated
4.2.2 Families with No Recourse to Public Funds  


 

4.3

Relinquished Children

 
4.3.1 Relinquished Children Updated


5. Looked After Children

5.1

Decision to Look After and Care Planning

 
5.1.1 Decision to Look After and Care Planning Updated
5.1.2 Local Authority's Sufficiency Duty - Accommodation for Looked After Children  
5.1.3 Permanence Planning Guidance Updated
  See also: Fostering for Adoption, Concurrent Planning and Temporary Approval as Foster Carers of Approved Prospective Adopters  
5.1.4 Placement Planning and Disruption Meetings  
5.1.5 Emergency Placements  
5.1.6 Placements in Foster Care  
5.1.7 Placements in Residential Care  
5.1.8 Remands to Local Authority Accommodation or to Youth Detention Accommodation  
5.1.9 Out of City Placements  
5.1.10 Placements with Connected Persons  
5.1.11 Placements in Secure Accommodation on Welfare Grounds  
5.1.12 Placements with Parents Updated
5.1.13 Placements Outside England and Wales  
5.1.14 Notifications from Other Local Authorities/Placement Providers  
5.1.15 Delegation of Authority to Foster Carers and Residential Workers  
5.1.16 Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority Claims for Looked After Children  
  See also: Looked After Children and Young People in Contact with Youth Justice Services  
5.1.17 Junior Individual Savings Accounts for Looked After Children  


 

5.2

Monitoring and Reviews

 
5.2.1 Social Worker Visits to Looked After Children Updated
5.2.2 Advocacy and Independent Visitors  
5.2.3 Looked After Reviews  
5.2.4 Appointment and Role of Independent Reviewing Officers  
5.2.5 Secure Accommodation (Criteria) Reviews  
5.2.6 Notifications of Significant Events  
5.2.7 Case Alert Dispute Resolution Process  


 

5.3

Contact and Overnight Stays

 
  See also: Delegation of Authority to Foster Carers and Residential Workers  
5.3.1 Contact with Parents/Adults and Siblings Updated
5.3.2 Social Visits (Including Overnight Stays)  


 

5.4

Education, School Trips and Holidays

 
  See also: Delegation of Authority to Foster Carers and Residential Workers  
5.4.1 Holidays and School Trips in the UK  
5.4.2 Holidays and School Trips Outside the UK  
5.4.3 Education of Looked After Children  


 

5.5

Health and Well-being

 
5.5.1 Health Care Assessments and Plans  
5.5.2 Personal Care and Relationships  
5.5.3 Behaviour Management and Safe Caring  
5.5.4 Restrictive Physical Intervention  


 

5.6

Identity

 
5.6.1 Change of Name of a Looked After Child  
5.6.2 Marriage of a Looked After Child  


 

5.7

Leaving Care and Transition

 
5.7.1 Leaving Care and Transition Updated
5.7.2 Staying Put  
5.7.3 Staying Put Policy  
5.7.4 Leaving Care Financial Guidance for Practitioners  
  See also: Responsibilities of the Local Authority to Former Looked After Children and Young People in Custody  
5.7.5 Ceasing to Look After a Child  


 

5.8

Youth Offending

 
  See also: Youth Justice Board National Standards and Case Management Guidelines  
5.8.1 Looked After Children and Young People in Contact with Youth Justice Services  
5.8.2 Responsibilities of the Local Authority to Former Looked After Children and Young People in Custody  
  See also: Remands to Local Authority Accommodation or to Youth Detention Accommodation  


6. Fostering and Adoption

6.1

Fostering Services

 
  Fostering Statement of Purpose  
6.1.1 Fostering Panel  
6.1.2 Persons Disqualified from Fostering  
6.1.3 Assessment and Approvals of Foster Carers Updated
6.1.4 Exemptions and Extensions/Variations to Foster Carer Approval  
6.1.5 Supervision and Support of Foster Carers  
6.1.6 Review and Termination of Approval of Foster Carers  
6.1.7 Allegations Against Foster Carers  
  See also: Fostering for Adoption, Concurrent Planning and Temporary Approval as Foster Carers of Approved Prospective Adopters  
6.1.8 Respite Policy for Time Limited and Permanent Carers  
6.1.9 Adoption and Fostering Disruptions Meetings - Responding to Unplanned Placement Endings  


 

6.2

Adoption and Permanence

 
6.2.1 Assessment and Approvals of Prospective Adopters  
6.2.2 Adoption Panel  
6.2.3 Placement for Adoption Updated
6.2.4 Adoption Support  
6.2.5 Monitoring and Supervision of Adoptive Placements  
6.2.6 Adoption Reviews  
6.2.7 Disruption of Adoptive Placements  
6.2.8 Allegations Against Prospective Adopters and in Relation to Children Placed for Adoption or Already Adopted  
6.2.9 Inter Country Adoption  
6.2.10 Non Agency Adoption  
6.2.11 Adoption Case Records  
6.2.12 Access to Birth Records and Adoption Case Records  
6.2.13 Intermediary Services  
6.2.14 Applications for Special Guardianship Orders  
6.2.15 Court Reports in Adoption/Special Guardianship Guidance  
6.2.16 Life Story Books Guidance  
6.2.17 Later Life Letters  
6.2.18 Fostering for Adoption, Concurrent Planning and Temporary Approval as Foster Carers of Approved Prospective Adopters Updated


7. Appendices

7.1 Local Contacts - to follow  
7.2 Resource Allocation: Delegated Decision Making in Children's Social Care  
7.3 Working Together to Safeguard Children  
7.4 Amendments  

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