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Derby City Children's Social Care Procedures

Amendments

 

September 2022

CAPTION: September 2022
   
Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details

A Strengths Based Approach

A link to the Key Principles of the Approach has been added to this chapter.

Diversity and Heritage

This chapter has been renamed and updated.

Have your Say - Customer Feedback Leaflet

This leaflet has been updated.

Early Help Assessment and Processes

This chapter has been refreshed in line with local guidance.

Supporting Families

This chapter has been updated in line with local practice and renamed Supporting Families.

Children and Young People 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Section 15, Resolving Disagreements has been updated in line with the First Tier Tribunal’s extended powers to hear appeals and make non-binding recommendations about health and social care aspects of Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans, provided those appeals also include education elements.

Aftercare under Section 117 of the Mental Health Act 1983

This chapter has been updated. New Section 2, Ordinary Residence has been added.

Private Fostering

This chapter has been refreshed.

Family and Friends Policy

This chapter has been updated.

Decision to Look After

This chapter has been updated.

Placements in Secure Accommodation on Welfare Grounds

Section 10, Use of Inherent Jurisdiction to Authorise a Placement Involving a Deprivation of Liberty has been updated in line with case-law.

Placements in Foster Care

This chapter has been amended to add a link to the NYAS ‘My Things Matter’ Report – support and respect care-experienced children and their belongings when they move. (See Section 4, Placement Planning).

Placements in Residential Care

This chapter has been amended to add a link to the NYAS ‘My Things Matter’ Report – support and respect care-experienced children and their belongings when they move. (See Section 2.3, Placement Planning).

Education of Children in Care and those Children with a Social Worker

This chapter has been updated to reflect Keeping Children Safe in Education (2021). Schools should have policies and processes in place to ensure all concerns about all adults working in or on behalf of the school or college (including supply teachers, volunteers and contractors) are dealt with promptly and appropriately. See Section 6.3, Protecting Children with a Social Worker, Looked After Children and Previously Looked After Children from Adults Who May Pose a Risk to Them and/or Other Children in the School.

Social Visits (Including Overnight Stays)

This chapter has been reviewed locally and given a general refresh.

Leaving Care and Transition

This chapter has been amended to add a link to the NYAS ‘My Things Matter’ Report – support and respect care-experienced children and their belongings when they move. (See Scope Box.)

Ceasing to Look After a Child

This chapter has been updated to add a note regarding transferring a child’s belongings in appropriate luggage and includes a link to a link to NYAS, My Things Matter Report. (See Section 5, Administration / Process Issues).

Fostering Panel

This chapter has been refreshed.

Exemptions and Changes of Approval

This chapter has been refreshed in line with local guidance.

Managing Allegations Against Foster Carers

This procedure has been reviewed and refreshed.

Positive Relationships and Behaviour Management

This chapter has been updated.

New Chapters
Chapter Name Details

Diversity and Heritage Pledges

This chapter has been added to the manual.

Family Group Conferencing

This chapter has been added to the manual.

Staying Together Team

This chapter has been added to the manual.

Care Planning

This chapter has been added to the manual.

Providing Personalised Care

This chapter has been added to the manual.

Leisure Activities

This chapter has been added to the manual.

Health and Safety

This chapter has been added to the manual.

Foster Care Allowance 2022-2023

This document has been added to the manual.

Payment for Skills

This chapter has been added to the manual.

Next update: March 2023

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