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Bournemouth Children's Social Care Procedure Manual Contents

January 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
  7. Aspire Adoption
  8. Appendices


1. All Children

1.1

Policy Values and Principles

 
1.1.1 Children’s Services Policies, Values and Principles  
1.1.2 Confidentiality Policy  
1.1.3 Consultation Policy  
1.1.4 Family and Friends Care Policy  
1.1.5 Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) - Handbook  
1.1.6 Supervision Policy Updated
1.1.7 Caseload Policy  
1.1.8 Children's Consultation and Participation  


 

1.2

Early Help and Thresholds for Children's Social Care Services

 
1.2.1 Early Help Arrangements to Promote and Safeguard the Welfare of Children and Young People  
1.2.2 Borough of Poole and Bournemouth Borough Council - Threshold Document - Early Help and Eligibility Criteria and Levels of Need for Referrals to Children's Social Care  


 

1.3

Children's Social Care and Planning

 
1.3.1 Initial Contacts and Referrals  
1.3.2 Core Case Management: Child's Multi-Agency Assessments  
1.3.3 Section 47 Enquiries  
1.3.4 Core Case Management: Transfers between Childcare Teams  


 

1.4

Court Proceedings

 
1.4.1 Applications for Emergency Protection Orders  
1.4.2 Care and Supervision Proceedings and the Public Law Outline  
1.4.3 Legal Planning Meetings  
1.4.4 Protocol and Good Practice Model: Disclosure of Information in Cases of Alleged Child Abuse and Linked Criminal and Care Direction Hearings (October 2013)  


 

1.5

Miscellaneous

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


 

1.6

Complaints and Whistleblowing

 
1.6.1 Statutory Complaints Procedure  
1.6.2 Whistleblowing New
  See also: Raising Concerns at Work (Whistleblowing Guidance for Workers and Employers in Health and Social Care)  


2. Case Management and Recording

2.1 Recording Policy and Guidelines  
2.2 Case Records for Looked After Children  
2.3 Access to Records Updated
2.4 Electronic Recording of Meetings and Conversations  


3. Prevention and Family Support

3.1 Child in Need Plans and Reviews  
3.2 Private Fostering Statement of Purpose  
3.3 Private Fostering  
3.4 Procedure in Respect of Private Fostering and Language Schools / Agents Using Host Families  
3.5 Provision of Accommodation to Homeless 16 and 17 year olds  
3.6 Family Group Meetings  


4. Children in Particular Circumstances

4.1

Children with Disabilities

 
4.1.1 Child Health and Disability  
4.1.2 Direct Payments  
4.1.3 Short Breaks  
4.1.4 Children's Occupational Therapy - Referrals and Assessment  
4.1.5 Children and Young People Aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities  


 

4.2

Children from Abroad

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


 

4.3

Young Carers

 
4.3.1 Young Carers Policy New


 

4.4

Relinquished Children

 
4.4.1 Relinquished Children  


5. Looked After Children

5.1

Decision to Look After and Care Planning

 
5.1.1 Local Authority's Sufficiency Duty - Accommodation for Looked After Children  
5.1.2 Decision to Look After and Care Planning  
5.1.3 Ceasing to Look After a Child  
5.1.4 Permanence Planning Guidance  
5.1.5 Placement Planning and Disruption Meetings  
5.1.6 Placements in Foster Care Updated
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 Area Placements  
5.1.10 Placements with Connected Persons  
5.1.11 Placements in Secure Accommodation  
5.1.12 Placements with Parents  
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 Procedure  


 

5.2

Monitoring and Reviews

 
5.2.1 Social Worker Visits to Looked After Children  
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 Dispute Resolution Policy for Independent Reviewing Officers (IRO) Alert of Concern  


 

5.3

Contact and Overnight Stays

 
  See also: Delegation of Authority to Foster Carers and Residential Workers Procedure  
5.3.1 Contact with Parents / Adults and Siblings  
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 Procedure  
5.4.1 Holidays and School Trips in the UK Updated
5.4.2 Holidays and School Trips Outside the UK  
5.4.3 Education of Looked After Children  


 

5.5

Health and Wellbeing

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


 

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 New
5.7.2 Staying Put  
5.7.3 Staying Put Policy  
5.7.4 Entitlements for Care Leavers  
  See also: Responsibilities of the Local Authority to Former Looked After Children and Young People in Custody Procedure  


 

5.8

Youth Offending

 
5.8.1 Youth Justice Board National Standards and Case Management Guidelines  
5.8.2 Looked After Children and Young People in Contact with Youth Justice Services  
5.8.3 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 Procedure  


6. Fostering

6.1

Fostering Services

 
6.1.1 Statement of Purpose New
6.1.2 Fostering Panel  
6.1.3 Persons Disqualified from Fostering  
6.1.4 Assessment and Approvals of Foster Carers  
6.1.5 Exemptions and Extensions/Variations to Foster Carer Approval  
6.1.6 Supervision and Support of Foster Carers  
6.1.7 Review and Termination of Approval of Foster Carers  
6.1.8 Allegations Against Foster Carers  
  See also: Early Permanence - Fostering for Adoption, Concurrent Planning and Temporary Approval as Foster Carers of Approved Prospective Adopters Procedure  


7. Aspire Adoption

7.1

Aspire Adoption

 
7.1.1 Aspire Statement of Purpose New
7.1.2 Aspire Children's Guide - to follow  
7.1.3 Assessment and Approvals of Prospective Adopters Updated
7.1.4 Adoption Panel Updated
7.1.5 Placement for Adoption Updated
7.1.6 Adoption Support Updated
7.1.7 Monitoring and Supervision of Adoptive Placements  
7.1.8 Adoption Reviews  
7.1.9 Disruption of Adoptive Placements Updated
7.1.10 Allegations Against Prospective Adopters and in Relation to Children Placed for Adoption or Already Adopted Updated
7.1.11 Inter Country Adoption Updated
7.1.12 Non Agency Adoption Updated
7.1.13 Adoption Case Records Updated
7.1.14 Access to Birth Records and Adoption Case Records  
7.1.15 Intermediary Services Updated
7.1.16 Early Permanence - Fostering for Adoption, Concurrent Planning and Temporary Approval as Foster Carers of Approved Prospective Adopters Updated
7.1.17 Applications for Special Guardianship Orders Updated
7.1.18 Child Arrangements Orders  
7.1.19 Court Reports in Adoption/Special Guardianship Guidance  
7.1.20 Life Story Books Guidance  
7.1.21 Later Life Letters Updated


8. Appendices

8.1 List of Agency Decision Makers, Designated Managers and Nominated Officers Updated
8.2 Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015  
8.3 Amendments  

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