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Cumbria Children's Homes Procedures Manual - Contents

February 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. Ethos and Policy Framework
  2. Planning for Care
  3. Behaviour and Relationships
  4. Promoting and Supporting Contact
  5. Personal Care, Safeguarding and Protection
  6. Promoting Health and Wellbeing
  7. Promoting Educational Achievement, Leisure and Holidays
  8. Staffing
  9. Management and Administration
  10. Appendices


1. Ethos and Policy Framework

1.1 Statement of Purpose  
1.2 Children’s Guide  
1.3 Introduction and Context
(Cumbria Children's Services Procedures Manual)
 
1.4 Promoting Diversity  
1.5 Caring for Children from Minority Ethnic Groups  
1.6 Confidentiality Policy
(Cumbria Children's Services Procedures Manual)
 
1.7 Case Recording Policy and Staff Guidance  


2. Planning for Care

2.1 Referrals, Placements and Admissions  
2.2 Consents Guidance  
2.3 Care and Placement Plans Guidance  
  See: Delegation of Authority to Foster Carers and Residential Workers
(Cumbria Children's Services Procedures Manual)
 
2.4 Emergency Placement and Emergency Reviews  
2.5 Need to Know Policy and Procedure
(Cumbria Children's Services Procedures Manual)
 
2.6 Placement Planning Meetings  
2.7 Health Care Assessments and Plans  
2.8 Looked After Reviews Updated
2.9 Preparation for Leaving Care  
2.10 Leaving the Home  
2.11 Short Breaks
(Cumbria Children's Services Procedures Manual)
 
  See also: Cumbria's Short Breaks Statement of Purpose
(Cumbria Children's Services Procedures Manual)
 


3. Behaviour and Relationships

3.1 Keyworker Guidance  
3.2 Daily Routine and House Rules  
3.3 Sanctions  
3.4 Missing Children  
3.5 Dealing with Aggression and Violence  
3.6 Restrictive Physical Intervention  
3.7 Therapeutic Crisis Intervention – Good Practice Guidance  
3.8 Searching Children/Bedrooms  
3.9 The Police  
3.10 Role of Appropriate Adults  


4. Promoting and Supporting Contact

4.1 Contact with Parents and Siblings
4.2 Social Visits (Including Overnight Stays)  
4.3 Correspondence, Communication and Social Networking  


5. Personal Care, Safeguarding and Protection

5.1 Relationships and Physical Contact with Children  
5.2 Recognising Abuse Guidance  
5.3 Children Missing from Home or Care
(Cumbria Local Safeguarding Children Board Procedures Manual)
 
5.4 Child Sexual Exploitation
(Cumbria Local Safeguarding Children Board Procedures Manual)
 
5.5 Identifying and Supporting Children and Young People Vulnerable to Violent Extremism including Radicalisation  
5.6 Child Protection Referrals  
5.7 Allegations Against Staff  
5.8 Employee Whistle Blowing Policy
(Cumbria Children's Services Procedures Manual)
 
5.9 Complaints and Representations
(Cumbria Children's Services Procedures Manual)
 
5.10 Countering Bullying and Peer Abuse Updated
5.11 Self Harming  
5.12 Drugs and Substance Misuse  
5.13 Sleeping In and Night Security  
5.14 Social Worker Visits  
5.15 Advocacy and Independent Visitors  
5.16 Visitors  
5.17 Provision and Preparation of Meals  
5.18 Clothing, Pocket Money and Allowances  
5.19 Bedrooms  
5.20 Digital Photography  


6. Promoting Health and Wellbeing

6.1 Smoking and Alcohol Updated
6.2 Health Notifications and Access to Services  
6.3 First Aid, Home Remedies and Medication  
6.4 Sexual Health and Relationships  
6.5 Infections and Blood Borne Viruses Updated


7. Promoting Educational Achievement, Leisure and Holidays

7.1 Education  
7.2 Holidays and School Trips  
7.3 Transporting Children  
7.4 Leisure and Activities  


8. Staffing

8.1 Staff Qualifications  
8.2 Staff Supervision  
8.3 Lone Working  
8.5 Gift Giving and Receiving  


9. Management and Administration

9.1 Monitoring Quality  
9.2 Access to Records  
9.3 Petty Cash and Finance  
9.4 Delegated Authorities and Notifiable Events  
9.5 Organisational Structure/Manager Contacts  


10. Appendices

10.1 Amendments  

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