March 2018

Updated Chapters
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Advocacy and Independent Visitors

This guidance has been updated to add a link to the Children’s Society publication ‘Advocacy Services for Children and Young People – A Guide for Commissioners’. This guide summarises the legislative requirements placed on of local authorities in relation to the provision of advocacy support to Children in Need and Looked After Children.

Looked After Reviews

This guidance has been reviewed throughout and updated to include additional detail on the circumstances in which Independent Reviewing Officers (IROs) should look to bring forward a child’s Looked After Review. See Section 2, Frequency of Looked After Reviews for full details.

Next Update: September 2018


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