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Amendments

August 2018

Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details
Health Assessments and Plans Section 2, Health Assessments has been updated to include information on the circumstances in which young people can provide their own consent to health assessments and medical treatment.
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 and Arranging Looked After Reviews for full details.
Recognising Abuse and Neglect This guidance has been reviewed and updated to reflect current Government guidance on safeguarding children and the responsibility which is shared among all professionals to keep children safe and promote their welfare.
Referring Safeguarding Concerns This guidance has been reviewed and updated throughout to reflect current Government guidance on safeguarding children and emphasises that keeping children safe and promoting their welfare is a responsibility of all staff working in the home, not just managers and key carers.
Smoking and Alcohol Section 1.1, E-cigarettes/Vapes has been added.

Next update: December 2018


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