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Amendments

June 2017

Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details
Case Recording Policy and Staff Guidance This guidance has been reviewed throughout and updated as required. Section 18, Key Points for Good Practice is new.
Health Care Assessments and Plans

A link to the recent NICE publication ‘Children’s Attachment: Attachment in Children and Young People who are Adopted from Care, in Care or at High Risk of Going into Care’ has been added into this guidance.

The NICE guidelines cover the identification, assessment and treatment of attachment difficulties in children and young people up to age 18 who are adopted from care, in special guardianship, looked after by local authorities in foster homes (including kinship foster care), residential settings and other accommodation, or on the edge of care. It aims to address the many emotional and psychological needs of children and young people in these situations, including those resulting from maltreatment.
Role of Appropriate Adults This guidance has been updated to include information on DAAS (Derbyshire Appropriate Adult Service) who have been commissioned to provide Appropriate Adults across the county. However, when a child living in residential care is arrested, the Police may still request that a residential worker fulfil the role of Appropriate Adult. Section 8, Good Practice for Staff is new and summarises the considerations which residential staff should have in mind when dealing contacting the Police and dealing with incidents in the children’s home.
Social Visits (including Overnight Stays) This guidance has been reviewed throughout and substantially updated. It should be read in full.
Sexual Health and Relationships Section 3, Pornography has been updated to include advice for staff on how to deal with issues relating to young people’s access to pornography online.

Next update: December 2017


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