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Derbyshire Children's Homes Procedures Manual Contents

June 2017

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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


1. Ethos and Policy Framework

1.1 Statement of Purpose  
1.2 Children’s Guide  
1.3 Our Ethos and Key Policies  
1.4 Promoting Diversity  
1.5 Caring for Children from Black and Minority Ethnic Groups  
1.6 Confidentiality Policy  
1.7 Case Recording Policy and Staff Guidance Updated


2. Planning for Care

2.1 Referrals, Placements and Admissions  
2.2 Consents Guidance  
2.3 Care and Placement Plans Guidance  
2.4 Short Breaks
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2.5 Delegation of Authority to Foster Carers and Residential Workers
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2.6 Emergency Placement and Emergency Reviews  
2.7 Placement Planning Meetings  
2.8 Health Care Assessments and Plans Updated
2.9 Looked After Reviews  
2.10 Preparation for Leaving Care  
2.11 Leaving the Home  


3. Behaviour and Relationships

3.1 Key Carer Guidance  
3.2 Daily Routine and House Rules  
3.3 Sanctions  
3.4 Permissible and Restricted Sanctions/Additional Measures and Rewards/Incentives  
3.5 Safer Working Practice Guidance: Safe Touch/Safe Care  
3.6 Missing Children  
3.7 Derby and Derbyshire Runaway and Missing from Home or Care (RMFHC) Protocol  
3.8 Dealing with Aggression and Violence  
3.9 Restrictive Physical Intervention  
3.10 Searching Children/Bedrooms  
3.11 Searching a Child and Their Possessions  
3.12 The Police  
3.13 Role of Appropriate Adults Updated


4. Promoting and Supporting Contact

4.1 Contact with Parents and Siblings
4.2 Social Visits (including Overnight Stays) Updated
4.3 Staying in Touch - 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 Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Abused Through Sexual Exploitation (CSE)
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5.4 Intimate/Personal Good Care Practice Guidance  
5.5 Child Protection Referrals  
5.6 Allegations Against Staff  
5.7 Whistleblowing/Confidential Reporting  
5.8 Representations and Complaints  
5.9 Countering Bullying  
5.10 Self Harming  
5.11 Drugs and Substance Misuse  
5.12 Sleeping In and Night Security  
5.13 Social Worker Visits  
5.14 Advocacy and Independent Visitors  
5.15 Visitors  
5.16 Provision and Preparation of Meals  
5.17 Clothing, Pocket Money and Allowances  
5.18 Tattooing and Body Piercing Policy  
5.19 Bedrooms  
5.20 Digital Photography  
5.21 Safeguarding Children from Radicalisation and Extremism  


6. Promoting Health and Wellbeing

6.1 Smoking and Alcohol  
6.2 Health Notifications and Access to Services  
6.3 First Aid, Home Remedies and Medication  
6.4 Sexual Health and Relationships Updated
6.5 HIV, AIDS and Blood Borne Viruses  
6.6 The Administration of Medicines and Associated Complex Health Procedures for Children: Advice & Guidance for Children's Services in Derbyshire  


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  
8.4 Rostering and Handover Procedures  
8.5 Gift Giving and Receiving  
8.6 No Smoking Policy  


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  
9.6 Amendments  

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