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Derbyshire Children's Homes Online Procedures Contents

August 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


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  


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 Assessments and Plans Updated
2.9 Looked After Reviews Updated
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 Additional Measures  
3.4 Permissible and Restricted 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 Challenging and Violent Behaviour  
3.9 Restrictive Physical Intervention  
3.10 Searching Children/Bedrooms  
3.11 Searching a Child and Their Possessions  
3.12 Offending and Anti Social Behaviour – Guidance on when to call the Police  
3.13 Role of Appropriate Adults  


4. Promoting and Supporting Contact

4.1 Contact with Parents and Siblings
4.2 Overnight Stays and Social Visits  
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 and Neglect Updated
5.3 Safeguarding Children Abused Through Sexual Exploitation (CSE)
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5.4 Intimate/Personal Good Care Practice Guidance  
5.5 Referring Safeguarding Concerns Updated
5.6 Allegations Against Staff  
5.7 Whistleblowing/Confidential Reporting  
5.8 Representations and Complaints  
5.9 Countering Bullying and Peer Abuse  
5.10 Self Harm and Suicidal Behaviour  
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 to the Home  
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 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 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 Notification of Serious Events  
9.5 Organisational Structure/Manager Contacts  
9.6 Amendments  

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