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Bury Children's Services Procedure Manual Contents

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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. All Children
  2. Case Management and Recording
  3. Prevention and Family Support
  4. Children in Particular Circumstances
  5. Looked After Children
  6. Fostering and Adoption
  7. Appendices, Local Contacts and List of Designated Managers


1. All Children

Caption: All Children
   

1.1

Policy Values and Principles

 
1.1.1 Children's Services Policies, Values and Principles  
1.1.2 Confidentiality Policy  
1.1.3 Consultation Policy  
1.1.4 Children's Consultation and Participation  
1.1.5 Family and Friends Care Policy  
1.1.6 Supervision and Employee Review Policy and Procedure  
  See also: North West Protocol for Standards in Supervision of Children and Families Social Workers
(Greater Manchester Safeguarding Children Procedures)
 
1.1.7 Capacity and Consent Updated

   

1.2

Early Help and Thresholds for Children's Social Care Services

 
1.2.1 Early Help  
1.2.2 Children in Need Framework/Thresholds for Children's Social Care Intervention  

   

1.3

Children's Social Care - Assessment and Planning

 
1.3.1 Initial Contacts and Referrals  
1.3.2 Assessments Updated
1.3.3 Section 47 Enquiries  
1.3.4 Case Transfer Protocol  

   

1.4

Court Proceedings

 
1.4.1 Applications for Emergency Protection Orders  
1.4.2 Care and Supervision Proceedings and the Public Law Outline  
1.4.3 Legal Planning Meetings  
1.4.4 Disclosure of Information in Cases of Alleged Child Abuse and Linked Criminal and Care Direction Hearings  
1.4.5 North West Pre-Care and Care Proceedings Notification and Transfer across Local Authority Boundaries Procedure  
1.4.6 Greater Manchester Section 37 and Section 7 Reports Protocol  

   

1.5

Miscellaneous

 
1.5.1 Death or Serious Injury to a Child (Looked After and Child In Need)  

   

1.6

Complaints and Whistle blowing

 
1.6.1 Complaints and Representations  
1.6.2 Whistleblowing - to follow  
1.6.3 Raising Concerns at Work: Whistleblowing Guidance for Workers and Employers in Health and Social Care (2014)  
1.6.4 Whistleblowing to Ofsted about Children's Social Care Services  
  Whistleblowing Helpline - Speak Up  
  Public Concern at Work  


 

1.7

Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty

 
1.7.1 Mental Capacity  
1.7.2 Deprivation of Liberty  


2. Case Management and Recording

Caption: Case Management and Recording
   
2.1 Recording Policy and Guidelines  
2.2 Case Records and Retention  
2.3 Access to Records / Subject Access Requests  
2.4 Social Work Chronology  
2.5 North West Protocol with Greater Manchester Police in relation to Public Interest Immunity  
2.6 Case File Auditing Policy  
  Case File Audit Example Form / Template  
2.7 Electronic Recording of Meetings and Conversations  
2.8 Storage of Data on Mobile Devices  
2.9 Use of Social Media Sites by Social Care and Safeguarding Staff  


3. Prevention and Family Support

Caption: Prevention and Family Support
   
3.1 North West Children's Improvement Programme: Integrated Early Help Strategy  
3.2 Child in Need Plans and Reviews  
3.3 Private Fostering: Policy, Statement of Purpose and Practice Guidance  
3.4 Prevention of Homelessness and Provision of Accommodation for 16 and 17 year olds who may be Homeless and/or require Accommodation; and Duty to Refer Updated


4. Children in Particular Circumstances

Caption: Children in Particular Circumstances
   

4.1

Missing Children

 
  See also National Prevent Referral Forms for Bury
(Greater Manchester Safeguarding Procedures, Safeguarding Children and Young People Vulnerable to Violent Extremism)
 
4.1.1 Children's Social Care Missing from Home or Care Procedure Updated
4.1.2 Children Missing from Home and Care - A Standardised Approach to Dealing with Missing and Absent Children and Young People Across Greater Manchester
(Greater Manchester Safeguarding Children Procedures)
 

   

4.2

Children with Disabilities

 
4.2.1 Children and Young People Aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Updated
4.2.2 Direct Payments  
4.2.3 Short Breaks (Involving Overnight Stays)  
4.2.4 Bury Social Care Transition Process  
4.2.5 Complex Care Panel Guidance  
4.2.6 Placing and Visiting Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities or Health Conditions in Long-Term Residential Settings  

   

4.3

Children from Abroad

 
4.3.1 Unaccompanied Migrant Children and Child Victims of Trafficking and Modern Slavery  
4.3.2 Families with No Recourse to Public Funds  
  See also Cases with Foreign Element
(Greater Manchester Safeguarding Procedures)
 

   

4.4

Cases Crossing Local Authority Boundaries
(Greater Manchester Safeguarding Procedures)

 
4.4.1 North West Children in Need Moving Across Local Authority Boundaries  
4.4.2 North West Notification and Transfer of Children Subject of Child Protection Plans across Local Authority Boundaries Procedure  

   

4.5

Concealment and Denial of Pregnancy

 
4.5.1 Concealed Pregnancies Procedure
(Greater Manchester Safeguarding Procedures)
 

   

4.6

Provision of Accommodation for Children under PACE
(Greater Manchester Safeguarding Procedures)

 
  Joint Protocol for Considering Requests for the Provision of Accommodation under PACE (Greater Manchester Local Authorities and Greater Manchester Police)  
  Pace Contacts for Greater Manchester  

   

4.7

Young Carers

 
4.7.1 Young Carers  


5. Looked After Children

Caption: Looked After Children
   

5.1

Decision to Look After and Care Planning

 
5.1.1 Decision to Look After and Care Planning  
5.1.2 Local Authority's Sufficiency Duty - Accommodation for Looked After Children  
5.1.3 Permanence Planning Guidance  
  See also: Fostering for Adoption, Concurrent Planning and Temporary Approval as Foster Carers of Approved Prospective Adopters Procedure  
5.1.4 Placement Planning and Disruption Meetings  
5.1.5 Placements in Foster Care  
5.1.6 Placements in Residential Care  
5.1.7 Out of Area Placements  
5.1.8 Placements with Family and Friends / Connected Persons (Regulation 24)  
5.1.9 Placements in Secure Accommodation on Welfare Grounds Updated
5.1.10 Placements with Parents  
5.1.11 Placements Outside England and Wales  
5.1.12 Notifications from Other Local Authorities/Placement Providers  
5.1.13 Remands to Local Authority Accommodation or to Youth Detention Accommodation  
5.1.14 Care Planning Procedure - Care Proceedings  
5.1.15 Care Planning Procedure - Section 20  
5.1.16 Delegation of Authority to Foster Carers and Residential Workers  
5.1.17 Child Trust Funds and Junior Individual Savings Accounts for Looked After Children  
5.1.18 Ceasing to Look After a Child  
5.1.19 Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority Claims for Looked After Children  
  See also: Provision of Accommodation for Children under PACE
(Greater Manchester Safeguarding Procedures Manual)
 

   

5.2

Monitoring and Reviews

 
5.2.1 Social Worker Visits to Looked After Children  
5.2.2 Advocacy and Independent Visitors  
5.2.3 Looked After Reviews  
5.2.4 Appointment and Role of Independent Reviewing Officers  
5.2.5 Secure Accommodation (Criteria) Reviews  
5.2.6 Notifications of Significant Events  

   

5.3

Contact and Overnight Stays

 
5.3.1 Contact with Parents and Siblings  
5.3.2 Overnight Stays and Social Visits  

   

5.4

Education, School Trips and Holidays

 
5.4.1 Holidays and School Trips in and Outside the UK Updated
5.4.2 Education of Looked After and Previously Looked After Children Updated

   

5.5

Health and Well-being

 
5.5.1 Health Care Assessments and Plans  
5.5.2 Personal Care and Relationships  
5.5.3 Behaviour Management and Safe Caring  
5.5.4 Restrictive Physical Intervention  
5.5.5 Blood Borne Infections / HIV  

   

5.6

Identity

 
5.6.1 Change of Name of a Looked After Child  
5.6.2 Marriage of a Looked After Child  

   

5.7

Leaving Care and Transition

 
  See also: Care Leavers Charter  
5.7.1 Leaving Care and Transition Updated
5.7.2 Financial Arrangements for Care Leavers  
5.7.3 Looked After Children Joining the Armed Forces  
5.7.4 Staying Put  
  See also: Ceasing to Look After a Child  

   

5.8

Youth Offending

 
  See also: Youth Justice Board - Standards for Children in the Youth Justice System and Case Management  
5.8.1 Looked After Children and Young People in Contact with Youth Justice Services  
5.8.2 Responsibilities of the Local Authority to Former Looked After Children and Young People in Custody Updated
5.8.3 Youth Justice Board National Standards and Case Management Guidelines  
  See also: Remands to Local Authority Accommodation or to Youth Detention Accommodation  
  Joint Protocol for Considering Requests for the Provision of Accommodation under PACE (Greater Manchester Local Authorities and Greater Manchester Police)  


6. Fostering and Adoption

Caption: Fostering and Adoption
   

6.1

Fostering Services

 
6.1.1 Fostering Panel  
6.1.2 Persons Disqualified from Fostering  
6.1.3 Assessment and Approvals of Foster Carers  
6.1.4 Exemptions and Variations  
6.1.5 Supervision and Support of Foster Carers  
6.1.6 Review and Termination of Approval of Foster Carers  
6.1.7 Allegations Against Foster Carers  
6.1.8 Foster Carers Becoming Special Guardians  
  See also: Fostering for Adoption, Concurrent Planning and Temporary Approval as Foster Carers of Approved Prospective Adopters Procedure  

   

6.2

Adoption and Permanence

 
6.2.1 Assessment and Approval of Prospective Adopters  
6.2.2 Adoption Panel  
6.2.3 Placement for Adoption  
6.2.4 Adoption Health and Safety Guidelines  
6.2.5 Adoption Support  
6.2.6 Monitoring and Supervision of Adoptive Placements  
6.2.7 Adoption Reviews  
6.2.8 Disruption of Adoptive Placements - Adoption 22  
6.2.9 Allegations Against Prospective Adopters and in Relation to Children Placed for Adoption or Already Adopted  
6.2.10 Inter Country Adoption  
6.2.11 Non Agency Adoption  
6.2.12 Adoption Case Records  
6.2.13 Access to Birth Records and Adoption Case Records Updated
6.2.14 Intermediary Services  
6.2.15 Applications for Special Guardianship Orders  
6.2.16 Court Reports in Adoption/Special Guardianship Guidance  
6.2.17 Life Story Books Guidance  
6.2.18 Later Life Letters  
6.2.19 Fostering for Adoption, Concurrent Planning and Temporary Approval as Foster Carers of Approved Prospective Adopters Procedure  
6.2.20 Relinquished Children  


7. Appendices, Local Contacts and List of Designated Managers

Caption: Appendices, Local Contacts and List of Designated Managers
   
7.1 Local Contacts  
7.2 List of Agency Decision Makers, Designated Managers and Nominated Officers  
7.3 Working Together to Safeguard Children  
7.4 Amendments  

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