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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. Children in Particular Circumstances
  4. Looked After Children
  5. Fostering and Adoption
  6. Contacts, List of Agency Decision Makers and Appendices


1. All Children

1.1

Policy, Values and Principles

 
1.1.1 Children's Services Policies, Values and Principles  
1.1.2 Children's Consultation and Participation  
.1.3 Equality and Diversity New


 

1.2

Early Help and Thresholds for Children's Social Care Services

 
1.2.1  
1.2.2 Effective Support for Children and Families (Thresholds) Document  
1.2.3 Capacity and Consent  


 

1.3

Children's Social Care - Assessment and Planning

 
1.3.1 Contacts and Referrals  
1.3.2 Child and Family Assessments  
1.3.3 Planning and Review  
1.3.4 Child Protection Enquiries (Section 47) Updated
  See also: Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Safeguarding Children Partnership Board  
1.3.5 Transfer Guidance  
1.3.6 Children Who Move Across Local Authorities Boundaries: Cross Boundary Protocol  


 

1.4

Child in Need

 
1.4.1 Child in Need Procedures  
1.4.2 Child in Need Plans and Reviews  
1.4.3 Family Group Conferences/Family Network Meetings
(This procedure only applies to Peterborough)
 


 

1.5

Legal Proceedings

 
1.5.1 Applications for Emergency Protection Orders  
1.5.2 Care and Supervision Proceedings and the Public Law Outline Updated
1.5.3 Legal Gateway/Planning Meetings Updated
1.5.4 Protocol and Good Practice Model: Disclosure of Information in Cases of Alleged Child Abuse and Linked Criminal and Care Direction Hearings (October 2013)  
  See also: Cross-border child protection cases: the 1996 Hague Convention  


 

1.6

Complaints and Whistleblowing

 
1.6.1 Complaints and Representations  
1.6.2 Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority Whistleblowing Policy  


 

1.7

Notifications

 
1.7.1 Death or Serious Injury to a Child (Looked After and Child in Need)  


 

1.8

Safeguarding Children

 
1.8.1 Safeguarding Children and Young People from Sexual Exploitation  
1.8.2 Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Policy New
1.8.3 So-Called 'Honour' Based Violence Policy New
1.8.4 Child to Parent/Carer Harm Policy New


2. Case Management and Recording

2.1 Case Recording Policy  
2.2 Case Records and Retention  
2.3 Access to Records / Subject Access Requests  
2.4 Confidentiality Policy  
2.5 Electronic Recording of Meetings and Conversations Updated
2.6 Use of Social Media Sites by Social Care and Safeguarding Staff  
2.7 Storage of Data on Mobile Devices  


3. Children in Particular Circumstances

3.1

Children with Disabilities and Complex Health Needs

 
3.1.1 Children and Young People Aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities  
3.1.2 Direct Payments  
3.1.3 Short Breaks  
3.1.4 Placing and Visiting Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities or Health Conditions in Long-Term Residential Settings  
3.1.5 Eligibility Framework for Children with Disabilities  
3.1.6Children Living Away from Home 


 

3.2

Mental Health, Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty

 
3.2.1 Deprivation of Liberty  
3.2.2 Mental Capacity  
3.2.3 Aftercare under Section 117 of the Mental Health Act 1983 New


 

3.3

Children from Abroad

 
3.3.1 Unaccompanied Migrant Children and Child Victims of Trafficking and Modern Slavery Updated
3.3.2 East of England Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC) Safeguarding Protocol  
3.3.3 Families with No Recourse to Public Funds Policy and Procedure  


 

3.4

Homelessness

 
3.4.1 Homeless 16 and 17 Year Olds  


 

3.5

Family and Friends Care

 
3.5.1 Private Fostering  


 

3.6

Young Carers

 
3.6.1 Young Carers  


 

3.7

Relinquished Children

 
3.7.1 Relinquished Children  


 

3.8

Youth Offending

 
  See also: Youth Justice Board - Standards for Children in the Youth Justice System  
3.8.1 Looked After Children and Young People in Contact with Youth Justice Services Updated
3.8.2 Responsibilities of the Local Authority to Former Looked After Children and Young People in Custody  
  See also: Remands to Local Authority Accommodation or to Youth Detention Accommodation  
  National Appropriate Adult website  
  Probation Service Management of Young Adults Policy Framework  
  HMPPS Child Safeguarding Policy Framework  


4. Looked After Children

4.1

Decision to Look After and Care Planning

 
4.1.1 Local Authority's Sufficiency Duty - Accommodation for Looked After Children  
4.1.2 Decision to Look After Updated
4.1.3 Care Planning New
4.1.4 Ceasing to Look After a Child  
4.1.5 Permanence Planning Guidance  
  See also: Fostering for Adoption, Concurrent Planning and Temporary Approval as Foster Carers of Approved Prospective Adopters  
4.1.6 Placement Planning and Disruption Meetings  
4.1.7 Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority Claims for Looked After Children  
4.1.8 Junior Individual Saving Accounts for Looked-After Children  


 

4.2

Placements

 
4.2.1 Placements with Parents  
4.2.2 Placements with Connected Persons  
4.2.3 Placements in Foster Care  
4.2.4 Placements in Residential Care  
4.2.5 Placements in Secure Accommodation on Welfare Grounds  
4.2.6 Out of Area Placements  
4.2.7 Placements Outside England and Wales Updated
4.2.8 Placements in Other Arrangements  
4.2.9 Remands to Local Authority Accommodation or to Youth Detention Accommodation Updated
4.2.10 Notifications from Other Local Authorities/Placement Providers  
4.2.11 Delegation of Authority to Foster Carers and Residential Workers  
  See also: Looked After Children and Young People in Contact with Youth Justice Services  
4.2.12 Health and Safety New
4.2.13 Risk Assessment and Planning New
4.2.14 Providing Personalised Care New


 

4.3

Monitoring and Reviews

 
4.3.1 Social Worker Visits to Looked After Children  
4.3.2 Advocacy and Independent Visitors  
4.3.3 Looked After Reviews  
4.3.4 Appointment and Role of Independent Reviewing Officers  
4.3.5 Secure Accommodation (Criteria) Reviews  
4.3.6 Notifications of Significant Events  


 

4.4

Contact and Overnight Stays

 
  See also: Delegation of Authority to Foster Carers and Residential Workers  
4.4.1 Contact with Parents/Adults and Siblings Updated
4.4.2 Social Visits (Including Overnight Stays)  


 

4.5

Education, School Trips and Holidays

 
  See also: Delegation of Authority to Foster Carers and Residential Workers  
4.5.1 Education of Looked After and Previously Looked After Children  
4.5.2 Holidays and School Trips In and Outside the UK  


 

4.6

Health and Wellbeing

 
4.6.1 Health Care Assessments and Plans  
4.6.2 Personal Care and Relationships  
4.6.3 Positive Relationships and Behaviour Management Updated
4.6.4 Substance Misuse Screening  
4.6.5 Leisure Activities  


 

4.7

Change of Name and Marriage

 
4.7.1 Change of Name of a Looked After Child  
4.7.2 Marriage of a Looked After Child  


 

4.8

Leaving Care and Transition

 
4.8.1 Leaving Care and Transition  
4.8.2 Staying Put  
4.8.3 Financial Support for 16 to 25 Year Olds  
  See also: Responsibilities of the Local Authority to Former Looked After Children and Young People in Custody  


5. Fostering and Adoption

5.1

Fostering Services

 
5.1.1 Fostering Panel Updated
5.1.2 Persons Disqualified from Fostering  
5.1.3 Assessment and Approvals of Foster Carers  
5.1.4 Exemptions and Extensions/Variations to Foster Carer Approval  
5.1.5 Supervision and Support of Foster Carers  
5.1.6 Review and Termination of Approval of Foster Carers  
5.1.7 Allegations Against Foster Carers Updated
5.1.8 Training and Development of Foster Carers New
  See also: Fostering for Adoption, Concurrent Planning and Temporary Approval as Foster Carers of Approved Prospective Adopters  


 

5.2

Adoption and Permanence Services

 
5.2.1 Assessment and Approvals of Prospective Adopters  
5.2.2 Adoption Panel  
5.2.3 Placement for Adoption  
5.2.4 Adoption Support  
5.2.5 Monitoring and Supervision of Adoptive Placements  
5.2.6 Adoption Reviews  
5.2.7 Disruption of Adoptive Placements  
5.2.8 Allegations Against Prospective Adopters and in Relation to Children Placed for Adoption or Already Adopted  
5.2.9 Inter Country Adoption  
5.2.10 Non Agency Adoption  
5.2.11 Adoption Case Records  
5.2.12 Access to Birth Records and Adoption Case Records  
5.2.13 Intermediary Services  
5.2.14 Life Story Books Guidance  
5.2.15 Later Life Letters  
5.2.16 Fostering for Adoption, Concurrent Planning and Temporary Approval as Foster Carers of Approved Prospective Adopters  


 

5.3

Special Guardianship

 
5.3.1 Applications for Special Guardianship Orders  
5.3.2 Court Reports in Placement Order Applications and Adoption/Special Guardianship Guidance  


6. Contacts, List of Agency Decision Makers and Appendices

6.1 List of Agency Decision Makers, Designated Managers and Nominated Officers - to follow  
6.2 Working Together to Safeguard Children  
6.3 Amendments