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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. Quality and Purpose of Care
  2. Children’s Views, Wishes and Feelings
  3. Education
  4. Enjoyment and Achievement
  5. Promoting Health and Wellbeing
  6. Positive Relationships
  7. Protection of Children
  8. Leadership and Management
  9. Care Planning



1. Quality and Purpose of Care


1.1 Residential Child Care - Our Ethos and Key Principles  
1.2 Statement of Purpose - Understand and Apply to the Home  
1.3 A Guide for Children and Young People - Living in a Children's Home  
1.4 Providing Personalised Care - Good Practice Guidance to Provide Personalised Care that Meets the Child's Needs  
1.5 Promoting Diversity  
1.6 Positive Identity when Caring for Children and Young People - Ethnicity, Gender and Sexuality  
1.7 Information Sharing  
1.8 Case Recording Policy and Staff Guidance  
1.9 Consents and Delegated Authority  
  See also NICE Guideline: Looked After Children and Young People  


2. Children’s Views, Wishes and Feelings


2.1 Children’s Consultation and Participation
(Derbyshire Children's Services Online Procedures)
 
2.2 Contact with Parents and Siblings  
2.3 Social Visits (Including Overnight Stays)  
2.4 Staying in Touch and the Safe Use of the Internet and Social Media Updated
2.5 Social Worker Visits  
2.6 Advocacy and Independent Visitors  
2.7 Bedrooms  
2.8 Access to Records  


3. Education


3.1 Education Updated


4. Enjoyment and Achievement


4.1 Holidays and School Trips  
4.2 Transporting Children  
4.3 Leisure and Activities  
4.4 Children in Care - Pocket Money and Savings
(Derbyshire Children's Services Online Procedures)
 


5. Promoting Health and Wellbeing


5.1 Health Assessments and Plans  
5.2 Health Notifications and Access to Services  
5.3 Sexual Health and Relationships  
5.4 Blood Borne Viruses (BBVs)  
5.5 Provision and Preparation of Meals  
5.6 Drugs and Substance Misuse  
5.7 Smoking and Alcohol  
5.8 First Aid, Household Remedies and Medication  


6. Positive Relationships


6.1 Social Pedagogy Approach - to follow  
6.2 Key Carer Guidance  
6.3 Restrictive Physical Intervention Updated
6.4 Searching Children/Bedrooms  
6.5 Countering Bullying and Peer Abuse Updated
6.6 Dealing with Challenging and Violent Behaviour  
6.7 Offending and Anti-Social Behaviour - Guidance on when to Involve the Police  
6.8 Additional Measures  
6.9 Permissible and Restricted Additional Measures and Rewards / Incentives  


7. Protection of Children


7.1 Relationships and Physical Contact with Children  
7.2 Safe Working Practice Guidance: Safe Touch / Safe Care  
7.3 Intimate/Personal Care Good Practice Guidance  
7.4 Recognising Abuse and Neglect  
7.5 Referring Safeguarding Concerns  
7.6 Derby and Derbyshire Runaway and Missing from Home and Care (RMFHC) Protocol
(Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Partnership Procedures)
 
7.7 Missing Children  
7.8 Child Criminal Exploitation and County Lines  
  See also Children at Risk of Exploitation (CRE)
(Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Partnership Procedures)
 
7.9 Safeguarding Children and Young People against Radicalisation and Violent Extremism
(Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Partnership Procedures)
 
7.10 Digital Photography  
7.11 Tattooing and Body Piercing Policy  
7.12 Allegations Against Staff and Volunteers Updated
7.13 Whistleblowing
(Derbyshire.gov.uk)
 
7.14 Complaints  
7.15 Role of Appropriate Adults  
7.16 Self Harm  
7.17 Visitors to the Home  
7.18 Surveillance and Monitoring  


8. Leadership and Management


8.1 Monitoring Quality (Regulation 44 and 45)  
8.2 Notification of Serious Events  
8.3 Organisational Structure and Manager Contacts  
8.4 Staff Qualifications and Employment Checks  
8.5 Staff Supervision  
8.6 Staff Induction - to follow  
8.7 Rostering and Staff Handover, including Daily Checks  
8.8 Waking Nights, Sleeping in, Night Security and Bedtimes  
8.9 Shift Co-ordinator/Leader Policy  
8.10 Daily Routine and House Rules  
8.11 Lone Working  
8.12 Gift Giving and Receiving  
8.13 No Smoking Policy  
8.14 Daily Routine and House Rules  


9. Care Planning


9.1 Referrals, Placements and Admissions Updated
9.2 Care and Placement Plans Guidance  
9.3 Emergency Placement and Emergency Reviews  
9.4 Placement Planning Meetings  
9.5 Short Breaks
(Derbyshire Children's Services Online Procedures)
 
9.6 Delegation of Authority to Foster Carers and Residential Workers
(Derbyshire Children's Services Online Procedures)
 
9.7 Looked After Reviews  
9.8 Preparation for Leaving Care - Leaving the Home  
9.9 Moving to Another Placement Updated
9.10 Local Contacts
(Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Partnership Procedures)