August 2021

Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details
Information Sharing This guidance has been reviewed and updated throughout to reflect updated advice on information sharing contained in the statutory guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children.
Advocacy and Independent Visitors This guidance has been reviewed and updated throughout.
Staff Qualifications and Employment Checks A note has been added regarding the checks which employers must carry out to ensure that any person applying to work in the home has the right to work in the UK. See Section 3, Safe Recruitment and Employment Checks.
Preparation for Leaving Care A link to the publication Joint Housing Protocols for Care Leavers: good practice advice (DfE and MHCLG) has been added. Information has also been added to reflect Working Together to Safeguard Children in respect of Homelessness and the vulnerability of children and young people who are in this situation, or are threatened with this (see Section 1.7, Pathway Plan).
New Chapters and Features
Chapter Name Details
Incidents Guidance This new guidance explains the notification and recording requirements following an incident in the home. It also contains guidance on how staff can be supported following an incident

Next Update: February 2022


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