Amendments

August 2022

Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details
Residential Child Care – Key Principles This chapter has been given a general refresh.
Information Sharing This chapter has been given a general refresh.
Consents and Delegated Authority This chapter has been given a general refresh.
Family Time/Contact with Parents/Carers, Siblings and Others This chapter has been given a general refresh.
Staying in Touch, the Safe Use of the Internet, Social Media and Taking Photographs A link to the Children’s Commissioner guide about Talking to Your Child About Online Sexual Harassment has been added. A link to Childnet Parents and Carers Toolkit has also been added.
Bedrooms This chapter has been given a general refresh.
Access to Records This chapter has been given a general refresh.
Education This chapter has been amended throughout to reflect Keeping Children Safe in Education Statutory Guidance and the outcome of Ofsted’s thematic report, Review of sexual abuse in schools and colleges. Please see the Section 4, Safeguarding in Schools. New sections on Section 2.1, Placing the Child and Section 2.2, The Role of the Virtual Head (VSH) have been added and additional material has enhanced the Personal Education Plans (PEPs) (see Section 2.3, Personal Education Plans (PEPs)). Section 4, Safeguarding in Schools has been updated to reflect the importance of sharing allegations or concerns about an adult’s behaviour as set out in Keeping Children Safe in Education.
Holidays and School Trips This chapter has been given a general refresh.
Transporting Children This chapter has been given a general refresh.
Blood Borne Viruses (BBVs) This chapter has been given a general refresh.
Provision and Preparation of Meals This chapter has been given a general refresh.
Drugs This chapter has been given a general refresh.
Smoking This chapter has been given a general refresh.
First Aid, Homely Remedies and Medication This chapter has been given a general refresh.
Clothing, Pocket Money and Allowances This chapter has been given a general refresh.
Use of Restraint and Physical Interventions A link to Ofsted Guidance Positive Environments Where Children Can Flourish has been added.
Searching Children/Bedrooms This chapter has been given a general refresh.
Bullying This chapter has been given a general refresh.
Offending and Anti-Social Behaviour – Guidance on when to Involve the Police This chapter has been given a general refresh.
Recognising Abuse and Neglect This chapter has been given a general refresh.
Allegations Against Staff and Volunteers KCSIE highlights the importance of sharing and responding to any concerns, about the behaviour of an adult who works with children, no matter how small. This chapter has been revised to also consider low level concerns, with a new section added in relation to the differences between an ‘allegation’ and a concern.
Complaints by and On Behalf of Children This chapter has been given a general refresh.
Role of Appropriate Adults This chapter has been given a general refresh.
Visitors to the Home This chapter has been given a general refresh.
Notification of Serious Events This chapter has been given a general refresh.
Lone Working This chapter has been given a general refresh.
Gift Giving and Receiving This chapter has been given a general refresh.
Placements and Admissions This chapter has been amended to note the importance of a child’s belonging’s being transferred in appropriate luggage and to add a link to the NYAS ‘My Things Matter’ Report – support and respect care-experienced children and their belongings when they move (see Section 3, Planning).
Emergency Placement and Emergency Reviews This chapter has been given a general refresh.
Moving to Another Placement This chapter has been amended to add a link to the NYAS ‘My Things Matter’ Report – support and respect care-experienced children and their belongings when they move (see Section 2, Arrangements for the Transfer to Another Home).
New Chapters and Features
Alcohol This chapter has been added.

Next Update: February 2023


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