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Amendments

July 2022

CAPTION: July 2022
   
Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details
Care and Supervision Proceedings and the Public Law Outline This chapter has been revised throughout.
Electronic Recording of Meetings and Conversations This chapter has been revised throughout.
Use of Social Media Sites by Social Care and Safeguarding Staff This chapter has been revised throughout.
Children and Young People Aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Section 15, Resolving Disagreements has been updated in line with the First Tier Tribunal’s extended powers to hear appeals and make non-binding recommendations about health and social care aspects of Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans, provided those appeals also include education elements.
Unaccompanied Migrant Children and Child Victims of Trafficking and Modern Slavery This chapter has been updated to reflect the National Transfer Scheme being mandated.
Aftercare under Section 117 of the Mental Health Act 1983 Section 2, Ordinary Residence has been updated in line with case-law.
Decision to Look After This chapter has been revised throughout.
Care Planning This chapter has been revised throughout.
Placements in Foster Care 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 4, Placement Planning).
Placements in Residential Care 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.
Placements in Secure Accommodation on Welfare Grounds Section 10, Use of Inherent Jurisdiction to Authorise a Placement Involving a Deprivation of Liberty has been updated in line with case-law.
Placements with Parents This chapter has been updated to reference Public Law Working Group Best Practice Guidance: the Application and Case Management.
Ceasing to Look After a Child This chapter has been updated to add a note regarding transferring a child’s belongings in appropriate luggage and includes a link to a link to NYAS, My Things Matter Report.
Education of Children with a Social Worker, Looked After and Previously Looked After Children This chapter has been revised throughout.
Positive Relationships and Behaviour Management This chapter has been revised throughout.
Restrictive Physical Intervention and Restraint This chapter has been revised throughout.
Leaving Care and Transition 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.
Fostering Panel This chapter has been revised throughout.
New Chapters and Features
Chapter Name Details
Equality and Diversity This chapter has been added to the manual.
Risk Assessment and Planning This chapter has been added to the manual.
Providing Personalised Care This chapter has been added to the manual.
Health and Safety This chapter has been added to the manual.
Leisure Activities This chapter has been added to the manual.
Training and Development of Foster Carers This chapter has been added to the manual.

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Next Update: January 2023


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