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Shropshire Children's Services Procedures Manual

Amendments

 

November 2022

CAPTION: November 2022 Amendments
   
Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details

Aftercare under Section 117 of the Mental Health Act 1983

This chapter has been amended to refer to Guidance issued by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman and the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman.

Care and Supervision Proceedings and the Public Law Outline

This chapter has been amended throughout in line with Management Guidance in Public Law Children Cases: March 2022.

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.

Decision to Look After

This chapter has been updated throughout.

Care Planning

This chapter has been updated throughout.

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 (see Section 5, Administration/Process Issues).

Placements in Foster Care

This chapter has been updated 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 updated 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 2.3, Placement Planning).

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 Outside England and Wales

Section 3, Placements in Scotland, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Guernsey has been updated in line with the Cross-border Placements (Effect of Deprivation of Liberty Orders) (Scotland) Regulations 2022 and Cross-Border Placements (Effect of Deprivation of Liberty Orders) (Scotland) Regulations 2022: Practice Guidance, Notice and Undertaking Template.

Remands to Local Authority Accommodation or to Youth Detention Accommodation

This chapter has been amended in line with the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022.

Contact with Parents/Adults and Siblings

Section 3, Supervised Contact has been updated to reflect a finding by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman that the supervisor's observations of the contact must be clearly recorded in the child's record and shared with the parents within 3 months of the visit.

Personal Care and Relationships

This chapter has been updated throughout.

Physical Intervention

This chapter has been updated 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 (see Scope of This Chapter).

Looked After Children and Young People in Contact with Youth Justice Services

Section 2, Looked After Children who are Arrested has been updated in relation to appropriate adults.

Fostering Panel

This chapter has been updated throughout.

Allegations Against Foster Carers

This chapter has been updated throughout.

Recruitment, Assessment and Approvals of Prospective Adopters

This chapter has been updated throughout.

Adoption Panel

This chapter has been updated throughout.

Placement for Adoption

This chapter has been updated throughout.

Adoption Support

This chapter has been updated throughout.

Disruption of Adoptive Placements

This chapter has been updated 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.

Youth Offending Additional National Guidance

This chapter has been added to the manual.

Training and Development of Foster Carers

This chapter has been added to the manual.

Next Update: May 2023

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