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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. All Children
  2. Case Management and Recording
  3. Children in Particular Circumstances
  4. Looked After Children
  5. Fostering and Adoption
  6. Contacts, List of Agency Decision Makers and Appendices


1. All Children

1.1

Policy, Values and Principles

 
  See: Documents Library  
1.1.1 Children's Services Policies, Values and Principles  
1.1.2 Children's Consultation and Participation  
1.1.3 Engagement Strategy  


 

1.2

Early Help and Thresholds for Children's Social Care Services

 
  See: Documents Library  
1.2.1 Early Help Framework - to follow  
1.2.2 Levels of Need Guidance - Effective Family Resilience  


 

1.3

Children's Social Care - Assessment and Planning

 
  See: Documents Library  
1.3.1 Contacts and Referrals  
1.3.2 Assessments  
1.3.3 Referral for a Section 7 Report  
1.3.4 Child Protection Enquiries (Section 47)  
  See also: Surrey Safeguarding Children Partnership Procedures  
1.3.5 Allocation of Work and Transfer between Teams - to follow  


 

1.4

Safeguarding

 
  See: Documents Library  
1.4.1 Children Missing from Home and Care  
1.4.2 Memorandum of Understanding between Children's Homes and Police in Relation to Missing and Child Exploitation - to follow  
1.4.3 Missing Child Intervention Meeting  
1.4.4 Return Home Interviews for Missing Children  
1.4.5 Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Procedure  
 

See Documents Library for:

  • Child Sexual Exploitation - Risk Management Meetings;
  • Child Exploitation and Missing Children Risk Assessment Tool;
  • Child Exploitation Risk Ratings.
 


 

1.5

Child in Need

 
  See: Documents Library  
1.5.1 Child in Need Guidance  


 

1.6

Legal Proceedings

 
  See: Documents Library  
1.6.1 Applications for Emergency Protection Orders  
1.6.2 Care and Supervision Proceedings and the Public Law Outline Updated
1.6.3 Legal Gateway Meetings and Accessing Legal Advice  
1.6.4 Protocol and Good Practice Model: Disclosure of Information in Cases of Alleged Child Abuse and Linked Criminal and Care Direction Hearings (October 2013)  
  See also: Working with foreign authorities: child protection cases and care orders Departmental advice for local authorities, social workers, service managers and children's services lawyers (July 2014)  


 

1.7

Complaints and Whistleblowing

 
  See: Documents Library  
1.7.1 Complaints and Representations  
1.7.2 Whistleblowing  


 

1.8

Notifications

 
  See: Documents Library  
1.8.1 Death or Serious Injury to a Child (Looked After and Child in Need) Updated
 

See also - Placements Section:

 


2. Case Management and Recording

  See: Documents Library  
2.1 Recording Policy and Guidelines Updated
2.2 Case Records and Retention  
2.3 Access to Records / Subject Access Requests  
2.4 Confidentiality Policy  


3. Children in Particular Circumstances

3.1

Children with Disabilities

 
  See: Documents Library  
3.1.1 Direct Payments  
3.1.2 Overnight Short Breaks  
3.1.3 Placing and Visiting Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities or Health Conditions in Long-Term Residential Settings  


 

3.2

Deprivation of Liberty and Mental Capacity

 
  See: Documents Library  
3.2.1 Deprivation of Liberty  
3.2.2 Mental Capacity  


 

3.3

Children from Abroad

 
  See: Documents Library  
3.3.1 Unaccompanied Migrant Children and Child Victims of Trafficking and Modern Slavery  
3.3.2 Families with No Recourse to Public Funds - to follow  


 

3.4

Homelessness

 
  See: Documents Library  
3.4.1 Prevention of Homelessness and Provision of Accommodation for 16 and 17 Year Olds who may be Homeless and/or Require Accommodation; and Duty to Refer  


 

3.5

Family and Friends Care

 
  See: Documents Library  
3.5.1 Family and Friends Policy  
3.5.2 Private Fostering  


 

3.6

Young Carers

 
  See: Documents Library  
3.6.1 Young Carers  


 

3.7

Relinquished Children

 
  See: Documents Library  
3.7.1 Relinquished Children  


4. Looked After Children

4.1

Decision to Look After and Care Planning

 
  See: Documents Library  
4.1.1 Local Authority's Sufficiency Duty - Accommodation for Looked After Children  
4.1.2 Decision to Look After and Care Planning  
4.1.3 Ceasing to Look After a Child  
4.1.4 Permanence Planning Guidance Updated
4.1.5 Placement Planning Meetings  
4.1.6 Disruption Meetings  
4.1.7 Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority Claims for Looked After Children  


 

4.2

Placements

 
  See: Documents Library  
4.2.1 Placements with Parents  
4.2.2 Placements with Connected Persons  
4.2.3 Placements in Foster Care  
4.2.4 Placements in Residential Care  
4.2.5 Decision to Place in Secure Accommodation on Welfare Grounds  
4.2.6 At a Distance and Out of Area Placements  
4.2.7 Placements Outside England and Wales  
4.2.8 Protocol for the Provision of Local Authority Accommodation  
4.2.9 Notifications from Other Local Authorities/Placement Providers  
4.2.10 Delegation of Authority to Foster Carers and Residential Workers - to follow  
  See also: Looked After Children and Young People in Contact with Youth Justice Services  


 

4.3

Monitoring and Reviews

 
  See: Documents Library  
4.3.1 Social Worker Visits to Looked After Children  
4.3.2 Advocacy  
4.3.3 Independent Visitors  
4.3.4 Looked After Reviews  
4.3.5 Appointment and Role of Independent Reviewing Officers  
4.3.6 Secure Accommodation (Criteria) Reviews Updated
4.3.7 Notifications of Significant Events Updated


 

4.4

Contact and Overnight Stays

 
  See: Documents Library  
  See also: Delegation of Authority to Foster Carers and Residential Workers  
4.4.1 Contact with Parents/Adults and Siblings  
4.4.2 Social Visits (Including Overnight Stays)  


 

4.5

Education, School Trips and Holidays

 
  See: Documents Library  
  See also: Delegation of Authority to Foster Carers and Residential Workers  
4.5.1 Education of Looked After and Previously Looked After Children Updated
4.5.2 Holidays and School Trips In and Outside the UK  


 

4.6

Health and Wellbeing

 
  See: Documents Library  
4.6.1 Health Care Assessments and Plans  
4.6.2 Personal Care and Relationships  
4.6.3 Behaviour Management and Safe Caring  
4.6.4 Restrictive Physical Intervention  


 

4.7

Change of Name and Marriage

 
  See: Documents Library  
4.7.1 Change of Name of a Looked After Child  
4.7.2 Marriage of a Looked After Child  


 

4.8

Leaving Care and Transition

 
  See: Documents Library  
4.8.1 Leaving Care and Transition  
4.8.2 Staying Put - to follow  
4.8.3 Financial Arrangements for Care Leavers - to follow  
  See also: Responsibilities of the Local Authority to Former Looked After Children and Young People in Custody  


 

4.9

Youth Offending

 
  See: Documents Library  
  See also: Youth Justice Board National Standards and Case Management Guidelines  
4.9.1 Looked After Children and Young People in Contact with Youth Justice Services  
4.9.2 Responsibilities of the Local Authority to Former Looked After Children and Young People in Custody  
  See also: Protocol for the Provision of Local Authority Accommodation  


5. Fostering and Adoption

5.1

Fostering Services

 
  See: Documents Library  
5.1.1 Fostering Panel  
5.1.2 Persons Disqualified from Fostering  
5.1.3 Assessment and Approvals of Foster Carers Updated
5.1.4 Exemptions and Extensions/Variations to Foster Carer Approval  
5.1.5 Supervision and Support of Foster Carers Updated
5.1.6 Review and Termination of Approval of Foster Carers Updated
5.1.7 Managing Allegations Against Foster Carers and Prospective Adopters  


 

5.2

Adoption and Permanence Services

 
  See: Documents Library  
5.2.1 Assessment and Approvals of Prospective Adopters  
5.2.2 Placement for Adoption  
5.2.3 Procedures Relating to the Child leading up to the Adoption Order  
 

See also:

 
5.2.4 Procedures Relating to Prospective Adopters  
  See also: Managing Allegations Against Foster Carers and Prospective Adopters  
5.2.5 Procedures Relating to Children and Young People who have been Adopted and are in Need of Support  
5.2.6 Procedures Relating to Adults impacted by Adoption (Birth Relative, Adult Adoptees)  
5.2.7 Procedures Relating to Non-agency Adoption  
5.2.8 Other Adoption Processes and Information  
  See also: Adoption Statutory Guidance (2013)  


 

5.3

Special Guardianship

 
  See: Documents Library  
5.3.1 Applications for Special Guardianship Orders Updated


6. Contacts, List of Agency Decision Makers and Appendices

  See: Documents Library  
6.1 List of Agency Decision Makers, Designated Managers and Nominated Officers  
6.2 Working Together to Safeguard Children  
6.3 Amendments  

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