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Amendments

June 2019

Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details
Children’s Consultation and Participation This chapter has been revised to reflect updated Working Together to Safeguard Children.
Family and Friends Care Policy A link has been added to Looking After Someone Else’s Child (GOV.UK).
Assessments This chapter has been revised to reflect updated guidance on Assessment in Working Together to Safeguard Children.
Care and Supervision Proceedings and the Public Law Outline The chapter has also been amended to reflect HHJ Greensmith’s comments regarding M and N (Children: Local authority gathering, preserving and disclosing evidence) [2018] EWFC 40 (1 June 2018).
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 This chapter links to statutory guidance and to the Guide to the duty to refer including the referral process. The duty to refer was brought in by the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017.
Unaccompanied Migrant Children and Child Victims of Trafficking and Modern Slavery New Section 6, Suitable Placements has been added. Details of the National Transfer Scheme Protocol for Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children Version 2.0 March 2018 have been added into Section 1, Introduction and Definitions.
Permanence Planning Guidance

This chapter has been updated in line with the Children and Social Work Act 2017 and revised statutory guidance.

These changes relate to the status of ‘Previously Looked After Children’.
Placements in Secure Accommodation on Welfare Grounds This chapter has been updated to reflect the updated guidance ‘Secure children’s homes: how to place a child aged under 13’.
Remands to Local Authority Accommodation or to Youth Detention Accommodation This chapter has been updated in relation to placing young people in custody.
Ceasing to Look After a Child This chapter has been updated in line with the Children and Social Work Act 2017 and revised statutory guidance.
Education of Looked After and Previously Looked After Children This chapter has been revised throughout in line with the Children and Social Work Act 2017.
Looked After Children and Young People in Contact with Youth Justice Services This chapter has been updated in relation to placing young people in custody.
Responsibilities of the Local Authority to Former Looked After Children and Young People in Custody This chapter has been updated in relation to placing young people in custody.
Adoption Support This chapter has been updated in line with the Children and Social Work Act 2017 and revised statutory guidance which require schools, through the Designated Teacher for Looked After Children, to offer support to Previously Looked After Children.
Adoption Reviews Section 5, The Conduct of Adoption Reviews (bullet point.1.f) has been amended to reflect the status of adopted children as being ‘Previously Looked After’ when considering their educational needs. A link to DfE guidance on Promoting the Education of Looked After and Previously Looked After Children has also been added.
Applications for Special Guardianship Orders

This chapter has been updated in line with the Children and Social Work Act 2017 and revised statutory guidance which require schools, through the designated teacher, to provide support to Previously Looked After Children.

It has also been updated in to reflect the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman good practice points to follow when working with Special Guardians. A link to the full report ‘Firm Foundations: Complaints about Council Support and Advice for Special Guardians (Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman) (May 2018)’ has been added into the Related National Guidance section of this chapter.
Life Story Books Guidance This chapter has been given a general refresh throughout.
Later Life Letters This chapter has been given a general refresh throughout.
New Chapters and Features
Chapter Name Details
Recording Policy and Guidelines This guidance has been added and is compliant with the GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018.

Next Update: December 2019


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