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Welcome to the West Sussex Children's Services Procedures Manual


Welcome to the updated West Sussex Children Services Procedures and Practice Manual. In it you will find all the information necessary to support you in your day to day social work. It consists of different sections which you can access from the menu bar.

  • Main Policies - this contains our key policies and ensures that we comply with the law and statutory guidance when safeguarding the needs of the children and families we work with. This guides our social work practice;
  • Practice Guidance - contains local guidance, tools and other information that supports and complements our main policies;
  • Foster Carer's Handbook - the West Sussex Handbook contains useful information about our service by detailing our policies, procedures and practice standards. It is being developed locally to ensure that we deliver the best outcomes for children, families and carers. Foster carers play an important role in the lives of children in care and their families, so it is important that we have the right systems in place to support this important work;
  • West Sussex Safeguarding Children Partnership is a partnership of all the different organisations working to protect children and young people across the county. West Sussex Safeguarding Children Partnership follow the Pan Sussex Child Protection and Safeguarding Procedures.

Note to all staff: If you are sharing documents from this database please share the link and not download the whole document as this will ensure that the most recent version is being circulated.

You can find out more about using this manual by clicking ' Using this Manual'. If you have any queries please get in touch with the Policy, Procedure and Practice Lead: Marisa de Jager. Email: Marisa.DeJager@westsussex.gov.uk

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