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WiganChildren's Services Procedures Manual



February 2021

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Complaints and Representations

This chapter has been refreshed throughout.

Please note that due to the current restrictions relating to COVID-19, any interviews/meetings necessary as part of a complaint investigation process (at any stage) will be undertaken remotely/virtually at this time. We are regularly reviewing our processes in line with government advice.

Use of Social Media Sites by Social Care and Safeguarding Staff

This chapter has been updated to link to updated guidance.

Unaccompanied Migrant Children and Child Victims of Trafficking and Modern Slavery

Section 11, Further Information has been updated to include a link to Statutory Guidance Modern Slavery: How to Identify and Support Victims.

Families with No Recourse to Public Funds

This chapter has been refreshed throughout.

Placements with Parents

Appendix 1: Placement with Parents Report Template has been added.

Placements in Secure Accommodation on Welfare Grounds

Section 6, Placements of Children under the age of 13 Years has been updated following publication of revised DfE guidance.

Notifications of Significant Events

This chapter has been refreshed throughout.

Leaving Care and Transition

The link has been updated in Section 9.3, The 16-19 Bursary Fund and Higher Education Bursary.

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