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Amendments

September 2018

Updated/Amended Chapters
Chapter Name Details
Childcare Policy, Strategy and Principles New links have been added to the ICT Acceptable Use Policy and LCS Confidentiality Agreement.
The Voice of the Child and Family This chapter has been updated.
Case Recording This procedure has been updated to reflect local practice.
Professional Supervision This chapter has been fully revised and should be re-read in full.
Lone Working Guidance Links have been updated within the chapter.
Families First Assessment and Early Help Module This chapter has been fully revised and should be re-read in full.
Consent to Information Sharing This procedure has been updated with a link to an updated Information Sharing Consent Form.
Hertfordshire Multi-Agency Children in Need Protocol and Procedures A link has been to the Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children Board Procedures Manual.
International Cross Border Child Protection Cases This chapter has been updated with the addition of the FCO safeguarding guidance and a link to HSCB chapter on Children Moving Across Local Authority Boundaries.
Unaccompanied Migrant Children and Child Victims of Trafficking and Modern Slavery This chapter has been revised extensively and should be re-read in its entirety.
Families With No Recourse to Public Funds A new Section 7, National Asylum Support Service has been added.
Carer's Assessment This chapter has been revised extensively and should be re-read in its entirety.
Mental Capacity Act A guide to the statutory principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and how to apply them in practice has been added to this procedure.
Health Care Assessments, Health Checks and Health Care Plans Section 2.8, Emotional Health of Children Looked After and Care Leavers including Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire Guidance has been revised to include updated information regarding the completion of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire.
Family and Friends/Connected Persons Policy and Placement Procedure (Including Regulation 24 Placements) This procedure has been revised and should be re-read in its entirety.
Assessment and Approval of Prospective Adopters This procedure has been updated and includes an updated Hertfordshire Assessment and Approvals of Adoptive Recruitment Process Flowchart.
Smoking This procedure has been updated to include information on e-cigarettes.
Adoption Panel and Agency Decision Maker's Decision This chapter has been fully revised and should be re-read in full.
Panel Papers Required by Adoption Panels/Agency Decision Maker Considering the Adoption of a Child Links to the Intranet have been updated.
Placement for Adoption This chapter has been fully revised and should be re-read in full.
Relinquished Children This chapter has been fully revised and should be re-read in full.
Family Finding for Harder to Place Children This chapter has been developed/entirely revised and should be re-read in full.
Inter Country Adoption Section 1, Introduction has been slightly amended. A link to GOV. UK Benefits has been added into Section 8, Home Study.
New Chapters and Features
Chapter Name Details
Guidance for Parents and Carers - Recording Meetings This link to the Hertfordshire SCB Manual has been added.
Processing Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) Tasks This chapter has been added to the manual.
PGN on Health Attendance at CIN Meetings This link has been added to the manual.
Children's Services Guide to Supporting Transgender Children, Young People and Parents/Carers This chapter has been added to the manual.
16 + Care Leavers Operational Procedures This document has been added to the manual.
Family and Friends Care Policy This policy has been added to the manual.
Obesity This chapter has been added to the manual.
Removed Chapters
  • Placement for Adoption - Part Two - Matching and Placing.

Next update: March 2019


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