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Amendments

March 2018

Updated/Amended Chapters
Chapter Name Details
Ofsted Notifications and Need to Know Notifications The hyperlinks in this chapter have been updated.
Scheme of Delegation to Officers This chapter has been updated with a new hyperlink.
Step Up/Step Down Process and Transfer Protocol - Practitioner Guidance This chapter has been updated.
Consent to Information Sharing Section 1, General Principles, has been revised.
Legal Planning Meetings This chapter has been entirely revised and updated and should be re-read in full.
Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children A link to Securing British Citizenship for Looked After Children (NRPF Network) has been added. The chapter remains under review.
Families With No Recourse to Public Funds

This chapter has been revised to include the Families with No Recourse to Public Funds Information Gathering and Assessment Checklist.

Please also see Written Agreements for families Staying in Accommodation Provided by Children’s Services.
Permanence Planning A link to the Practice Guidance Note entitled Early Permanence and Legal Planning Meetings has been added to Section 8, Immediate Actions to be Undertaken if the Permanence Plan includes Adoption. This is in relation to attendance at LPM.
Delegated Authority to Foster Carers This chapter has been updated.
Fostering - Introduction, Purpose and Overview This chapter has been reviewed and hyperlinks updated.
Fostering Panel This Chapter has been substantially revised and should be re-read in full.
Assessment and Approval of Foster Carers This chapter has been fully revised and should be read in full.
New Partners of Approved and Prospective Foster Carers This chapter has been substantially revised and should be re-read in full.
Termination of Approval of Foster Carers and Supported Lodgings Carers This chapter has been updated.
Long Term Fostering This chapter has been substantially revised and updated and should be re-read in full.
Support, Training and Payment to Family and Friends - Connected Person Carers This chapter has been revised in and should be re-read in full.
New Chapters and Features
Chapter Name Details
Managing Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) Information and Minutes This chapter has been added to the manual.
Managing Incoming Correspondence for Client Files (Open and Closed) This chapter has been added to the manual.
Written Agreement Form (For Families Staying in Accomodation Provided by Children's Services) This document has been added to the manual.
Handling an Incident in 0-25 Together Service – Joint Policy with ACS This link has been added to the manual.
Need to Know Notifications for 0-25 Together Service This link has been added to the manual.
Shared Care Process and Service Specification This document has been added to the manual.
Police Protection Guidance This chapter has been added to the manual.
Care Leavers and Transition to Adulthood

This chapter has been revised and should be re-read in full.


Next update: September 2018


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