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Amendments

October 2017

Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details
Transporting Children Section 3, Seat Belts and Restraints, has been revised to link with the national guidance “Child car Seats: the law".
Death of or Serious Injury to a Child This chapter has been updated in line with the requirement to notify Ofsted of any serious childcare incident using the Ofsted online notification form.
Safeguarding Children and Young People from Sexual Exploitation This chapter has been replaced with a link to the Hillingdon Child Sexual Exploitation Prevention and Intervention Strategy on the Hillingdon LSCB website.
Young Carers This chapter has been entirely revised and updated and should be re-read in full.
Decision to Look After, Care and Placement Planning This chapter has been amended to reflect the outcome of an Appeal Court hearing (2017) with respect to ‘consent’. The court recognised that the term ‘consent’ itself was not used in Section 20. However, it described previous court observations as ‘good practice guidance’, emphasising its judgment should not alter the content or effect of these.
Residential Care - Operational Policy This Operational Policy has been updated.
Advocacy and Independent Visitors A link has been added from this chapter to the Children’s Society ‘Advocacy services for children and young people – a guide for commissioners’. This guide outlines the legislative requirements of local authorities in the provision of advocacy support to children in need and looked after children.
Change of Name This chapter has been entirely revised and updated and should be re-read in full.
Child Trust Funds and Junior Individual Savings Accounts for Looked After Children The limit on payments into Junior ISAs referred to in Section 2.3, Who can pay money into Junior ISAs? has been revised to reflect the £4,128 maximum for the 2017-18 tax year.
Placement for Adoption A link has been added to Research in Practice material regarding contact after adoption.
Children and Young People Aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities This chapter has been updated to reflect the outcome of a court judgement on Ordinary Residence that was included in DoH, Care and support statutory guidance (December 2016. A link has been added into Further Information to guidance on SEND: 19- to 25-year-olds’ entitlement to EHC plans (DfE 2017).
Children with No Recourse to Public Funds A link to the NRPF Network publication “Securing British Citizenship for Looked After Children has been added to this chapter.
Managing Risk to Staff from Clients This chapter has been entirely revised and updated.
Protocol for the Working Relationship between the Youth Offending Service and the Children's Social Care This chapter has been entirely revised and updated.
Delegated Budgetary Authority This listing has been updated.
Local Contacts This listing has been updated.
Designated Managers This listing has been updated.
New Chapters and Features
Chapter Name Details
Children's Consultation and Participation This new chapter sets out Hillingdon’s commitment to ensuring that children and young people are enabled by professionals to participate in matters that affect them, particularly any plans or arrangements that will affect them and/or their family and are consulted with regard to processes designed to improve services both to them individually and more generally.
Reduce Offending and the Criminalisation of Children in Care The 2017 edition of this document is now accessible through this online manual.
London Borough of Hillingdon and Hillingdon Borough Police Joint Protocol for Considering Requests for the Provision of Accommodation under PACE Implementation The current version of this protocol is now accessible through this online manual.
Out of Court Disposals Practice Guidance - Hillingdon YOS The current version of this practice guidance is now accessible through this online manual.
Community Safeguarding and Public Protection Incidents (CSPPI) - Standard Operating Procedures for Youth Offending Teams: Notification and Learning A link to this document has been added to this online manual.
Removed Chapters
  • Access to Family Support Services

Next update: February 2018


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