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Amendments

June 2022

Caption: June 2022
   
Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details
Care and Supervision Proceedings and the Public Law Outline This chapter has been reviewed and should be re-read in its entirety.
Electronic Recording of Meetings and Conversations Part 1 of this chapter has been updated in line with case-law.
Use of Social Media Sites by Social Care and Safeguarding Staff This chapter has been given a general refresh.
Decision to Look After, Care and Placement Planning Section 1.3, Section 20 Accommodation has been revised in line with the Public Law Working Group (PLWG) Recommendations to Achieve Best Practice in the Child Protection and Family Justice Systems.
Ceasing to Look After a Child This chapter has been updated to add a note regarding transferring a child’s belongings in appropriate luggage and includes a link to a link to NYAS, My Things Matter Report.
Placement in Foster Care This chapter has been amended to add a link to the NYAS ‘My Things Matter’ Report – support and respect care-experienced children and their belongings when they move.
Placement in Residential Care This chapter has been amended to add a link to the NYAS ‘My Things Matter’ Report – support and respect care-experienced children and their belongings when they move.
Placement with Parents This chapter has been amended with the Recommendations to Achieve Best Practice in the Child Protection and Family Justice Systems.
Behaviour Management, Discipline/Sanctions and Physical Intervention for All Looked After Children This chapter has been updated to include a new Further Information section.
Education of Children with a Social Worker, Looked After and Previously Looked After Children This chapter has been updated to reflect Keeping Children Safe in Education. Schools should have policies and processes in place to ensure all concerns about all adults working in or on behalf of the school or college (including supply teachers, volunteers and contractors) are dealt with promptly and appropriately.
Contact with Parents / Adults and Siblings This chapter has been amended to include a link to the Childnet Parents and Carers Toolkit in Relevant Guidance.
Leaving Care and Transition This chapter has been amended to add a link to the NYAS ‘My Things Matter’ Report – support and respect care-experienced children and their belongings when they move.
Children and Young People Aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Section 15, Resolving Disagreements has been updated in line with the First Tier Tribunal’s extended powers to hear appeals and make non-binding recommendations about health and social care aspects of Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans, provided those appeals also include education elements.
Unaccompanied Migrant Children and Child Victims of Trafficking and Modern Slavery Amendments have been made to Section 1, Introduction and Definitions to include information on the National Transfer Scheme Protocol for Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children.
New Chapters and Features
Chapter Name Details
Legal Gateway/Planning Meetings This chapter has been added to the manual.
Placements in Other Arrangements This chapter has been added to the manual.
Aftercare under Section 117 of the Mental Health Act 1983 This chapter has been added to the manual.

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