Nottingham City Safeguarding Children’s Board Procedures Manual
Nottingham City Safeguarding Children’s Board Procedures Manual Nottingham City Safeguarding Children’s Board Procedures Manual

Amendments

May 2019

Updated Chapters
Chapter Title Details
Family and Friends Care Policy Appendix C: Government Advice on the Support and Financial Assistance Available has been added which takes you to Government advice on the support and financial help you can get if someone else's child is living with you full time
Family Support Strategy This has been updated.
Assessment Under the Children Act 1989 - Working Together to Safeguard Children This chapter has been revised to reflect updated guidance on Assessment in Working Together to Safeguard Children. Details were also added in section on how Signs of Safety should be used in assessment.
Unexpected Death or Serious Injury to a Child This chapter has been updated to reflect the process for reporting a serious incident to the Panel via the Child Safeguarding Incident Notification System.
Prevention of Homelessness and Provision of Accommodation for 16 and 17 year olds who may be Homeless and/or require Accommodation; and Duty to Refer This chapter has been updated throughout and should be re-read.
Children's Disability Service A link has been added in Related Guidance to Criteria Assessment and/or Support From for Whole Life Disability Teams (including Transfer Requests).
Direct Payments Policy and Procedure This has been updated.
Children and Young People Aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

This chapter has been updated in line with the Children and Social Work Act 2017 and revised statutory guidance which require schools, through the designated teacher to provide support to previously Looked After Children.

A previously Looked After Child is one who is no longer looked after in England and Wales because they are the subject of an Adoption, Special Guardianship or Child Arrangements Order which includes arrangements relating to with whom the child is to live, or when the child is to live with any person, or has been adopted from ‘state care’ outside England and Wales.
Policy and Practice Guidance in Respect of Those With No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) This has been updated.
Permanence Planning Guidance

This chapter has been updated in line with the Children and Social Work Act 2017 and revised statutory guidance.

These changes relate to the status of ‘previously looked after children’. A previously Looked After Child is one who is no longer looked after in England and Wales because they are the subject of an Adoption, Special Guardianship or Child Arrangements Order which includes arrangements relating to with whom the child is to live, or when the child is to live with any person, or has been adopted from ‘state care’ outside England and Wales.

Children subject to a Adoption, Special Guardianship or Child Arrangements Order are entitled to support from their school, through the designated teacher.
Ceasing to Look After a Child

This chapter has been updated in line with the Children and Social Work Act 2017 and revised statutory guidance.

These changes relate to the status of ‘Previously Looked After Children’. A Previously Looked After Child is one who is no longer Looked After in England and Wales because they are the subject of an Adoption, Special Guardianship or Child Arrangements Order which includes arrangements relating to with whom the child is to live, or when the child is to live with any person, or has been adopted from ‘state care’ outside England and Wales.

Previously Looked After Children are entitled to support from their school through the Designated Teacher (see Section 2.5, Children Who Move into Permanency).
Placements in Secure Accommodation on Welfare Grounds This chapter has been updated to fully reflect the updated guidance ‘Secure children’s homes: how to place a child aged under 13 (July 2018)’.
Remands to Local Authority Accommodation or to Youth Detention Accommodation This chapter has been updated in relation to placing young people in custody.
Looked After Children and Young People in Contact with Youth Justice Services This chapter has been updated in relation to placing young people in custody.
Education of Looked After and Previously Looked After Children

This chapter has been updated in line with the Children and Social Work Act 2017 and revised statutory guidance.

These changes relate to the status of ‘Previously Looked After Children’ i.e. a Previously Looked After Child is one who is no longer Looked After in England and Wales because the child is the subject of an adoption, special guardianship or child arrangements order which includes arrangements relating to with whom the child is to live, or when the child is to live with any person, or has been adopted from ‘state care’ outside England and Wales. The chapter includes a new Section 12, Mental Health and a new Section 7, Safeguarding the Looked After Child at School. A link has been added to the National Curriculum Assessments at Key Stage 2.

In addition, the chapter reflects the statutory guidance Keeping children safe in education (KCSIE) 2018, as it relates to Looked After Children and guidance regarding Data protection and safeguarding as set out in Data protection: a toolkit for schools (Open Beta: Version1.0) (August 2018).
Care Leavers Local Offer This has been updated.
Adoption Support This chapter has been updated in line with the Children and Social Work Act 2017 and revised statutory guidance which require schools, through the Designated Teacher for Looked After Children, to offer support to previously looked after children.
Adoption Reviews Section 5, The Conduct of Adoption Reviews (bullet point 1.f) has been amended to reflect the status of adopted children as being ‘Previously Looked After’ when considering their educational needs. A link to DfE guidance on Promoting the Education of Looked After and Previously Looked After Children has also been added.
Life Story Books Guidance This chapter has been reviewed and should be re-read.
Later Life Letters This chapter has been reviewed and should be re-read.
Removed Chapters
  • Guide for Professionals in Accessing Social Care Services.

Next update: November 2019


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