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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

November 2021

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Updated Chapters
Chapter Title Details
Family and Friends Care Policy This chapter has been revised. A new Section 7, Education has been added and information added on the School Admission Code.
Capacity and Consent Section 4.3, Consent to the Use of Medication to Suppress Puberty has been updated and a new Section 5.4, Consent to Life-ending Withdrawal of Medical Support has been added, to reflect High Court judgments. Section 2.1, Consent to Information Sharing has been updated to reflect revisions contained in the statutory guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children.
Integrated Working and Case Transfer Procedure This procedure has been updated.
Hospital Discharge Planning (NCSCP) The Discharge Planning Meeting Template document has been updated.
Cross Border Child Protection Cases This chapter has been updated to take account of the UK's exit from the EEA.
Complaints Procedure This chapter has been amended in to reflect the Children's Statutory Complaint Process: Guide for Practitioners (Local Government & Social Care Ombudsman). (See Relevant Guidance).
Children’s Integrated Services Supervision Policy and Practice Guidance This guidance has been updated.
Electronic Recording of Meetings and Conversations Information has been added on recording by employees in a professional capacity, and links added to relevant guidance.
Children and Young People Aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities This chapter has been refreshed and updated and includes links to related reports from the House of Commons Library.
Unaccompanied Migrant Children and Child Victims of Trafficking and Modern Slavery The chapter has been amended as the Children Act 1989 Guidance and Regulations - Volume 2: Care Planning, Placement and Case Review, statutory guidance has been updated. This makes changes in relation to the prohibition on placements of children under 16 in 'other arrangements' (previously known as 'unregulated accommodation'),
Families with No Recourse to Public Funds This chapter has been updated.
Relinquished Children This chapter has been updated to reflect case-law setting out lessons for the future in non-notification cases.
Delegation of Responsibility to Foster Carers and Residential Workers A new Section 7.4, Consent to Life-ending Withdrawal of Medical Support has been added to reflect a High Court judgment.
Placements in Residential Care This chapter has been updated to note that, from September 2021, looked after children under 16 years of age cannot be accommodated in unregulated independent or semi-independent placements.
Out of Area Placements Section 6, Placements in Wales has been updated in line with updated Children Act 1989 Guidance and Regulations - Volume 2: Care Planning, Placement and Case Review.
Remands to Local Authority Accommodation or to Youth Detention Accommodation Information in relation to children under the age of 16 being placed in 'other arrangements' placements has been added into Section 3, Local Authority Accommodation.
Placements with Parents Section 1, Planned Placements has been updated to add information on placements in 'other arrangements'.
Placements Outside England and Wales Section 3, Placements in Scotland, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and Guernsey has been updated in line with updated Children Act 1989 Guidance and Regulations - Volume 2: Care Planning, Placement and Case Review. Additional information has also been added in relation to placements in Scotland, in line with a High Court case.
Advocacy and Independent Visitors This chapter has been updated.
Education of Looked After and Previously Looked After Children This chapter has been revised. Information has been added on the School Admission Code in Section 5, When a Child Needs or Joins a New School.
Leaving Care and Transition Section 6, Pathway Planning has been updated to note that, in relevant cases, immigration status should be included as a separate section on the Pathway Plan. This will help to ensure that young people who have been granted Pre-Settled Status under the EU Settlement Scheme apply to convert this to Settled Status at the appropriate. Pathway Plans should contain clear information about what action needs to be taken by whom and when to ensure that the young person's right to remain legally in the UK is not jeopardised.
Responsibility of the Local Authority to Former Looked After Children and Young People in Custody This chapter has been updated to add a new Section 3.8, How to Request a Transfer or Placement Review and details of the role of Youth Custody Service (YCS) Placement Team.
Foster Carer Payments Policy Section 7, Additional Allowances has been updated adding further details for Transport for Carers: Mileage can be claimed for essential mileage for a child in placement such as school runs, child activities, attending council meetings, taking a child to contact or medical appointments. Mileometer readings are required to claim the allowance. All claims must be made within 3 months of taking the journey.
Placement for Adoption References to CoramBAAF forms that have been changed / no longer exist were removed.
Adoption Case Records References to CoramBAAF forms that have been changed / no longer exist were removed.
Court Reports in Adoption/Special Guardianship ‘Timetabling and Timescales for Full Family and Friends Assessment’ (Family Justice Council) has been updated.
Local Contacts This information has been updated.
Designated Managers This listing has been updated.
New Chapters and Features
Chapter Title Details
Aftercare under Section 117 of the Mental Health Act 1983 This chapter has been added to the manual.

Next update: May 2022


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