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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

May 2021

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Updated Chapters
Chapter Title Details
Children's Integrated Services Policies, Priorities and Principles This procedure has been reviewed and updated throughout.
Nottingham City Protocol for Children's Assessment This procedure has been reviewed and updated throughout.
Capacity and Consent This chapter has been updated to add information on a High Court case in relation to consent in the context of the use of medication to suppress puberty. Information has also been added in relation to NICE Quality Standard: Decision-Making and Mental Capacity.
Integrated Working and Case Transfer Procedure This procedure has been reviewed and updated throughout.
Safeguarding Babies at Birth and Young Infants (NSCP) This procedure has been reviewed and updated throughout.
Children’s Integrated Services Supervision Policy and Practice Guidance This guidance has been reviewed and updated throughout.
Children and Young People Aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Section 15, Resolving Disagreements has been updated to reference recent case-law holding that, as part of the mediation process, a parent/child/young person is entitled to bring along any supporter they wish, including a lawyer.
Unaccompanied Migrant Children and Child Victims of Trafficking and Modern Slavery A link to the Regional Guidance to closing missing UASC cases in the East Midlands has been added to Relevant Guidance.
Placements in Secure Accommodation on Welfare Grounds A new Section 10, Use of Inherent Jurisdiction to Authorise a Placement Involving a Deprivation of Liberty When One or More of the Relevant Criteria Under Section 25 Children Act 1989 are Not Satisfied has been added. Section 6, Placements of Children under the age of 13 Years has been updated following publication of revised DfE guidance.
Education of Looked After and Previously Looked After Children This chapter has been updated to reflect changes from the revised Working Together to Safeguard Children.
Holidays and School/Organisational Visits in the UK This chapter has been reviewed and updated throughout.
Holidays and School/Organisational Visits Outside the UK This chapter has been reviewed and updated throughout. Section 4, Insurance Cover has been updated to include details of how to apply for a Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) which provides access to reduced cost or free medical insurance in the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland. Section 5, Obtaining a Passport has also been updated to link to reissued Home Office guidance for Local Authorities Children’s Services Departments when Applying for Passports on Behalf of Children.
Leaving Care and Transition This chapter has been updated with a link to Joint Housing Protocols for Care Leavers: good practice advice (DfE and MHCLG) to support the development of joint protocols that can help local authorities to meet the accommodation needs of care leavers. Additional content has therefore been added in a new Section 8, Joint Housing Protocols for Care Leavers as well as Section 7, Reviews of Pathway Plans and Section 13, Where Care Leavers Live or Move to a Different Local Authority Area.
Children in Care and Leaving Care Financial Policy This chapter has been reviewed and updated throughout.
Responsibility of the Local Authority to Former Looked After Children and Young People in Custody This chapter has been updated to reflect the Joint Housing Protocols for Care Leavers: good practice advice, Section 2.6 Care leavers leaving custody (DfE and MHCLG) (see Section 3.9, Planning for Release).
Fostering Panel Section 6 to Section 8 have been updated and should be re-read.
Assessment and Approval of Foster Carers A revised link has been added to Prepare for a review panel: adopters and foster carers (see: Section 9, Representations / Independent Review Procedure). Details have been amended locally to take account of the current changes during Covid 19.
Supervision and Support of Foster Carers This chapter has been amended in Section 4 to Section 6 and should be re-read.
Review of Foster Carers A revised link has been added to Prepare for a review panel: adopters and foster carers (see: Section 6, Representations / Review Procedure).
Staying Put The chapter has been updated throughout and should be re-read. An Overview of Staying Put has been added to the Relevant Guidance.
Bedroom Sharing Policy and Procedure NMS Standards 10.1 and 10.6 have been added in Section 2, Legislative Summary.
Access to Birth Records and Adoption Case Records This chapter has been given a general refresh throughout and information added on applying for a copy of a birth certificate online.
New Chapters and Features
Chapter Title Details
Fostering Statement of Purpose This has been added to the manual.
New Carers Guide to Fostering This guide has been added to the manual.
The Use of CCTV in the Foster Home This guidance has been added to the manual.
Removed Chapters
  • Assessment and Approval of Prospective Adopters.

Next update: November 2021


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