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Nottingham City Safeguarding Children’s Board Procedures Manual
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Nottingham City Children's Services Procedures Manual: Contents

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This contents list is sub divided into the following sections, each Section contains relevant Chapters/Procedures: (Click on the title to jump to the Section you require):

  1. All Children
  2. Case Management, Recording and Supervision
  3. Prevention and Support Services
  4. Children in Particular Circumstances
  5. Looked After Services
  6. Fostering
  7. Adoption
  8. How to Guides
  9. Appendices

1. All Children

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Policies, Values and Principles

1.1.1 Children's Integrated Services Policies, Priorities and Principles  
1.1.2 Confidentiality Policy  
1.1.3 Consultation Policy  
1.1.4 Equality and Diversity New



Nottingham City Threshold of Needs

1.2.1 Nottingham City Threshold of Needs Updated



Children's Social Care - Assessment and Planning

1.3.1 Nottingham City Protocol for Children's Assessment Updated
1.3.2 Assessment Under the Children Act 1989 - Working Together to Safeguard Children  
1.3.3 Capacity and Consent  
1.3.4 Integrated Working and Case Transfer Procedure  
1.3.5 Hospital Discharge Planning (NCSCP)  
1.3.6 Safeguarding Babies at Birth and Young Infants (NSCP)  
1.3.7 Neglect Toolkit New



Court Proceedings

1.4.1 Applications for Emergency Protection Orders  
1.4.2 Care and Supervision Proceedings and the Public Law Outline Updated
1.4.3 Protocol for Reducing Delay in Care Proceedings in Nottinghamshire and Nottingham City  
1.4.4 Legal Gateway/Planning Meeting  
1.4.5 Protocol and Good Practice Model - Disclosure of Information in Cases of Alleged Child Abuse and Linked Criminal and Care Directions Hearings  
1.4.6 Family Justice Resource Hub (ADCS)  




1.5.1 Unexpected Death or Serious Injury to a Child  
1.5.2 Cross Border Child Protection Cases  
1.5.3 Mobile Children and Families Policy - Nottingham City Safeguarding Children Partnership  
1.5.4 Children who go Missing from Home, Care or Education (Local Practice Guidance)  
    Children Missing from Home and Care Joint Protocol  
1.5.5 Safeguarding Children and Young People from Sexual Exploitation  
1.5.6 Joint Protocol with Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services  
1.5.7 Aftercare under Section 117 of the Mental Health Act 1983 Updated



Complaints, Whistleblowing and Dispute Resolution

1.6.1 Complaints Procedure  
1.6.2 Whistleblowing  
1.6.3 Child Protection Dispute Resolution Policy  
1.6.4 Children in Care Dispute Resolution Policy  

2. Case Management, Recording and Supervision

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2.1 Recording Policy  
2.2 Case Records and Retention  
2.3 Access to Files Policy and Procedure for Approved Organisations  
2.4 ESCR Restrictions Policy  
2.5 Children’s Integrated Services Supervision Policy and Practice Guidance Updated
2.6 Unallocated Cases Guidance  
2.7 Electronic Recording of Meetings and Conversations  
2.8 Use of Social Media Sites by Social Care and Safeguarding Staff  
2.9 Storage of Data on Mobile Devices  

3. Prevention and Support Services

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3.1 Child in Need Plans and Reviews  
3.2 Private Fostering  
3.3 Nottingham City Homeless 16/17 Year Old Joint Protocol New
3.4 Be Independent At Home: Adaptations Protocol  
3.5 Undertaking Statutory and Non Statutory Visits to Child/ren Involved in Child Protection Processes or Subject to Child Protection Plans and those who are Children in Need (Nottingham City Protocol)  



Going Home

3.6.1 Going Home Toolkit  
3.6.2 Going Home Toolkit and Guidance Notes  



Disabled Children

3.7.1 Children's Disability Service  
3.7.2 Direct Payments Policy and Procedure  
3.7.3 Chronically Sick and Disabled Person's Act 1970 for Disabled Children  
3.7.4 Short Breaks - Threshold and Access Criteria  
3.7.5 Carers Assessments of Parents/Carers for Disabled Children  
3.7.6 Integrated Community Equipment Service  
3.7.7 Environmental Restraint Policy and Procedures  
    Environmental Restraint Policy - Home Safety Risk Assessment  
3.7.8 Occupational Therapy Services Procedure  
3.7.9 Children and Young People Aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities  

4. Children in Particular Circumstances

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Children from Abroad

4.1.1 Data Sharing with the UK Border Agency (UKBA) Regarding Children from Abroad  
4.1.2 Unaccompanied Migrant Children and Child Victims of Trafficking and Modern Slavery  
4.1.3 Families with No Recourse to Public Funds  



Young Carers

4.2.1 Young Carers Pathway  



Relinquished Children

4.3.1 Relinquished Children  



Deprivations of Liberty and Mental Capacity

4.4.1 Deprivation of Liberty  
4.4.2 Mental Capacity Act  

5. Looked After Services

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Planning for Children Looked After

5.1.1 Decision to Look After Updated
5.1.2 Care Planning Updated
5.1.3 Local Authority's Sufficiency Duty - Accommodation for Looked After Children  
5.1.4 Permanence Planning Guidance  
5.1.5 Placement Planning (72 Hour Meeting)  
5.1.6 Delegation of Responsibility to Foster Carers and Residential Workers  
5.1.7 Ceasing to Look After a Child Updated
5.1.8 Special Guardianship Policy and Procedure  
5.1.9 Court Reports in Adoption/Special Guardianship  
5.1.10 ADCS/CAFCASS Protocol for Children Relinquished for Adoption  
5.1.11 Fostering for Adoption, Concurrent Planning and Temporary Approval as Foster Carers of Approved Prospective Adopters  
5.1.12 Risk Assessment and Planning New
5.1.13 Providing Personalised Care New
  See also: NICE Guideline: Looked After Children and Young People  




5.2.1 Placements in Foster Care Updated
5.2.2 Placements in Residential Care Updated
5.2.3 Out of Area Placements  
5.2.4 Placements in Secure Accommodation on Welfare Grounds Updated
5.2.5 Remands to Local Authority Accommodation or to Youth Detention Accommodation Updated
5.2.6 Placements with Parents  
5.2.7 Placements Outside England and Wales Updated
5.2.8 Placement in Other Arrangements  
5.2.9 Unregulated and Unregistered Placements  
5.2.10 Notification of Placements from Other Local Authorities/Placement Providers  
5.2.11 Joint Protocol Regarding Looked After Children and Young People Placed out of Nottingham  
5.2.12 Health and Safety New



Kinship Care and Connected Persons

5.3.1 Kinship Carer Policy New
5.3.2 Kinship Care Arrangements New
5.3.3 Information for Kinship Carers New
5.3.4 Placements with Connected Persons Updated
5.3.5 Family and Friends Care Policy  



Contracting with Providers

5.4.1 Protocol for Managing Placement Contract  
5.4.2 Protocol for Spot Purchasing an Unknown Provider  
5.4.3 Protocol to Address Concerns about Provider  



Monitoring and Reviews

5.5.1 Social Worker Visits to Children in Care  
5.5.2 Advocacy and Independent Visitors  
5.5.3 Looked After Children and Young People in Contact with Youth Justice Services Updated
5.5.4 Looked After Reviews  
5.5.5 Appointment and Role of Independent Reviewing Officers  
5.5.6 Secure Accommodation (Criteria) Reviews  
5.5.7 Notification of Significant Events  
5.5.8 Youth Offending Additional National Guidance New



Contact and Overnight Stays

5.6.1 Family Time with Parents/Adults and Siblings Updated
5.6.2 Social Visits and Overnight Stays  



Education, Leisure, Holidays and School Trips

5.7.1 Education of Children with a Social Worker, Looked After and Previously Looked After Children  
5.7.2 Holidays and School/Organisational Visits in the UK  
5.7.3 Holidays and School/Organisational Visits Outside the UK  
5.7.4 Leisure Activities New



Health and Wellbeing

5.8.1 Health Care Assessments and Health Care Plans  
5.8.2 Personal Care and Relationships Updated
5.8.3 Positive Relationships and Behaviour Management Updated
5.8.4 Restrictive Physical Intervention and Restraint Updated
5.8.5 Sexual Health  
5.8.6 Disability Living Allowance  




5.9.1 Change of Name of a Looked After Child  
5.9.2 Marriage of a Looked After Child / Civil Partnership  
5.9.3 Life Story Books Guidance  
5.9.4 Later Life Letters  



Leaving Care and Transition to Adulthood

  Extended Local Offer  
5.10.1 Leaving Care and Transition Updated
5.10.2 Children in Care and Leaving Care Financial Policy - under review  
5.10.3 Care Leavers Financial Entitlements - Higher Education Bursary  
5.10.4 Responsibility of the Local Authority to Former Looked After Children and Young People in Custody  
5.10.5 Personal Advisor - Protocol  
5.10.6 Transfer of Case Holding Between Qualified Social Worker and Personal Advisor When the Child Ceases to be Looked After  
5.10.7 Pathway Planning  
5.10.8 Qualifying Young Person  
5.10.9 Contact with Ex-Care Leavers  
5.10.10 Hardship Payments Policy  
5.10.11 Independence Policy - Setting Up a Home  
5.10.12 National Insurance Numbers for Children in Care  
5.10.13 Personal Adviser to 25 Years Policy  

6. Fostering

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  See also: Fostering Statement of Purpose  
6.1 Fostering Panel Updated
6.2 Assessment and Approval of Foster Carers  
6.3 Exemptions and Extensions/Variations to Foster Carer Approval  
6.4 Persons Disqualified from Fostering  
6.5 Supervision and Support of Foster Carers  
6.6 Review of Foster Carers  
6.7 Allegations Against Foster Carers Updated
6.8 Foster Carers - Firearms, Shotguns and Ammunition  
6.9 Foster Carers Adopting  
6.10 Staying Put  
6.11 Safeguarding and Safe Caring  
6.12 Bedroom Sharing Policy and Procedure  
6.13 Bullying in Foster Care - Policy and Procedure  
6.14 Training and Development of Foster Carers New
6.15 Pre-Approval Training for Prospective Foster Carers and Adopters  
6.16 Post Approval Training for Foster Carers and Adopters Pre Order  
6.17 Unauthorised Absence of Children from Their Foster Placement  
6.18 Substance Misuse (Foster Care)  
6.19 Fostering Disruption Meeting  
6.20 Care and Control Policy Statement  
6.21 Foster Carer Payments Policy  
6.22 Fostering Rates and Allowances  
6.23 Foster Carer Equipment Guidance  
6.24 Foster Carer File Audit Template  
6.25 Disclosure and Barring Service: Guidance for Children's Social Care Providers  
6.26 New Carers Guide to Fostering  
6.27 The Use of CCTV in the Foster Home  
  See also: Fostering for Adoption, Concurrent Planning and Temporary Approval as Foster Carers of Approved Prospective Adopters  

7. Adoption

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  Nottingham City’s adoption services are now part of Adoption East Midlands.  

8. How to Guides

The content of these guides has been produced by Nottingham City Council.

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8.1 How to Guide: Adoption  
8.2 How to Guide: Permanent Foster Carer  
8.3 How to Guide: Placement with Parents  
8.4 How to Guide: Residence Orders  
8.5 How to Guide: Special Guardianship  

9. Appendices

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9.1 Local Contacts Updated
9.2 Holidays and School/Organisational Visit - Leaders Checklist  
9.3 Working Together to Safeguard Children  
9.4 Designated Managers Updated
9.5 Social Business Process Training Manual - My Nottingham Intranet Link  
9.6 Amendments