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Amendments

January 2018

Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details
Resolving Professional Disagreements The December 2017 edition of this Cambridgeshire document is now accessible as part of this online manual.
Need to Know Reporting Form The current version of this form is now accessible through this online manual.
Contacts and Referrals This chapter has been entirely revised and updated and should be re-read in full.
Single Assessment Framework This chapter has been substantially revised and updated and should be re-read in full.
Child Protection Conference Checklist This Cambridgeshire document has been added to this online manual.
Transfer Child Protection Conference This updated Cambridgeshire document has been added to this online manual.
Short Breaks This chapter has been entirely revised and updated and should be re-read in full.
Children Missing from Care or Home This chapter has been entirely revised and updated and should be re-read in full.
Care Leavers Charter This updated Cambridgeshire document has been added to this online manual.
New Chapters and Features
Chapter Name Details
Strategy Discussion Guidance This Cambridgeshire document has been added to this online manual.
Adult Assessment Process This step by step checklist has been added to this online manual.
Direct Payments This chapter has been added to the manual.
Removed Chapters
  • First Response Team Manual;
  • Assessments.

October 2017

Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details
Welcome and Foreword This document has been updated.
Supervision Including Practice Guidance This chapter has been entirely revised and updated and should be re-read in full.
Framework for Case Management This chapter has been updated and published in this online manual.
Cultural Competence This chapter has been entirely revised and updated and should be re-read in full.
Planning and Review This chapter has been entirely revised and updated and published in this online manual. The chapter should be re-read in full.
Intervention This chapter has been entirely revised and updated and should be re-read in full.
Legal Proceedings This chapter has been substantially updated and should be re-read in full.
Care and Supervision Proceedings and the Public Law Outline This chapter has been substantially revised and updated and should be re-read in full.
Children and Young People Aged 0 - 25 with Special Educational Need and Disabilities This chapter has been updated to reflect the outcome of a court judgement on Ordinary Residence that was included in DoH, Care and support statutory guidance (December 2016). A link has been added into Further Information to guidance on SEND: 19- to 25-year-olds’ entitlement to EHC plans (DfE 2017). Hyperlinks to further information and statutory guidance are now located at the bottom of this chapter.
Children Missing from Care or Home This chapter has been re-published in this online manual following a local review.
Safeguarding Children and Young People from Sexual Exploitation This chapter has been entirely revised and updated to reflect the February 2017 national guidance “Child Sexual Exploitation: Definition and Guide for Practitioners - definition and a guide for practitioners, local leaders and decision makers working to protect children from child sexual exploitation”. The chapter should therefore be re-read in full.
Guidance for Assessing Prison Contact Revisions have been made to this chapter to clarify that the primary consideration must be the safety and long term welfare of the subject child and any other child associated with the prisoner. Other minor changes have been made throughout the chapter.
Family and Friends Care Policy A new link to the separate Private Fostering procedure has been added to this chapter.
The Youth Offending Service and Children 'In Need' This chapter has been entirely revised and updated and should be re-read in full.
Booking Transport for Looked After Children A link to Child Car Seats: The Law has been added to this chapter.
Looked After Children Who Have Their Own Funds The Junior ISA limit for 2017-2018 has been added.
Placements in Secure Accommodation on Welfare Grounds A note has been added in respect of Secure Accommodation - Placements in Scotland: Schedule 1, Children and Social Work Act 2017, with immediate effect, now enables local authorities to make placements in Secure accommodation under Sect 25 (Children Act 1989) (See Section 7.1, Placement Request, Identification and Approval).
Advocacy and Independent Visitors This chapter has been updated to add a link to the Children’s Society ‘Advocacy services for children and young people – a guide for commissioners’. This guide outlines the legislative requirements of local authorities in the provision of advocacy support to children in need and looked after children.
Social Visits (Including Overnight Stays) This chapter has been entirely revised and updated and should be re-read in full.
Change of Name of a Looked After Child This chapter has been entirely revised and updated and should be re-read in full.
Placement for Adoption The links to related chapters and guidance have been updated.
Inter Country Adoption The content regarding Initial Meetings has been revised to reflect the DfE’s publication of Intercountry Adoption and Resident Status Requirements which set out the minimum requirements.
Applications for Special Guardianship Orders This chapter has been entirely revised and updated and should be re-read in full.
Recommended Reading This listing has been updated.
New Chapters and Features
Chapter Name Details
Consultation and Participation with Children, Young People and their Families This new chapter sets out the Cambridgeshire commitment to ensuring that children and young people are enabled by professionals to participate in matters that affect them.
Scheme of Delegation This entirely new document brings details of delegated authority up to date.
Recording Policy and Guidelines This new chapter sets out general expectations regarding case recording.
Case Records and Retention This new chapter sets out specific requirements regarding case recording the retention of records.
Need to Know (Including Death of a Child) This new procedure outlines the requirement for the Director and Assistant Director of Children and Families Services, and other senior colleagues and councillors where appropriate, to be made urgently aware of serious situations regarding children and families. This includes the death of a child whether living at home or looked after.
Early Help Strategy (Cambridgeshire Families Thrive) This new document sets out how the County Council provides targeted Early Help.
Child and Family Single Assessment Framework The purpose of this updated version of this guidance is to enable the single assessment to fully incorporate both the section 47 outcome and the Initial/Review Child Protection Conference Report.
Applications for Emergency Protection Orders This new chapter sets out the application process for Emergency Protection Orders.
Neglect This new chapter seeks to support practitioners in recognising and responding appropriately to neglect.
Domestic Violence and Abuse This new chapter seeks to support practitioners in recognising and responding appropriately to domestic violence and abuse.
Honour Based Violence This new chapter seeks to support practitioners in recognising and responding appropriately to honour based violence.
Safeguarding Children and Young People from Gang Related Exploitation This new chapter seeks to support practitioners in recognising and responding appropriately to gang related exploitation.
Private Fostering This new chapter seeks to support practitioners in their work with children and young people who are privately fostered.
Relinquished for Adoption This new chapter seeks to support practitioners in their work with children who are relinquished for adoption.
Removed Chapters
  • A Guide for Professionals;
  • Information for Children, Young People, Family Relatives and Friends.

Next Update: April 2018


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