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Amendments

April 2018

Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details
Confidentiality Policy References to the Data Protection Act 1998 have been replaced with the updated General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR).
Supervision Guidance The Early Years and Early Help - Family Support and Outreach Provision has been updated and should be re-read throughout.
Lone Working Guidance for Employees Working with Young People & Families This chapter has been extensively updated and should be re-read throughout.
Legal Planning Meetings This chapter has been substantially updated and should be re-read.
Protocol for Dealing with Aggressive Customers This link has been updated.
Whistleblowing An updated link has been added to Whistleblowing in Blackburn with Darwen.
Access to Records References to the Data Protection Act 1998 have been replaced with the updated General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR).
Guidance on Information Sharing This chapter has been updated with references to General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR).
Private Fostering This chapter has been updated. Appendix 10: Private Fostering Flowchart and Appendix 11: Private Fostering Procedure (short version) have also been revised. A new Appendix 12: Private Fostering Approval Template Letter has been added.
Unaccompanied Migrant Children and Child Victims of Trafficking and Modern Slavery This chapter has been extensively updated and should be re-read throughout.
Placements in Foster Care This chapter has been updated.
Placements with Parents This chapter has been updated to reflect that the DBS has no eligibility for a standard or enhanced check for birth parents or other adults living in the household. However, the Local Authority has a requirement under the Care Planning, Placement and Case Review (England Regulations) 2010 to obtain information about unspent convictions and cautions before placing a child back with parents (see Section 1.2, Assessment and Checks before Placement).
Social Worker Visits to Looked After Children Section 2, Exceptions has been revised to set out more clearly the circumstances where visiting requirements differ from those set out in Section 1, Normal Frequency.
Health Care Assessments and Plans A new Section 3.5, Consent to Health Care Assessments has been added.
Youth Justice Service Equality and Diversity Policy 2018/2019 This policy has been updated.
Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council: Our approach to Supporting young people with Special Educational Needs in Youth Detention Accommodation This document has been updated.
Assessments and Approvals of Foster Carers Section 8, After the Panel Recommendation has been updated to clarify the decision as to the suitability of the applicant must be made within 7 working days of receipt of the panel’s recommendation and final set of panel minutes – The Children Act 1989 Guidance and Regulations - Volume 4: 5.39 and Standard 14 (14.9) Fostering panels and the fostering service’s decision-maker.
Delegation of Authority to Foster Carers and Residential Workers This chapter has been updated.
Fostering Recruitment Strategy An updated version of the Fostering Recruitment Strategy has been added to the manual.
Fostering Retention Strategy An updated version of the Fostering Retention Strategy has been added to the manual.
Foster Care Agreement The Fosters Carer Agreement has been updated.
Promoting Positive Behaviour and Relationships within Foster Families Section 5, Resources and Training Available for Foster Carers has been updated.
Recruitment, Assessment and Approval of Prospective Adopters This chapter has been extensively updated and should be re-read throughout.
Placement for Adoption This chapter has been slightly updated in regard to Adoption Service to Regional Adoption Agencies.
Disruption of Adoptive Placements This chapter has been slightly updated to reference Regional Adoption Agency.
Designated Managers This chapter has been updated.
New Chapters and Features
Chapter Name Details
Escalation Process - Legal Instructions This document has been added to the manual.
Removed Chapters
  • Participation;
  • Mentoring and Befriending Service;
  • Adoption Service.

Next Update: March 2019


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