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Blackburn with Darwen Children's Service Contents List

August 2017

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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 and Recording
  3. Prevention and Family Support
  4. Children in Particular Circumstances
  5. Looked After Children
  6. Fostering and Adoption
  7. Appendices


1. All Children

1.1

Policy Values and Principles

 
1.1.1 Confidentiality Policy  
1.1.2 Participation  
1.1.3 Children's Consultation and Participation New
1.1.3 Supervision Guidance  
  See also Family and Friends Care Policy  
1.1.4 North West Protocol for Standards in Supervision of Children and Families Social Workers  
1.1.5 Lone Working Policy - under review  
1.1.6 Blackburn with Darwen Minimum Timescales Updated
1.1.7 Mentoring and Befriending Service  


 

1.2

CAF and Thresholds for Children's Social Care Services

 
1.2.1 CAF  
1.2.2 Continuum of Need and Response  
1.2.3 Safeguarding Children and Young People from Sexual Exploitation  


 

1.3

Children's Social Care - Assessment and Planning

 
1.3.1 Blackburn with Darwen Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) Practice Guidance Updated
  See also Contact Details for Safeguarding and Child Protection Concerns and Referrals  
1.3.2 Blackburn with Darwen Children’s Social Needs and Risk - Local Assessment Protocol Updated
1.3.3 Case Closure Process Updated
1.3.4

Social Care Placement Requests, Commissioned Services and Resource Requests - Panels Process, including:

1.3.4.1 Case Tracking Management Panel

1.3.4.2 Resource Management Panel

1.3.4.3 Complex Packages of Care Panel

1.3.4.4 Disability Resource Allocation Panel (DRAP)

Updated
1.3.5 Risk Management Toolkit Updated
1.3.6 Children in Our Care (CIOC) Team Case Transfer Procedure New


 

1.4

Children in Need of Protection

 
1.4.1 Strategy Discussions and Section 47 Guidance  
1.4.2 Child Protection Conferences Updated
1.4.3 Child Protection Plan, Visits and Core Group Updated
  See also Pan Lancashire Policy and Procedures for Safeguarding Children Manual, Allegations Against Persons who Work with Children (including Volunteers and Carers) Procedure  
1.4.4 Pre-Birth Protocol  
  See also Pre Birth Risk Estimation Tool  


 

1.5

Court Proceedings

 
1.5.1 Applications for Emergency Protection Orders  
1.5.2 Care and Supervision Proceedings and the Public Law Outline Updated
1.5.3 Legal Planning Meetings  
1.5.4 Lancashire Protocol Relating to the Disclosure of Information to and from Family Proceedings  
1.5.5 Protocol and Good Practice Model Disclosure of Information in Cases of Alleged Child Abuse and Linked Criminal and Care Directions Hearings (October 2013)  


 

1.6

Miscellaneous

 
1.6.1 Death or Serious Injury to a Child (Including Children Managed by Social Workers or Lead Professionals)  
1.6.2 Protocol for Dealing with Aggressive Customers  
1.6.3 Pan Lancashire Policy and Procedures for Safeguarding Children Manual, Resolving Inter-Agency Disagreements  


 

1.7

Complaints and Whistle blowing

 
1.7.1 Complaints and Representations  
1.7.2 Whistleblowing  


2. Case Management and Recording

2.1 Recording Policy and Guidelines  
2.2 Case Records for Looked After Children  
2.3 Access to Records  
2.4 Guidance on Information Sharing  
2.5 Electronic Recording of Meetings and Conversations  


3. Prevention and Family Support

3.1 Children in Need Planning and Review Process  
3.2 Private Fostering  
3.3 Private Fostering Statement of Purpose  


 

3.4

Provision of Accommodation to Homeless 16 and 17 year olds

 
  3.4A Joint Housing and Social Care Protocol for Homeless 16 and 17 year olds  
  3.4B Joint Working Arrangements between Children’s Services and Housing Needs for Homeless 16 and 17 year olds – Flowchart  


4. Children in Particular Circumstances

4.1

Children with Disabilities

 
4.1.1 Children and Young People Aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Updated
4.1.2 Children with Disabilities Pathway New
4.1.3 Direct Payments  
4.1.4 Short Breaks  


 

4.2

Children from Abroad

 
4.2.1 Unaccompanied Asylum Seekers  
4.2.2 Families with No Recourse to Public Funds  


 

4.3

Missing Children

 
 

See also Fostering Services (England) Regulations 2011, Regulation 13

Fostering National Minimum Standards 2011, 3 & 5
 
4.3.1 Children and Young People Missing from Home or Care  


 

4.4

Cross-Boundary Issues

 
4.4.1 Children in Need Moving in and Out of Blackburn with Darwen - North West Regional Inter-Authority Protocol  
4.4.2 North West Notification and Transfer of Children Subject of Child Protection Plans across Local Authority Boundaries Procedure  
4.4.3 Notifications and Transfer of Children Subject to Child Protection Plans Moving from/to Other Local Authority Areas - Local Protocol  
4.4.4 North West Pre-Care and Care Proceedings Notification and Transfer across Local Authority Boundaries Procedure  
4.4.5 Cross-Border (International) Child Protection Cases Updated


 

4.5

Domestic Abuse

 
4.5.1 Domestic Abuse Notifications  

4.6

Young Carers

 
4.6.1 Young Carers Updated


5. Looked After Children

5.1

Decision to Look After and Care Planning

 
5.1.1 Decision to Look After and Care Planning  
5.1.2 Securing Sufficiency for Looked After Children  
5.1.3 Permanence Stability and Security  
5.1.4 Placement Planning and Disruption Meetings  
5.1.5 Remands to Local Authority Accommodation or to Youth Detention Accommodation  
5.1.6 Placements in Foster Care  
5.1.7 Policy on the Placement of Siblings  
5.1.8 Placements in Residential Care  
5.1.9 Out of Area Placements  
5.1.10 Placements with Connected Persons (Regulation 24)  
5.1.11 Placements in Secure Accommodation on Welfare Grounds Updated
5.1.12 Placements with Parents  
5.1.13 Placements Outside England and Wales  
5.1.14 Notifications from Other Local Authorities / Placement Providers  
5.1.15 Unsuitable Material for Looked After Children  
5.1.16 Amendments to the Children Act 1989 Guidance; Care Planning, Placement and Case Review - Implications for BwD Procedures  
5.1.17 Ceasing to Look After a Child  


 

5.2

Monitoring and Reviews

 
5.2.1 Social Worker Visits to Looked After Children  
5.2.2 Advocacy and Independent Visitors Updated
5.2.3 Looked After Reviews Updated
5.2.4 Appointment and Role of Independent Reviewing Officers Updated
5.2.5 Secure Accommodation (Criteria) Reviews  
5.2.6 Notification of Significant Events  
  See also Mentoring and Befriending Service  


 

5.3

Contact and Overnight Stays

 
5.3.1 Contact with Parents and Siblings - Policy and Protocol for Contact Team  
5.3.2 Social Visits (Including Overnight Stays) Updated


 

5.4

Education, School Trips and Holidays

 
5.4.1 Holidays and School Trips  
5.4.2 Education of Looked After Children  
  See also Education Policy for Children in Foster Carers  
  See also Adoption Education Policy  


 

5.5

Health and Wellbeing

 
5.5.1 Health Care Assessments and Plans Updated
  See also Promoting Positive Behaviour and Relationships within Foster Families  
  See also Health and Safety in the Home  


 

5.6

Identity

 
5.6.1 Change of Name of a Looked After Child  
5.6.2 Marriage of a Looked After Child  


 

5.7

Leaving Care and Transition

 
5.7.1 Leaving Care Team Operational Policy and Procedures  
5.7.2 Staying Put Policy  
5.7.3 Staying Put  
5.7.4 Joint Housing and Social Care for Care Leavers Making a Planned Move on Reaching 18  
5.7.5 Joint Housing and Social Care Protocol for Eligible, Relevant and Former Relevant Children  
  See also Responsibilities of the Local Authority to Former Looked After Children and Young People in Custody  


 

5.8

Youth Offending

 
5.8.1 Youth Justice Board National Standards and Case Management Guidelines  
5.8.2 Youth Justice Service Equality and Diversity Policy 2015/2016  
5.8.3 Youth Justice Service Policy on Working with Girls and Young Women  
5.8.4 Responsibilities of the Local Authority to Former Looked After Children and Young People in Custody  
5.8.5 Looked After Children and Young People in Contact with Youth Justice Services  
5.8.6 Operational Protocol Between Children's Services (Social Care, Leaving Care) and the Youth Justice Service  
5.8.7 Operational Protocol Between Youth Justice Service, Children's Services and Housing in respect of Young People in Need of Accommodation upon Release  
5.8.8 Referral Pathway Between CGL and BwD Youth Justice Service (Flowchart)  
5.8.9 Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council: Our approach to Supporting young people with Special Educational Needs in Youth Detention Accommodation  


6. Fostering and Adoption

6.1

Fostering Services

 
 

Standard and Regulations

 
  Fostering Services National Minimum Standards 2011 – Blackburn with Darwen condensed version  
  Fostering Services (England) Regulations 2011 – Blackburn with Darwen condensed version  
  Fostering Regulations/National Minimum Standards Reference Grid  

   
6.1.1 Family and Friends Care Policy  
6.1.2 Fostering Panel  
6.1.3 Persons Disqualified from Fostering  
6.1.4 Assessments and Approvals of Foster Carers  
6.1.5 Exemptions to the Limit of Children in Foster Homes  
6.1.6 Supervision and Support of Foster Carers Updated
6.1.7 Delegation of Authority to Foster Carers and Residential Workers  
6.1.8 Review and Termination of Approval of Foster Carers  
6.1.9 Allegations Against Foster Carers  
6.1.10 Fostering Recruitment Strategy  
6.1.11 Fostering Retention Strategy  
6.1.12 Joint Agency Protocol to Assist in Dealing with Offences in Foster Homes  
6.1.13 Placement Disruption Meetings (Foster Care and Residential Care)  
6.1.14 Short Break Care for Children in Foster Care  
6.1.15 Foster Care Agreement  
6.1.16 Fostering Statement of Purpose  
6.1.17 A Guide to your Blackburn with Darwen Foster Carers  
6.1.18 Education Policy for Children in Foster Carers  
6.1.19 Safe Care Policy  
6.1.20 Promoting Positive Behaviour and Relationships within Foster Families  
6.1.21 Health and Safety in the Home  
 

See also:

Supervision Guidance

Recording Policy and Guidelines – Children's Files

Case Records for Looked After Children

Access to Records

Children & Young People Missing from Home or Care

Placements in Foster Care

Placements with Connected Persons

Contact with Parents and Siblings - Policy and Protocol for Contact Team
 
6.1.22 Smoking Policy for the Adoption and Fostering Services  
6.1.23 A-Z Guide for Foster Carers  
6.1.24 Foster Carers Charter  
6.1.25 Fostering for Adoption and Concurrent Planning Placements  


 

6.2

Adoption and Permanence

 
  National Minimum Standards for Adoption 2011  
6.2.1 Adoption Recruitment Strategy 2017/18 Updated
6.2.2 Recruitment, Assessment and Approval of Prospective Adopters  
6.2.3 Adoption Panel  
6.2.4 Placement for Adoption  
6.2.5 Relinquished Babies  
6.2.6 Adoption Support  
6.2.7 Monitoring and Supervision of Adoptive Placements  
6.2.8 Adoption Reviews  
6.2.9 Disruption of Adoptive Placements  
6.2.10 Allegations Against Prospective Adopters  
6.2.11 Allegations Including Historical Abuse  
6.2.12 Inter Country Adoption Updated
6.2.13 Non Agency Adoption  
6.2.14 Adoption Case Records  
6.2.15 Access to Birth Records and Adoption Case Records  
6.2.16 Application for Special Guardianship Orders Updated
6.2.17 Child Arrangements Orders  
6.2.18 Court Reports in Adoption/Special Guardianship Guidance  
6.2.19 Life Story Work  
6.2.20 Later Life Letters  
6.2.21 Adoption Service - Internet Safety Protocol  
6.2.22 Adoption Statement of Purpose  
6.2.23 Safety in the Home and Transport for Prospective Adopters Policy Updated
6.2.24 Smoking Policy for the Adoption and Fostering Services  
6.2.25 Adoption and Permanence Fast Track Team - Operational Policy and Service Procedures  
6.2.26 Adoption Education Policy  
6.2.27 Adoption Decision Making Process for Cases not Referred to Adoption Panel  
6.2.28 Adoption Cases Tracking Panel Procedure Updated


7. Appendices

7.1 Contact Details for Safeguarding and Child Protection Concerns and Referrals  
7.2 Designated Managers Updated
7.3 Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015  
7.4 Serious Incident Notifications to Ofsted Flowchart  
7.5 Amendments  

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