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Bolton Children's Social Care 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 and Recording
  3. Prevention and Family Support
  4. Children in Particular Circumstances
  5. Looked After Children
  6. Fostering and Adoption
  7. Youth Offending
  8. Local Protocols
  9. Learning
  10. Documents
  11. Appendices


1. All Children

See also Bolton Safeguarding Children Partnership Multi-Agency Arrangements for Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of Children in Bolton

Caption: All Children
   

1.1

Policy Values and Principles

 
1.1.1 Children's Services Policies, Values and Principles  
1.1.2 Confidentiality Policy  
1.1.3 Children's Consultation and Participation  
1.1.4 Capacity and Consent New

   

1.2

Early Help and Framework for Action

 
1.2.1 Early Help Guidance  
1.2.2 Framework for Action for all Children, Young People and Families in Bolton  
1.2.3 Bolton SCP Integrated Working Processes - Lead professional Guidance for Practitioners  
1.2.4 Early Help and Working Together Resources currently under review by the Partnership  
  See also: Bolton Neglect Strategy -  currently under review by the Partnership  

   

1.3

Children's Contacts and Referrals

 
1.3.1 Initial Contacts and Referrals  
1.3.2 Children and Families - Single Assessment Protocol and Guidance  
1.3.3 Section 47 Enquiries  
1.3.4 Transfer of Cases Protocol  
1.3.5 8 Assessment Practice Standards: A Practice Development Guide  
1.3.6 Initial and Review Child Protection Conferences  
1.3.7 Statutory Visits: Good Practice Guidance for Children Subject to Child Protection Plans  
1.3.8 Transfer of Child Protection Plans From/To Other Local Authority Area  
1.3.9 Children in Need moving across Local Authority boundaries  

   

1.4

Court Proceedings

 
1.4.1 Application for Emergency Protection Orders  
1.4.2 Court Proceedings  
1.4.3 Public Law Outline  
1.4.4 Legal Protocol for Judicial Case Management in Public Law Children Act Cases  
1.4.5 Legal Framework  

   

1.5

Financial Support - under review

 
1.5.1 Financial Support - under review  
  See also: Framework for Action for all Children, Young People and Families in Bolton  

   

1.6

Miscellaneous

 
1.6.1 Death or Serious Injury to a Child (Looked After and Child in Need)  
1.6.2 Supervision Policy - Bolton's Protocol for Standards in Supervision of Children and Families Social Workers  
1.6.3 Sustaining Partnerships with Ethnic Minority Families  
1.6.4 Cross-Border Child Protection Cases  
1.6.5 Advice on Dealing with the Media  

   

1.7

Complaints and Whistleblowing

 
1.7.1 Managing Children's and Adults Social Care Complaints Policy - under review  
1.7.2 Whistleblowing Policy  


2. Case Management and Recording

Caption: Case Management
   
2.1 Recording Policy and Guidelines  
2.2 Case Records for Looked After Children  
2.3 Access to Records / Subject Access Requests  
2.4 Completing a Chronology  
2.5 Electronic Recording of Meetings and Conversations  
2.6 Storage of Data on Mobile Devices New
2.7 Use of Social Media Sites by Social Care and Safeguarding Staff New


3. Prevention and Family Support

Caption: Prevention and Family Support
   
3.1 Child in Need Practice Guidance  
3.2 Recognising and Assessing Private Fostering Arrangements  
3.3 Family and Friends Care Policy  
3.4 NICE Postnatal care up to 8 weeks after birth  
3.5 Young Carers  
  See also: Bolton Neglect Strategy -  currently under review by the Partnership  


4. Children in Particular Circumstances

Caption: Particular Circumstances
   
Also see:
Part 4, Children in Specific Circumstances, of the Greater Manchester Safeguarding Procedures and Bolton Neglect Strategy.

   

4.1

Children with Disabilities

 
4.1.1 Children and Young People Aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities - under review  
4.1.2 Short Breaks  
4.1.3 Placing and Visiting Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities or Health Conditions in Long-Term Residential Settings  

   

4.2

Children from Abroad

 
4.2.1 Unaccompanied Migrant Children and Child Victims of Trafficking and Modern Slavery Updated
4.2.2 Families with No Recourse to Public Funds Updated

   

4.3

Domestic Abuse

 
4.3.1 Domestic Violence and Abuse  
4.3.2 Forced Marriage and Safeguarding Children and Young People  
4.3.3 Fabrication or Induction of Illness by Parent or Carer  

   

4.4

Children and Young People at Risk of Sexual Exploitation

 
4.4.1 Children and Young People at Risk of Sexual Exploitation  

   

4.5

Deprivation of Liberty and Mental Capacity

 
4.5.1 Deprivation of Liberty  
4.5.2 Mental Capacity  


5. Looked After Children

Caption: LAC
   

5.1

Decision to Look After and Care Planning

 
5.1.1 Local Authority's Sufficiency Duty - Accommodation for Looked After Children  
5.1.2 Decision to Look After and Care Planning  
5.1.3 Ceasing to Look After a Child  
5.1.4 Permanence for Children  
5.1.5 Assessment of Sibling Relationships: Children X and Y  
5.1.6 Placement Planning and Disruption Meetings  
5.1.7 Placements in Foster Care  
5.1.8 Placements in Residential Care  
5.1.9 Out of Area Placements  
5.1.10 Placements with Connected Persons  
5.1.11 Placements in Secure Accommodation on Welfare Grounds and Secure Accommodation (Criteria) Reviews Updated
5.1.12 Remands to Local Authority Accommodation or to Youth Detention Accommodation  
5.1.13 Placements with Parents  
5.1.14 Placements Outside England and Wales  
5.1.15 Placements in Unregulated Placements  
5.1.16 Notifications from Other Local Authorities / Placement Providers  
5.1.17 Guide to the Care Planning, Placement and Case Reviews Regulations (England) 2010 and Statutory Guidance  

   

5.2

Monitoring and Reviews

 
5.2.1 Social Worker Visits to Looked After Children  
5.2.2 Advocacy and Independent Visitors  
5.2.3 Looked After Children and Young People in Contact with Youth Justice Services  
5.2.4 Looked After Reviews  
5.2.5 Appointment and Role of Independent Reviewing Officers  
5.2.6 Staying Safe Services Quality Assurance Framework  
5.2.7 Notification of Significant Events  

   

5.3

Contact and Overnight Stays

 
5.3.1 Contact with Parents/Adults and Siblings  
5.3.2 Overnight Stays and Social Visits  

   

5.4

Education, School Trips and Holidays

 
5.4.1 Holidays and Schools Trips in the UK  
5.4.2 Holidays School Trips Outside the UK  
5.4.3 Education of Looked After and Previously Looked After Children  
5.4.4 Personal Education Allowances  


 

5.5

Health and Wellbeing

 
5.5.1 Promoting the Health of Looked After Children and Young People in Bolton  
5.5.2 Personal Care and Relationships  
5.5.3 A Positive Approach to Working with Looked After Children  
5.5.4 Anti-Bullying Policy  
5.5.5 Blood Borne Viruses - under review  
5.5.6 HIV - under review  
5.5.7 Medication Policy: Safe Storage and Administration of Medication in Children's Social Care Service  

   

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 Service Updated
5.7.2 Financial Policy for Young People Receiving Leaving Care Services - under review  
5.7.3 Staying Put  
5.7.4 Responsibilities of the Local Authority to Former Looked After Children and Young People in Custody  


6. Fostering and Adoption

Caption: Fostering and Adoption
   

6.1

Fostering Services

 
  Note: Fostering for Adoption/Concurrency  
6.1.1 Fostering Panel  
6.1.2 Persons Disqualified from Fostering  
6.1.3 Assessments and Approvals of Foster Carers  
6.1.4 Exemptions and Extensions/Variations to Foster Carer Approval  
6.1.5 Supervision and Support of Foster Carers  
6.1.6 Review and Termination of Approval of Foster Carers  
6.1.7 Allegations Against Foster Carers  
6.1.8 Fostering Services Statement of Purpose  
6.1.9 Looked After Children Living with Connected People  
6.1.10 Policy and Procedure for Parent and Child Fostering  

   

6.2

Adoption and Permanence

 
6.2.1 Adoption Service Statement of Purpose  
6.2.2 Assessment and Approval of Prospective Adopters  
6.2.3 Fostering for Adoption/Concurrency  
6.2.4 Adoption Panel  
6.2.5 Placement for Adoption  
6.2.6 Relinquished Babies for Adoption  
6.2.7 Adoption Support  
6.2.8 Monitoring and Supervision of Adoptive Placements  
6.2.9 Adoption Reviews  
6.2.10 Disruption of Adoptive Placements  
6.2.11 Allegations Against Prospective Adopters and in Relation to Children Placed for Adoption or Already Placed  
6.2.12 Inter Country Adoption  
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 Intermediary Services  
6.2.17 Special Guardianship Orders  
6.2.18 Court Report in Adoption / Placement Order / Special Guardianship Applications Guidance  
6.2.19 Life Story Work Guidance  
6.2.20 Later Life Letters  


7. Youth Offending

Caption: Youth Offending
   
7.1 Youth Offending Team Operational Guidance  
7.2 Youth Justice Board National Standards for Youth Justice Services  
7.3 Youth Justice Board Case Management Guidance  
7.4 National Protocol for Case Responsibility  
7.5 National Protocol for Transitions in England  
7.6 MAPPA Guidance  
7.7 Trigger Offences for Assessment of Risk to Children  
7.8 National Appropriate Adult Network National Standards  
7.9 Greater Manchester Local Authorities and Greater Manchester Police:  Joint Protocol for Considering Requests for the Provision of Accommodation under PACE  
7.10 Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE) Codes of Practice  
7.11 The Code of Practice for Victims of Crime  


8. Local Protocols

Caption: Local protocols
   
8.1 Joint Protocol For Children and Young People Missing From Home and Care  
8.2 Protocol for Working with Young People (16/17 year olds) presenting as Homeless between Children's Services (Leaving Care Team) and Community Housing Services (Homeless Welfare)  
8.3 Joint Protocol - Working with Parents/Carers Who Have Mental Health Problems  
8.4 Protocol for Working with Former Relevant Young People Housing Assistance to Care Leavers Including Those Who May Present as Homeless  
8.5 Children Missing from Education Guidelines and Procedure (Department of People)  


9. Learning

Caption: Contents
   
9.1 Disguised Compliance - Learning from case reviews  


10. Documents

Caption: Documents
   
10.1 Child Incident Briefing Form  


11. Appendices

Caption: Appendices
   
11.1 Local Contacts  
11.2 List of Agency Decision Makers, Designated Managers and Nominated Officers  
11.3 Working Together to Safeguard Children  
11.4 Guide to Bolton Health Services Organisation - Local Contacts  
11.5 Amendments  

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