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March 2018

Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details
Transfer Protocol This is the updated version of this Protocol - January 2018.
Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC) Under 16 A link to the NRPF network guidance on Securing British Citizenship for looked after children has been added.
Families with No Recourse to Public Funds A link to the NRPF network guidance on Securing British Citizenship for looked after children has been added.
Child Sexual Exploitation This chapter has been extensively revised and additional links added.
Children in Need Procedures This chapter has been updated to conform to current organisational systems.
Joint Protocol for Young People Between 16-21 in Housing Need This has been extensively revised and should be re-read.
Young Carers This chapter has been revised extensively throughout.
Short Breaks at Preventative Level (Aiming High) The chapter has been with updated versions of SBC Short breaks statement and Short Breaks questionnaire. The guidance Preventative Short Breaks has also been extensively revised.
Children and Young People Aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Links to additional sources of help have been added.
Placements in Foster Care Minor amendments have been made to the text to accurately reflect job titles in Swindon.
Out of Authority Placements for SBC Children This chapter has been updated throughout and should be re-read.
Placements in Secure Accommodation on Welfare Grounds This chapter has been extensively revised and should be re-read.
Notifications from Other Local Authorities/Placing Providers This chapter has been extensively revised and appendices of relevant forms added.
Health Assessments and Health Care Plans The Initial Health Assessment Process for Social Workers flowchart has been added.
Placement in Supported Lodgings Policy This chapter has been with changes made to Section 7, Approval and Reviews of Supported Lodgings Providers - on the review of approval of supported lodgings.
Change of Name of a Looked After Child This chapter has been updated throughout and should be re-read.
Supervision and Support of Foster Carers The unannounced visits protocol has been added and other forms updated.
Managing Concerns, Complaints and Allegations against Foster Carers, including Historical Allegations A link to the LADO Handbook has been added.
Applications for Special Guardianship Orders This chapter has been updated throughout and should be re-read.
New Chapters and Features
Chapter Name Details
Guidance for Children, Families and Community Health Managers for Managing Caseloads without a Worker or the Worker is Currently Absent from Work Guidance for managers when allocated workers are absent.
Foster Carers Possessing Guns and Weapons This chapter considers the assessment of Foster Carers who own firearms.
LADO Handbook The latses version has been added as an appendix.

Next update: September 2018


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