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Amendments

January 2019

Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details
Children, Families and Community Health Supervision Policy This policy has been updated.
Performance Management and Quality Assurance Framework The Performance Management and Quality Assurance Framework Procedure has been updated.
Assessment This chapter has been updated, when the Step down process from Child in Need to Early Help has been added.
Case Transfer Protocol This protocol has been updated.
Child Protection This chapter has been reviewed.
Child Protection Plans - Lead Social Worker Role and Responsibilities This chapter has been updated.
Foster Care Approval and Matching Panel This chapter has been updated.
Persons Disqualified from Fostering This chapter has been updated.
Assessment and Approvals of Foster Carers This chapter has been updated.
Exemptions and Variations of Approval This chapter has been updated.
Scheme of Delegation These details have been updated.
New Chapters and Features
Chapter Name Details
Swindon’s Practice Framework and Vision This document has been added to the manual.
Step Down Process from Child in Need to Early Help This flowchart has been added to the manual.
Pre Birth Assessment Procedure This procedure has been added to the manual.
Allegations Against Staff and Volunteers who have Contact with Children and Young People This procedure has been added to the manual.
Policy to Reduce the Number of Children Subject to Child Protection Plans for Longer than 2 Years This policy has been added to the manual.
Referral Process for Opal This flowchart has been added to the manual. It shows the decision making process for cases of suspected CSE.
Foster Carers Finance Handbook This handbook has been added to the manual.
Children in Foster Care – Delegated Authority Policy This policy has been added to the manual.
Removed Chapters
  • Signs of Safety - Overview;
  • Caseload Weighting Scheme;
  • Foster Care "Payment for Skills" Scheme;
  • Payment for Skills: Task, Criteria and Fees;
  • Adoption Service Statement of Purpose;
  • Adoption Panel;
  • Practice Guidance - Decision to discontinue a Child Protection Plan;
  • Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) Handbook.

Next update: March 2019


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