View Working Together 2013 View Working Together 2013

Amendments

April 2019

Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details
Confidentiality Policy This chapter has been updated to reflect the EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018.
Family and Friends Care Policy A link to Government Guidance regarding support for Family and Friends Carers has been added.
Children, Families and Community Health Supervision Policy This document has been updated.
Performance Management and Quality Assurance Framework This has been updated and the Case Audit Tool revised.
A Model for Risk Assessment A link to Swindon LSCB Neglect Framework Guidance has been added.
Pre Birth Assessment Procedure This chapter has been updated with a link to the Swindon LSCB Unborn Baby Protocol.
Care and Supervision Proceedings and The Public Law Outline This chapter has been amended to reflect changes from ‘Practice Direction 27a - Family Proceedings: Court Bundles (Universal Practice to be Applied in the High Court and Family Court)’, in relation to the required maximum length of certain court documents, (unless otherwise specifically directed by the court). In addition, a new subsection of Section 4.1, Local Authority - ‘Final Care Plan’ provides further detail on the importance of recording information on the Care Plan which will help the child, parent or the child’s carer understand why decisions have been or are being made.
Missing Children This chapter has been updated, and contains links to the updated joint Wiltshire and Swindon Missing Children protocol and the relevant forms and templates.
Safeguarding Children to Safeguarding Adults Transition Protocol Links have been updated.
Child Sexual Exploitation A link to Swindon Local Safeguarding Children Board Child Sexual Exploitation Handbook has been added and the Vulnerability checklist has been updated.
Recording Policy and Guidelines This chapter has been updated to reflect the EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018.
Electronic Recording of Meetings and Conversations This chapter has been updated to reflect the EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018.
Child Protection The links in this chapter have been renewed.
Permanence Planning Guidance This chapter has been updated to reflect changes introduced by the Children and Social Work Act 2017 in relation to the education of Looked After and Previously Looked After Children.
Placements in Secure Accommodation on Welfare Grounds This chapter has been updated to fully reflect the updated guidance Secure Children's Homes: How to Place a Child Aged Under 13 (July 2018).
Ceasing to Look After a Child This chapter has been updated to reflect changes introduced by the Children and Social Work Act 2017 in relation to the education of Looked After and Previously Looked After Children.
Advocacy and Independent Visitors New information about the future of the children’s right and participation service has been added to the related guidance section.
Holidays and School Trips Outside the UK A link to the European Health Insurance Card has been added.
Education of Looked After and Previously Looked After Children This chapter has been updated to reflect changes introduced by the Children and Social Work Act 2017 and the updated Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018 guidance.
Health Assessments and Health Care Plans A link to Children Looked After (CLA) Placed Out of Borough Requiring Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services has been added.
Supervision and Support of Foster Carers The link to the Transfer of Foster Carers Protocol has been updated.
Placement for Adoption A link to the Adoption Medical Pathway and Out of Borough Child Needing an Adoption Medical – Guidance for Social Workers has been added.
Adoption Support This chapter has been updated to reflect changes introduced by the Children and Social Work Act 2017 in relation to the education of Looked After and Previously Looked After Children.
Adoption Reviews This chapter has been updated to reflect changes introduced by the Children and Social Work Act 2017 in relation to the education of Looked After and Previously Looked After Children.
Relinquished Children This chapter has been updated to include additional information on parental capacity to consent, in line with High Court case-law Re S (Child as parent: Adoption: consent) [2017] EWHC (Fam).
New Chapters and Features
Chapter Name Details
Early Help / Mash Step Up Processes This document has been added.
Children Subject to Child Protection Plans and a Legal Order (Dual Plans) This procedure clarifies practice when children who are subject to child protection plans become subject to legal Orders, Looked After, or are removed from the family home.
Adopt Thames Valley – Statement of Purpose Statement of Purpose for Regional Adoption Agency.
Removed Chapters
  • Short Breaks at Preventative Level (Aiming High);
  • Child Protection Plans - Assistant Team Manager Role and Responsibilities;
  • Foster Carers Finance Handbook.

Next update: September 2019


Archive

2019 Amendments

2018 Amendments

2017 Amendments

2016 Amendments

2015 Amendments

2014 Amendments

End