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November 2023

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Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details
Capacity and Consent Amendments have been made to reflect case-law in relation to assessing legal capacity.
Care and Supervision Proceedings and the Public Law Outline Information has been added into Section 4, Care Orders and Supervision Orders on a Care Plan of the Child Remaining at Home in relation to Supervision Orders, in line with Public Law Working Group (PLWG) Recommendations to Achieve Best Practice in the Child Protection and Family Justice Systems: Supervision Orders.
Decision to Look After Section 3, Section 20 Accommodation has been updated in line with case-law.
Remands to Local Authority Accommodation or to Youth Detention Accommodation This chapter has been amended to include information from Annex to MOJ Circular 2022/03: Additional Information on Remand to Local Authority Accommodation (RLAA).
Placements in Other Arrangements This chapter has been refreshed.
Health and Safety Section 6, Diet, Nutrition and Allergies has been updated to include information about allergies.
Leaving Care and Transition This chapter has been amended to note that with effect from 1 April 2023, the leaving care allowance increased from £2,000 to £3,000. It has also been revised to include information from the revised Ofsted Inspection Framework.
Early Permanence: Fostering for Adoption, Concurrent Planning and Temporary Approval as Foster Carers of Approved Prospective Adopters This chapter has been refreshed and a link added to National Early Permanence Practice Standards (Coram Centre for Early Permanence). 
Children and Young People Aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities This chapter has been updated. Information in relation to legal aid for foster carers and prospective adoptive parents in First Tier Tribunal appeals has been added into Section 15, Resolving Disagreements.
Unaccompanied Migrant Children and Child Victims of Trafficking and Modern Slavery This chapter has been updated. Information in relation to the National Age Assessment Board has been added into Section 4, Assessment.
New Chapters and Features
Chapter Name Details
EU Settled Status Guidance for Practitioners (local policy) This local policy has been added to the procedures manual.
Unplanned Endings and Disruptions Local Arrangements and Guidance This document has been added to the procedures manual.
Ofsted Inspection Framework This chapter has been added to the procedures manual.
Removed Chapters
  • Disruption Meetings.

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