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East Riding Online Procedures - 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 Recording and Confidentiality
  3. Services to Children in Need
  4. Services to Children in Care
  5. Services for Care Leavers
  6. Adoption and Permanence
  7. Children with Disabilities
  8. Deprivation of Liberty and Mental Capacity
  9. Children from Abroad
  10. Private Fostering
  11. Homelessness
  12. Protocols
  13. Appendices


1. All Children

Caption: All Children
   

1.1

Policy Framework, Principles and Values

 
1.1.1 Children’s Social Care Policies, Values and Principles  
1.1.2 Confidentiality Policy (including Freedom of Information Act, 2000)  
1.1.3 Children's Consultation and Participation  
1.1.4 Children and Young People’s Strategic Plan (2017 - 2020)  
1.1.5 Capacity and Consent Updated

   

1.2

Early Intervention and Integrated Processes

 
1.2.1 Early Help Assessments and the Lead Professional  
1.2.2 Effective Support for Children, Young People and Families in East Riding of Yorkshire - Guidance for all practitioners in Working Together to Support Families and Safeguard Children  
1.2.3 Early Help Panels - Guidance  

   

1.3

Referrals, Assessment and Planning for Children in Need

 
1.3.1 Contacts and Referrals  
1.3.2 Single Assessments  
1.3.3 Child Protection Section 47 Enquiries  
1.3.4 Use of Interpreters  
1.3.5 Process for Transferring Cases  
1.3.6 Visiting Officer Safe Working Procedure  

   

1.4

Legal Process

 
1.4.1 Emergency Protection Order  
1.4.2 Police Protection  
1.4.3 Recovery Order  
1.4.4 Child Assessment Order  
1.4.5 Care and Supervision Proceedings and the Public Law Outline Updated
1.4.6 Legal Planning Meetings  
1.4.7 Extension and Variation of Supervision Order  
1.4.8 Appeals  
1.4.9 Revocation and Variation of Care Order  
1.4.10 Written Statements of Evidence  
1.4.11 Children's Guardians  
1.4.12 Care Plans in Care Proceedings  
1.4.13 Section 7 and Section 37 Reports  
1.4.14 Education Supervision Orders  
1.4.15 Refuges for Children at Risk  
1.4.16 Cross-Border Child Protection Cases under the Hague Convention  
  See also: Family Justice Resource Hub (ADCS) - This hosts a series of practical resources, such as templates, tools and practice guidance, which will be of interest to those working in the family justice system.  

   

1.5

Safeguarding

 
1.5.1 Children and Young People who Runaway or Go Missing from Home and Care  
1.5.2 Challenging Behaviour by Children and Young People to Staff  
1.5.3 Applications to Disclosure and Barring Service for Disclosure of Information  
1.5.4 Safeguarding Children and Young People from Sexual Exploitation  

   

1.6

Complaints and Representations

 
1.6.1 Complaints Procedure Updated


2. Case Recording and Confidentiality

Caption: Case Recording and Confidentiality
   

2.1

Recording Values and Principles

 
2.1.1 Recording Values and Principles  

   

2.2

Case Records

 
2.2.1 Case Recording  
2.2.2 Case Closure  
2.2.3 Significant Event Chronologies and Three Monthly Summaries  
  See also: Process for Transferring Cases  

   

2.3

Archiving and Storage

 
2.3.1 Retention and Destruction of Case Records  
2.3.2 Archiving Procedure  
2.3.3 Criminal Cases Review Commission - Procedure for Securing Files  
2.3.4 Retrieval of Case Records from Archives and Record Service  
2.3.5 Storage of Data on Mobile Devices  

   

2.4

Access to Information, Information Sharing and Confidentiality

 
2.4.1 Access to Personal Information (including Subject Access Request Guidance)  
2.4.2 Information Sharing, Confidentiality and Security of Information  
2.4.3 Transfer of Information  
2.4.4 Access to Archived Files  
2.4.5 Procedure for Taking Hardcopy Personal Records Offsite  
2.4.6 Use of Social Media Sites by Social Care and Safeguarding Staff New
  See also: Social Media Guidance for Foster Cares and Professionals  
  and Access to Birth Records and Adoption Records  


3. Services to Children in Need

Caption: Services to Children in Need
   

3.1

Direct Services

 
3.1.1 Child in Need Plans and Reviews  
3.1.2 Provision of Accommodation  
3.1.3 Referral of Adults for Assessment or Treatment  
3.1.4 Short Breaks  
3.1.5 Family Group Conferencing  

   

3.2

Commissioned Services

 
3.2.1 The Role of Primary Mental Health Workers  
3.2.2 Substance Misuse Treatment Services (including Substance Misuse Screening Tool and Guidance)  

   

3.3

Young Carers

 
3.3.1 Young Carers and Sibling Support  

   

3.4

Mental Health

 
3.4.1 Aftercare under Section 117 of the Mental Health Act 1983 New


4. Services to Children in Care

Caption: Services to Children in Care
   
  Looked After Children Strategy 2014 – 2017  

   

4.1

Decision to Look After

 
4.1.1 Decision to Look After and Care Planning  
4.1.2 Child's Journey through the Care System: Flow Chart  
4.1.3 Placement Plans  
4.1.4 Children in Care in Contact with Youth Justice Services  
4.1.5 Placements Flowchart  
4.1.6 Securing Sufficient Accommodation for Looked After Children (2017)  
4.1.7 Notifications from Other Local Authorities / Placement Providers  
4.1.8 Remands to Local Authority Accommodation or to Youth Detention Accommodation Updated
4.1.9 Ceasing to Look After a Child  
4.1.10 Considering Ceasing to Look After a Child (Local Protocol)  
4.1.11 Section 20 Guidance  

   

4.2

Placements in Foster Care

 
4.2.1 Placements in Foster Care  
4.2.2 Introduction and Preparation for Foster Placements  
4.2.3 Emergency Placements in Foster Care  
4.2.4 Supervision of Foster Placements  
4.2.5 Averting Foster Placement Disruptions  
4.2.6 Disruption Meetings  

   

4.3

Foster Carers

 
  Click here for Fostering Services National Minimum Standards  
4.3.1 Publicity and Recruitment of Foster Carers  
4.3.2 Link Working and Family Finding  
4.3.3 Assessment and Approval of Foster Carers  
4.3.4 Fostering Panel Procedure  
4.3.5 Numbers of Children in Foster Placements  
4.3.6 Foster Carer Support and Supervision  
4.3.7 Fostering Allowances  
4.3.8 Review and Termination of Approval of Foster Carers  
4.3.9 Delegation of Authority to Foster Carers and Residential Workers Updated
4.3.10 Social Media Guidance for Foster Cares and Professionals  
  See also: Use of Social Media Sites by Social Care and Safeguarding Staff  

   

4.4

Placements with Family, Friends and Connected Persons

 
4.4.1 Placements with Family, Friends and other Connected Persons  
4.4.2 East Riding of Yorkshire Family and Friends Care Policy  

   

4.5

Placements with Parents

 
4.5.1 Preparation for Placement with Parents Updated
4.5.2 The Placement Plan and the Placement  
4.5.3 Immediate Placement with Parents  
4.5.4 Placement of Young People aged 16 and over with Parents  
4.5.5 Support, Supervision and Review of Placement with Parents  
4.5.6 Termination of Placement with Parents  

   

4.6

Other Placements

 
4.6.1 Children's Commissioning Panel: Terms of Reference  
4.6.2 Placement Finding Process External Care Placements  
4.6.3 External and Out of Area Placements and the Role of the Child Care Commissioning Panel  
4.6.4 Placements in Secure Accommodation on Welfare Grounds  
4.6.5 Placements in Residential Care  
4.6.6 Out of Area Placements Updated
4.6.7 Placements in Other Arrangements Updated
4.6.8 Placements Outside England and Wales New

   

4.7

Children's Participation

 
4.7.1 Information for Children and Young People when Entering Care  
4.7.2 Advocacy Service for Children in Care  
4.7.3 Independent Visitors  

   

4.8

Health

 
  Quality Standard for the Health and Wellbeing of Looked After Children and Young People, NICE  
4.8.1 Health and Emotional Wellbeing Assessments and Health Plans  
4.8.2 Consent for Medical Treatment  
4.8.3 Supporting Children in Care through Pregnancy and Birth  

   

4.9

Education and Leisure

 
4.9.1 Education of Children in Care Updated
4.9.2 Personal Education Plans Procedure  
4.9.3 Personal Education Plans: Guidance Notes  
4.9.4 Holidays, Outings and Specialist Activities  
4.9.5 Passport Applications  

   

4.10

Contact with Family and Friends

 
4.10.1 Promotion of Contact to Children in Care  
4.10.2 The Family Contact Service - Supervised Contact  
4.10.3 Overnight Stays with Friends  

   

4.11

Reviews

 
4.11.1 Looked After Reviews  
4.11.2 Role of the Children’s Independent and Safeguarding Reviewing Officer (CISRO)  
4.11.3 Social Worker Visits to Children in Care  
4.11.4 Secure Accommodation (Criteria) Reviews  
4.11.5 Notification of Significant Events  

   

4.12

Miscellaneous

 
4.12.1 Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority Claims for Children in Care Updated
4.12.2 Life Books Guidance  
4.12.3 Mobile Phones for Children in Care  
4.12.4 Obtaining Transport Services  
4.12.5 Change of Name of a Child in Care  
4.12.6 Children in Care Joining the Armed Forces  


5. Services for Care Leavers

Caption: Services for Care Leavers
   
  Care Leavers' Charter, Department for Education  
5.1 Overall Policy Statement, Key Principles and Eligibility and Transfer Process  
5.2 Leaving Care and Transition Updated
5.3 Pathway Planning  
5.4 Provision of Accommodation  
5.5 Provision of Staying Put Arrangements and Supported Lodgings  
5.6 Staying Put Policy  
5.7 Recruitment, Assessment and Monitoring of Supported Lodgings Providers  
5.8 Joint Housing Protocol for Care Leavers  
5.9 Former Looked After Children in Custody  
5.10 Supported Lodgings Panel: Terms of Reference  


6. Adoption and Permanence

Caption: Adoption and Permanence
   
  Click here to view the Adoption: National Minimum Standards.  
  See also: One Adoption North and Humber  

   

6.1

Planning for Permanence

 
6.1.1 Permanency Planning for Children in Care - Procedure  
6.1.2 Permanency Planning for Children in Care - Guidance  

   

6.2

Making an Adoption Plan

 
6.2.1 Planning for Adoption and Preparation of the Adoption Plan and the Child's Permanence Report  
6.2.2 Early Permanence Placements / Fostering for Adoption  

   

6.3

Recruitment, Preparation and Assessment of Adoptive Families

 
6.3.1 Publicity and Recruitment  
6.3.2 Informing, Counselling and the Preparation of Prospective Adopters  
6.3.3 Assessment of Prospective Adopters  

   

6.4

The Adoption Panel

 
6.4.1 Terms of Reference of the Adoption Panel  
6.4.2 Presentation of Children’s Cases to the Adoption Panel  
6.4.3 Presentation of Prospective Adopters’ Cases to the Adoption Panel  
6.4.4 Presentation of Proposed Placements to the Adoption Panel  
6.4.5 Review and Termination of Approval of Prospective Adopters  

   

6.5

Preparation for Adoptive Placements

 
6.5.1 Consent to Adoption and Applying for a Placement Order  
6.5.2 Identifying a Suitable Family for a Child  
6.5.3 Identifying a Potential Placement for Approved Adopters  

   

6.6

Making, Supervising and Supporting Adoptive Placements

 
6.6.1 The Adoption Placement Plan, Introductions and the Placement  
6.6.2 Supervision, Support and Review of Placements  

   

6.7

Reviews of Adoption Plans and Adoptive Placements

 
6.7.1 Reviews of Children’s Cases  
6.7.2 Disruption Meetings  

   

6.8

Adoption Support Services

 
6.8.1 Eligibility for Adoption Support Services  
6.8.2 Assessment of Need for Adoption Support Services and Preparation of Adoption Support Plan  
6.8.3 Provision of Financial Support to Adopters and Special Guardians  
6.8.4 Contact and the Adoption Post-Box System  

   

6.9

Adoption Records

 
6.9.1 Adoption Records - Contents  
6.9.2 Access to Birth Records and Adoption Records  
6.9.3 Intermediary Services  

   

6.10

Non-Agency Adoptions

 
6.10.1 Adoption by Step Parents and other Non-Agency Carers  
6.10.2 Inter Country Adoptions  

   

6.11

Other Routes to Permanence

 
6.11.1 Permanency Panel  
6.11.2 Applications for Special Guardianship Orders Updated
6.11.3 Child Arrangements Order and Foster Carers  
6.11.4 Child Arrangements Order Allowances  
  See also: Provision of Financial Support to Adopters and Special Guardians  

   

6.12

Court Reports

 
6.12.1 Court Reports in Adoption/Special Guardianship Updated


 

6.13

Relinquished Children

 
6.13.1 Relinquished Children Updated


7. Children with Disabilities

Caption: Children with Disabilities
   
7.1 Children and Young People Aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Updated
7.2 Disabled Children’s Service - Thresholds and Procedure  
7.3 Children's Specialist Services Resource Panel  
7.4 Placing and Visiting Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities or Health Conditions in Long-Term Residential Settings  
7.5 Direct Payments Procedure  
7.6 Direct Payments Guidance  
7.7 Transition Planning to Adulthood - to follow  
7.8 Blue Badge Scheme - Issue, Refusal and Renewal  
7.9 Blue Badge Scheme - Appeals  


8. Deprivation of Liberty and Mental Capacity

8.1 Deprivation of Liberty  
8.2 Mental Capacity  


9. Children from Abroad

9.1 Unaccompanied Migrant Children and Child Victims of Trafficking and Modern Slavery Updated
9.2 Age Assessment Guidance Updated
9.3 Families with No Recourse to Public Funds Updated
9.4 Safeguarding Foreign National Children Who Go Missing  
9.5 Working with Syrian Refugee Families  


10. Private Fostering

Caption: private fostering
   
10.1 Definition and Notification of a Child who is or is going to be Privately Fostered  
10.2 Assessment of the Suitability of a Private Fostering Arrangement  
10.3 Assessment of the Suitability of a Private Foster Carer  
10.4 Arrangements for the Placement of Private Foster Children  
10.5 Supervision of Privately Fostered Children and Support of Private Foster Carers  


11. Homelessness

Caption: Homelessness
   
11.1 Prevention of Homelessness and Provision of Accommodation for 16 and 17 Year Olds who may be Homeless and/or require Accommodation; and Duty to Refer  


12. Protocols

Caption: Contents protocols
   

12.1

Youth Offending

 
12.1.1 Joint Protocol between East Riding Children’s Service and the Youth Offending Team in relation to Young People who are Bailed or Remanded to Local Authority Accommodation  
12.1.2 Duties to Children and Young People involved with the Youth Justice System who are accused of committing Serious Offences  
  Please also see: Children in Care in Contact with Youth Justice Services  
12.1.3 Joint Protocol between East Riding Youth Offending Team and Children's Social Care to address Sexually Harmful Behaviour Displayed by Children and Young People known to the Youth Offending Team (October 2011)  
  Youth Justice Board: Standards for Children in the Youth Justice System  
  Youth Justice Board: Case Management Guidance  
  and YJB and Probation Joint National Protocol for Transitions in England  

   

12.2

Joint Working between Adults and Children and Families Services

 
12.2.1 Principles of Joint Working (between Adults and Children and Families Services)  
12.2.2 Joint Assessment - Adults and Children's and Families Services  

   

12.3

Emergency Duty Team

 
12.3.1 Duties of Emergency Duty Team  
12.3.2 Referrals to Emergency Duty Team  

13. Appendices

Caption: appendices
   
13.1 Scheme of Delegation Updated
13.2 Working Together to Safeguard Children (Statutory Guidance)  
13.3 Forms Library  
13.4 Amendments  

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