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BromleyChildren and Young People Service Safeguarding and Social Care Division Procedures Manual

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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 Management and Recording
  3. Children in Particular Circumstances
  4. Children Looked After
  5. Fostering and Adoption
  6. Youth Offending Service
  7. Contacts, List of Agency Decision Makers and Appendices

1. All Children

1.1

Policy, Values and Principles

1.1.1 Children's Services Policies, Values and Principles  
1.1.2 Children's Consultation and Participation  


1.2

Early Help and Thresholds for Children's Social Care Services

1.2.1 Early Help Framework  
1.2.2 Thresholds of Need Guidance (May 2017)  
1.2.3 Neglect Strategy and Toolkit  
1.2.4 Bromley Escalation Policy (July 2017)  


 

1.3

Children's Social Care - Assessment and Planning

 
1.3.1 Contacts and Referrals  
1.3.2 Assessments  
1.3.3 Child Protection Enquiries (Section 47)  
  See also: London Child Protection Procedures  
1.3.4 Child Protection Conferences, Reviews and Core Groups  
1.3.5 Case Transfer Protocol Across Bromley Childrens Services  
1.3.6 Children Subject to a Child Protection Plan Travelling Abroad  


 

1.4

Child in Need

 
1.4.1 Child in Need Plans and Reviews  


 

1.5

Legal Proceedings

 
1.5.1 Applications for Emergency Protection Orders  
1.5.2 Care and Supervision Proceedings and the Public Law Outline Updated
1.5.3 Legal Gateway Panel Terms of Reference and Procedure  
1.5.4 Legal Planning Meetings  
1.5.5 Protocol and Good Practice Model: Disclosure of Information in Cases of Alleged Child Abuse and Linked Criminal and Care Direction Hearings (October 2013)  
  See also: Working with foreign authorities: child protection cases and care orders Departmental advice for Local Authorities, social workers, service managers and children's services lawyers (July 2014)  


 

1.6

Complaints and Whistleblowing

 
1.6.1 Complaints and Representations  
1.6.2 Raising Concerns Page – London Borough Bromley Intranet  
1.6.3 Raising Concerns (Whistleblowing) Policy  
1.6.4 Raising Concerns – Next Steps Poster  


 

1.7

Allegations Against Professionals and Volunteers

 
1.7.1 The Management of Allegations Against Staff or Volunteers Who Work with Children (London CP Procedures)
Following an extensive consultation process, significant changes have been made to this chapter. Practitioners are asked to review the chapter to ensure they are aware of all the changes.
 
1.7.2 Managing Allegations Made Against Adults Working in Bromley – Local LADO Information  


 

1.8

Notifications

 
1.8.1 Death or Serious Injury to a Child (Looked After and Child In Need)  

2. Case Management and Recording

2.1 Recording Policy and Guidelines Updated
2.2 Case Records and Retention  
2.3 Access to Records  
2.4 Confidentiality Policy  
2.5 Electronic Recording of Meetings and Conversations  

3. Children in Particular Circumstances

3.1

Children with Disabilities

3.1.1 Children and Young People Aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Updated
3.1.2 Direct Payments  
3.1.3 Short Breaks  
3.1.4 Placing and Visiting Children with Special Educations needs and Disabilities or Health Conditions in Long-Term Residential Settings New


 

3.2

Children from Abroad

 
3.2.1 Unaccompanied Migrant Children and Child Victims of Trafficking and Modern Slavery  
3.2.2 Families with No Recourse to Public Funds  


 

3.3

Homelessness

 
3.3.1 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  


 

3.4

Family and Friends Care

 
3.4.1 Family and Friends Care  
3.4.2 Private Fostering  


 

3.5

Young Carers

 
3.5.1 Young Carers  


 

3.6

Relinquished Children

 
3.6.1 Relinquished Children  


 

3.7

Vulnerabilities

 
3.7.1 Bromley Vulnerable Adolescents Strategy (July 2017)  
3.7.2 Bromley Missing Children Protocol (July 2017)  
3.7.3 Bromley Children Missing from Education Policy and Procedure (July 2017)  
3.7.4 Bromley Child Sexual Exploitation Protocol (July 2017)  

4. Children Looked After

4.1

Decision to Look After and Care Planning

4.1.1 Local Authority's Sufficiency Duty - Accommodation for Children Looked After  
4.1.2 Decision to Look After and Care Planning  
4.1.3 Ceasing to Look After a Child  
4.1.4 Permanence Planning Guidance  
  See also: Fostering for Adoption, Concurrent Planning and Temporary Approval as Foster Carers of Approved Prospective Adopters  
4.1.5 Placement Planning and Disruption Meetings  
4.1.6 Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority Claims for Children Looked After  


 

4.2

Placements

 
4.2.1 Placements with Parents Updated
4.2.2 Placements with Connected Persons  
4.2.3 Placements in Foster Care  
4.2.4 Placements in Residential Care  
4.2.5 Placements in Secure Accommodation on Welfare Grounds  
4.2.6 Out of Area Placements  
4.2.7 Placements Outside England and Wales  
4.2.8 Remands to Local Authority Accommodation or to Youth Detention Accommodation  
4.2.9 Notifications from Other Local Authorities/Placement Providers  
4.2.10 Delegation of Authority to Foster Carers and Residential Workers  
  See also: Children Looked After and Young People in Contact with Youth Justice Services  


 

4.3

Monitoring and Reviews

 
4.3.1 Social Worker Visits to Children Looked After  
4.3.2 Advocacy and Independent Visitors  
4.3.3 Looked After Reviews - under review  
4.3.4 Appointment and Role of Independent Reviewing Officers  
4.3.5 Secure Accommodation (Criteria) Reviews Updated
4.3.6 Notifications of Significant Events Updated


 

4.4

Contact and Overnight Stays

 
  See also: Delegation of Authority to Foster Carers and Residential Workers  
4.4.1 Contact with Parents/Adults and Siblings  
4.4.2 Social Visits (Including Overnight Stays)  


 

4.5

Education, School Trips and Holidays

 
  See also: Delegation of Authority to Foster Carers and Residential Workers  
4.5.1 Education of Children Looked After and Previously Looked After Children Updated
4.5.2 Holidays and School Trips In and Outside the UK  


 

4.6

Health and Wellbeing

 
4.6.1 Health Care Assessments and Plans  
4.6.2 Personal Care and Relationships  
4.6.3 Behaviour Management and Safe Caring  
4.6.4 Restrictive Physical Intervention  


 

4.7

Change of Name and Marriage

 
4.7.1 Change of Name of a Child Looked After  
4.7.2 Marriage of a Child Looked After  


 

4.8

Leaving Care and Transition

 
4.8.1 Leaving Care and Transition  
4.8.2 Staying Put Policy  
4.8.3 Staying Put Flowchart  
4.8.4 Staying Put Allowances  
  See also: Responsibilities of the Local Authority to Former Children Looked After and Young People in Custody  


 

4.9

Youth Offending

 
  See also: Youth Justice Board National Standards and Case Management Guidelines  
4.9.1 Children Looked After and Young People in Contact with Youth Justice Services  
4.9.2 Responsibilities of the Local Authority to Former Children Looked After and Young People in Custody  
  See also: Remands to Local Authority Accommodation or to Youth Detention Accommodation  

5. Fostering and Adoption

5.1

Fostering Services

5.1.1 Fostering Panel  
5.1.2 Persons Disqualified from Fostering  
5.1.3 Assessment and Approvals of Foster Carers Updated
5.1.4 Exemptions and Variations to Foster Carer Approval  
5.1.5 Supervision and Support of Foster Carers Updated
5.1.6 Review and Termination of Approval of Foster Carers Updated
5.1.7 Allegations Against Foster Carers Updated
  See also: Fostering for Adoption, Concurrent Planning and Temporary Approval as Foster Carers of Approved Prospective Adopters  


 

5.2

Adoption and Permanence Services

 
5.2.1 Assessment and Approvals of Prospective Adopters Updated
5.2.2 Adoption Panel  
5.2.3 Placement for Adoption  
5.2.4 Adoption Support  
5.2.5 Monitoring and Supervision of Adoptive Placements  
5.2.6 Adoption Reviews  
5.2.7 Disruption of Adoptive Placements  
5.2.8 Allegations Against Prospective Adopters and in Relation to Children Placed for Adoption or Already Adopted  
5.2.9 Inter Country Adoption  
5.2.10 Non Agency Adoption  
5.2.11 Adoption Case Records  
5.2.12 Access to Birth Records and Adoption Case Records Updated
5.2.13 Intermediary Services  
5.2.14 Life Story Books Guidance  
5.2.15 Later Life Letters  
5.2.16 Fostering for Adoption, Concurrent Planning and Temporary Approval as Foster Carers of Approved Prospective Adopters  


 

5.3

Special Guardianship

 
5.3.1 Applications for Special Guardianship Orders Updated
5.3.2 Court Reports in Placement Order Applications and Adoption/Special Guardianship Guidance Updated

6. Youth Offending Service

6.1 Youth Justice Board National Standards and Case Management Guidelines  

7. Contacts, List of Agency Decision Makers and Appendices

7.1 London Borough of Bromley Children's Social Care Multi-Agency Contacts  
7.2 List of Agency Decision Makers, Designated Managers and Nominated Officers  
7.3 London Child Protection Procedures  
7.4 Working Together to Safeguard Children  
7.5 Amendments