"The timing of review conferences & core groups when a baby has been subject to a pre-birth child protection plan.
Following a consultation process over the summer 2017, the relevant section of the London CP Procedures have been amended – see below with changed text in bold:
- 4.1.22 - Further reviews should be held at intervals of not more than six months for as long as the child remains the subject of a child protection plan. If the initial conference was a pre-birth conference, a Review Conference or Core Group should be held within 10 days of the birth (20 days if the mother is not medically fit to attend a meeting within the first 10 days). If the decision is made to hold a core group, then it is particularly important to ensure that all relevant health professionals attend including midwifery services. Subsequent review conferences should take place within six months thereafter.
This chapter was added to the manual in January 2018.