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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. Looked After Children
  5. Fostering and Adoption
  6. 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  
1.1.3 Confidentiality Policy  
1.1.4 Consultation Policy  
1.1.5 Operational Childrens Services Supervision Policy  
1.1.6 Capacity and Consent New


 

1.2

Early Help and Thresholds for Children's Social Care Services

 
1.2.1 Gateway Panel Terms of Reference  
1.2.2 Accessing Childrens Services - Common Assessment Framework  
1.2.3 Wiltshire Safeguarding Threshold Guidance  
1.2.4 Children Missing Education Policy  


 

1.3

Children's Social Care - Assessment and Planning

 
1.3.1 Initial Contacts and Referrals  
1.3.2 Assessments  
1.3.3 Wiltshire Council Protocol for Assessment  
1.3.4 Child Protection Enquiries (Section 47)  
  See also: Multi-Agency Safeguarding Children Procedures  
1.3.5 Case Transfer Protocol  


 

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  
1.5.3 Legal Planning Meetings  
1.5.4 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)  
1.5.5 Wiltshire Council Supervision Order Policy  


 

1.6

Complaints and Whistleblowing

 
1.6.1 Complaints and Representations  
1.6.2 Whistleblowing  


 

1.7

Notifications

 
1.7.1 Death or Serious Injury to a Child (Looked After and Child in Need)  


2. Case Management and Recording

2.1 Recording Policy and Guidelines  
2.2 Case Records and Retention  
2.3 Access to Records / Subject Access Requests  
2.4 Confidentiality Policy  
2.5 Electronic Recording of Meetings and Conversations  
2.6 Use of Social Media Sites by Social Care and Safeguarding Staff New
2.7 Storage of Data on Mobile Devices New


3. Children in Particular Circumstances

3.1

Children with Disabilities and Complex Health Needs

 
3.1.1 Children's Disability Service  
3.1.2 Children and Young People Aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities  
3.1.3 Direct Payments  
3.1.4 Short Breaks  
3.1.5 Placing and Visiting Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities or Health Conditions in Long-Term Residential Settings  


 

3.2

Deprivation of Liberty and Mental Capacity

 
3.2.1 Deprivation of Liberty  
3.2.2 Mental Capacity  


 

3.3

Children from Abroad

 
3.3.1 Unaccompanied Migrant Children and Child Victims of Trafficking and Modern Slavery Updated
3.3.2 Families with No Recourse to Public Funds  


 

3.4

Homelessness

 
3.4.1 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  
3.4.2 Practitioners Guide to Access +16 Accommodations  


 

3.5

Family and Friends Care

 
3.5.1 Family and Friends Care  
3.5.2 Private Fostering  


 

3.6

Young Carers

 
3.6.1 Young Carers  


 

3.7

Relinquished Children

 
3.7.1 Relinquished Children  


4. Looked After Children

4.1

Decision to Look After and Care Planning

 
4.1.1 Local Authority's Sufficiency Duty - Accommodation for Looked After Children  
4.1.2 Decision to Look After and Care Planning Updated
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 Looked After Children  


 

4.2

Placements

 
4.2.1 Placements with Parents  
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: Looked After Children and Young People in Contact with Youth Justice Services  


 

4.3

Monitoring and Reviews

 
4.3.1 Social Worker Visits to Looked After Children  
4.3.2 Advocacy and Independent Visitors  
4.3.3 Looked After Reviews  
4.3.4 Appointment and Role of Independent Reviewing Officers  
4.3.5 Secure Accommodation (Criteria) Reviews  
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 Looked After and Previously Looked After Children  
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  
4.6.5 Consumption of Alcohol by Foster Carers and Children and Young People in Foster Care  


 

4.7

Change of Name and Marriage

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


 

4.8

Leaving Care and Transition

 
4.8.1 Leaving Care and Transition  
4.8.2 Staying Put  
4.8.3 Financial Arrangements for Care Leavers - to follow  
4.8.4 Reunification (Returning Home) Policy for Children and Young People who are Accommodated  
  See also: Responsibilities of the Local Authority to Former Looked After Children and Young People in Custody  


 

4.9

Youth Offending

 
  See also: Youth Justice Board National Standards and Case Management Guidelines  
4.9.1 Looked After Children and Young People in Contact with Youth Justice Services  
4.9.2 Reunification (Returning Home) Policy for Children and Young People who are Accommodated  
  See also: Remands to Local Authority Accommodation or to Youth Detention Accommodation  


5. Fostering and Adoption

5.1

Fostering Services

 
  Foster Carers Handbook  
5.1.1 Wiltshire Council Fostering Service Statement of Purpose  
5.1.2 Foster Carers Charter  
5.1.3 Fostering Panel  
5.1.4 Persons Disqualified from Fostering  
5.1.5 Assessment and Approvals of Foster Carers  
5.1.6 Exemptions and Extensions/Variations to Foster Carer Approval  
5.1.7 Supervision and Support of Foster Carers  
5.1.8 Review and Termination of Approval of Foster Carers  
5.1.9 Managing Concerns, Complaints & Allegations Against Foster Carers, Including Historical Allegations  
5.1.10 Fostering for Adoption, Concurrent Planning and Temporary Approval as Foster Carers of Approved Prospective Adopters  
5.1.11 Applications for Special Guardianship Orders  
5.1.12 Court Reports in Placement Order Applications and Adoption/Special Guardianship Guidance  


 

5.2

Adoption and Permanence Services

 
  Wiltshire are part of a consortium of local authorities who use Adoption West, as their Regional Adoption Agency. Click here to view Adoption West Procedures.  
5.2.1 Adoption West Letterbox Forms  


6. Contacts, List of Agency Decision Makers and Appendices

6.1 List of Agency Decision Makers, Designated Managers and Nominated Officers  
6.2 Working Together to Safeguard Children  
6.3 Childrens Social Care Quality Standards  
6.4 Childrens Social Care Quality Standards for Managers  
6.5 Amendments  

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