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LancashireChildren's Social Care Procedures Manual

Amendments

October 2018

Updated Chapters
Chapter Title Details

Direct Payments

This chapter has been replaced and should be re-read.

Unaccompanied Migrant Children and Child Victims of Trafficking and Modern Slavery

This chapter has been replaced and should be re-read.

Housing and Homelessness

This chapter has been updated including the addition of the additional guidance and flowcharts.

Family and Friends Care

This chapter has been updated throughout and should be re-read.

Placements in Foster Care A link to 'Top Tips in Writing a Good Referral' has been added to this chapter.

Social Worker Visits to Looked After Children

This chapter has been updated, in particular with regards to social work visits must take place at least once a week, thereafter at intervals of not more than four weeks (the statutory requirement is six weeks but in Lancashire good practice is four weeks).

Health Care Assessments and Plans

A new Section 3.5, Consent to Health Care Assessments has been added.

Leaving Care and Transition

This chapter has been updated and should be re-read.

Applications for Special Guardianship Orders

Leaflets, letters and flowcharts have been updated.

New Chapters and Features
Chapter Title Details

Written Agreements

This chapter has been added to the manual.

Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) Covert Surveillance

This document has been added to the manual.

Equality, Cohesion and Integration Strategy 2014-2017

This document has been added to the manual.

Next update: April 2019

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