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Haringey Children's Services Procedures Manual

Contents

October 2017

Children's Services Policies, Values and Principles

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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

Early Help and Thresholds for Children's Social Care Services

1.1.1 Early Help  
1.1.2 Haringey LSCB Local Thresholds Guidance 2015/16  
  See also: London Child Protection Procedures - Threshold Document: Continuum of Help and Support  
1.1.3 Targeted Response Team: Service Guide  


 

1.2

Children's Social Care - Assessment and Planning

 
1.2.1 Contacts and Referrals - Haringey SPA and MASH Operating Protocols  
1.2.2 Assessments  
1.2.3 Local Protocol for Assessment - under review  
1.2.4 Child Protection Enquiries (Section 47)  
  See also: London Child Protection Procedures  
1.2.5 Procedure for the Transfer of Cases between Social Work and Early Help Teams within the Children and Young People's Service Updated


 

1.3

Child in Need

 
1.3.1 Child in Need Plans and Reviews  
  See also: Targeted Response Team: Service Guide  


 

1.4

Legal Proceedings

 
1.4.1 Applications for Emergency Protection Orders  
1.4.2 Care and Supervision Proceedings and the Public Law Outline  
1.4.3 Legal Planning Meetings  
1.4.4 Legal Gateway Panel - Terms of Reference  
1.4.5 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  


 

1.5

Complaints and Whistle blowing

 
1.5.1 Customer Feedback Policy & Procedure for Complaints, Compliments and Suggestions  
1.5.2 Whistleblowing  


 

1.6

Notifications

 
1.6.1 Death or Serious Injury to a Child Cross Service Agreement Local Authority  

2. Case Management and Recording

2.1

Case Management and Recording

 
2.1.1 Recording Policy and Guidelines  
2.1.2 Chronology Guidance  
2.1.3 Case Records and Retention  
2.1.4 Access to Records  
2.1.5 Confidentiality Policy  
2.1.6 Using Mosaic  


 

2.2

Supervision in Case Practice

 
2.2.1 Supervision in Case Practice New

3. Children in Particular Circumstances

3.1

Safeguarding Children in Particular Circumstances

3.1.1 Safeguarding Children Guidance Updated


3.2

Children with Disabilities

3.2.1 Children and Young People Aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities  
3.2.2 Threshold for a Service from the Disabled Children's Team  
3.2.3 Direct Payments  
3.2.4 Short Breaks  


 

3.3

Children from Abroad

 
3.3.1 Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children  
3.3.2 Families with No Recourse to Public Funds  


 

3.4

Homelessness

 
3.4.1 Joint Housing Protocol for Homeless 16 and 17 year olds  


 

3.5

Family and Friends Care

 
3.5.1 Family and Friends Care  
3.5.2 Private Fostering Updated


 

3.6

Young Carers

 
3.6.1 Young Carers - under review  
  See also: Targeted Response Team: Service Guide  

 

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  
4.1.3 Ceasing to Look After a Child  
4.1.4 Permanence Planning Guidance - under review  
  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  
  See also: Targeted Response Team: Service Guide  


 

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 Updated
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 Updated
4.3.5 Secure Accommodation (Criteria) Reviews  
4.3.6 Notifications of Significant Events  


 

4.4

Contact and Overnight Stays

 
 

Please see also: Delegation of Authority to Foster Carers and Residential Workers.

 
4.4.1 Contact with Parents and Siblings  
4.4.2 Overnight Stays and Social Visits  


 

4.5

Education, School Trips and Holidays

 
 

Please see also: Delegation of Authority to Foster Carers and Residential Workers.

 
4.5.1 Education of Looked After Children  
4.5.2 Holidays and School Trips in the UK  
4.5.3 Holidays and School Trips 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 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  
  See also: Responsibilities of the Local Authority to Former Looked After Children and Young People in Custody  


 

4.9

Youth Offending

 
4.9.1 Looked After Children and Young People in Contact with Youth Justice Services  
4.9.2 Responsibilities of the Local Authority to Former Looked After Children and Young People in Custody  
 

See also:

Youth Justice Board National Standards and Case Management Guidelines

Remands to Local Authority Accommodation or to Youth Detention Accommodation

Targeted Response Team: Service Guide
 

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  
5.1.4 Exemptions and Extensions/Variations to Foster Carer Approval  
5.1.5 Supervision and Support of Foster Carers  
5.1.6 Review and Termination of Approval of Foster Carers  
5.1.7 Allegations Against Foster Carers  
  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  
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  
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  
5.3.2 Court Reports in Adoption/Special Guardianship Guidance  

6. Contacts, List of Agency Decision Makers and Appendices

6.1 Designated Managers with Specified Area of Responsibility  
6.2 Family Information Service Directory  
6.3 Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015