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Amendments

January 2018

Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details
Havering Missing From Home, Care or Education Protocol The November 2016 edition of the Havering Missing From Home, Care or Education Protocol was added to this online manual

November 2017

Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details
Death or Serious Injury to a Child (Looked After and Child In Need) This chapter has been updated in line with the requirement to notify Ofsted of any serious childcare incident using the Ofsted online Notification of serious childcare incident for local authorities form.
Safeguarding Children and Young People from Sexual Exploitation This chapter has been extensively revised and updated and should be re-read in full.
Private Fostering This chapter has been amended to add clarity to the definition of private fostering with regards to the legislation and children under 16 who spend more than 2 weeks in residence during holiday time in a school.
Families with No Recourse to Public Funds A link to Securing British Citizenship for Looked After Children (NRPF Network) has been added to this chapter.
Young Carers This chapter has been entirely revised and updated and should be re-read in full.
Decision to Look After and Care Planning This chapter has been amended to reflect the outcome of an Appeal Court hearing (2017) with respect to ‘consent’. The court recognised that the term ‘consent’ itself was not used in Section 20. However, it described previous court observations as ‘good practice guidance’, emphasising its judgment should not alter the content or effect of these. (See Section 1.3.1, Obtaining Parental Consent.)
Change of Name of a Looked After Child This chapter has been entirely revised and updated and should be re-read in full.
Placement for Adoption A link to Contact After Adoption (Research in Practice) has been added to this chapter.
Application for Special Guardianship Orders This chapter has been entirely revised and updated and should be re-read in full.

Next update: May 2018


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