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EnfieldChildren's Services Procedures Manual


October 2020


CAPTION: October 2020
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Complaints and Representations

The information contained in this procedure has been extensively revised throughout.

Unaccompanied Migrant Children and Child Victims of Trafficking and Modern Slavery

The Further Information section has been updated to include a link to Statutory Guidance Modern Slavery: How to Identify and Support Victims.

Families with No Recourse to Public Funds

This chapter has been revised and updated.

Placements in Secure Accommodation on Welfare Grounds

Section 6, Placements of Children under 13 years has been updated following publication of revised DfE guidance.

Notifications of Significant Events

This chapter has been updated to reflect the latest Ofsted guidance for social care providers on the types of incident which they consider to be serious and which will therefore require notification to the regulatory authority.

Looked After Children and Young People in Contact with Youth Justice Services

The link to Case management guidance has been updated.

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Capacity and Consent

In this chapter, guidance is offered in relation to the various situations in which consent is likely to be sought, with reference to previous legal judgements. This is a potentially complex practice arena and if the practitioner is in any doubt about gaining consent, they should always seek further advice from managers and legal advice must be sought as necessary.

Use of Social Media Sites by Social Care and Safeguarding Staff

The use of social media in a social care and safeguarding environment is a developing area. Cases and reviews have discussed the use of social media in social work practice. There is, however, currently no specific government guidance on the issue. This chapter is designed to highlight some of the issues to be considered, with links to additional information. It is not intended to provide any legal advice, and legal advice must be sought as appropriate. Local Authorities and Courts may have local protocols in place on the use of social media/service of documents.

Storage of Data on Mobile Devices

This chapter provides guidance on the storage of personal data (including photographs) on mobile devices. 'Personal data' is any information about an identifiable living individual.

'Mobile devices' includes memory sticks, mobile telephones including smartphones, tablet technologies, netbooks and laptops.

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