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EnfieldChildren's Services Procedures Manual

Contents

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

CAPTION: All children
   

1.1

Early Help and Thresholds for Children's Social Care Services

1.1.1 Enfield Early Help Family Hub  
1.1.2 Children's Services Threshold Guidance  
1.1.3 Children's Portal  
1.1.4 Capacity and Consent New


 

1.2

Children's Social Care - Assessment and Planning

 
1.2.1 Contacts and Referrals  
1.2.2 Assessments  
1.2.3 London Borough of Enfield – Assessment Protocol  
1.2.4 Child Protection Enquiries (Section 47)  
  See also: London Safeguarding Children's Board Procedures  
1.2.5 London Borough of Enfield – Case Transfer Policy  


 

1.3

Child in Need

 
1.3.1 Child in Need Plans and Reviews  
1.3.2 Family Group Conferences  


 

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 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 Whistleblowing

 
1.5.1 Complaints and Representations Updated
1.5.2 Whistleblowing  


 

1.6

Notifications

 
1.6.1 Death or Serious Injury to a Child  

2. Case Management and Recording

CAPTION: Case Manage
   
2.1 Recording Policy and Guidelines  
2.2 Case Records and Retention  
2.3 Access to Records / Subject Access Request  
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

CAPTION: Children in Particular Circumstances
   

3.1

Children with Disabilities

3.1.1 Children and Young People Aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities  
3.1.2 The Joint Service for Disabled Children Personal Budgets – Comprising Short Break Grants and Direct Payments  
3.1.3 Short Breaks  
3.1.4 Safeguarding Disabled Children Protocol  
3.1.5 Deprivation of Liberty  
3.1.6 A Guide to the Mental Capacity Act  
3.1.7 Placing and Visiting Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities or Health Conditions in Long-Term Residential Settings  


 

3.2

Children from Abroad

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


 

3.3

Homelessness

 
3.3.1 Enfield's Multi-Agency Protocol for Preventing 16/17 year olds Becoming Homeless  
3.3.2 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  
  See also: Family and Adolescent Support Team and Child Sexual Exploitation and Prevention Team Operating Protocol  
  and Family and Adolescent Support Team and Child Sexual Exploitation and Prevention Team Procedures  


 

3.4

Family and Friends Care

 
3.4.1 Connected Persons (Family and Friends) Care Policy  
3.4.2 Private Fostering  


 

3.5

Young Carers

 
3.5.1 Enfield Young Carers Assessment Process  


 

3.6

Relinquished Children

 
3.6.1 Relinquished Children  

4. Looked After Children

CAPTION: 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  
  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 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  
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  


 

4.7

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  
  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 - Standards for Children in the Youth Justice System  
4.9.1 Looked After Children and Young People in Contact with Youth Justice Services Updated
4.9.2 Responsibilities of the Local Authority to Former Looked After Children and Young People in Custody  
  See also: Remands to Local Authority Accommodation or to Youth Detention Accommodation  

5. Fostering and Adoption

CAPTION: Fostering and Adoption
   

5.1

Fostering Services

  Fostering Service Statement of Purpose 2017 - 2020  
5.1.1 Fostering Panel  
5.1.2 Persons Disqualified from Fostering  
5.1.3 Assessment and Approval 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 Complaints, Allegations or Serious Concerns about Standards of Care in Relation to Foster Carers or Members of their Household  
  See also: Fostering for Adoption, Concurrent Planning and Temporary Approval as Foster Carers of Approved Prospective Adopters  


 

5.2

Adoption and Permanence Services

 
  Adoption Statement of Purpose 2017 - 2020  
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 Placement Order Applications and Adoption/Special Guardianship Guidance  

6. Contacts, List of Agency Decision Makers and Appendices

CAPTION: Appendices
   
6.1 List of Agency Decision Makers, Designated Managers and Nominated Officers  
6.2 Working Together to Safeguard Children  
6.3 Amendments