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Bradford Children's Services Online Procedures

Amendments

July 2018

Updated Chapters
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Contacts and Referrals

This chapter has been reviewed and revised to set out in more detail the timetable and partnership requirements associated with effectively managing contacts and referrals.

Child in Need Plans and Reviews

A new Section 4, Children in Need Moving to Another Authority - Principles has been added to emphasise the importance of information sharing and communication between the respective authorities when a Child in Need moves, to ensure appropriate services continue for the child and family and, where relevant, any risk of harm is recognised and identified with the receiving local authority.

Care and Supervision Proceedings and the Public Law Outline

Section 4.2, Case Analysis has been updated to reflect the additional 'permanence provisions' of the Care Plan which were added by s.8 Children and Social Work Act 2017 (amending section 31(3B) Children Act 1989 which a court is required to consider when deciding whether to make a Care Order.

Decision to Look After and Care Planning

Section 2.1, The Care Plan – Contents has been amended to reflect the additional 'permanence provisions' of the Care Plan (s.8 Children and Social Work Act 2017 amends section 31(3B) Children Act 1989) which a court is required to consider when deciding whether to make a Care Order.

Social Worker Visits to Children Looked After

This guidance has been updated to reflect locally agreed changes to visiting requirements / timescales for Children Looked After.

Next Update: January 2019

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