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Amendments

November 2019

Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details
Care and Supervision Proceedings and the Public Law Outline This chapter has been updated to reference and reflect the Family Court Justice Interim Guidance on Special Guardianship, Courts and Tribunals Judiciary.
Death or Serious Injury to a Child (Looked After and Child In Need) This chapter has been revised throughout to reflect revised arrangements for reporting a serious incident to the Panel via the Child Safeguarding Incident Notification System.
Private Fostering This chapter has been amended to confirm in After the Private Fostering Arrangement Ends that any request for support by the young person should be made to the local authority in which they are resident or where the education and training is being provided.
Short Breaks In Section 9, Providing Care in the Carer's own Home or in the Community, a link has been added to Childminders and Childcare Providers: Register with Ofsted (GOV.UK).
Gateshead's Advocacy Offer for Children and Young People Minor amendments have been made throughout in line with local practice. Updated Appendix 1: Advocacy Flowchart was added.
Assessment and Approvals of Foster Carers A link has been added to Attending an IRM Panel: Information Sheets.
Supervision and Support of Foster Carers This chapter has been updated to reflect in more detail the foster carer’s role and responsibilities with respect to Fostering National Minimum Standards - Notification of Significant Events and relevant aspects of Schedule 6 The Fostering Services (England) Regulations 2011.
Review and Termination of Approval of Foster Carers A link has been added to Attending an IRM Panel: Information Sheets.
Assessment and Approvals of Prospective Adopters A link has been added to Attending an IRM Panel: Information Sheets.
Placement for Adoption This chapter has been amended to remove references to the Adoption Register.
Access to Birth Records and Adoption Case Records A link has been added to Attending an IRM Panel: Information Sheets.
Applications for Special Guardianship Orders This chapter has been updated to reference and reflect the Family Court Justice Interim Guidance on Special Guardianship, Courts and Tribunals Judiciary.
Court Reports in Adoption/Special Guardianship Guidance This chapter has been updated to reference and reflect the Family Court Justice Interim Guidance on Special Guardianship, Courts and Tribunals Judiciary.
New Chapters and Features
Chapter Name Details
Placing and Visiting Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities or Health Conditions in Long-Term Residential Settings This chapter reflects statutory guidance in relation to children who are placed by health authorities or local authorities for more than 3 months in residential establishments for educational purposes and children placed in care homes or independent hospitals (including hospices) by health authorities or local authorities (Sections 85 and 86 of the Children Act 1989).

Next update: June 2020


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