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Amendments

May 2022

Caption: May 2022 Amendments
   
Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details
Care and Supervision Proceedings and the Public Law Outline This chapter has been refreshed throughout.
Legal Planning/Gateway Meetings This chapter has been refreshed throughout.
Electronic Recording of Meetings and Conversations This chapter has been refreshed throughout.
Use of Social Media Sites by Social Care and Safeguarding Staff This chapter has been refreshed throughout.
Children and Young People Aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Section 15, Resolving Disagreements has been updated in line with the First Tier Tribunal’s extended powers to hear appeals and make non-binding recommendations about health and social care aspects of Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans, provided those appeals also include education elements.
Unaccompanied Migrant Children and Child Victims of Trafficking and Modern Slavery This chapter has been updated to note that the National Transfer Scheme is to become mandatory for all councils.
Decision to Look After and Care Planning Section 1.3, Section 20 Accommodation has been revised in line with the Public Law Working Group (PLWG) Recommendations to Achieve Best Practice in the Child Protection and Family Justice Systems.
Placements in Secure Accommodation on Welfare Grounds Section 10, Use of Inherent Jurisdiction to Authorise a Placement Involving a Deprivation of Liberty has been updated in line with case-law.
Placements with Parents This chapter has been updated in line with Public Law Working Group Best Practice Guidance: the Application and Case Management.
Education of Children with a Social Worker, Looked After and Previously Looked After Children This chapter has been significantly amended to reflect the 'Review of Sexual Abuse in Schools and Colleges (Ofsted)'; updated 'Keeping Children Safe in Education' (see Scope of this Chapter) and Sexual Harassment in Education – Briefing (House of Parliament Library) (see Section 8.2, Protecting looked after children from sexual harassment and peer on peer abuse).

The chapter has also been amended to reflect Promoting the Education of Children with a Social Worker: Virtual School Head Role Extension.
Restrictive Physical Intervention A link has been added to Guidance: Positive Environments Where Children Can Flourish (Ofsted).

Next update: October 2022


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