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Amendments

June 2021

Caption: June 2021 Amendments
Updated Chapters
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Children with Disabilities Team: Access to Services Eligibility Criteria

Additional information has been added in regard to Eligibility Criteria and Referral Process – EYAIT in relation to Autism.

May 2021

Caption: May 2021 Amendments
   
Updated Chapters
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Capacity and Consent This chapter has been updated to add information on a High Court case in relation to consent in the context of the use of medication to suppress puberty. Information has also been added in relation to NICE Quality Standard: Decision-Making and Mental Capacity.
Assessments This chapter has been updated in line with minor Working Together to Safeguard Children amendments (December 2020).
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 This chapter has been updated to add a link to Joint Housing Protocols for Care Leavers: good practice advice (DfE and MHCLG) to support the development of joint protocols that can help local authorities to meet the accommodation needs of care leavers (see new Section 4, Housing Protocols for Care Leavers).
Children and Young People Aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Section 15, Resolving Disagreements has been updated to reference recent case-law holding that, as part of the mediation process, a parent/child/young person is entitled to bring along any supporter they wish, including a lawyer.
Decision to Look After and Care Planning Appendix 1: Agreement for Accommodation of Children under Section 20 Children Act 1989 has been added.
Placements with Connected Persons This chapter has been updated throughout in line with local practice, and new Appendices added.
Placements in Secure Accommodation on Welfare Grounds A new Section 10, Use of Inherent Jurisdiction to Authorise a Placement Involving a Deprivation of Liberty When One or More of the Relevant Criteria Under Section 25 Children Act 1989 are Not Satisfied has been added. Contact details have been updated in Section 6, Placements of Children under the age of 13 Years.
Placements with Parents This chapter has been updated throughout.
Ceasing to Look After a Child This chapter has been given a general refresh.
Education of Looked After and Previously Looked After Children This chapter has been updated to reflect minor changes from the revised Working Together to Safeguard Children (amendments to bullet points in Section 8.1, Child Protection Policy and Procedures).
Personal Care and Relationships This chapter has been given a minor refresh.
Leaving Care and Transition

This chapter has been updated with a link to Joint Housing Protocols for Care Leavers: good practice advice (DfE and MHCLG) to support the development of joint protocols that can help local authorities to meet the accommodation needs of care leavers. Additional content has therefore been added in a new Section 8, Joint Housing Protocols for Care Leavers as well as Section 7, Reviews of Pathway Plans and Section 13, Where Care Leavers Live or Move to a Different Local Authority Area.

In Section 10.3, The 16-19 Bursary Fund and Higher Education Bursary, the link has been updated.
Responsibilities of the Local Authority to Former Looked After Children and Young People in Custody This chapter has been updated to reflect the Joint Housing Protocols for Care Leavers: good practice advice, Section 2.6 Care leavers leaving custody (DfE and MHCLG) (see Section 3.9, Planning for Release).
Access to Birth Records and Adoption Case Records This chapter has been refreshed throughout and information added on applying for a copy of a birth certificate online.

Next update: November 2021


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