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Amendments

October 2019

Updated Chapters
Chapter Title Details
Death of, or Serious Injury to, Child in Community or Child in Care

This chapter has been updated throughout to reflect Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018) and the process for reporting a serious incident to the Panel via the Child Safeguarding Incident Notification System.

Private Fostering Arrangements

This chapter has been amended. It confirms in After the Section 14, 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.

Children and Young People Aged 0 - 25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities This chapter has been updated throughout and should be re-read.
Placements with Parents

This chapter has been updated o note that this procedure does not apply to children subject to Interim Care Orders where the placement is required by the court under Section 38(6) Children Act 1989 for the purposes of assessment, (see Scope Box).

Education of Looked-after Children and Previously Looked-after Children This chapter has been updated throughout and should be re-read.
Placement for Adoption - Parental Consent This chapter has been amended in October 2019 to reflect the national changes in adoption registration and matching (see Section 7.13, Inter Agency Placements).
Life Story Books Guidance This chapter has been updated.
New Chapters
Chapter Title Detail
Placing and Visiting Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities or Health Conditions in Long-Term Residential Settings This chapter has been added to the manual.

Next update: April 2020


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