Contents



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This contents list is sub divided into the following sections, each Section contains relevant Chapters/Procedures: (Click on the title to jump to the Section you require):

  1. All Children
  2. Case Management and Recording
  3. Prevention and Family Support
  4. Children in Particular Circumstances
  5. Looked After Children
  6. Fostering and Adoption
  7. Local Contacts and Appendices


1. All Children

1.1

Policy Values and Principles

 
1.1.1 Children's Services Policies, Values and Principles  
1.1.2 Confidentiality Policy  
1.1.3 Consultation Policy  
1.1.4 Family and Friends Care Policy  
1.1.5 Child Arrangements Order Policy  
1.1.6 Capacity and Consent  

   

1.2

CAF and Thresholds for Children's Social Care Services

 
1.2.1 Family Common Assessment Framework
(checked May 2018)
 
1.2.2 Threshold Document - Continuum of Help and Support  

   

1.3

Children's Social Care - Assessment and Planning

 
1.3.1 Initial Contacts and Referrals  
1.3.2 Assessments  
1.3.3 Sheffield Single Assessment: Guidance for Practitioners and Managers  
1.3.4 Supplementary Guidance for the Assessment Framework for Parental Drug and Alcohol Misuse  
  See also: Safeguarding Children Living in Families with Drug and / or Alcohol Misuse Protocol
(Sheffield Children Safeguarding Partnership Child Protection and Safeguarding Procedures)
 
1.3.5 Pre-Birth Assessment  
1.3.6 Joint Working Protocol between Sheffield Children and Families, People Services Portfolio (CYPF) and Sheffield Health and Social Care Service (SHSC)  
1.3.7 Working with Sexually Active Young People
(Sheffield Safeguarding Partnership Child Protection and Safeguarding Procedures Manual)
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1.3.8 Section 47 Enquiries  
  See also: Managing Individual Cases Where There are Concerns about a Child's Safety and Welfare
(Sheffield Children Safeguarding Partnership Child Protection and Safeguarding Procedures)
 
1.3.9 Transfer Policy: Guidance for Practitioners and Managers  
1.3.10 Person Posing a Risk to Children (PPR) Guidance  
1.3.11 Death or Serious Injury to a Child (Looked After and Child In Need)  
1.3.12 Safeguarding Children and Young People from Sexual Exploitation  
1.3.13 South Yorkshire Missing from Home and Care Protocol
(Sheffield Safeguarding Partnership Child Protection and Safeguarding Procedures Manual)
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1.3.14 Guidance on Completing a Closure Record  

   

1.4

Court Proceedings

 
1.4.1 Applications for Emergency Protection Orders  
1.4.2 Care and Supervision Proceedings and the Public Law Outline  
1.4.3 Legal Gateway and Legal Planning Meeting  
1.4.4 Protocol and Good Practice Model: Disclosure of Information in Cases of Alleged Child Abuse and Linked Criminal and Care Direction Hearings (October 2013)
(checked May 2018)
 
1.4.5 Section 7 and Section 37 Reports  

   

1.5

Complaints and Whistleblowing

 
1.5.1 Complaints and Representations  
1.5.2 Whistleblowing Policy  
 

See also:

 


2. Case Management and Recording

2.1 Recording Policy and Guidelines  
2.2 Case Records and Retention  
2.3 Access to Records / Subject Access Requests  
2.4 Electronic Recording of Meetings and Conversations  
2.5 Use of Social Media Sites by Practitioners in Children's Services Updated
2.6 Storage of Data on Mobile Devices  


3. Prevention and Family Support

3.1 Child in Need Plans and Reviews  
3.2 Private Fostering  
3.3 Homeless Prevention 16/17 Year Olds  
3.4 Eligibility for Free Early Learning
(checked May 2018)
 


4. Children in Particular Circumstances

4.1

Children with Disabilities

 
4.1.1 Children and Young People Aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities  
4.1.2 Direct Payments  
4.1.3 Short Breaks  
4.1.4 Placing and Visiting Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities or Health Conditions in Long-Term Residential Settings  

   

4.2

Children from Abroad

 
4.2.1 Unaccompanied Migrant Children and Child Victims of Trafficking and Modern Slavery  
4.2.2 Families with No Recourse to Public Funds Updated
  See also: Children from Abroad
(Sheffield Children Safeguarding Partnership Child Protection and Safeguarding Procedures)
 

   

4.3

Young Carers

 
4.3.1 Young Carers  

   

4.4

Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty

 
4.4.1 Mental Capacity  
4.4.2 Deprivation of Liberty  


5. Looked After Children

NOTE: Whilst Looked After Children is a national term and will be used throughout these tri.x procedures for ease of understanding, please be aware that in Sheffield we use the term Children Looked After. This is in line with the requests of children who access the service.

5.1

Decision to Look After and Care Planning

 
5.1.1 Decision to Look After a Child and Care Planning  
5.1.2 Local Authority's Sufficiency Duty - Accommodation for Looked After Children (including Guidance in Respect of the Use of Unregulated Placements Out of Hours)  
5.1.3 Permanence Planning Guidance  
  See also: Fostering for Adoption, Concurrent Planning and Temporary Approval as Foster Carers of Approved Prospective Adopters  
5.1.4 Placement Planning and Disruption Meetings  
5.1.5 Placements in Foster Care  
5.1.6 Placements in Residential Care  
5.1.7 Remands to Local Authority Accommodation or to Youth Detention Accommodation  
5.1.8 Out of Area Placements  
5.1.9 Placements with Connected Persons  
5.1.10 Placements in Secure Accommodation on Welfare Grounds Updated
5.1.11 Placements with Parents  
5.1.12 Placements Outside England and Wales  
5.1.13 Notifications from Other Local Authorities/Placement Providers  
5.1.14 Delegation of Authority to Foster Carers and Residential Workers  
5.1.15 Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority Claims for Looked After Children  
5.1.16 Ceasing to Look After a Child  
5.1.17 Pre Birth Planning for Care Leavers and Looked After Young People  
  See also: Looked After Children and Young People in Contact with Youth Justice Services  

   

5.2

Monitoring and Reviews

 
5.2.1 Social Worker Visits to Looked After Children  
5.2.2 Advocacy and Independent Visitors  
5.2.3 Looked After Reviews  
5.2.4 Appointment and Role of Independent Reviewing Officers  
5.2.5 Secure Accommodation (Criteria) Reviews  
5.2.6 Notifications of Significant Events Updated

   

5.3

Contact and Overnight Stays

 
  See also: Delegation of Authority to Foster Carers and Residential Workers  
5.3.1 Contact with Parents and Siblings  
5.3.2 Social Visits (Including Overnight Stays)  

   

5.4

Education, School Trips and Holidays

 
  See also: Delegation of Authority to Foster Carers and Residential Workers  
5.4.1 Holidays and School Trips in the UK  
5.4.2 Holidays and School Trips Outside the UK Updated
5.4.3 Education of Looked After and Previously Looked After Children Updated

   

5.5

Health and Wellbeing

 
5.5.1 Health Care Assessments and Plans  
5.5.2 Personal Care and Relationships  
5.5.3 Sexual Health Policy - to follow  
  See also: Practice Guidance: Supporting Young People with HIV Testing and Prevention  
5.5.4 Behaviour Management and Safe Caring  
5.5.5 Restrictive Physical Intervention  

   

5.6

Identity

 
5.6.1 Change of Name of a Looked After Child  
5.6.2 Marriage of a Looked After Child  

   

5.7

Leaving Care and Transition

 
5.7.1 Leaving Care and Transition Updated
5.7.2 Staying Put  
 

See also:

 

   

5.8

Youth Offending

 
5.8.1 Standards for Children in the Youth Justice System 2019 and Case Management Guidance  
5.8.2 Looked After Children and Young People in Contact with Youth Justice Services  
5.8.3 Responsibilities of the Local Authority to Former Looked After Children and Young People in Custody  
5.8.4 Effective Accommodation Planning for Resettlement: Ensuring Timely Knowledge of Address on Release for All Young People  
  See also: Remands to Local Authority Accommodation or to Youth Detention Accommodation  


6. Fostering and Adoption

6.1

Fostering Services

 
  See also: Information for Foster Carers.  
6.1.1 Fostering Panel  
6.1.2 Persons Disqualified from Fostering  
6.1.3 Assessment and Approvals of Foster Carers  
6.1.4 Exemptions and Extensions/Variations to Foster Carer Approval  
6.1.5 Supervision and Support of Foster Carers  
6.1.6 Review and Termination of Approval of Foster Carers  
6.1.7 Allegations Against Foster Carers  
  See also: Fostering for Adoption, Concurrent Planning and Temporary Approval as Foster Carers of Approved Prospective Adopters  

   

6.2

Adoption and Permanence

 
6.2.1 Assessment and Approvals of Prospective Adopters  
6.2.2 Adoption Panel  
6.2.3 Placement for Adoption  
6.2.4 Adoption Support  
6.2.5 Monitoring and Supervision of Adoptive Placements  
6.2.6 Adoption Reviews  
6.2.7 Disruption of Adoptive Placements  
6.2.8 Allegations Against Prospective Adopters and in Relation to Children Placed for Adoption or Already Adopted  
6.2.9 Inter Country Adoption  
6.2.10 Non Agency Adoption  
6.2.11 Adoption Case Records  
6.2.12 Access to Birth Records and Adoption Case Records  
6.2.13 Intermediary Services  
6.2.14 Applications for Special Guardianship Orders  
6.2.15 Court Reports in Adoption/Special Guardianship Guidance  
6.2.16 Life Story Books Guidance  
6.2.17 Later Life Letters  
6.2.18 Fostering for Adoption, Concurrent Planning and Temporary Approval as Foster Carers of Approved Prospective Adopters  
6.2.19 Life Appreciation Days  
6.2.20 Relinquished Children  


7. Local Contacts and Appendices

7.1 Local Contacts  
7.2 Scheme of Delegation  
7.3 Working Together to Safeguard Children  
7.4 Amendments