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Amendments

August 2018

Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details
Family and Friends Care Policy This chapter has been extensively updated and should be read throughout.
Child Trust Funds and Individual Savings Accounts for Children in Care (including Children with Their Own Funds) In Section 2, Junior Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs) for Children in Care, a link has been added to GOV.UK as to how much the savings limit for Junior ISAs is.
Child in Need Plans and Reviews Section 8, Children in Need who move to other Local Authority Areas has been updated with principles in relation to how this is dealt with.
Disabled Children and Young People Direct Payments An updated Appendix 2: Direct Payments Agreement has been added.
Unaccompanied Migrant Children and Child Victims of Trafficking and Modern Slavery This chapter has been extensively updated and should be read throughout.
Permanence Planning Guidance This chapter has been updated, in particularly Section 3.5, Fostering for Adoption, Concurrent Planning and Temporary Approval as Foster Carers of Approved Prospective Adopters
Placements with Parents This chapter has been updated to reflect that the DBS has no eligibility for a standard or enhanced check for birth parents or other adults living in the household. However, the Local Authority has a requirement under the Care Planning, Placement and Case Review (England Regulations) 2010 to obtain information about unspent convictions and cautions before placing a child back with parents (see Section 1.2, Assessment and Checks before Placement).
Social Worker Visits to Children in Care This chapter has been extensively updated and should be read in its entirety
Contact with Parents / Adults and Siblings Section 2, Different Types of Contact has been updated to take account of the use of mobile communication with regards to contact.
Leaving Care and Transition This chapter has been extensively updated. Clarification in relation to Qualifying Young People was also updated. See Section on Definitions and in response to the changes to legislation through the Children and Social Work Act 2017.
Kent Fostering Service Statement of Purpose and Policy This chapter has been updated.
Adoption Service Statement of Purpose This chapter has been updated.
Planning for Adoption, the Child’s Journey through Adoption This chapter has been extensively amended and should be read throughout.
Inter Country Adoption Section 8, Home Study has been updated to include a link to GOV.UK Benefits.
Life Story Books Guidance This chapter has been updated including Section 6, What Goes Into the Life Story Book? Where further information was added with regards to Kent’s preferred model of Life Story Book which is the Joy Rees model.
List of Agency Decision Makers, Designated Managers and Nominated Officers This chapter has been updated.
New Chapters and Features
Chapter Name Details
Deprivation of Liberty This chapter has been added to the manual.
Mental Capacity This chapter has been added to the manual.

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