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Isle of Man Children's Services Procedures Manual - Contents

September 2020

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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. Policies, Values and Principles
  2. Referrals, Assessments and Planning
  3. Court Proceedings
  4. Preventive and Supportive Services
  5. Planning for Looked After Children
  6. Placements for Looked After Children
  7. Fostering Services
  8. Monitoring Placements
  9. Reviews
  10. Contact with Family and Friends
  11. Education, Leisure, Holidays and School Trips
  12. Health and Wellbeing
  13. Restraint and Physical Intervention
  14. Leaving Care and Transition to Adulthood
  15. Youth Justice Pre-Court and Court Work
  16. Youth Justice Case Management
  17. Complaints and Whistle-Blowing
  18. Miscellaneous
  19. Appendices


1. Policies, Values and Principles

1.1 Values and Principles  
1.2 Legal Framework  
1.3 Duties and Powers  
1.4 Transfer and Allocation of Work between Children's Service Teams  
1.5 Case Recording  
1.6 Access to Records  
1.7 Retention and Destruction of Records  
1.8 Audit Policy  


2. Referrals, Assessments and Planning

2.1 Children's Services Threshold Criteria for Children with Complex Needs (Children in Need)  
2.2 Initial Contacts and Referrals  
2.3 Strategy Discussion / Meeting  
2.4 NARRATES (including NARRATES S46)  
2.5 Child Protection Risk Action Plan  
2.6 Transferring in and off Island when a Child is subject to a Child Protection Risk Action Plan  
2.7 Step-up and Step-down (EHaS to and from Social Care Teams)  
2.8 SoS Guidance on the Management of Child Protection Conferences  
2.9 Written Undertaking  


3. Court Proceedings

3.1 Applications for Emergency Protection Orders  
3.2 Court Proceedings  
3.3 Public Law Outline  


4. Preventive and Supportive Services

4.1 Services for Children  
4.2 Child with Complex Needs (CwCN) Plans and Reviews  
4.3 Private Fostering  
4.4 Disabled Children  
4.5 Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children  
4.6 Family & Friends Care for those in Care and those who are not  
4.7 Social Work Visits to Children with Complex Needs and Safety and Protection Needs  


5. Planning for Looked After Children

5.1 Definition of Looked After Child and Guidance on Placements  
5.2 Decision to Look After and Care Planning  
5.3 Permanence Planning Guidance  
5.4 Placement Planning and Disruption Meetings  
5.5 CLA Plan Guidance  
5.6 Special Guardianship Policy and Procedures  


6. Placements for Looked After Children

6.1 Family & Friends Care Updated
6.2 Placements in Residential Care  
6.3 Placements in Secure Accommodation  
6.4 Placements with Parents  
6.5 Placements Off Island  


7. Fostering Services

Caption: Fostering table
   
7.1 Family Placement Statement of Purpose New
  7.1a Children and Families Service Structure and Staffing New
7.2 Recruitment of Foster Carers New
7.3 Payments to Foster Carers New
  7.3a Mainstream Foster Carers Payment Schedule New
  7.3b Family and Friend’s Payment Schedule New


8. Monitoring Placements

8.1 Social Worker Visits  
8.2 Advocacy  
8.3 Minimum Standards for Children’s Homes  
8.4 Minimum Standards for Fostering  


9. Reviews

Caption: Reviews table
   
9.1 Children Looked After Review Challenge  
9.2 Secure Accommodation (Criteria) Reviews  


10. Contact with Family and Friends

10.1 Contact with Parents and Siblings  
10.2 Social Visits and Overnight Stays with Friends  


11. Education, Leisure, Holidays and School Trips

11.1 Education of Looked After Children  
11.2 Holidays and School/Organisational Trips on Island  
11.3 Holidays and School/Organisational Trips off Island  


12. Health and Wellbeing

12.1 Health Care Assessments and Health Care Plans  
12.2 Drugs and Substance Misuse (Including Smoking)  
12.3 Administration of Medication  
12.4 GPs, Dentists and Opticians  
12.5 Sexual Health  
12.6 Self Harming  


13. Restraint and Physical Intervention

13.1 Physical Intervention  


14. Leaving Care and Transition to Adulthood

14.1 Leaving Care  
14.2 Registration for National Insurance  


15. Youth Justice Pre-Court and Court Work

15.1 The Youth Justice Team  
15.2 Role of Appropriate Adult  
15.3 Decision to Proceed  
15.4 Preventative Work  
15.5 Final Warning / Caution  
15.6 Providing Court Services  
15.7 Supporting Young People Prior to Sentence  
15.8 Pre-Sentence Report  
15.9 Orders and Sentences  
15.10 Youth Justice Legal Framework  


16. Youth Justice Case Management

16.1 Working with Young People Under Orders  
16.2 Assessment and Planning  
16.3 Intervention and Programs  
16.4 Review and Closure  
16.5 Working with Looked After Children and Young People  


17. Complaints and Whistle-Blowing

17.1 Comments, Compliments and Complaints Procedure  
17.2 Dealing with Complaints: Guidance to Staff  
17.3 Confidential Reporting (Whistleblowing) Policy  


18. Miscellaneous

18.1 Change of Name of a Looked After Child  
18.2 Marriage of a Looked After Child  
18.3 Activities  
18.4 Transporting Children  
18.5 Children and Families Reflexive Supervision Policy  
18.6 Reflexive Supervision Exemplar  
18.7 Protocol and Practice Guidance: The Assessment of Parents with Cognitive Limitations (learning disabilities)  
18.8 Children and Families: Lone Working Policy and Procedures  
18.9 Training New


19. Appendices

19.1 Local Contact  
19.2 Standards for Youth Justice Team  
19.3 Guidance to the Children and Young Persons Act 2001  
19.4 Amendments  

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