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Isle of Man Children's Services Procedures Manual - Contents

November 2017


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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. Monitoring Placements
  8. Reviews
  9. Contact with Family and Friends
  10. Education, Leisure, Holidays and School Trips
  11. Health and Wellbeing
  12. Restraint and Physical Intervention
  13. Leaving Care and Transition to Adulthood
  14. Youth Justice Pre-Court and Court Work
  15. Youth Justice Case Management
  16. Complaints and Whistle-Blowing
  17. Miscellaneous
  18. 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  


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


7. Monitoring Placements

7.1 Social Worker Visits  
7.2 Advocacy  
7.3 Minimum Standards for Children’s Homes  
7.4 Minimum Standards for Fostering  


8. Reviews

8.1 Children Looked After Review Challenge  
8.2 Secure Accommodation (Criteria) Reviews  


9. Contact with Family and Friends

9.1 Contact with Parents and Siblings  
9.2 Social Visits and Overnight Stays with Friends  


10. Education, Leisure, Holidays and School Trips

10.1 Education of Looked After Children  
10.2 Holidays and School/Organisational Trips on Island  
10.3 Holidays and School/Organisational Trips off Island  


11. Health and Wellbeing

11.1 Health Care Assessments and Health Care Plans  
11.2 Drugs and Substance Misuse (Including Smoking)  
11.3 Administration of Medication  
11.4 GPs, Dentists and Opticians  
11.5 Sexual Health  
11.6 Self Harming  


12. Restraint and Physical Intervention

12.1 Physical Intervention  


13. Leaving Care and Transition to Adulthood

13.1 Leaving Care  
13.2 Registration for National Insurance  


14. Youth Justice Pre-Court and Court Work

14.1 The Youth Justice Team  
14.2 Role of Appropriate Adult  
14.3 Decision to Proceed  
14.4 Preventative Work  
14.5 Final Warning / Caution  
14.6 Providing Court Services  
14.7 Supporting Young People Prior to Sentence  
14.8 Pre-Sentence Report  
14.9 Orders and Sentences  
14.10 Youth Justice Legal Framework  


15. Youth Justice Case Management

15.1 Working with Young People Under Orders  
15.2 Assessment and Planning  
15.3 Intervention and Programs  
15.4 Review and Closure  
15.5 Working with Looked After Children and Young People  


16. Complaints and Whistle-Blowing

16.1 Comments, Compliments and Complaints Procedure  
16.2 Dealing with Complaints: Guidance to Staff  
16.3 Confidential Reporting (Whistleblowing) Policy  


17. Miscellaneous

17.1 Change of Name of a Looked After Child  
17.2 Marriage of a Looked After Child  
17.3 Activities  
17.4 Transporting Children  
17.5 Children and Families Reflexive Supervision Policy  
17.6 Reflexive Supervision Exemplar  
17.7 Protocol and Practice Guidance: The Assessment of Parents with Cognitive Limitations (learning disabilities)  
17.8 Children and Families: Lone Working Policy and Procedures  


18. Appendices

18.1 Local Contact  
18.2 Standards for Youth Justice Team  
18.3 Guidance to the Children and Young Persons Act 2001  
18.4 Amendments  

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