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Nottingham City Children's Homes Procedures Manual

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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. Ethos and Policy Framework
  2. Planning for Care
  3. Behaviour and Relationships
  4. Promoting and Supporting Contact
  5. Personal Care, Safeguarding and Protection
  6. Promoting Health and Wellbeing
  7. Promoting Educational Achievement, Leisure and Holidays
  8. Staffing
  9. Management and Administration
  10. Appendices

1. Ethos and Policy Framework

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1.1 Our Ethos and Key Policies  
1.2 Statements of Purpose Updated
1.3 Children’s Guides Updated
1.4 Equality and Diversity New
1.5 Providing Personalised Care New
1.6 Caring for Children from Minority Ethnic Groups  
1.7 Consultation and Participation New
1.8 Information Sharing  
1.9 Whistleblowing or Raising Concerns at Work New
1.10 Case Recording Updated
1.11 NICE Guideline: Looked After Children and Young People  

2. Planning for Care

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2.1 Referrals, Placements and Admissions  
2.2 Risk Assessment and Planning New
2.3 Consents Guidance  
2.4 Care and Placement Planning Updated
2.5 Emergency Placement and Emergency Reviews  
2.6 Placement Planning and Disruption Meetings  
2.7 Health Care Assessments and Plans  
2.8 Looked After Reviews and Disruption Meetings Updated
2.9 Preparation for Leaving Care  
2.10 Leaving the Home Updated
2.11 Delegation of Responsibility to Foster Carers and Residential Workers
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2.12 Disability Living Allowance
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3. Behaviour and Relationships

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3.1 Key/Link Worker Guidance  
3.2 Daily Routine and House Rules  
3.3 Sanctions  
3.4 Children Who Go Missing from Home and Care - Joint Procedure  
3.5 Reduce Absconding and Missing from Care Policy and Practice Guidance  
3.6 Positive Relationships and Behaviour Management New
3.7 Use of Restraint and Physical Intervention Updated
3.8 Searching Children/Bedrooms Updated
3.9 The Police  
3.10 Role of Appropriate Adults  

4. Promoting and Supporting Contact

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4.1 Family Time with Parents / Carers / Siblings and Others
4.2 Overnight Stays and Social Visits  
4.3 Correspondence, Communication and Social Networking  

5. Personal Care, Safeguarding and Protection

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5.1 Relationships and Physical Contact with Children  
5.2 Recognising Abuse and Neglect Guidance  
5.3 Safeguarding Children and Young People and Referring Safeguarding Concerns Updated
5.4 Allegations Against Staff and Volunteers Updated
5.5 Representations and Complaints  
5.6 Countering Bullying and Peer Abuse  
5.7 Self Harm and Suicidal Behaviour  
5.8 Drugs and Substance Misuse  
5.9 Sleeping In and Night Security  
5.10 Social Worker Visits  
5.11 Advocacy, Independent Visitors and Independent Reviewing Officers Updated
5.12 Visitors to the Home  
5.13 Provision and Preparation of Meals  
5.14 Clothing, Pocket Money and Allowances  
5.15 Bedrooms  
5.16 Digital Photography  
5.17 Protocol between Nottingham Youth Offending Team (YOT) and Nottingham Children's Social Care (CSC) Concerning the Allocation of Work and Partnership Arrangements in Respect of Children and Young People  
5.18 Safeguarding Children and Young People from Sexual Exploitation  
5.19 Child Criminal Exploitation and County Lines  
5.20 Safe Use of the Internet, Social Media and Photographs Updated
5.21 Female Genital Mutilation New

6. Promoting Health and Wellbeing

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6.1 Smoking and Alcohol  
6.2 Health and Wellbeing, Health Notifications and Access to Services Updated
6.3 First Aid, Home Remedies and Medication  
6.4 Sexual Health and Relationships  
6.5 Blood Borne Viruses (BBVs)  
6.6 Drug & Alcohol Services for Young People under 19 Including Specialist Family Support for Children and Adults Impacted by Substances  

7. Promoting Educational Achievement, Leisure and Holidays

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7.1 Education Updated
7.2 Residential Education Policy  
7.3 Holidays and School Trips  
7.4 Transporting Children  
7.5 Leisure and Activities Updated

8. Staffing

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8.1 Staffing and Safe Recruitment New
8.2 Staff Supervision and Appraisal New
8.3 Staff Qualifications Updated
8.4 Lone Working  
8.5 Rostering and Handover Procedures  
8.6 Gift Giving and Receiving  
8.7 Contact with ex Care Leavers  
8.8 Disclosure and Barring Service: Guidance for Children's Social Care Providers  

9. Management and Administration

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9.1 Leadership Management New
9.2 Monitoring Quality  
9.3 Access to Records  
9.4 Petty Cash and Finance  
9.5 Surveillance and Monitoring Updated
9.6 Health and Safety New
9.7 Recording and Reporting of Accidents New
9.8 Notification of Serious Events  
9.9 Residential Structure Updated

10. Appendices

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10.1 Amendments