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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

1.1 Our Ethos and Key Policies  
1.2 Statements of Purpose Updated
1.3 Children’s Guides  
1.4 Promoting Diversity  
1.5 Caring for Children from Minority Ethnic Groups  
1.6 Information Sharing  
1.7 Case Recording Policy and Staff Guidance  
1.8 NICE Guideline: Looked After Children and Young People New

2. Planning for Care

2.1 Referrals, Placements and Admissions  
2.2 Consents Guidance  
2.3 Care and Placement Plans Guidance  
2.4 Emergency Placement and Emergency Reviews  
2.5 Placement Planning and Disruption Meetings  
2.6 Health Care Assessments and Plans  
2.7 Looked After Reviews  
2.8 Preparation for Leaving Care  
2.9 Leaving the Home  
2.10 Delegation of Responsibility to Foster Carers and Residential Workers
(Nottingham City Children's Services Procedures Manual)

3. Behaviour and Relationships

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 Dealing with Violent and Challenging Behaviour  
3.7 Restrictive Physical Intervention Updated
3.8 Searching Children/Bedrooms  
3.9 The Police  
3.10 Role of Appropriate Adults  

4. Promoting and Supporting Contact

4.1 Contact 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

5.1 Relationships and Physical Contact with Children  
5.2 Recognising Abuse and Neglect Guidance  
5.3 Referring Safeguarding Concerns  
5.4 Allegations Against Staff and Volunteers  
5.5 Representations and Complaints  
5.6 Countering Bullying and Peer Abuse Updated
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 and Independent Visitors  
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 Staying in Touch, the Safe Use of the Internet, Social Media and Taking Photographs New

6. Promoting Health and Wellbeing

6.1 Smoking and Alcohol Updated
6.2 Health Notifications and Access to Services  
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

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

8. Staffing

8.1 Staff Qualifications and Employment Checks  
8.2 Staff Supervision  
8.3 Lone Working  
8.4 Rostering and Handover Procedures  
8.5 Gift Giving and Receiving  
8.6 Contact with ex Care Leavers  
8.7 Disclosure and Barring Service: Guidance for Children's Social Care Providers  

9. Management and Administration

9.1 Monitoring Quality  
9.2 Access to Records  
9.3 Petty Cash and Finance  
9.4 Surveillance and Monitoring  
9.5 Notification of Serious Events  
9.6 Residential Structure Updated

10. Appendices

10.1 Amendments