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Portsmouth Children's Homes Procedures Manual - Contents

January 2018

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  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


1. Ethos and Policy Framework

1.1 Statement of Purpose Updated
1.2 Children’s Guide Updated
1.3 Our Ethos and Key Policies  
1.4 Our Pledge  
1.5 Promoting Diversity  
1.6 Caring for Children from Minority Ethnic Groups  
1.7 Confidentiality  
1.8 Case Recording Policy and Staff Guidance Updated


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 Updated
2.7 Looked After Reviews  
2.8 Preparation for Leaving Care  


3. Behaviour and Relationships

3.1 Key/Link Worker Guidance  
3.2 Sanctions  
3.3 Missing Children Updated
  Also see: Children Going Missing from Home or Care Risk Assessment Toolkit (PSCB) New
3.4 Dealing with Aggression and Violence  
3.5 Methods of Managing Disruptive Behaviour (N.V.R) (R.J.) (Externalising Behaviour)  
3.6 Restrictive Physical Intervention  
3.7 Searching Children/Bedrooms  
3.8 The Police  
3.9 Role of Appropriate Adult Guidance  


4. Promoting and Supporting Contact

4.1 Contact with Parents and Siblings
4.2 Social Visits (Including Overnight Stays) New
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 Guidance  
5.3 Safeguarding Children and Young People from Sexual Exploitation Updated
  Also see: CSE Risk Assessment Toolkit (PSCB) New
5.4 Child Protection Referrals  
5.5 Allegations Against Staff New
5.6 Whistleblowing  
5.7 Complaints  
5.8 Countering Bullying  
5.9 E-Safety, the Safe Use of the Internet, Social Media and Taking Photographs  
5.10 Self Harming  
5.11 Drugs and Substance Misuse  
5.12 Sleeping In and Night Security  
5.13 Social Worker Visits  
5.14 Advocacy and Independent Visitors Updated
5.15 Visitors  
5.16 Provision and Preparation of Meals  
5.17 Clothing, Pocket Money and Allowances  
5.18 Hazardous Pursuits  
5.19 Bedrooms  
5.20 Digital Photography  


6. Promoting Health and Wellbeing

6.1 Smoking and Alcohol  
6.2 Health Notifications and Access to Services  
6.3 First Aid, Home Remedies and Medication  
6.4 Sexual Health and Relationships Updated
6.5 HIV, AIDS and Blood Borne Viruses  


7. Promoting Educational Achievement, Leisure and Holidays

7.1 Education  
7.2 Holidays and School Trips  
7.3 Transporting Children  
7.4 Leisure and Activities  


8. Staffing

8.1 Staff Supervision P.D.R'S Personal Development Reviews  
8.2 Lone Working  
8.3 Rostering and Handover Procedures  
8.4 Gift Giving and Receiving  
8.5 Staff Qualification  


9. Management and Administration

9.1 Monitoring Quality  
9.2 Access to Records  
9.3 Delegated Authorities and Notifiable Events  
9.4 Portsmouth City Council - Children and Families Services - Induction Handbook New
9.5 Portsmouth City Council Social Work Handbook New
9.6 Amendments  

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