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Amendments

January 2019

Updated Chapters
Chapter Title Details
Case Recording Policy and Staff Guidance This chapter has been substantially revised and updated and should be re-read in full.
Health Care Assessments and Plans Section 1, Health Care Assessments has been updated with regard to consent to medical treatment.
Preparation for Leaving Care This chapter has been substantially updated and should be re-read
Contact with Parents and Siblings Section 2, Supervised and Unsupervised Contact has been updated to take account of the use of mobile communication with regards to contact.
Smoking and Alcohol This chapter has been extensively updated and should be read in its entirety.
Access to Records This chapter has been significantly updated and should be re-read in its entirety.
New Chapters and Features
Chapter Title Details
Information Sharing and Confidentiality This new chapter reflects the EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018. Staff working in children’s homes should understand their responsibility to keep children’s personal data secure. However, they should also feel confident about situations when they can share information without consent in order to safeguard and promote the welfare of a child.

Next Update: November 2019


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