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Amendments

October 2019

Updated Chapters
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Unaccompanied Migrant Children and Child Victims of Trafficking and Modern Slavery

This guidance has been reviewed throughout and extensively updated to reflect the DfE publication Care of Unaccompanied Migrant Children and Child Victims of Modern Slavery: Statutory Guidance for Local Authorities.

Private Fostering

This chapter has been amended. It confirms in Section 13, After the Private Fostering Arrangement Ends that any request for support by the young person should be made to the local authority in which they are resident or where the education and training is being provided.

Decision to Look After and Care Planning

This chapter has been amended to reflect Section 3 of the Care Planning and Care Leavers (Amendment) Regulations 2014. The Care Plan must identify whether there is reason to believe the child has been trafficked or is an unaccompanied asylum seeker (see Section 2.1, The Care Plan - Contents).

Assessment and Approvals of Prospective Adopters

This chapter has been amended to reflect the national changes in adoption registration and matching following the closure of the Adoption Register (see After the Panel Recommendation).

Placement for Adoption

This chapter has been amended to reflect the national changes in adoption registration and matching (see Section 7.13, Inter Agency Placements and Section 11, Children Approved for Adoption for Whom no Placement has been Identified).

New Chapters
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Placing and Visiting Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities or Health Conditions in Long-Term Residential Settings

This new chapter reflects statutory guidance in relation to children who are placed by health authorities or local authorities for more than 3 months in residential establishments for educational purposes and children placed in care homes or independent hospitals (including hospices) by health authorities or local authorities (Sections 85 and 86 of the Children Act 1989).

Statutory visits and monitoring of these placements are undertaken by the Responsible Authority.

Next Update: April 2020

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