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Blackburn with Darwen Children's Homes
Procedures Manual - Contents

April 2018

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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


1. Ethos and Policy Framework

1.1 Statements of Purpose  
1.2 Our Ethos and Key Policies  
1.3 Promoting Diversity  
1.4 Caring for Children from Minority Ethnic Groups  
1.5 Confidentiality  
1.6 Case Recording Policy and Staff Guidance  


2. Planning for Care

2.1 Referrals, Placements and Admissions  
2.2 Consents Guidance  
2.3 Delegation of Authority to Foster Carers and Residential Workers (Blackburn with Darwen Children's Services Procedures Manual)  
2.4 Care and Placement Plans Guidance  
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 Updated
2.9 Preparation for Leaving Care  
2.10 Leaving the Home  


3. Behaviour and Relationships

3.1 Key Worker Guidance  
3.2 Daily Routine and House Rules  
3.3 Positive Behaviour Management Policy  
3.4 Additional Measures  
3.5 Children and Young People Missing from Home or Care (Blackburn with Darwen Children's Services Procedures Manual)  
3.6 Dealing with Aggression and Violence  
3.7 Positive Intervention and Restraint  
3.8 Searching Children/Bedrooms  
3.9 Role of Appropriate Adults Guidance  
3.10 Blackburn with Darwen Joint Agency Protocol to Assist in Dealing with Offences in Residential Children’s Care Homes Updated


4. Promoting and Supporting Contact

4.1 Contact with Parents and Siblings
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 and Treating Abuse Guidance  
5.3 Safeguarding Children and Young People from Sexual Exploitation (Blackburn with Darwen Children's Services Procedures Manual)  
5.4 Child Protection Referrals  
5.5 Allegations Against Staff  
5.6 Recruitment and Monitoring  
5.7 Complaints and Representations  
5.8 Countering Bullying and Peer Abuse Updated
5.9 Self Harming  
5.10 Drugs and Substance Misuse  
5.11 Social Worker Visits  
5.12 Advocacy and Independent Visitors  
5.13 Visitors  
5.14 Provision and Preparation of Meals Updated
5.15 Clothing, Pocket Money and Allowances  
5.16 Bedrooms  
5.17 Digital Photography  


6. Promoting Health and Wellbeing

6.1 Smoking and Alcohol  
6.2 Health Notifications and Access to Services  
6.3 The Safe and Secure Handling of Medication ‘Overarching’ Policy - Interim Guidance in Accordance with ‘NICE’ Guidance  
6.4 First Aid, Over the Counter Medication  
6.5 Sexual Health and Relationships  
6.6 HIV, AIDS and Blood Borne Diseases  


7. Promoting Educational Achievement, Leisure and Holidays

7.1 Education  
7.2 Holidays and School Trips  
7.3 Transporting Children  
7.4 Off-Site Activities, Visits and Holidays  


8. Staffing

8.1 Staff Qualifications  
8.2 Staff Supervision  
8.3 Lone Working Updated
8.4 Rostering and Handover Procedure including Sleeping In and Night Security  
8.5 Gift Giving and Receiving  


9. Management and Administration

9.1 Monitoring Quality  
9.2 Access to Records  
9.3 Petty Cash and Finance  
9.4 Delegated Authorities and Notifiable Events  
9.5 Organisational Structure/Manager Contacts  

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