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February 2018

Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details
Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children This chapter has been updated with a link to statutory guidance the care of unaccompanied migrant children and securing British citizenship for Looked After Children.
Looked After Reviews This chapter has been amended to fully reflect the Children Act 1989 Guidance and Regulations - Volume 2: Care Planning, Placement and Case Review with respect to the circumstances as to when a Looked After Review should be brought forward.
Adoption Statement of Purpose The latest version of this guidance has been added.
Placement for Adoption This chapter has been amended to emphasise ‘procedural fairness’ as a key aspect of the adoption planning process in respect of ensuring parents are provided with information throughout, including the dates of placement/proposed changes of a child’s Status, etc.
New Chapters and Features
Chapter Name Details
Change of Name of a Looked After Child This procedure applies to all changes of a Looked After child's forename or surname, formal or informal. Allowing a child to adopt a new forename and/or surname amounts to a change of name and is therefore covered by this procedure.
Information for Young People in Care and Care Leavers A link to LBR online information has been added.
Removed Chapters
  • Step by Step Guide - Sexual Exploitation.

Next update: July 2018


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