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May 2021

Caption: May 2021 amendments
Updated Chapters
Chapter Title Details
Capacity and Consent This chapter has been refreshed throughout.
Storage of Data on Mobile Devices This chapter has been refreshed throughout.
Use of Social Media Sites by Social Care and Safeguarding Staff This chapter has been refreshed throughout.
Children and Young People Aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Section 15, Resolving Disagreements has been updated to reference recent case-law holding that, as part of the mediation process, a parent/child/young person is entitled to bring along any supporter they wish, including a lawyer.
Placements in Secure Accommodation on Welfare Grounds A new Section 10, Use of Inherent Jurisdiction to Authorise a Placement Involving a Deprivation of Liberty When One or More of the Relevant Criteria Under Section 25 Children Act 1989 are Not Satisfied has been added. Contact details have been updated in Section 6, Placements of Children under the age of 13 Years.
Notifications of Significant Events This chapter has been refreshed throughout.
Education of Looked After and Previously Looked After Children This chapter has been updated to reflect minor changes from the revised Working Together to Safeguard Children (amendments to bullet points in Section 8.1, Child Protection Policy and Procedures).
Holidays and School Trips In and Outside the UK This chapter has been refreshed throughout. Section 2.3, Insurance Cover has been updated to include details of how to apply for a Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) which provides access to reduced cost or free medical insurance in the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland. Section 2.4, Obtaining a Passport has also been updated to link to reissued Home Office guidance for Local Authorities Children’s Services Departments when Applying for Passports on Behalf of Children.
Access to Birth Records and Adoption Case Records This chapter has been refreshed throughout and information added on applying for a copy of a birth certificate online.

Next update: December 2021


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