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July 24, 2018

Practice Briefing Notes 34 - The Progression of the Child Protection Plan

Dear Colleagues,

See attached Practice Briefing Note 34, outlining clarity around the development of the Child Protection Plan.

Please ensure you read and review this Practice Note.  Click the below...

July 11, 2018

Practice Briefing Notes 33 - When to complete a Child and Young Person Assessment (CYPA)

Dear Colleagues,

See attached Practice Briefing Note 33, outlining the minimum expectation in terms of when to complete a CYPA and the mandatory points which should trigger the comme...

May 29, 2018

Practice Briefing Notes 32 - Legal Services Escalation Process

Dear Colleagues,

See attached Practice Briefing Note 32, detailing the Escalation process between Legal Services and Children’s Services in respect of making applications for Special Guardianships, Dischargin...

May 25, 2018

Practice Briefing Notes 30 - Childcare Plus Services and Information

Dear Colleagues,

See attached Practice Briefing Note 31, detailing information about the Childcare Plus Scheme.

Please make yourself familiar with the Childcare Plus project which is delivered by the Chi...

April 3, 2018

Practice Briefing Note 30 - Recording Child's Status of 'No Recourse to Public Funds'

Dear Colleagues,

It is now a requirement that we record 'NRPF' status where applicable.

This is detailed in Practice Briefing Note 30.  Click below link for further details and quic...

March 5, 2018

Practice Briefing Notes 27 - Missing, Absent and Found Procedure for CCM

Dear Colleagues,

The Missing/Absent and Found process has now been revised to ensure accurate data recording in respect of children looked after who go missing or are absent.

Please see below Practic...

February 23, 2018

Practice Briefing Notes 19 - 26

Dear Colleagues,

Following business change requests from practitioners and teams we have made a number of changes to CCM to improve performance data and functionality.

Below are 8 new ‘Practice Briefing Notes’ which outline the new changes...

February 7, 2018

Practice Briefing Note 18 Additional ‘pick list’ options for concluding S47 investigations

Dear all,

Please see below Practice Briefing Note 18 which is a Guide to the Additional ‘pick list’ options for concluding S47 investigations.

link to practice note

Kind Regards


January 4, 2018

Amendments to Closing Cases on CCM

Dear all,

We are currently making further improvements to Practice Briefing Note 17 and therefore the Practice Note will no longer be available on the Website The new practice note will be updated and circulated in due course.

Kind Re...

November 8, 2017

Children and Social Work Act 2017 – Changes with Sections 8 & 9 coming into force on 31 October 2017 

This is a reminder to staff that Sections 8 and 9 of the Children and Social Work Act 2017 are coming into force on 31st October 2017.

You will need to take account of...

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