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Recording Social Workers

01-Sep-2015

Prepare to be very shocked. And then very angry. At the Transparency Project Conference in June 2015, a question was asked about whether parents should be allowed to tape record discussions and conversations. Social work can involve an imba...

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Outcome of section 47 enquiries:

30-Aug-2015

Childrens Childrens Social Care/Disabled Childrens Service social workers are responsible for deciding what action to take and how to proceed following section 47 enquiries. If Childrens Social Care/Disabled Childrens Service decides not to proc...

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Multi-Agency Professionals Meetings

30-Aug-2015

Purpose A multi-agency professionals meeting (MAPM) is a tool to support practitioners in all agencies who have a genuine desire to work openly and together with families, but who may need the opportunity to talk with other professionals without th...

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What Happens in a Child Protection Enquiry

30-Aug-2015

Parents say that when social workers first knock on their door to investigate a concern they have received about a child that this can be a frightening, stressful and traumatic time. Parents have asked for more support and advice about their rights ...

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Initial Child Protection Conference

30-Aug-2015

1. Threshold for Convening an Initial Child Protection Conference An Initial Child Protection Conference should be held where a child may be suffering, or likely to suffer, Significant Harm and may also be considered when: A Child Assessment Ord...

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Initiating section 47 enquiries:

30-Aug-2015

A section 47 enquiry is carried out by undertaking or continuing with an assessment in accordance with the guidance set out in this chapter and following the principles and parameters of a good assessment. Childrens Social Care/Disabled Childrens S...

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Medical Assessment Re: Child Protection

30-Aug-2015

Where the child appears in urgent need of medical attention (s)he should be taken to the nearest A & E department, regardless of age, explanation or any other factors e.g. where there are suspected fractures, bleeding, and loss of consciousness. ...

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Referral to social services

30-Aug-2015

Referrals to social services can happen in a number of ways. You can request help yourself by calling your local social services..... Referrals can be made by other professionals who are working with your family or children, including schools, G...

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