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Policies and Guidance
Hertfordshire Children in Need and Children Looked After Manual is now called The Social Work Procedures Manual
The Social Work Procedures are now a simple to use web based manual that describes Policy and Procedures for Children Services within Specialist and Safeguarding Services and Early Intervention and Targeted Support Services. It links to:
Updates are made to the website at the end of March and September every year, incorporating Practice Guidance notes (PGNs), which are then archived.
Advice on School Attendance
Keeping Children Safe in Education
Children Missing Education
Searching, Screening and Confiscation
Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC) who are Looked After of School Age
UASC Practice Guidance for Social Care DRAFT
New Arrivals in Secondary Schools: Induction Pack Part 1 Guidance on Admission, Induction and Teaching Strategies
New Arrivals in Secondary Schools: Induction Pack Part 2 EAL Assessment
Working with Looked After or Adopted Children, the Early Years 0-5
Improving the Educational Attainment of Looked After Children in Primary Schools
Improving the Educational Attainment of Looked After Children in Secondary Schools
Promoting the Educational Achievement of Looked After Children Statutory Guidance for LAs Mar 2010
Guidance On The Education Of Children And Young People In Public Care (2000)
This guidance assists local authorities in their role as corporate parents to safeguard and promote the education and well-being of children and young people in public care.
It begins by assessing the existing framework and the reasons why children and young people are put into care, and goes on to detail the ways in which local authorities can improve their role as corporate parents, namely through a higher focus on the needs of individual children and a more effective cooperation with schools and social services.
This guidance is comprehensive in its outlook, and looks at young children, teenagers and post-16-year-olds who wish to go into further education. It also takes the problems of children with SEN and those of carers into account.
This guidance includes numerous case studies, many references to existing legislation and a useful list of inspection standards and criteria.
Download from the National Archives website at:
Guidance for Governors
Supporting Looked After Learners - A Practical Guide for School Governors
The DfES published this guidance document in 2006 to help school governing bodies ensure that their schools' policies and practices are fully inclusive of the needs of looked-after children.The DfES has therefore published this guidance document to help school governing bodies ensure that their schools' policies and practices are fully inclusive of the needs of looked-after children.
The Roles and Responsibilities of the Designated Teacher for Looked After Children - Statutory Guidance for School Governing Bodies
DCSF Guidance published in 2009 on the statutory framework and role of the school governing body and designated teacher in meeting the school's statutory responsibilities.