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Slough Children's Homes Procedures Manual: Contents

January 2018

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This contents list is sub divided into the following sections, each section contains relevant Chapters/Procedures: (Click on the title to jump to the section you require):

  1. Ethos and Policy Framework
  2. Planning for Care
  3. Promoting Behaviour and Relationships
  4. Promoting and Supporting Contact
  5. Personal Care, Safeguarding and Protection
  6. Promoting Health and Wellbeing
  7. Promoting Educational Achievement, Leisure and Holidays
  8. Staffing
  9. Breakaway
  10. Management and Administration


1. Ethos and Policy Framework

1.1 Mallards Statement of Purpose Updated
1.2 Young Person’s Guide to Mallards  
1.3 Our Ethos and Key Policies  
1.4 Equality and Diversity  
1.5 Caring for Children from Minority Ethnic Groups  
1.6 Confidentiality  
1.7 Case Recording Policy and Staff Guidance  


2. Planning for Care

2.1 Referrals and Placements  
2.2 Consents Guidance  
2.3 Care and Placement Plans Guidance  
2.4 Emergency Placement and Emergency Reviews  
2.5 Health Care Assessments and Plans  
2.6 Placement Planning and Disruption Meetings  
2.7 Looked After Reviews Updated
2.8 Preparation for Leaving Care  
2.9 Leaving the Home  


3. Promoting Behaviour and Relationships

3.1 Daily Routine and House Rules  
3.2 Key/Link Worker Guidance  
3.3 Sanctions  
3.4 Missing Children  
3.5 Dealing with Aggression and Violence  
3.6 Restrictive Physical Intervention  
3.7 Searching Children/Bedrooms  
3.8 The Police  
3.9 Role of Appropriate Adult Guidance  


4. Promoting and Supporting Contact

4.1 Contact with Parents and Siblings  
4.2 Social Visits (Including Overnight Stays)  
4.3 Correspondence, Communication and Social Networking  


5. Personal Care, Safeguarding and Protection

5.1 Relationships and Physical Contact with Children  
5.2 Recognising and Treating Abuse Guidance  
5.3 Safeguarding Children and Young People from Sexual Exploitation Updated
5.4 Child Protection Referrals  
5.5 Allegations Against Staff  
5.6 Confidential Reporting / Whistleblowing  
5.7 Representations and Complaints  
5.8 Countering Bullying  
5.9 Self Harming  
5.10 Drugs and Substance Misuse  
5.11 Sleeping In and Night Security  
5.12 Social Worker Visits  
5.13 Advocacy and Independent Visitors  
5.14 Visitors  
5.15 Provision and Preparation of Meals  
5.16 Clothing, Pocket Money and Allowances  
5.17 Bedrooms  
5.18 Digital Photography  


6. Promoting Health and Wellbeing

6.1 Smoking and Alcohol  
6.2 Health Notifications and Access to Services  
6.3 First Aid, Home Remedies and Medication  
6.4 Sexual Health and Relationships  
6.5 HIV, AIDS and Blood Borne Viruses  


7. Promoting Educational Achievement, Leisure and Holidays

7.1 Education  
7.2 Holidays and School Trips  
7.3 Transporting Children  
7.4 Leisure and Activities  


8. Staffing

8.1 Recruitment and Selection  
8.2 Staff Supervision  
8.3 Lone Working (Please select from this A-Z Listing)  
8.4 Disciplinary Procedure  
8.5 Grievance Procedure  
8.6 Rostering and Handover Procedure  
8.7 Gift Giving and Receiving  
8.8 Staff Qualifications  


9. Breakaway

9.1 Breakaway Statement of Purpose New
9.2 Business Continuity Procedure  
9.3 Breakaway Confidentiality  
9.4 Handover Policy  
9.5 Shift Leader Policy  
9.6 Security of the Home  
9.7 Waking Night Policy  
9.8 Bedtime Policy  
9.9 Fire Procedure  
9.10 Evacuation Procedure  
9.11 Breakaway Countering Bullying  
9.12 Breakaway Behaviour Management  
9.13 Breakaway Medication Policy Updated
9.14 Bathing Children and Young People Policy  
9.15 Cross Gender Care Policy  
9.16 Children’s Clothing Policy  
9.17 Pocket Money  
9.18 Breakaway Missing from Care  
9.19 Mobile Phone and Camera Image Policy  
9.20 Child Protection Guidelines  
9.21 Breakaway Shift Planner / Clothing List New


10. Management and Administration

10.1 Monitoring Quality  
10.2 Access to Records  
10.3 Petty Cash and Finance  
10.4 Delegated Authorities and Notifications  
10.5 Amendments  

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