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Discuss how policies and procedures help children, young people and their families whilst the child is being looked after- identify and explain pros and cons

If you wish to meet M1 you must also discuss:

• The role of policies and procedures in helping the children and their family whilst the children are being looked after

1. Policies and procedures help to provide good quality provision 2. They make it clear to staff and parents what type of care will be provided – the principles underpinning it – and how that care will be provided

The Local Safeguarding Children’s Board sets out the general principles and values which underpin care of all children – including Looked After Children It also sets out various policies and procedures which must be followed to ensure that safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children are central to all care provided

The policies and procedures are based upon underlying principles and values which are intended to promote quality care for children and young people – especially those who being looked after

a) Look at this document and summarise the key principles – for each principle – explain how the children and/or their family are being helped Local Safeguarding Children Board principles and policies.doc

b) Look at the following document to see how care is organised Information for looked after children.doc
Identify how the children and their families are being helped

c) Look at the following policies at Burleigh
Burleigh Data Protection Policy.pdf
Burleigh looked after children policy.pdf
Burleigh safeguarding and child protection policy.pdf

Summarise the key points made and explain how they help both the children and the family in the case study whilst the children are being looked after

The youngest child might attend the Burleigh Playgroup – compare their policies and procedures – is there anything more specific to help the youngest child? playgroup looked after children policy.pdf

Playgroup Safeguarding_children_and_child_protection.pdf

• How their needs will be assessed – how does this help the children and the parent?

When a child is identified as being in need – but not at risk of significant harm – a CAF will be initiated a) What is a Common Assessment – what is assessed? Who is involved? How does it help both the children and the family in the case study?

When a child becomes “looked after” – there are various other assessments made to ensure quality care is provided>

How continuity of education is ensured – how does Leicestershire ensure that children/young people will be able to continue with their education – what support is provided for them?

b) What is the PEP? What is included in it and how does it help the children and the family in the case study?

Education of Looked After Children.doc

What support might be offered as a result of the PEP? How will this help?

How continuity of health care is ensured – how does Leicestershire ensure that the healthcare needs of the children/young people are protected?

c) What is the Health Assessment – what is involved? How does it help both the children and the family in the case study?

Statutory Guidance for Promoting the Health and Wellbeing of Looked After children.doc

What support might be offered as a result of the Health Assessments? How will this help?

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