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The outline care and support protection plan

When a child’s name is placed on the child protection register, the act of registration itself confers no protection on a child. Therefore, a care and support protection plan must always accompany registration.

If a care and support protection plan is not already in place, an assessment under Part 3 of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) 2014 Act should be undertaken and a plan put in place.

The plan should include all elements of a plan required under Part 4 of the of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) 2014 Act, but emphasise the protection or risk management to secure child-centred outcomes.

A multi-agency, care and support protection plan must be formulated for every child whose name is placed on the child protection register.

The plan should be developed in two phases.

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The initial child protection conference should discuss and agree the following elements of the outline child protection plan for each child registered:

Within five working days a copy of the outline plan and a summary of decisions made at the initial child protection conference, which includes the date of the next conference, should be circulated to those invited and present at the conference and members of the core group.

Pointers for Practice: Preparing Outline Plans