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Overview of section

This section includes the procedures relating to planning for a child on the register: care and support protection plans

Detail is provided about:

Key is the role of the social worker (care and support protection plan co-ordinator). The responsibilities of the social worker (the care and support protection plan co-ordinator) are explained.

The care and support protection plan is delivered by the core group.

For core groups to be effective in protecting a child from significant harm practitioners need to know their roles and responsibilities as core group members in terms of.

A care and support, protection plan is dependent on the family actively engaging with the core group and the implementation of the plan.

Practitioners need to know about engaging the parents/carers in the plan including:

It is essential that practitioners engage with every child within the family who is on the register, to establish whether the plan is improving the quality of their lives and protecting them from harm. Child participation and seeing the child is crucial. This includes:

The review conference is tasked with making the decision as to whether a child on the register continues to be at risk of significant harm. The procedures related to this conference include:

The process whereby a child’s name is removed from the child protection register is known as de-registration. The roles and responsibilities in relation to de-registration include establishing the need for ongoing care and support following the removal of a child’s name from the child protection register.

Practitioners also have responsibilities in relation to children on the child protection register. These include:

The final section describes the procedures relating to managing the child protection register. This includes: