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10.5 Template of Notes for Initial Child Protection Conference


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NOTES OF AN INITIAL CHILD PROTECTION CONFERENCE HELD UNDER KNOWSLEY LOCAL SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN BOARD PROCEDURES

 

VENUE: Date: Time:  

Present:

 

     

Apologies:

 

     

For information

 

     

Children:

 

Name DoB School
Home Address:      

Adults in household:

Other family members: 

Name  DoB   Relationship to child
Dates of previous Conferences including child protection reviews:
Previous Registrations:

Reason for Conference:

Today's Conference has been convened under Knowsley Safeguarding Children Board Procedures in respect of.................................

The purpose and procedure of the conference, and the specific concerns which led to it being called, have been discussed with the parents by the chairperson and the social worker.

Reports received:

Name 

Agency

 

The following decisions and recommendations were agreed:

Decisions:

1. A Child Protection Plan will be completed in respect of..............due to concerns in respect of their Emotional, Sexual, Physical, Neglect of their Welfare. (delete as appropriate)
2. The Key Worker appointed is ********* telephone 0151 443..........

Recommendations:

1. A Child Protection Plan/Support Plan to be completed at the Initial Core Group Meeting to be held within ten working days of today's conference. Scheduled for:
2. Above meeting to be chaired by ************************** 0151 443...........
3. Membership of the Core Group:
4. Outcomes to be achieved so that the Child/ren no longer requires a Child Protection Plan

The issues identified within the initial child protection case conference have been successfully addressed and an assessment has concluded that the child is no longer suffering significant harm nor likely to do so in the absence of a child protection plan.

In particular consider:
Parenting
Home conditions
Domestic violence
Drug/Alcohol
School attendance
Children's health and development
Parent's mental health
Offending
5. Child Protection Plan to address the key tasks:

Chair of Initial Core Group:

Team Manager /Senior Practitioner/Children & Families Team who will:

  • Chair meeting and ensure written record completed.
  • Ensure that the outline Child Protection Plan formulated at the initial conference is developed in a more detailed inter agency protection plan in the meeting.
  • Ensure all attending or subsequently to be involved are fully aware of their individual roles and responsibilities and those of others within the plan.
  • Ensure that the Child Protection Plan is signed by all concerned and circulated to all concerned as well as a copy to the Quality Assurance Unit.

Key Worker:

Social Worker Children & Families Team will:

  • Chair all subsequent core groups
  • Ensure that the outline plan for the child is developed in a more detailed inter agency child protection plan.
  • Complete the Single Assessment of the child and family, securing contributions from core group members and others as necessary.
  • Act as a lead worker for the inter agency work with the child and family.
  • Co-ordinate the contributions of family members and other agencies to planning the actions which need to be taken, putting the child protection plan into effect and reviewing progress gained against the objectives set out in the plan.
  • Ensure at the initial core group that the role of the key worker is fully explained.
  • Ensure that the child and parents/carers have a clear understanding of the planned outcome and that they accept the plan and are willing to work to it.
  • Ensure that the child and family members receive a written copy in their own language.
  • Advise family members about the right to complain and make representations and how to do so.
  • Complete any other specific tasks identified at the conference or as they arise.

Family Centre Support Worker will:

  • Provide ongoing support for the family
  • Undertake specific work with parents
  • Undertake specific work with the child/ren as required*
  • Provide crèche/Portage/Early Years provision if required

Health Visitor will:

  • Undertake ongoing health and developmental assessments in respect of the child/ren as required
  • Liaise with parents in respect of outstanding immunisations
  • Complete regular visits to the family home and see the child/ren as agreed in the plan
  • Advise and assist the parents in respect of parenting issues
  • Notify other relevant health professionals of the Child Protection status of the child/ren
  • Complete any other specific tasks identified at the conference or as they arise.

School Nurse will:

  • Undertake ongoing health and developmental assessments in respect of the child/ren as required
  • Have monthly contact with the child/family or as negotiated with the Named Nurse
  • Liaise with parents in respect of outstanding immunisations
  • Complete any other specific tasks identified at the conference or as they arise.

School Staff will:

  • Provide advice and support to the child/ren within school through the school mentoring system
  • Monitor the child/ren's school attendance and punctuality and liaise with parents and key worker
  • Monitor the child/ren's educational progress
  • Complete any other specific tasks identified at the conference or as they arise.

Drugs/Alcohol Service will:

  • Provide guidance and assistance to the parent/s in respect of identified issues
  • Arrange for specific testing of the parent as appropriate
  • Complete any other specific tasks identified at the conference or as they arise.

Probation Service will:

  • Supervise the parent in respect of an identified Order
  • Complete any other specific tasks identified at the conference or as they arise.

Parents/Carers will:

  • Fully engage and comply with the Child Protection Plan
  • Complete any other specific tasks identified at the conference or as they arise.

Child/ren will:

6. Copy of the Child Protection Plan to be forwarded by Key Worker to QAU upon completion.
7.

Initial Conference Review under Knowsley Safeguarding Children Board Procedures
within three months

Maximum Date:

Scheduled for:

Time:

Venue:

To be confirmed by Key Worker two weeks prior to review.

Principal Officer
Children's Services
Any omissions or inaccuracies in these notes should be notified to the chairperson in writing within seven days of receipt otherwise it will be assumed that the notes are agreed. As the work involved in circulating amendments is both time consuming and expensive, this advice applies only to omissions and inaccuracies which materially or substantially affect the meaning of the contribution.

Discussion Notes

..........................distributed the agenda to the conference members and confirmed that the conference was convened under Knowsley Safeguarding Children Procedures. The agenda addresses the principles of parent/child participation, equal opportunities, confidentiality and the specific purpose of discussing child protection issues in respect of the child. The purpose and procedure of the conference, and the specific concerns which led to it being called, have been discussed with *************by the social worker previous to today's conference.

Social worker presented a report (copy attached) highlighting events leading up to today's conference, which should be read in conjunction with these notes


Principal Officer
Children's Services

WF Dawson
Acting Service Manager
Children & Families Division

 

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