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4.7 Recording that a Child is Subject to a Child Protection Plan

Children's Social Care will record in the child's file, when the child is the subject of a Child Protection Plan and be able to produce a list of all the children resident in the area (including those who have been placed there by another local authority or agency) who are considered to be at continuing risk of Significant Harm and for whom there is a Child Protection Plan.

The principal purpose of recording that a child is the subject of a Child Protection Plan is to enable agencies and professionals to be aware of those children who are judged to be at continuing risk of Significant Harm and who are the subject of a Child Protection Plan. It is equally important that agencies and professionals can obtain information about other children who are known, or have been known, to the local authority.

Children should be recorded as having been abused or neglected under one or more of the categories of Physical Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Sexual Abuse or Neglect, according to a decision by the Chair of the Child Protection Conference. The categories selected should reflect all the information obtained during the course of the Assessment and subsequent analysis. The initial category may change as new information becomes available during the time that the child is the subject of a Child Protection Plan.

In Knowsley, the Designated Manager for maintaining the List of Children with a Child Protection Plan is the Service Manager, Quality Assurance Unit.

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