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Children's Home Policies

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  • THIS SERVICE ‘S POLICY STATEMENTS. 5

    DATA PROTECTION POLICY. 19

    CCTV. 22

    EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY. 28

    PRACTICES IN THE HOME TO COMBAT RACISM.. 33

    SAFEGUARDING POLICY /RECOGNITION OF ABUSE. 35

    SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE FROM SEXUAL EXPLOITATION.. 60

    SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN FROM RADICALISATION AND EXTREMISM.. 67

    WHISTLEBLOWING. 70

    WORKING ALONE. 73

    NOTIFIABLE EVENTS. 76

    ALLEGATION AGAINST STAFF. 78

    SANCTIONS. 82

    MISSING POLICY. 87

    CHILDREN MISSING PROCEDURES. 98

    COMPLAINTS. 115

    Young People’s Complaints Procedure. 126

    HEALTH AND WELLBEING. 129

    CHILDREN FROM ETHNIC MINORITY BACKGROUNDS. 129

    GENERAL PRACTITIONERS DENTIST AND OPTICIAN.. 132

    DRUGS AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE POLICY. 134

    HIV & AIDS. 139

    BODY FLUIDS AND BLOODBORNE VIRUSES. 139

    FIRST AID, HOME REMEDIES AND PRESCRIBED MEDICINES. 146

    NUTRITION DIET AND MEALTIMES. 149

    PERSONAL HYGIENE AND APPEARANCE. 150

    PSYCHOTHERAPY. 152

    SMOKING AND ALCOHOL POLICY. 154

    GANGS, RELATED VIOLENCE AND DRUG DEALING. 156

    YOUNG PEOPLE ‘S GANGS RELATED VIOLENCE AND DRUGS POLICY. 160

    ASSESSMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES FROM BLACK AND MINORITY ETHNIC BACKGROUNDS. 164

    CARE AND PLACEMENT PLANS GUIDANCE. 171

    CHILD PROTECTION REFERRALS. 175

    Emergency Placement and Emergency Reviews. 181

    Looked After Reviews. 188

    WORKING WITH PARENTS/CARERS. 196

    COMPANY VEHICLES. 198

    KEEPING ANIMALS. 205

    LEISURE AND RECREATION.. 206

    SCHOOL TRIPS AND HOLIDAYS. 207

    STAFF CHILD RELATIONSHIP GUIDANCE. 209

    GUIDANCE FOR THE ROLE OF APPROPRIATE ADULT IN RELATION TO YOUNG PEOPLE DETAINED. 214

    CORRESPONDENCE COMMUNICATION AND SOCIAL MEDIA. 223

    PHOTOGRAPHS, VIDEO AND OTHER IMAGES. 229

    Correspondence, Communication and Social Networking. 231

    STAFFING PROCEDURES. 236

    CARE PRACTICES TOWARDS YOUNG PEOPLE OF THE OPPOSITE SEX. 236

    DEALING WITH SEXUALITY AND PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS. 241

    STAFF DISCIPLINARY AND GRIEVANCE. 244

    HOUSEKEEPING AND CATERING. 252

    KEYWORKER GUIDANCE. 254

    PETTY CASH AND FINANCE. 260

    POCKET MONEY AND ALLOWANCE. 263

    SAFE PRACTICE. 265

    STAFF/CHILD RELATIONSHIPS. 272

    MOBILE PHONE POLICY. 277

    STAFFING MATTERS. 281

    WORKING ALONE. 281

    HEALTH AND SAFETY. 285

    COSHH (CONTROL OF SUBSTANCES HAZARDOUS TO HEALTH) 285

    HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY. 288

    SCHEDULE OF MATTERS RESERVED FOR APPROVAL BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS. 294

    Modern Slavery Act 2015 Statement 296

    Business Ethics Policy. 298

    Anti-Bribery and Corruption Policy. 303

    Prevention of Fraud. 308

    Supplier privacy notice policy  311