Working together to safeguard children: statutory guidance myth busting


The Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme has published guidance from the Department for Education (DfE) to clarify to relevant parts of the English statutory guidance Working together to safeguard children 2018. Topics covered include: individual child assessments; return home interviews; social workers for foster carers and children with long term foster placements; social workers for children in staying put; frequency of visits for social workers; and fostering and adoption panels. The responses have been agreed by the Department for Education and their lawyers in consultation with Ofsted.

Source: The Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme Date: 09 August 2018

Further information: Children’s social care statutory guidance myth busting (PDF)

Working together to safeguard children: a guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children (PDF)

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