Figures, revealed by the DfE, have shown that the number of children in care moving across local authority boundaries has increased by nearly 80%. This can lead to greater chances of children going missing, falling victim to exploitation or less care for children with complicated needs. There is a requirement for children’s services to develop clear procedures when dealing with moving children, ensuring that all agencies involved are informed.
Join Westminster Briefing on the 27th March to be briefed on the latest developments when it comes to children moving across boundaries. Develop innovative strategies to ensure that basic requirements for children and families are met. Hear from local government agencies already tak-ing steps to provide an effective system of transfer of authority.
Key issues to be addressed:
- Identifying which children apply to transfer protocols
- Why children transfer between local authority areas
- Actions to be taken by the transferring and receiving agencies
- Understanding the duties of individuals within the care system and beyond
- Monitoring the progress of transfers and ensuring families receive correct support
- Considering Unaccompanied Children under the Immigration Act 2016
- Best practice examples of flexible models already in place
- Considering indicators of risk for children moving across boundaries
- Best Practice for information collation and transmission between agencies
- Developing effective co-parenting arrangements
- Engaging appropriately with relevant agencies regarding any concerns that emerge
The morning session will highlight key areas that local authorities should focus on to ensure that all agencies are informed when a transfer of care takes place.
The afternoon session will focus on best practice case studies, exploring what local authorities are already doing to support children transferring across boundaries.
Morning refreshments will be served upon arrival with a networking lunch to follow. Any special needs or dietary requirements should be notified to us upon booking.
Who Should Attend?
Delegates will be drawn from, but not excluded to: Children’s residential care managers and staff, social workers, commissioners, fostering officers, child welfare & protection teams and anyone with an interest in improving the quality of care across local authority boundaries.
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