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Amendments

February 2018

Updated Chapters
Chapter Name Details
Introduction and Context An updated link has been added to Cumbria County Council Plan 2016-19 in Section 2, Local Context – Council Plan.
Children's Consultation and Participation This chapter replaces the former chapter entitled 'Consultation Policy'.
Young Carers This chapter has been extensively updated and should be re-read throughout.
Families with No Recourse to Public Funds A link has been added to the NRPF website to Securing British Citizenship for Looked After Children which highlights important information from the Project for the Registration of Children as British Citizens, with regard to the responsibilities that local authorities have to ensure that children in their care have effective access to specialist legal advice so their citizenship or any entitlement to citizenship is secured.
Placing and Moving Children in Foster Care This chapter has been extensively updated and replaces the previous chapter entitled 'Placement Planning and Disruption Meetings'.
Change of Name of a Looked After Child This chapter has been extensively updated and should be re-read throughout.
Applications for Special Guardianship Orders This chapter has been extensively updated and should be re-read throughout.
New Chapters and Features
Chapter Name Details
Age Assessment Procedure This procedure sets out the age assessment process within Cumbria. This procedure was put in place in November 2017, however, as more research is conducted and more legal challenges are made, it will be necessary to periodically review and update to incorporate new information.
Removed Chapters
  • Placement Planning and Disruption Meetings.

Next update: August 2018


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