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3.6 Maintaining a List of Children Subject to Child Protection Plans

NOTE: This should be read in conjunction with the Recording Principles.

The Local Authority must maintain a Record of all children in the Borough who have accessed or who are accessing Children's Social Work Services.

The Local Authority will produce a List of Children who have a Child Protection Plan from this record.

In the September 2009 update of the manual, this chapter was amended and a new chapter: Access to and Enquiries of the List of Children with a Child Protection Plan Procedure was created from the text previously included in this chapter.

Information to be Kept on the Record of Children Subject to Child Protection Plans

1.1 The Local Authority must keep an electronic record of children resident in the area (including those who have been placed there by another authority or agency) who are considered to be at continuing risk of Significant Harm, and for whom there is a Child Protection Plan.
1.2 The following information will be kept by and must be updated as circumstances change by notification to the Child Protection and Review Unit.
  • The child's full name, home address, gender, date of birth and ethnic origin;
  • The child's address if not living at home;
  • The child's legal status;
  • The full names, any other known names and addresses of the parents and those with Parental Responsibility;
  • Name and address of any other adult members of or regular visitors to the household, together with information on their relationship to the child;
  • Details of any relevant offences of the persons mentioned above;
  • Full names, dates of birth and gender of other children in the household, their legal status, whether they are the subjects of a Child Protection Plan and if so, under which category of significant harm;
  • The date and source of the first referral;
  • The date when the decision was taken that the child required a Child Protection Plan and the category of significant harm;
  • The name and contact number of the Keyworker;
  • Details of professionals/agencies involved with the child and family and the members of the Core Group;
  • GP's name, address and contact number;
  • Health visitor/school nurse's name, address and contact number;
  • Child's school, playgroup, nursery or childminder, if any, including name, address and contact number of any designated teacher;
  • The date of the Child Protection Plan;
  • The date of the next Child Protection Review Conference;
  • The date when the Child Protection Plan was discontinued or when the child moved to a new area (including arrangements for the transfer conference, the transfer of the case responsibility arrangements and the records);
  • A record of all enquiries in respect of children with a Child Protection Plan.