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March 2020

Caption: Amendments
Updated Chapters
Chapter Title Details
Direct Payments A link has been added to further guidance about the 4 consecutive weeks in a care home rule.
Recognising and Responding to Deprivations of Liberty References to parental consent in relation to deprivations of liberty for 16 and 17 year olds have been removed in response to the Supreme Court judgement RE D (A Child) on 26th September 2019. This declared that parents cannot provide such consent.
Social Media (use of) The procedure has been updated to reflect guidance on social media from the new social work regulator, Social Work England.
Commissioning, Contracting and Brokerage Procedures Amended to add clarity about where information relating to voluntary and community services is located on tri.x.
Various information and advice sections Amended to link the new Swindon Borough Council website for information and advice.

Next Update: September 2020