Other professional resources - Social care

Resources developed by the Government or other organisations for social care professionals who work with deaf children.

Common Assessment Framework (CAF) (2009)

The CAF is a standardised approach to conducting an assessment of a child's additional needs and deciding how those needs should be met. It can be used by practitioners across children's services in England.

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Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) (Scotland)

This is the approach in Scotland for all services to work towards improving children’s outcomes in partnership with parents. Based on children’s and young people’s rights, it supports children, young people and their parents to work in partnership with the services that can help them.

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Ofsted: Communication is the key (England) (2012)

This small survey highlights the key factors underpinning effective joint working across agencies with deaf children and the positive impact that this has had on their lives. The report draws on evidence from good practice case studies and from the views of children and young people, their parents and professionals in three local authorities.

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NSPCC Underwear rule

This is a useful guide for parents and professionals on how they can talk with children and young people about staying safe. It includes a video in BSL for deaf children and young people. 

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Ofsted: Protecting Disabled Children: thematic inspection (England) (2012)

This thematic inspection looks at the effectiveness of work to protect disabled children and young people at all stages from early support to the identification of and response to child protection concerns. It considered how well local authorities and Local Safeguarding Children Boards evaluate the impact of the work done across agencies and by professionals to ensure the effective protection of disabled children and young people.

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NSPCC: Deaf and disabled children – child protection research (2014-15)

These two studies looked into the how disabled children can be protected from abuse and the experiences of deaf children and deaf adults in the child protection system.

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Promoting the health and well-being of looked-after children (England) (2015)

All providers of health and social care services to children who are looked after (in care) must follow this statutory guidance which aims to promote the quality of life of looked-after children and young people.

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Rights in reality

Steve Broach, a leading barrister in child law, write a regular blog on the law and disabled children.

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School-based counselling operating kit (Wales)

This Toolkit is a joint publication between the Welsh Assembly Government and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. It includes standards, guidance and exemplar materials for school based counselling services in Wales to deliver services that are safe, accessible and of a high standard. Information on issues to consider for deaf children who require counselling support can be found on page 207 of the resource.

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The role of social care in implementing the Children and Families Act 2014 (England)

This guidance produced by the Council for Disabled Children gives a useful overview of the legal duties on children's social care towards children and young people aged 0-25 years who are disabled or have special educational needs (SEN) following the Children and Families Act 2014 and the Care Act 2014.  

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Working Together to Safeguard Children (England) (2015)

Working Together to Safeguard Children (2015) is statutory guidance which sets out how individuals and organisations should work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. It discusses assessments from early support through to statutory assessments and safeguarding enquiries.

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