Our One Minute Guides contain useful information which professionals can download for reference.
Further information about this service is available on the CAMHS website.
North Yorkshire County Council and City of York Council are delighted to announce that they have been chosen to be one of 10 local areas in their joint bid to the Home Office to deliver a pilot to test the devolving responsibility to make National Referral Mechanism (NRM) decisions for children.
The NRM is a framework for identifying and referring potential victims of modern slavery and ensuring that they receive appropriate support. The duty to refer children into the NRM is made by ‘first responders’ who include organisations such as Local Authority, Police and NSPCC where they suspect a child may have been subject to Modern Slavery or Human Trafficking. Modern Slavery is a complex crime and can involve multiple forms of exploitation.
Other successful bids were from:
view the NRM One Minute Guides:
Further information can be found on the contextual safeguarding page.
Private fostering rules apply when children and young people are cared for on a full time basis by a person who is not their parent, a person with parental responsibility, or a defined relative (a grandparent, brother, sister, uncle or aunt (whether of full or half blood or by marriage), or a step-parent. The unmarried partner of a parent is not a “step-parent” for this purpose and will be considered to be a private foster carer.
Private fostering arrangements are those where it is intended for the placement to be of 28 days or more. They are generally made with the agreement of the child’s parent, but this may not necessarily be the case.
Private fostering rules only apply to children under 16 years, or under 18 if they are disabled.
Professionals who come into contact with privately fostered children - such as teachers, religious leaders, doctors and health visitors - are required to tell Children’s Social Care about the private fostering arrangement so that Children’s Social Care can carry out their duty to safeguard the child.
See further information about Private Fostering:
You can contact the MASH Team on email: [email protected], or telephone: 01904 551900.
Please note, the SUDI guidance is produced jointly with North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Partnership (NYSCP), and you will be directed to the NYSCP webpage.