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BexleyChildren's Services Procedures Manual

Legal Planning Meetings


This protocol seeks to provide a guide to social workers about the procedures to be followed when preparing for an application to Court for Care or Supervision Orders. A Flow chart is provided for ease of reference, together with template letters to assist in the process. The chapter is structured to cover: The Case Management Review process; the Legal Planning Meeting and the Pre-Proceedings Meeting. All sections describe the criteria for each meeting, referral processes and documentation, etc. and includes a section on Immediate and Emergency Actions.

Template letters are included, together with Legal Planning and Case Management Review referral forms.


Care and Supervision Proceedings and the Public Law Outline Procedure

This chapter was added to the manual in April 2018 and replaced a previous chapter on Legal Planning Meetings.