Children Act 1989 Regulations and Guidance requires the
care provided to children and young people to be reviewed
at regular intervals. Volumes 3 and 4 of the Regulations
and Guidance specify the frequency and content of statutory
reviews and who should be involved.
The Review Form provides a framework for gathering the
necessary information prior to the review.
Using the Review Form
The Review Form can be seen as having two parts. In the
first part the practitioner records the main areas of progress
achieved since the child or young person became looked after,
or since the last review, any new issues or significant
changes in the child and/or family's situation which have
arisen since the last review. Areas where progress has been
partly or not attained should also be recorded.
Prior to discussions with the child or young person's parents,
carers and other key individuals will help the practitioner
to identify which issues should be discussed in the review
The second part of the review form provides an agenda for
the review meeting and an opportunity for the practitioner
to bring issues to the attention of the review chair. A
space is then provided to record the discussion and the
key decisions taken at the review meeting.
The Review Form is only a part of the review process and
it will be important for the practitioner to gather information
from a variety of sources.
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