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File components (Integrated Children's System)
Sunil Aktar aged 1

Fieldwork file components


Sunil is the only child of Sunita (19) and Dev (20). Although the local authority has had no recent contact with Dev he is well known to it, having been looked after by the local authority between the ages of 9 and 15 years.

Sunil was referred to social services two months ago by the local hospital because of concerns about bruising to his face present on either side of his mouth. Sunil said that she might have caused the bruising when trying to get Sunil to take his food.

A child protection conference was held and Sunil's name was placed on the child protection register. The child protection plan included Sunita's attendance at a parenting skills class run at the local Health Centre.

Based on this information identify which of the formats you would expect to find on the child's file. To place a format in the file tick the box next to the format.

Now compare your answers to ours.

Referral and Information Record
Initial Assessment Record
Core Assessment Record
Child's Plan
Contact Sheet
Detailed Record
Placement Information Record
Care Plan (part 1)
Care Plan (part 2)
Review Record
Assessment and Progress Record
Case Summary
Record of Strategy Discussion
Outcome of Section 47 Enquiries Record
Initial Case Conference Report
Pathway Plan
Adoption Plan
Closure Record




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