Child in need plan as a step down from CP

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Child in need plan as a step down from CP

Post by Snowdrops112 » Mon Nov 15, 2021 10:10 pm

Hello can I refuse a child in need plan after stepping down from a Child protection plan following DV?

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Re: Child in need plan as a step down from CP

Post by Suzie, FRG Adviser » Wed Nov 17, 2021 5:02 pm

Dear Snowdrops112

Welcome to the parents’ discussion forum and thank you for posting.

You have asked a specific question relating to a child in need plan following a child protection plan being stepped down. The short answer is that it is usual for a child in need plan to be put in place when a review child protection conference decides that a plan is no longer needed.

Children’s services need to remain involved for a further period to ensure that the work and improvements made under the child protection plan continue. It would not be appropriate for them to step away without any monitoring of the situation.

Should you refuse to have a child in need plan, it is possible that your child or children are likely remain on a child protection plan. Also, it could be viewed as you failing to engage and cooperate with children’s services.

A child in need plan is voluntary but as stated above, following a child protection plan, it is expected that a child in need plan as necessary.

You may find it helpful to read this information about what happens when a child protection plan is not continuing.

I hope this is helpful.

Best wishes


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