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Glossary and acronyms

ARP - Access to Resources Panel

C & F - Children & Families

CAFCASS - Children and Families Court Advisory Support Service 

CAMHS - Children & Adolescent Mental Health Service

CCG - Clinical Commissioning Group

CFA - Children and Families Assessment

CIN - Children in Need

CIC - Children in Care

CIC Review or LAC Review 

CICC - Children in Care Council

CLA - Children Looked After (a term infrequently used for CIC)

CP - Child Protection

CPC - Child Protection Conference

CPP - Children Protection Plan

CP - Chair – manages the CP conference

CPB - Corporate Parenting Board

CPR - child permanence record

CPS - Crown Prosecution Service

CS - Children’s Services

CSE - Child Sexual Exploitation

CWD - Children with Disabilities

DA - Domestic Abuse

DBS - Disclosure and Barring Service check

DfE - Department for Education

DH - Department of Health

DV - Domestic Violence

EWO - Education Welfare Officer

FGC - Family Group Conferencing

GAL - Guardian Ad Litem - See CAFCASS above

HV - Health Visitor

ICPC - Initial Child Protection Conference

IFA - Independent Fostering Agencies

IRO - Independent Reviewing Officer

LA - Local Authority

LAC - Looked after Children (often referred to as CIC)

LAC - Review or CIC 

LADO - Local Authority Designated Officer

LSCB - Local Safeguarding Children Board

NFA - No Further Action

NRPF - No Recourse to Public Funds

PP - pathway plan

PEP - Personal Education Plan (ePEP is an electronic variant)

PLO - Public Law Outline

PPP - powers for police protection

PR - Parental Responsibility

PRU - Pupil Referral Unit

PSW - Principal Social Worker

QA - Quality Assurance

QAF - Quality Assurance Framework

QAST - Quality Assurance and Safeguarding Team (in WBC)

RCPC - Review Child Protection Conference

SAO - Secure Accommodation Order

SCR - Serious Case Review

SEN - Special Educational Needs

SGO - Special Guardianship 

SoS - Signs of Safety

STRAT - Strategy discussion

SW - Social Worker

TAC - Team around the child

TAF - Team around the Family

UASC - Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children

VHT - Virtual Head Teacher

VS - Virtual School

YOS - Youth Offending Service

YOT - Youth Offending Teams

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