When a child whose name is on another authority’s Child Protection Register moves into Scottish Borders a transfer in case conference will be held within ten working days of official notification that the family are making a move to the area. This conference will transfer the registration and agree a protection plan. Should the family circumstances be such that the risk is significantly reduced as a result of the move an early review can be considered but there should be enough time allowed to ensure the family and child are safely settled in the area. A transfer in case conference can not deregister a child.
A Child Protection Case Conference requires the attendance of Integrated Children’s Services, social work and at least two key agencies to be quorate.
You can read more on ‘transfers’ under the Specific Guidance Section (Section 7):