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Adoption Policy

The Local Authority has a duty to maintain an adoption service designed to consistently meet the needs of adopted children, their adoptive and birth parents. This policy therefore outlines the approach of the Knowsley Adoption Agency in meeting these duties.

Child Health Strategy

Knowsley’s Child Health Strategy provides a starting point in learning and actively engaging with children, young people, families and key partners in order to identify the significant factors involved in ensuring their better health in the future.

Children and Families Plan 

The Children and Families Plan 2021-24 outlines Knowsley’s Children and Families Partnership vision for positive outcomes for children and young people in Knowsley. Each priority has a number of key actions to be carried out by the Partnership by 2024.

Children Looked After and Care Leavers Pledge

Children Looked After Charter

The Children Looked After Charter for Knowsley was produced with children and young people who have experience of being in care in the borough. It sets out the standards expected from the professionals they come into contact with and reminds everyone working in the borough of their responsibilities towards young people in care.

Community Safety Strategy

Customer Care Charter

Debt Recovery Strategy

The purpose of this strategy is to set out the actions that will be taken to fulfil the Council’s legal duty to ensure the cost-effective billing, collection and recovery of sums due to the Authority

Dementia Friendly Strategy 2018-2020

This is the Dementia Friendly Strategy for 2018-2020, which sets out what we will focus on over the next two years in order to achieve our collective vision to work towards being a dementia friendly borough by 2020.

Domestic Abuse Reduction Strategy 2017 - 2020


The Knowsley Safer Community Partnership has developed a three year strategy to tackle the issue of Domestic Abuse.  To ensure residents, families and communities live safer, healthier and happier lives, partners will work together to tackle this priority issue.  The strategy includes actions the partnership will take to reduce Domestic Abuse, along with the proposed outcome.

Education Strategy 2023 - 2026

This strategy has been developed in partnership with key stakeholders and outlines how we will work together to transform the educational offer in Knowsley to create a self-sustaining system where children and young people achieve well, learn, develop and thrive.

Equality and Diversity Policy 2014-2016

The purpose of this policy is to assist with embedding equality and diversity within all of the Council Policies, Processes and Functions.

Extra Care Allocations Policy

Financial Inclusion Strategy

The purpose of this strategy is to ensure that co-ordinated activity continues to be implemented to tackle financial exclusion in Knowsley.

Fostering Policy in Knowsley

The purpose of this policy is to outline the Council's duties and responsibilities to children placed in permanent, temporary and private foster care alongside the responsibilities to recruit, train and support foster carers.

Gambling Policy Statement

The purpose of this policy statement is to outline the manner in which Knowsley Council as Licensing Authority will consider applications for licences and permits.

Joint Homeless Prevention Protocol for Children aged 16 and 17

The purpose of this protocol is to ensure adequate provision of support, advice and housing for young people in Knowsley who are homeless or threatened with homelessness.

Knowsley Adult Social Care Charging Policy

Knowsley Adult Social Care Market Position Statement 2022 – 2026

Knowsley All Age Carers Stragey

The purpose of this strategy is to help plan and deliver services that reflect the new priorities for carers in Knowsley.

Knowsley Care Experienced People Strategy 2023 - 2026

This strategy sets out how we will deliver our commitment to Care Experienced People over the next three years, as part of a sustained effort across Children’s Services, other Council departments and partner agencies

Knowsley Cared For Children Strategy 2023 - 2026

This strategy sets out how we will deliver our commitment for our Cared for Children over the next three years, which will require a sustained effort across Children’s Services, other Council departments and our partner agencies.

Knowsley Child and Family Poverty Plan 2015 - 18

This plan provides a local response to the Liverpool City Region Child Poverty and Life Chances Strategy which aims to improve the life chances of children in poverty and support families to raise their household income.

Knowsley Children's Social Care Operational Procedures Manual

Knowsley's Early Help and Prevention Strategy 2021-2024

Knowsley Healthy Weight Plan 2019-2022

Knowsley Safeguarding Adults Board Annual Report

This report details what has been achieved in relation to adult safeguarding.

Knowsley Safeguarding Children Partnership Annual Report

Knowsley Safeguarding Children Board Procedures Manual

This manual details the necessary processes to follow to assess the need to safeguard a child from risk of abuse and/or neglect.

Knowsley’s Multi-agency Policy, Procedures and Practice Guidelines to Protect Vulnerable Adults from Abuse

Knowsley Older People's Strategy

This document sets out our vision and strategic priorities for supporting older people over the next three years from 2018 to 2021, continuing our commitment to improving the lives and opportunities for people in Knowsley.

Leaving Care Guide

Liverpool City Region Child Poverty and Life Chances Strategy

This Strategy sets out proposals for achieving the long-term shared vision of Working together as City Region partners to reduce child and family poverty, and to maximise opportunities for children and young people in their life chances.

Oral Health Improvement Strategy 2009-2013

The purpose of this strategy is to support the dental commissioning strategy by outlining a more detailed view of the actions and programmes required in order to bring about improved oral health in Knowsley.

Participation Standards Charter

Private Rented Sector Offer (PRSO) Policy

This policy explains how Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council intends to use powers arising from the Localism Act 2011 to bring the main housing duty to an end by making a suitable offer of private rented sector accommodation.

Proceeds of Crime and Anti-money Laundering Policy

Road Safety around Schools Strategy 2018 - 2021

Every child should be able to get to and from school safely and we all have a role to play to ensure that they can. The Knowsley Road Safety Around Schools Strategy encourages everyone – parents, children, school staff, local community – to work together and play their part. Responsibilities and actions are outlined in the strategy.

SEND and Inclusion Strategy 2023 - 2026

The SEND and Inclusion Strategy sets out the strategic direction for improving outcomes for children, young people with SEND in Knowsley, and their families.

School Organisation Strategy 2019 - 2029

This strategy has been developed in collaboration with partners to set out how Knowsley will meet its statutory duties to ensure a sufficient supply of school places for children and young people in the borough.

Travel Support Policy 2020 - 2021

Vulnerable Adults Framework

This framework outlines the Council’s plans for making services to vulnerable adults more personalised, more preventative and more focused on delivering the best outcomes for those who use them.

Whistle Blowing Policy

This policy provides staff guidance on what to do if you suspect misconduct at work.

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