The Children Act 2004

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  • The Children Act 2004
    • Aim to keep children safe.
      • May involve taking the child away from the family- care orders , emergency protection orders
    • Paramountcy principle.
      • issues have to be determined as soon as possible and childrens needs must come first
    • Children should be consulted.
      • Children who are old enough/ mature enough are to be consulted, giving them the right to speak out
    • Gives children rights.
      • Right to have han advocate. children have to be consulted/ wishes taken into consideration
    • ECM- the 5 outcomes.
      • Staying safe, being healthy ,enjoying and achieving , make a positive contribution and economic well-being.
    • Encourages working in multi-disciplinary teams.
      • Care practitioners who work with children to follow safeguarding procedures , ensure information is shared appropriately
    • Created Children's Commissioner & set up local Safeguarding Children's Boards.
      • Gives children a voice , represents their intrests, takes their views into account
    • Established Children & Young People's Plan (CYPP).
      • Duty on local authorities to promote co-operation between agencies/practitioners
    • Aims to protect children at risk.
      • May involve taking the child away from the family- care orders , emergency protection orders
  • Relevant group:Children and young people

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