The Childrens Act

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  • The Children's Act 1989
    • Key Features
      • Children are heard
      • Childrens wishes are taken into account
      • Support to try and keep the family together
      • Protect the children who are at risk
      • children should be kept informed as to what is  happening
    • Children under 18
    • Children welfare and developmental needs are met
    • How can help be provided?
      • Emergency protection orders - when a child needs immediate help
      • Care Orders - child is removed from the home and out in a temporary placement
      • Education Supervision Orders - make parents more responsible for children not attending school
    • 2004 - updated, communication between all services




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