The Children Act 2004 - key aspects detail

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Aims to protect children at risk. Aims to keep children safe.
May involve taking the child away from the family-care orders/emergency protection orders. Duty of practitioners who work with children to follow safeguarding procedures.
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Paramountcy principle
Issues have to be determined as soon as possible and children's needs must come first, e.g taking child away from family may adversely affect adults but may be in child's best interests
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Children should be consulted
Children who are old enough/mature are to be consulted giving them the right to speak out/have a voice/to be heard
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Gives children rights
Right to have an advocate. Children have to be consulted/wishes taken into consideration. Have to ensure children stay within the wider family circle where possible
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Every Child Matters - 5 outcomes
Staying safe, being healthy, enjoying and achieving, make a positive contribution, economic well-being
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Encourages working in multi-disciplinary teams
Duty of care practitioners who work with children to follow safeguarding procedures/ensure information is shared.
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Created Children's Commissioner. Set up local Safeguarding Children's Boards
Gives children a voice, represents their interests; their views have to be taken into account
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Established Children and Young People's Plan (CYPP)
Duty on Local Authorities to promote co-operation between agencies/practitioners to improve well being of C & YP relating to the 5 outcomes
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Issues have to be determined as soon as possible and children's needs must come first, e.g taking child away from family may adversely affect adults but may be in child's best interests

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Paramountcy principle

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Children who are old enough/mature are to be consulted giving them the right to speak out/have a voice/to be heard

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Right to have an advocate. Children have to be consulted/wishes taken into consideration. Have to ensure children stay within the wider family circle where possible

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Staying safe, being healthy, enjoying and achieving, make a positive contribution, economic well-being

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