The Children Act

The Children Act

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How does the Children Act 1989 affect family support services? What are the implications for day care services for young children? What action should local authorities take? This guide provides a clear statement of the requirements placed on local authorities by the Children's Act 1989, highlighting the need for authorities to review their existing childcare policies. It outlines effective strategies and policies to help authorities give practitioners a framework within which to work, discussing the implications for policy, procedures and practice. The Act gives local authorities a new range of duties, including identification of children who are in need or danger, support of children's links with their families, provision of day care and the setting up of procedures to consider representations about the provision of services.Family support, day care and educational provision for young children ... loan scheme which might be run by the social services department of the local authority or local childminding group is an ... which may overlap; a care setting where children are looked after by other adults when the parent is not available; an openanbsp;...

Title:The Children Act
Publisher:The Stationery Office - 1991


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