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The Children Act - Child Development 2012

The Children Act 1989 (revised 2004) - November 2012

Amanda Dobbs

on 14 November 2012

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Transcript of The Children Act - Child Development 2012

The Children Act 1989 and
Revised children Act 2004 Summary Who is this and what is he about? All children & young people under 18 Local authorities duty - To Protect Children From Harm Child Protection Register Children Act 1989 established to protect children
(Paramouncy principle)

Provide support and services for families and children

To listen to children and consider their wishes Children in need What do children and young people need? Who is considered? Their needs Education / Schooling Housing Framework for Children Act 1989 Food Health Development Every Child Matters, 2003 Be Healthy Stay Safe Enjoy and Achieve Positive Contribution Achieve economic well being Physically, Mentally
Emotionally, Sexually from neglect, violence, bullying, discrimination, maltreatment, crime,
accidental injury Progress in work and social development,
enjoy play, enjoy learning, attend school,
be challenged, enjoy play
Involved in decision making, demonstrate positive behaviour & relationships choosing not to bully, develop self confidence & engage in law abiding attitude and practice Further education, Employment, access to transport,
material goods, live free from low income. Lets look at the services provided Social Services support all young people under 18 , children and their families including children with disabilities

Key features of legislation

THE PARAMOUNCY PRINCIPLE - Protect children at risk

Children's rights to be heard

Children's wishes to be considered

Support provided to keep families together where possible Starter Activity - Question

Can you think of the differences beween how society views children now and then? social work help and support housing equipment adaptations therapists counselling interpreters advocate / representative Abuse Verbal Sexual Physical Punishment Emotional torture What happens in an emergency? Emergency Protection Order

Care Order

Education Supervision Order

Ward Of Court What do these mean? Strengths and Weaknesses STRENGTHS Protection from harm (Paramouncy Principle) Children listened to/ rights considered Acceptance of parental responsibilities Local authority and parents work together Children taken into care as last resort WEAKNESSES No accountability amongst social workers No public scrutiny regarding child cases Under 10's not accountable for crime Why the need to revise the Children Act in 2004? Do you know? Children Act 2004 Information now shared

Communication amongst services Director of Children's services accountable

Performance ratings BUT Children Act 2004 forced services to work closely together,
share data to prevent future deaths

Accountability "Director of Children's Services" http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2012/feb/09/local-child-abuse-care-statistics What makes a healthy child? Safe, Healthy, Enjoy, Economic well being, Positive contribution Every Child Matters S.H.E.E.P THIS WILL HELP YOU REMEMBER!
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