Came into force to simplify the laws that protected children
Made it clear to all who worked with children of their duties and how they should work together in the event of child abuse
Children act 2004
After the death of Victoria climlie in 2003 it was decided that the previous act obviously did not work so this resulted in a green paper – every child matters should be put in place which in turn led to this act.
Integration of children’s services and the introduction of children’s directors with responsibility for local authority education and children’s social services.
Lead councillors for children’s services with political responsibility for local child welfare
The establishment of local safeguarding children’s boards(LSCB) with statutory powers to ensure that social services, NHS, education services, the police and other services work together to protect vulnerable children
A new common assessment framework to assist agencies in identifying welfare needs.
Revised arrangements for sharing information.
Working together to safeguard children 1999 and 2006
In 1999 the working together to safeguard children act- this emphasised the responsibilities of professionals towards children who are at risk of harm.
In 2006 a revised version of this document provided an update on safeguarding and national framework to help agencies work individually and together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. It also reflected changes to safeguarding which arose after the Laming and Bichard inquires. Legislation is different in the UK nations, Scotland, England, wales & Northern Ireland.
Every child matters 2003
This came about following the case of Victoria climbie where information was missed and not shared.
Every Child Matters covers children and young adults up to the age of 19, or 24 for those with disabilites . Its main aims are for every child, whatever their…