Saturday, 29 April 2017

Children and Social Work Bill is now law

More bad news for families:

"Reforms set out within the Children and Social Work Bill have now become law. The Children and Social Work Act 2017 became an act of parliament after receiving Royal Assent on 27th April 2017."

The Act includes provision about:

Corporate parenting and looked-after children:
A requirement for every local authority to publish
offer for care leavers, and provision of personal advisers to care leavers up to the age of 25.

The provision of information and advice to promote educational achievement in relation to previously looked after children.

Permanence provisions in respect of care and adoption proceedings in England and Wales. In respect of adoption, a duty to have regard to relationship with adopters.

Provision relating to the placement of children in secure accommodation elsewhere in Great Britain namely Scotland.

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