Legislation, Statutory Guidance, Frameworks, Good Practice Guidance
Part 5 of this Act is about Protection of Children etc
Will set out a number of proposals. These will include: requirements for the registration of the education workforce; reform of the statutory framework for children and young people with special educational needs, and the registration of children of compulsory school age who are home educated.
Children who were looked after on the 6th April 2016 under section 20, or under a court order, became looked after under Part 6 of the new Act on that date The Bill will reform and integrate social services law for people and make provision for:•Improving the well-being outcomes for people who need care and support, and carers who need support;
•Co-ordination and partnership by public authorities with a view to improving the well-being of people;
•Complaints and representations relating to social care and palliative care;
•Local authorities’ social service functions and that of Welsh Ministers to intervene in a local authority’s exercise of its social services functions; and connected purposes.
Section 213A (inserted by section 12 of the Homelessness Act 2002) housing authorities are required to refer to adult social services homeless persons with dependant children who are ineligible for homelessness assistance, or are intentionally homeless, as long as the person consents. If homelessness persists, any child in the family could be in need.Freedom of Information Act 2000
An Act to require the notification of information to the police by persons who have committed certain sexual offences; to make provision with respect to the commission of certain sexual acts outside the United Kingdom; and for connected purposes.
An Act for the Prevention of Cruelty to, and better Protection of, Children. ..... Section thirty-seven of the Poor Law Amendment Act, 1868
provides for the punishment of a person who treats a child "in a manner likely to cause him unnecessary suffering or injury to health (including injury to or loss of sight, or hearing, or limb, or organ of the body, and any mental derangement)".
A legislative framework for cooperation between agencies working to safeguard children
Section 38 require local authorities, within the delivery of youth justice services., to ensure the provision of person to act as appropriate adults to safeguard the interests of children and young persons detained or questioned by police officers.
An Act to protect individuals who make certain disclosures of information in the public interest; to allow such individuals to bring action in respect of victimisation; and for connected purposes.
Special measures directions in case of vulnerable and intimidated witnesses
Includes trustees duty of care
Gives the right to request any recorded information we hold that isn’t about you personally.
To make provision about nationality, immigration and asylum; to create offences in connection with international traffic in prostitution; to make provision about international projects connected with migration; and for connected purposes.
Section 120 amends the Children Act 1989 by expanding the definition of "harm" to include witnessing domestic violence
Extends the existing legislation criminalising female genital mutilation in the UK, by making it an offence for UK nationals or permanent UK residents to take a girl abroad, or to help others to take a girl abroad, to carry out female genital mutilation, even in countries where the practice is legal.
127 Improper use of public electronic communications network
(1) A person is guilty of an offence if he—
(a) sends by means of a public electronic communications network a message or other matter that is grossly offensive or of an indecent, obscene or menacing character; or
(b) causes any such message or matter to be so sent.
(2) A person is guilty of an offence if, for the purpose of causing annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety to another, he—
(a) sends by means of a public electronic communications network, a message that he knows to be false,
(b) causes such a message to be sent; or
(c) persistently makes use of a public electronic communications network.
(3) A person guilty of an offence under this section shall be liable, on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale, or to both.
(4) Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply to anything done in the course of providing a programme service (within the meaning of the Broadcasting Act 1990 (c. 42)).
A legislative framework for cooperation between agencies working to safeguard children
Closes a legal loophole, (whereby defendants in murder and manslaughter cases could escape conviction by claiming each other had killed the child), by creating a new offence of causing or allowing the death of a child or vulnerable adult. The offence establishes a new criminal responsibility for members of a household where they know that a child or vulnerable adult is at significant risk of serious harm.
An Act to make provision about the powers and duties of local authorities and other bodies in England in relation to the improvement of the well-being of young children; to make provision about the powers and duties of local authorities in England and Wales in relation to the provision of childcare and the provision of information to parents and other persons; to make provision about the regulation and inspection of childcare provision in England; to amend Part 10A of the Children Act 1989 in relation to Wales; and for connected purposes.
Intentionally encouraging or assisting an offence
Section 131A Accommodation etc. for children
Legislates for the recommendations in the Care matters white paper(DfES, 2007) to provide high quality care and services for children in care. It also places a duty on registrars to notify the Local Safeguarding Children Board of all child deaths.
Places a duty on the UK Border Agency to safeguard and promote children's welfare (section 55), bringing them in line with other public bodies that have contact with children.
A Measure of the National Assembly for Wales to make provision for and in connection with giving further effect in Wales to the rights and obligations set out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child; and for connected purposes.
Section 1 (8) (h) requires the police and crime commissioner to hold the chief constable to account for the exercise the latter’s duties in relation to safeguarding children under section 10 and 11 of the Children Act 2004
An Act to provide for the destruction, retention, use and other regulation of certain evidential material; to impose consent and other requirements in relation to certain processing of biometric information relating to children; to provide for a code of practice about surveillance camera systems and for the appointment and role of the Surveillance Camera Commissioner; to provide for judicial approval in relation to certain authorisations and notices under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000; to provide for the repeal or rewriting of powers of entry and associated powers and for codes of practice and other safeguards in relation to such powers; to make provision about vehicles left on land; to amend the maximum detention period for terrorist suspects; to replace certain stop and search powers and to provide for a related code of practice; to make provision about the safeguarding of vulnerable groups and about criminal records including provision for the establishment of the Disclosure and Barring Service and the dissolution of the Independent Safeguarding Authority; to disregard convictions and cautions for certain abolished offences; to make provision about the release and publication of datasets held by public authorities and to make other provision about freedom of information and the Information Commissioner; to make provision about the trafficking of people for exploitation and about stalking; to repeal certain enactments; and for connected purposes.
Extends the 2004 offence to include “causing or allowing child or vulnerable adult to suffer serious physical harm”.
The 1998 School Standards and Framework Act contains provisions for schools and nursery education. This covers further education for young people at school, and in FE institutions across the UK
Includes a provision (section 175) requiring school governing bodies, local education authorities and further education institutions to make arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
An Act to make provision about children with disabilities or special educational needs, school and other education, and governing bodies' powers; to make provision amending the Education Acts; to make provision about Local Safeguarding Children Boards; and to make provision about publication of information relating to family proceedings.
Statutory Guidance and Government Factual Notes
Guidance on interviewing victims and witnesses, and guidance on using special measures
This Guidance replaces previous statutory guidance deriving from a number of pieces of legislation: Community Strategies (Local Government (Wales) Measure 2009), Children and Young People’s Plans (Children Act 2004, Children and Families (Wales) Measure 2010), and Health Social Care and Well-being Strategies (NHS (Wales) Act 2006).
Guidance for local government and their partners, through Local Service Boards (LSBs) on creating a single integrated plan to meet their statutory duties in a number of areas, including the Children and Young People's Plan.
Replaces Serious Case Reviews
This document is a statement of the National Minimum Standards (NMS) which apply to child minders and providers of day care for children under the age of eight years who are required to register in accordance with the provisions of Part 2 of the Children and Families (Wales) Measure 2010 and its associated regulations. This version replaces the National Minimum Standards for Regulated Child Care, issued in April 2011.
Supplementary guidance to Safeguarding Children: Working Together Under The Children Act 2004
Good Practice Guidance and Advice
Guidance on how to identify and refer children who may have been the victim of trafficking and provide a cohesive response for appropriate agencies
Departmental advice on how professional conduct hearing panels review teacher misconduct.
The majority of this guidance applies to England only, as matters surrounding child health and welfare are devolved to the Welsh Assembly Government in Wales. However, matters of criminal justice are non-devolved, and will therefore apply to England and Wales equally.
Nurses and Midwives