Local authority duties to children

Local authority duties to children guidance:

Please note the information in this Practice Note relates to the current law in England. The law in Wales in this area is covered by the Social Services and Well-being...

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Undocumented migrants claiming to be children While this Practice Note is not limited to unaccompanied asylum seeking children (UASC), this is the group that a...

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Claim for asylum A claim for asylum includes a claim under Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) where the applicant states that if removed to their...

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Chapter 1 of the Children and Social Work Act 2017 (CASWA 2017) introduces an obligation on local authorities to consider additional general needs, known as principles,...

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Please note the information in this Practice Note relates to the current law in England. The law in Wales in this area is covered by the Social Services and Well-being...

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Please note the information in this Practice Note relates to the current law in England. The law in Wales in this area is covered by the Social Services and Well-being...

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This Practice Note considers recent court decisions on whether a parent can consent to the confinement of their child which, absent valid consent, would amount to a...

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What is a Common Assessment Framework (CAF) and when is it used? A Common Assessment Framework (CAF) is a shared assessment and planning framework for use across all...

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Applicable families This Practice Note covers the situation where a family with at least one child under the age of 18 is within the UK with no current leave to remain...

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Please note the information in this Practice Note relates to the current law in England. The law in Wales in this area is covered by the Social Services and Well-being...

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Please note the information in this Practice Note relates to the current law in England. The law in Wales in this area is covered by the Social Services and Well-being...

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While this Practice Note is not limited to unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASC), this is the most likely individual/group a practitioner will come across. Other...

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This Practice Note sets out the statutory duties to safeguard children. It covers local authorities' (LAs) duties to children in their area, interagency working between...

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Please note the information in this Practice Note relates to the current law in England. The law in Wales in this area is covered by the Social Services and Well-being...

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Tattooing of minors It is an offence to tattoo a person under the age of 18 except where the tattoo is performed for medical reasons by a qualified medical practitioner...

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Please note the information in this Practice Note relates to the current law in England. The law in Wales in this area is covered by the Social Services and Well-being...

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