Childcare Act 2004

Only available on StudyMode
  • Download(s) : 324
  • Published : August 21, 2011
Open Document
Text Preview
Children Act 2004
CHAPTER 31
CONTENTS
PART 1
CHILDREN’S COMMISSIONER
1 Establishment
2 General function
3 Inquiries initiated by Commissioner
4 Other inquiries held by Commissioner
5 Functions of Commissioner in Wales
6 Functions of Commissioner in Scotland
7 Functions of Commissioner in Northern Ireland
8 Annual reports
9 Care leavers and young persons with learning disabilities
PART 2
CHILDREN’S SERVICES IN ENGLAND
General
10 Co-operation to improve well-being
11 Arrangements to safeguard and promote welfare
12 Information databases
Local Safeguarding Children Boards
13 Establishment of LSCBs
14 Functions and procedure of LSCBs
15 Funding of LSCBs
16 LSCBs: supplementary
ii Children Act 2004 (c. 31)
Local authority administration
17 Children and young people’s plans
18 Director of children’s services
19 Lead member for children’s services
Inspections of children’s services
20 Joint area reviews
21 Framework
22 Co-operation and delegation
23 Sections 20 to 22: interpretation
24 Performance rating of social services
PART 3
CHILDREN’S SERVICES IN WALES
General
25 Co-operation to improve well-being: Wales
26 Children and young people’s plans: Wales
27 Responsibility for functions under sections 25 and 26
28 Arrangements to safeguard and promote welfare: Wales
29 Information databases: Wales
30 Inspection of functions under this Part
Local Safeguarding Children Boards
31 Establishment of LSCBs in Wales
32 Functions and procedure of LSCBs in Wales
33 Funding of LSCBs in Wales
34 LSCBs in Wales: supplementary
PART 4
ADVISORY AND SUPPORT SERVICES FOR FAMILY PROCEEDINGS
CAFCASS functions in Wales
35 Functions of the Assembly relating to family proceedings
36 Ancillary powers of the Assembly
37 Welsh family proceedings officers
38 Inspections
39 Protection of children
40 Advisory and support services for family proceedings: supplementary 41 Sharing of information
Transfers
42 Transfer of property from CAFCASS to Assembly
43 Transfer of staff from CAFCASS to Assembly
Children Act 2004 (c. 31) iii
PART 5
MISCELLANEOUS
Private fostering
44 Amendments to notification scheme
45 Power to establish registration scheme in England
46 Power to establish registration scheme in Wales
47 Expiry of powers in sections 45 and 46
Child minding and day care
48 Child minding and day care
Local authority services
49 Payments to foster parents
50 Intervention
51 Inspection of local education authorities
52 Duty of local authorities to promote educational achievement 53 Ascertaining children’s wishes
54 Information about individual children
55 Social services committees
56 Social services functions
Other provisions
57 Fees payable to adoption review panel members
58 Reasonable punishment
59 Power to give financial assistance
60 Child safety orders
61 Children’s Commissioner for Wales: powers of entry
62 Publication of material relating to legal proceedings
63 Disclosure of information by Inland Revenue
PART 6
GENERAL
64 Repeals
65 Interpretation
66 Regulations and orders
67 Commencement
68 Extent
69 Short title
Schedule 1 — Children’s Commissioner
Schedule 2 — Director of children’s services: consequential amendments Schedule 3 — Advisory and support services for family proceedings Schedule 4 — Child minding and day care
iv Children Act 2004 (c. 31)
Schedule 5 — Repeals
Part 1 — Plans
Part 2 — Child minding and day care
Part 3 — Inspection of local education authorities
Part 4 — Social services committees and departments
Part 5 — Reasonable punishment
Part 6 — Child safety orders
ELIZABETH II c. 31
Children Act 2004
2004 CHAPTER 31
An Act to make provision for the establishment of a Children’s Commissioner; to make provision about services provided to and for children and young people by local authorities and other persons; to make provision in relation to Wales about advisory and support services relating to family proceedings; to make provision...
tracking img