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his guidance is about the role of local authorities and the application of corporate parenting principles as set out in section 1 of the Children and Social Work Act 2017.
Local authorities must have regard to the seven needs identified in the Children and Social Work Act when exercising their functions in relation to looked-after children and care leavers
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This statutory guidance from the Department for Education is primarily addressed to local authorities and their staff in England, who must have regard to this guidance when
carrying out duties relating to care leavers. This draft guidance should be considered in conjunction with the existing Children Act 1989 guidance and regulations, Volume 3:
This guidance is about Section 2 of the Children and Social Work Act 2017 which requires each local authority to consult on and publish a local offer for its care leavers.
The local offer should provide information about all the services and support that is available to care leavers from the local authority (see further information on partner
Prevention of homelessness and provision of accommodation for 16 and 17 year old young people who may be homeless and/or require accommodation.
Guidance to children’s services authorities and local
housing authorities about their duties under Part 3 of the
Children Act 1989 and Part 7 of the Housing Act 1996 to
secure or provide accommodation for homeless 16 and 17
year old young people
Outcomes, Experiences and Ensuring Meaningful Support to Young Parents In and Leaving Care
This is statutory guidance issued by the Secretary of State for Education. Local authorities in England1 must have regard to it in relation to the appointment of the Director of Children’s Services (DCS) and the designation of the Lead Member for Children’s Services (LMCS).
Young people aged 18 are no longer legally in ‘Care’ and therefore fostering arrangements no longer apply. This Guidance sets out the arrangements needed should a carer and young person wish to seek to extend a placement beyond the young person’s 18th birthday and the conditions and criteria required for this to happen. This arrangement is referred to as Staying Put.
This was published by the Local Government Association in 2017 and gives various case studies in respect of the upper tier councils and the Local Offer.
We would like all Local Authorities in the UK to adopt this charter. Please download and put forward to your Corporate Parenting. The Charter seeks to eliminate discrimination and automatic pre-birth assessements of care experienced parents.
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Emergent themes and strategies for change.
Dr Claire Fitzpatrick is Lecturer in Criminology at Lancaster University, Patrick Williams is Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University and Darren Coyne is Projects and Development Manager at The Care Leavers’ Association