Spotlight
Family Law Awards 2020
Shortlist announced - time to place your vote!
Court of Protection Practice 2020
'Court of Protection Practice goes from strength to strength, having...
Jackson's Matrimonial Finance Tenth Edition
Jackson's Matrimonial Finance is an authoritative specialist text...
Spotlight
Latest articles
No fault divorce - the end of the blame game
The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020, which passed into law on 25 June 2020, will introduce "no fault" divorce in England and Wales for the first time. This article looks at what it...
New Cafcass guidance on working with children during COVID-19
The Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) has published guidance on working with children during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The guidance sets out arrangements for...
Remote hearings in family proceedings – how is justice perceived?
The motion for the recent Kingsley Napley debate:  “This House believes remote hearings are not remotely fair” was carried with a fairly balanced 56% in favour and 44% against....
Online event: An update on recovery in the civil, family courts & tribunals
HM Courts and Tribunals Service has announced that it is holding an online event to discuss its recovery plan for the civil, family courts and tribunals, which was published on 9 November 2020...
HM Courts & Tribunals Service confirms 2020 Christmas and new year closure dates
HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) has confirmed the dates over the Christmas and new year period in which Crown Courts, magistrates’ courts,...
View all articles
Authors

New law to strengthen Children's Trust Boards

Sep 29, 2018, 17:25 PM
Slug : new-law-to-strengthen-children-s-trust-boards
Meta Title :
Meta Keywords :
Canonical URL :
Trending Article : No
Prioritise In Trending Articles : No
Date : Nov 25, 2008, 04:24 AM
Article ID : 89927

Children's Secretary, Ed Balls has announced the Government will introduce new legislation to ensure that multi-agency Children's Trust Boards are operating in every local authority area.

Under the new law, for the first time, every local authority will be required by law to have a Children's Trust Board with responsibility for improving the safety and well-being of all children and young people in the area.

The Children's Trust Boards will consist of the local authority, health, police, schools and other services who will be legally required to work together to agree and deliver a Children & Young People's Plan.

The Plan will set out a clear local strategy for child safety arrangements, and sets the framework for the operation of the Local Safeguarding Children Board which leads work on safeguarding children.

Ed Balls will ask each Board to publish an annual review of progress against their Children and Young People's Plan so that safeguarding remains a priority.

Speaking in the House of Commons yesterday, Ed Balls confirmed that he had agreed and published the terms of reference for Lord Laming's assessment of how effectively child safety reforms are being implemented following the Victoria Climbié public inquiry.

His review will look at what good practice has been successfully achieved in safeguarding children since the publication of the Victoria Climbié Inquiry, and whether it is being universally applied across the country, particularly in relation to the effective implementation of safeguarding systems and procedures, inter-agency working and development of the workforce. The report will also look at what the key barriers are, including the legal process.

His work will also include both the stock take of Local Safeguarding Children Boards and a study of Serious Case Reviews which were announced in October 2008. The study will identify what more can be done to improve the quality, consistency and impact of Serious Case Reviews as part of the overall system for safeguarding children and young people, following the joint inspectorate report in July.

Ofsted has found more than a third of Serious Case Reviews were inadequate. Reasons for inadequacy could include that the reviews take too long, that the analysis is inadequate or that there is insufficient focus on the child.

Categories :
  • News
Tags :
Authors
Provider :
Product Bucket :
Recommend These Products
Related Articles
Load more comments
Comment by from