What is a Section 49 social services?

Section 49 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933 (CYPA 1933) places an automatic restriction on reporting information that identifies or is likely to identify any person under the age of 18 who is concerned in youth court proceedings as a victim, witness or defendant.

What legislation do children’s social workers use?

The Children Act 1989 The central piece of legislation guiding CSC is the 1989 Children Act. The key element of it for this guide is its focus on a ‘Child in need’ and a ‘Child in need of protection’.

What are the main points of the children’s Act 1989?

The 1989 Act centres on the idea children are best cared for within their own families and every effort should be made to support that, where possible. It emphasises that the child’s welfare is paramount when making decisions about their upbringing and their wishes and feelings should be taken into account.

What is the role of social services UK?

Social services have a statutory obligation to safeguard and promote the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and can provide a wide range of services to children and their parents, usually within the own home environment and co-ordinated by a social worker.

What is a Section 45 social services?

Emergency Protection Orders: sections 44, 44A, 44B, and 45 EPOs enable the child, in an emergency, to be removed from where he is or to be kept where he is if, and only if, this is necessary to provide immediate short-term protection.

What is Section 46 of the Children’s Act?

Section 46 of the Children Act 1989 gives them the power to remove children or prevent them from being exposed to dangerous environments. The police are required to make a professional judgement to decide if a child is at risk of “significant harm” if they do not use their powers of protection.

What is a Section 32 in social services?

Section 32 amends the Employment Rights Act 1996 and inserts new whistleblowing arrangements to prohibit employers discriminating against a person who applies for a children’s social care position because it appears to the employer that the applicant has made a protected disclosure.

What is a Section 41 social services?

Section 41 of the Children and Families Act 2014 (the Act) allows the Secretary of State ( SoS ), by order, to publish a list of approved independent special schools and special post-16 institutions. Institutions can only be included on the list with their consent.

What is Section 47 of the children’s Act 1989?

Under section 47 of the Children Act 1989, where a local authority has reasonable cause to suspect that a child (who lives or is found in their area) is suffering or is likely to suffer significant harm, it has a duty to make such enquiries as it considers necessary to decide whether to take any action to safeguard or …

What’s the difference between the children’s Act 1989 and 2004?

The Children Act 2004 is a development from the original 1989 version that brought in new guidelines for the protection of children and revised and updated some of the safeguarding legislation.