Is child in need the same as child protection?
A child in need plan operates under section 17 of The Children Act 1989 and doesn’t have statutory framework for the timescales of the intervention. … A child protection plan operates under section 47 of The Children Act 1989, and happens when a child is regarded to be suffering, or likely to suffer, significant harm.
Is child in need safeguarding?
A ‘child in need’ assessment under section 17 will identify the needs of the child and ensure that the family are given the appropriate support in enabling them to safeguard and promote the child’s welfare.
What does a child in need mean?
Children in need are defined in law as children who are aged under 18 and: need local authority services to achieve or maintain a reasonable standard of health or development. need local authority services to prevent significant or further harm to health or development.
When a child is in need of care and protection?
The Act states clearly that a child is in need of care and protection if, the child: has been abandoned or orphaned and is without any visible means of support. displays behaviour which cannot be controlled by the parent or care-giver. lives or works on the streets or begs for a living.
How long can a child be on a child in need plan?
Most Child in Need Plans will envisage that Children’s Services intervention will end within twelve months. However, some children and families may require longer term support, for example children with disabilities.
When a child is on a child protection plan?
If your child is made the subject of a child protection plan, it means that the network of agencies considers your child to be at risk of significant harm in one or more of the following four categories: physical abuse. sexual abuse. emotional abuse.
What are the 5 P’s in child protection?
3) Children’s (NI) Order 1995 The 5 key principles of the Children’s Order 1995 are known as the 5 P’s: Prevention, Paramountcy, Partnership, Protection and Parental Responsibility.
What makes a good child in need plan?
A good Plan would say, for example: Needs/risks identified Actions to reduce needs/risks By whom By when Outcomes (what will be different for the Page 2 child/young person?)
What are the two main laws for child protection?
The key pieces of legislation that you might be aware of are:
- The Children Act 1989 (as amended).
- The Children and Social Work Act 2017.
- Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019.
- Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018.
- The Education Act 2002.
- The United Nations convention on the Rights of the Child 1992.
What is the child in need plan?
Definitions. Children in Need (CIN) Plan – A CIN Plan is drawn up following a Single Assessment which identifies the child as having complex needs and where a coordinated response is needed in order that the child’s needs can be met.
What happens at a child in need review?
The ambition of the Children in Need review is that every child should have the opportunity to realise their potential, recognising that where children have faced adversity, trauma, or are disabled, achieving high educational standards often requires high support.
How long does a child in need assessment take?
The timescale for the assessment should be agreed at the start. That timescale should meet the child’s needs. It should not take longer than 45 working days (see Working Together 2018 at page 34, paragraph 82).