Children Act 1989: care planning, placement and case review

  • Gov Leglislation
  • Author:Department for Education
  • Published:31 March 2010
  • Country: United Kingdom

Details of the Children Act 1989: care planning, placement and case review

Statutory guidance about local authority support to children and families.

This statutory guidance applies to:

  • local authorities
  • children’s services directors
  • children’s services social workers
  • front-line managers who have particular responsibilities in relation to looked-after children
  • managers and commissioners of services for looked-after children

Statutory guidance sets out what you must do to comply with the law. You should follow the guidance unless you have a very good reason not to.

The guidance is also relevant to Children’s Trust partner agencies and to providers of services to looked-after children, including private, voluntary and public sector providers and foster carers.

The document consolidates a number of separate documents we’ve previously published, including “Delegation of authority to foster carers”.

This is volume 2 in a series of 5 related statutory guidance publications:

Act Care Planning Case Review Children Act 1989: care planning Children's Act 1989 placement and case review