Children’s and Young Persons Act 2008

  • Gov Leglislation
  • Author:UK Government
  • Published:2008
  • Country: United Kingdom

Children’s and Young Persons Act 2008

An Act to make provision about the delivery of local authority social work services for children and young persons; to amend Parts 2 and 3 of the Children Act 1989; to make further provision about the functions of local authorities and others in relation to children and young persons; to make provision about the enforcement of care standards in relation to certain establishments or agencies connected with children; to make provision about the independent review of determinations relating to adoption; and for connected purposes.

Part 1 Delivery of social work services for children and young persons

  1. Power to enter into arrangements for discharge of care functions
  2. Restrictions on arrangements under section 1
  3. Effect of arrangements under section 1
  4. Regulation of providers of social work services
  5. Functions under this Part to be social services functions
  6. Piloting and expiry of arrangements under this Part

Part 2 Functions in relation to children and young persons

Well-being

  1. 7.Well-being of children and young persons

Accommodation

  1. Provision of accommodation and maintenance for children who are looked after by a local authority
  2. General duty of local authority to secure sufficient accommodation

Independent reviewing officers

  1. Independent reviewing officers
  2. Power to make further provision concerning independent reviewing officers: England
  3. Power to make further provision concerning independent reviewing officers: Wales
  4. Orders under sections 11 and 12: supplementary provisions
  5. Expiry of powers conferred by sections 11 and 12

Visiting

  1. Duty of local authority to ensure visits to looked after children and others
  2. Independent visitors for children looked after by a local authority
  3. Children in long-term care: notification to appropriate officer etc
  4. Visits to children in long-term care

Provision of support services for certain children

  1. Support for accommodated children

Education and training

  1. Designated member of staff at school for pupils looked after by a local authority
    20A.Designated staff member for previously looked after pupils
  2. Entitlement to payment in respect of higher education
  3. Assistance to pursue education or training
  4. Extension of entitlements to personal adviser and to assistance in connection with education or training

Cash payments

  1. Extension of power to make payments in cash

Care breaks

  1. Breaks from caring for disabled children

Enforcement of care standards

  1. Power of Chief Inspector where person is failing to comply with requirement relating to children’s home etc.
  2. Notice restricting accommodation at certain establishments
  3. Appeals etc. in relation to notices under section 22B of the 2000 Act
  4. Notification of matters relating to persons carrying on or managing children’s homes etc.

Emergency protection orders

  1. Removal of restriction on hearing of application for discharge of emergency protection order

Information and research

  1. Supply of information concerning the death of children to Local Safeguarding Children Boards in England and Safeguarding Children Boards in Wales
  2. Power of Registrar General to supply information to national authorities
  3. Research etc. into matters connected with certain statutory functions

Part 3 Adoption and Fostering

  1. Independent review of determinations relating to adoption
  2. Extension of period allowed for making regulations under section 45 or 46 of the Children Act 2004

Part 4 Orders under Part 2 of the 1989 Act

Residence orders

  1. Entitlement of relative to apply for a residence order
  2. Duration of residence orders

Special guardianship orders

  1. Entitlement of relative to apply for a special guardianship order

Part 5 Supplementary, General and Final Provisions

Supplementary

  1. Minor and supplementary amendments to the 1989 Act

General

  1. Orders, regulations and guidance
  2. Interpretation
  3. Repeals

Final

  1. Extent
  2. Commencement
  3. Short title

SCHEDULES

ACT 2008 Children Young person