This section includes information on what we are doing to support social workers, along with statutory guidance and departmental advice on safeguarding children.
Information about court orders set out in the Children Act, and the roles of the police and Cafcass.
Statutory guidance 18 February 2014
How the government is ensuring social workers and other professionals are able to help and protect vulnerable children.
Article on GOV.UK 17 January 2014
Guidance for local authorities regarding children who run away from home.
Statutory guidance 17 January 2014
Departmental advice to help local authorities understand their responsibilities under Article 56 of Council Regulation (EC) No 2201/2003.
Departmental advice 29 October 2013
Guidance on how organisations and individuals should work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and how practitioners should conduct the assessment of children.
Statutory guidance 19 August 2013
Updates and progress reports on the national action plan for tackling child sexual exploitation.
General article 05 April 2013
Information about the consultation on legislation around child performance, including an overview of Sarah Thane's review and details of the government's response to it.
General article 26 February 2013
This statutory guidance sets out the responsibilities of all local authorities, schools and further education (FE) colleges in England to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people.
Statutory guidance 15 October 2012
Advice from the Department for Education. The advice is non-statutory, and is designed to help local authorities when dealing with cross-border child protection cases under the 1996 Hague Convention.
Departmental advice 03 October 2012