Children Act 1989

The Children Act 1989 is a United Kingdom Act of Parliament which allocates duties to local authorities, courts, parents, and other agencies in the United Kingdom, to ensure children are safeguarded and their welfare is promoted. It centres on the idea that children are best cared for within their own families; however, it also makes provisions for instances when parents and families do not co-operate with statutory bodies.


Children's rights in Wales
Children's rights in England
English family law
Family law in the United Kingdom
Social care in the United Kingdom
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