Children Act 2004

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This Act superseded the Children Act 1989 and sets out a legislative spine for the government's wider strategy in England and Wales, for improving children's lives, covering universal and parental responsibility, the Every Child Matters agenda, services accessed by children, and the targeted services for those with additional needs. The aim of this Act was to legislate for and encourage multi‐disciplinary working and delegate responsibility to local authorities to implement the provisions outlined. Following the Education Act 2005, schools undergoing inspections by Ofsted were judged not only against quality of teaching but also against the principles set out in this 2004 Children Act.

http://www.dfes.gov.uk/publications/childrenactreport Provides details of changes to the series of Children and Child Care Acts.

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