Corporate parenting principles for looked-after children guidance published

New guidance for local authorities has been published on ‘Applying corporate parenting principles to looked-after children and care leavers’. The Children and Social Work Act 2017 introduced corporate parenting principles and the seven needs that local authorities in England must have regard to whenever they exercise a function in relation to looked after children or care leavers.

This new guidance from the Department for Education is designed to help local authorities consider the kinds of services that may be offered when having regard to the corporate parenting principles.


Changes to safeguarding children statutory guidelines in response to coronavirus

The government has made a series of temporary changes to statutory guidance in relation to safeguarding children, in light of …

National Child Mortality Database arrangements published

Arrangements for reporting child deaths to the new National Child Mortality Database (NCMD) have been published. From 1 April 2019, …

Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel – practice guidance published

The new Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel has published practice guidance, which provides information on what the panel does, how …