National Regulations and Guidance

Helpful Regulations and Guidance on various aspects linked to family law issues.

The links or files can be accessed by clicking on the headline.

A guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children - March 2015
Regulations and guidance governing the proper formulation and monitoring of care plans and placements by local authrities.
Statutory guidance for independent reviewing officers and local authorities on their functions in relation to case management and review for looked after children.
Guidance on the proper exercise of Special Guardianship Orders and support from Local Authorities. Includes a copy of the Specila Guardianship Regulations 2005.
Family and Friends Care: Statutory Guidance for Local Authorities. This guidance sets out a framework for the provision of support to family and friends carers. In particular it provides guidance on the implementation of the duties in the Children Act 1989 in respect of children and young people who, because they are unable to live with their parents, are being brought up by members of their extended families, friends or other people who are connected with them.
Government Guidance for Local Authrities on the operation of teh Children Act 1989 and Court Orders. Revised 2008.
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