Children and Young Persons Act 2008

This act reformed much of the acre system that existed in England and Wales when it was introduced. It stated that both schools and local authorities to designate a member of staff or personal adviser to promote and care for the welfare of a children and young people. This is to ensure that their educational achievements reach each young person’s potential.

It also requires local authorities to pay a bursary to children in care so they can undertake higher education.