The Children Act 2004

The Children Act 2004 is not a replacement for the 1989 Act. After the Victoria Climbie inquiry, this legislation aims to improve and integrate children’s services by promoting early intervention. It encourages the inclusion of multi-disciplinary teams to achieve positive outcomes for children.

The Children Act 2004 lays out the framework for better planning and delivery of children’s protective services. This includes better accountability for local council’s children’s services.