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Children Act 1989

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4(1)Every local authority shall take reasonable steps, through the provision of services under Part III of this Act, to prevent children within their area suffering ill-treatment or neglect.

(2)Where a local authority believe that a child who is at any time within their area—

(a)is likely to suffer harm; but

(b)lives or proposes to live in the area of another local authority

they shall inform that other local authority.

(3)When informing that other local authority they shall specify—

(a)the harm that they believe he is likely to suffer; and

(b)(if they can) where the child lives or proposes to live.

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