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Children Act 2004

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part 1 Children’s Commissioner

    1. 1.Establishment

    2. 2.General function

    3. 3.Inquiries initiated by Commissioner

    4. 4.Other inquiries held by Commissioner

    5. 5.Functions of Commissioner in Wales

    6. 6.Functions of Commissioner in Scotland

    7. 7.Functions of Commissioner in Northern Ireland

    8. 8.Annual reports

    9. 9.Care leavers and young persons with learning disabilities

  3. Part 2 Children’s services in England

    1. General

      1. 10.Co-operation to improve well-being

      2. 11.Arrangements to safeguard and promote welfare

      3. 12.Information databases

    2. Local Safeguarding Children Boards

      1. 13.Establishment of LSCBs

      2. 14.Functions and procedure of LSCBs

      3. 15.Funding of LSCBs

      4. 16.LSCBs: supplementary

    3. Local authority administration

      1. 17.Children and young people’s plans

      2. 18.Director of children’s services

      3. 19.Lead member for children’s services

    4. Inspections of children’s services

      1. 20.Joint area reviews

      2. 21.Framework

      3. 22.Co-operation and delegation

      4. 23.Sections 20 to 22: interpretation

      5. 24.Performance rating of social services

  4. Part 3 Children’s services in Wales

    1. General

      1. 25.Co-operation to improve well-being: Wales

      2. 26.Children and young people’s plans: Wales

      3. 27.Responsibility for functions under sections 25 and 26

      4. 28.Arrangements to safeguard and promote welfare: Wales

      5. 29.Information databases: Wales

      6. 30.Inspection of functions under this Part

    2. Local Safeguarding Children Boards

      1. 31.Establishment of LSCBs in Wales

      2. 32.Functions and procedure of LSCBs in Wales

      3. 33.Funding of LSCBs in Wales

      4. 34.LSCBs in Wales: supplementary

  5. Part 4 Advisory and support services for family proceedings

    1. CAFCASS functions in Wales

      1. 35.Functions of the Assembly relating to family proceedings

      2. 36.Ancillary powers of the Assembly

      3. 37.Welsh family proceedings officers

      4. 38.Inspections

      5. 39.Protection of children

      6. 40.Advisory and support services for family proceedings: supplementary

      7. 41.Sharing of information

    2. Transfers

      1. 42.Transfer of property from CAFCASS to Assembly

      2. 43.Transfer of staff from CAFCASS to Assembly

  6. Part 5 Miscellaneous

    1. Private fostering

      1. 44.Amendments to notification scheme

      2. 45.Power to establish registration scheme in England

      3. 46.Power to establish registration scheme in Wales

      4. 47.Expiry of powers in sections 45 and 46

    2. Child minding and day care

      1. 48.Child minding and day care

    3. Local authority services

      1. 49.Payments to foster parents

      2. 50.Intervention

      3. 51.Inspection of local education authorities

      4. 52.Duty of local authorities to promote educational achievement

      5. 53.Ascertaining children’s wishes

      6. 54.Information about individual children

      7. 55.Social services committees

      8. 56.Social services functions

    4. Other provisions

      1. 57.Fees payable to adoption review panel members

      2. 58.Reasonable punishment

      3. 59.Power to give financial assistance

      4. 60.Child safety orders

      5. 61.Children’s Commissioner for Wales: powers of entry

      6. 62.Publication of material relating to legal proceedings

      7. 63.Disclosure of information by Inland Revenue

  7. Part 6 General

    1. 64.Repeals

    2. 65.Interpretation

    3. 66.Regulations and orders

    4. 67.Commencement

    5. 68.Extent

    6. 69.Short title

    1. Schedule 1

      Children’s Commissioner

    2. Schedule 2

      Director of children’s services: consequential amendments

    3. Schedule 3

      Advisory and support services for family proceedings

    4. Schedule 4

      Child minding and day care

    5. Schedule 5

      Repeals

      1. Part 1 Plans

      2. Part 2 Child minding and day care

      3. Part 3 Inspection of local education authorities

      4. Part 4 Social services committees and departments

      5. Part 5 Reasonable punishment

      6. Part 6 Child safety orders

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