Regulation 5

SCHEDULE 2Considerations to which local authorities are to have regard

PART 1The child

1.  Any change in the legal status of the child.

2.  Any risks to the child.

3.  Whether the current arrangements for the care of the child are satisfactory.

4.  The child’s developmental progress and whether there is a need for the child to be the subject of any further assessment in relation to health, social, emotional, behavioural or educational needs.

PART 2Family

5.  Any changes in the family circumstances since the last review.

6.  Any significant events outside the family which are relevant including the implementation of actions from previous reviews.

7.  Any change to the parenting capacity of the parents as a result of health or social care services provided or as a result of other factors.

8.  Any difficulties which the family may have had in engaging with the IFS team.

9.  Whether there is any conflict between the needs of the child and the needs of the adults and how this can be resolved.

10.  The need to prepare for the ending of the involvement of the IFS team.