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Children’s Services Co-operation Act (Northern Ireland) 2015

Section 3: Children and young persons strategy

Section 3 imposes a statutory obligation on the Executive to adopt and maintain a children and young persons strategy to improve the well-being of children and young persons. The strategy must include the outcomes to be achieved, as well as the actions that will be taken, the measures to be used to assess progress and the timeline within which the outcomes should be achieved.

The Executive must consult children and young persons, parents and guardians and children’s representative bodies, in preparing the strategy.

The section also sets out the procedure for publishing, amending or replacing the strategy.

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