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Framework for the assessment of children in need and their families

  • Document type:
  • Author:
    Department of Health
  • Published date:
    4 April 2000
  • Primary audience:
    Professionals,Care services
  • Product number:
    ISBN 0 11322 310 2
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  • Copyright holder:
    Crown Copyright

Securing the wellbeing of children by protecting them from all forms of harm and ensuring their development needs are responded to appropriately are primary aims of Government policy. A framework has been developed which provides a systematic way of analysing, understanding and recording what is happening to children and young people within their families and the wider context of the community in which they live.

This guidance describes the Assessment Framework and the Government's expectations of how the framework will be used.  In addition, it takes account of relevant legislation at the time of publication, but is particularly informed by the requirements of the Children Act 1989, which provides a comprehensive framework for the care and protection of children.

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