Management Guide: Children and Social Work Act

Your guide to this legislation which gained royal assent in 2017 and covers changes to local safeguarding and the social work profession, relationships education, and the concept of corporate parenting.

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Children and Social Work Act, Part 1: Safeguarding Arrangements - Safer laws?

In this new four-part series on what the new Children and Social Work Act means for the early years sector, we look at changes to the local safeguarding procedures. By Ann Marie Christian

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Children and Social Work Act, Part 2: Sex/Relationships Education - Good relations

What did the new act, which takes effect in 2019, say about relationships education for 4 and 5 year olds? Safeguarding consultant Ann Marie Christian explains

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Children and Social Work Act, Part 3: Looked-after Children - Corporate parenting

Ann Marie Christian sets out how the Children And Social Work Act is aiming to strengthen the 30-year-old idea of ‘corporate parenting’

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Children and Social Work Act, Part 4: Social Work - Social progress?

In the final part of this series, Ann Marie Christian sets out the changes to social work from an early years perspective, and looks at the controversies