Rights without remedies: legal aid and access to justice for children draws on evidence from CCLC’s legal advice services. LASPO’s changes were broad, and fundamentally altered the UK’s justice system. As such, the government committed to review the Act within five years of its implementation. Now that this review is underway, we urge the government to examine in particular the impact on children’s rights of the legal aid changes, and to take steps to address this impact through implementing the recommendations in this report. No child should be left without access to justice. Please forward this error screen to sharedip-16015375163. Police officers and staff are expected to have regard to APP in discharging their responsibilities.
There may, however, be circumstances when it is perfectly legitimate to deviate, provided there is clear rationale for doing so. Children Act 1989 guidance and regulation volumes in respect of care planning and review, and The Children Leaving Care Act. Children running away and going missing from care, home and education poses a significant operational challenge for the children’s partnership, with Children’s Society identifying that 100,000 children run away from home or care in the UK every year. This procedure gives a high level overview of our responsibilities to children missing from home, care and education. Given the different needs, risks, service availability and implementation of the statutory guidance in each of our local police force and local authority areas, it is imperative that local processes, pathways and expectations are well understood. West Midlands Metropolitan Authorities are currently developing a joint protocol to account for the APP, but until such a time as this the agreed local protocols stand.
Still Running 3: Early findings from our third national survey of young runaways, 2011 London: The Children’s Society. Child: anyone who has not yet reached their 18th birthday. Young runaway: a child who has run away from their home or care placement, or feels they have been forced or lured to leave. Missing child: a child reported as missing to the police by their family or carers. They might be living with foster parents, in a residential children’s home or in a schol or secure unit. Care leaver: an eligible, relevant or former relevant child as defined by the Children Act 1989.
Parent: The parents, friends, relatives, or those providing private fostering arrangements who look after the child at their current place of residence. Anyone whose whereabouts cannot be established will be considered as missing until located and their well-being or otherwise confirmed. Local police interpretation of this definition will be explained in local procedures. Every missing episode is potentially serious’. Our joint aim is to reduce the incidence of all children and young people going missing, and if they do, to reduce the risk of them suffering harm and recover them to safety as soon as possible. We do this through partnership working, information sharing, problem solving, and performance management. LSCB partnership will monitor compliance with local protocols and monitor the appropriateness and relevance of this policy.